Who ever dreamed of becoming a superhero or having powers? From graphic novels to TV series and from paper characters to flesh and blood, here we highlight the ten best superhero TV shows ever.
- Top 10 best superhero TV shows:
10. Legends of Tomorrow
'Legends of Tomorrow' is a TV show of superheroes of The CW that debuted in 2016. In it we will learn how Rip Hunter, a time traveler, sees the future in which the world ends and for that he decides to gather a group of superheroes and villains to prevent it from happening. So we will see a very diverse group of characters among which we find, in addition to Rip Hunter, Canario Blanco, the Firestorm brothers, Atom. Until now, the series has four seasons. It is one of the most liked fans of television series and superheroes.
9. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was an attempt by Marvel to expand its universe in television, considering that its competitor, DC Comics, advanced in this aspect. The story account New York's problems in a world where the villains have resurfaced with all their power, and when the agent Phil Coulson, decided to form a team to fight evil. The series has managed to reach fans who were waiting for this story and achieved a very successful first season and became one of the best superhero TV shows of all time.
Smallville was the one who gave way to the whole litter of superhero TV shows that we are seeing today. The story follows the origins of Kal-El, now called Clark Kent, in the town of Smallville before being known as Superman. Throughout ten seasons we will follow Clark's adolescence in high school until eventually starting his journalistic career at the Daily Planet. As usual, in each episode the young Superman will have to deal with some bad turn, sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of superheroes. In fact there is even an episode as a prototype of the Justice League where we see in action Clark, Bart Allen (Impulse), Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Victor Stone (Cyborg) and Oliver Queen (Green Arrow). Maybe it has not aged too well, but Smallville was the first to leave its mark, leaving the doors open to the current series of superheroes.
Arrow began airing in 2012 and is currently one of Warner and DC Comics greatest production and one of the best superhero TV shows of all time. Oliver Queen is trapped on an island where he not only learns to fight, but realizes the dark business of his father, who died in the shipwreck. So when he returns to the city he is dressed in a green suit and using a bow he catches the corrupt and evil.
Although some seasons in Arrow has received a lot of unfavorable criticism, we must recognize that it was the one that normalized the Superheroes on television. In 2012 came this series, and became a success among the audience. On the other hand we also owe Arrow to have started the so-called "Arrowverse", a television universe in which other series such as The Flash, Legend of Tomorrow, Super Gil, among others, converge.
The story is set when Bruce Wayne's parents are murdered and a young James Gordon arrives at a Gotham dominated by mafia and corruption. The series was a very good premier for the magnificent performance of Ben McKenzie as Gordon and Donal Logue as Bullock but is very well embraced by Sam Pertwee as Alfred. In general the casting is magnificent and is because much of the series interest is based on Gotham's villains. Seeing Bruce Wayne's childhood villains such as The Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Scarecrow or Riddle is very interesting but nothing radical can happen because we know they reach the adult age when he becomes Batman.
5. Agent Carter
Agent Carter set after the supposed death of Captain America, although it had good reviews, its audience was much low on its second season and was canceled, something that was not seen coming for the fans of this series.
An essential series for fans of the marvel series. It relates the years after the Second World War, when women hardly had any voice or vote. Even so, an agent, the best of her team, is able to open a path among all men and stand out at the top.
4. Jessica Jones
The first marvel project starring a woman, is not on the big screen but at least we have a series of a heroine. It's a spectacular series and considered as one of the best superhero TV shows ever, it's one of those that catch you and want to see more and more episodes, had a great villain considered one of the best in the MCU. If you have doubts in seeing it, I tell you that you will not lose time, it is 100% recommended.
If you saw the two seasons of Daredevil and Luke Cage you should know that the way they are telling these stories is dark, deep and feels real. They show us the life of Jessica as a private detective after she stops being a righteous, she is a woman very traumatized and bitter about her past, with whom she will encounter again in this series. After all, we are going to see how the story unfolds of a woman with superhuman abilities who is extremely grumpy, alcoholic and with a past full of skeletons, in a figurative sense.
3. The Flash
Without a doubt it is the best "Live-Action" TV show that DC has done so far. Of course its last two seasons were not as good as the first or they did not have the same success, but I'm not saying they are bad but they did not surpassed their predecessor. If you are a DC fan this is your TV show.
The CW Television Network decided to create a series starring Flash, one of DC Comics' most beloved superheroes. After producing 'Arrow', another successful and recommendable series about the superhero of DC Comics, Green Arrow, The CW wanted to bet on one starring Barry Allen. Inspired both series in the same universe, 'The Flash' premiered in 2014 and since then has enjoyed great success among fans of superheroes and DC Comics. At the moment five seasons of the series have already been emitted and many fans are enchanted with the plot and the actor. Flash again captivates many with their action scenes and their particular humor. Without a doubt, it is a highly recommended television show to have a good time.
'Legion' is a drama based on Marvel comics by the creator of 'Fargo' (Noah Hawley). It offers a nervous portrait about many familiar themes of the genre. And it throws them with such audacity that, altogether, it finishes giving you a tremendous shock. Those who are fans of the Superheroes genre will probably stay until the end of the two seasons. It is, literally and figuratively, a journey. And often stimulating. It's a delight. Live outside the mold of the superhero adaptations of the 2010 decade.
The Netflix Daredevil takes place in the same universe as all the Marvel films of recent years. In fact, it happens shortly after the movie The Avengers, after the alien invasion and all the destruction left by the battle in New York City.
The series is full of references to other Marvel comics, some so subtle that only adept at comic book could detect. Daredevil was followed by Luke Cage and Jessica Jones TV shows, the Iron Fist series will soon be released, once they have aired, there will be a miniseries called "The Defenders" that would be the television equivalent to what they did with The Avengers in the cinema.