Worst to First: Ranking the DC Superhero TV Shows
Ran from: October 26, 2015 – present
Channel: CBS (season 1) The CW (season 2-present)
Heroes: Supergirl, Martian Manhunter, Guardian, Mone-El
Villains: Non, Silver Banshee, Live Wire, Cyborg Superman, Lillian Luthor, Mister Mxyzptlk, Parasite, Metallo
Notable Guest Stars: Kara’s adoptive parents are played by former Superman Dean Cain and former Supergirl Helen Slater. The villain Indigo was played by Smallville’s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort. Terri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo played Mon-El’s parents and Lynda Carter plays the president. Calista Flockhart was a regular during the show’s first season on CBS but became a guest star when the show moved to Vancouver with the other CW shows. Tyler Hoechlin started playing Superman in the shows second season.
What’s Good: Television has struggled to do right by the Man of Steel. Modern special effects allow Supergirl to have adventures George Reeves never dreamed of. While the movies struggle with getting Superman right, Supergirl understands that its protagonists greatest superpower is her ability to inspire. As an added bonus, Supergirl gives under-served little girls a heroine they can look up to which is kind of a big deal.
What’s Bad: This is a CW/Arrowverse show with all that entails.
Verdict: I could easily swap Supergirl and The Flash as they both provide the kind of comic book adventures I am looking for. I am giving the Maid of Might a slight edge because pop culture needs more superheroines.
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.