The characters in Gotham seem unaware that they live in an overblown Telemundo-style alternate dimension.
When you start to think that Gotham‘s acting is terrible, you need only remind yourself that the show is not meant to depict reality. It is the essence of stylization. It’s an homage to the genre. Gotham is basically Batman: The Animated Series, in live-action form.
A producer seems to have sat down and said, “Take the craziest shit from the comics, then turn it up to 11.”
Jada Pinkett-Smith replied, “Done. I call Fish Mooney.”
Then someone said, “There is no ‘Fish Mooney’ in the comics.”
To which Jada Pinkett-Smith flipped a table. They just let her have it.