I'm actually surprised by some of the early hate over this. It's like people are rooting for it to fail without even seeing it. It's actually the blood on Matt's knuckles that gets me the most excited. If Netflix can deliver the grit and remain respectful to the source material, I could see myself hanging with this.
Not to badmouth the existing offerings, but the CW shows feel like CW shows. And I was disappointed (if not surprised) with the mediocrity of Gotham.