Worst to First: Ranking the DC Superhero TV Shows
Ran from: October 10, 2012 – present
Channel: The CW
Heroes: Green Arrow, Arsenal, Speedy, several Black Canaries, Mister Terrific, Wild Dog
Villains: Malcom Merlyn, Deathstroke, Damien Darhk, Ra’s al Ghul, Prometheus
Notable Guest Stars: Most of the actors on the other Arrowverse shows started as guest stars here
What’s Good: Ever since Adam West, there have been attempts to make a Batman show without actually showing Batman. In a lot of ways, Arrow is the closest thing there is a to a serious Batman show. Olliver Queen is basically Bruce Wayne with a Robin Hood fixation. Over the show’s many seasons, it had learned to embrace the character’s comic book roots introducing villains like Deathstroke and heroes like the Atom.
Bonus Points for creating the Arrowverse.
What’s Bad: Arrow started off too dark for my tastes. During the first season, Arrow tried a bit too hard to be taken seriously. Oliver went by the “Arrow” moniker (no “green”) and killed pretty much anyone who got in his way. As the show has gone on, the lead character has become more heroic. But he’s still a pretty huge jerk a lot of the time and he still hasn’t taken killing his enemies completely off the table.
Verdict: As this list will show, I’m a pretty big fan of the Arrowverse. Of the four shows, Arrow is the most grounded. So if you like street-level superheroes, this is the show for you.
Next: The Flash
Posted on November 10, 2017, in Super Heroes, TV, Worst to First and tagged Adventures of Superman, Batman, gotham, shazam, smallville, supergirl, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.