Worst to First: Ranking the DC Superhero TV Shows
Ran from: September 7, 1974 – October 16, 1976
Heroes: Captain Marvel
Villains: Bullies, drug dealers and bad influences
Notable Guest Stars: Isis who was spun off into her own show. Although Isis did not originate as a DC character, she has since been integrated into comics,
What’s Good: Shazam! was a kid’s show. It aired Saturday mornings and it was gentle even by those standards. There was very little violence on the show. Captain Marvel generally saved the day by removing an obstacle or flying someone to safety. At the end of every episode, Billy Batson learned a lesson which was spelled out in terms that wouldn’t go over the heads of the intended audience.
Shazam! knew what it was and it didn’t pretend to be anything else. For little kids watching TV at a time when there weren’t a lot of live action superheroes flying around, Shazam! was legitimately thrilling. Bonus points for introducing Isis, a hero girls could look up to.
What’s Bad: If you were over the age of 10, you were probably too old for Shazam!
Verdict: I can’t imagine watching this show today. Not only is Shazam! a kiddie show, it’s a dated kiddie show. But I have fond memories of being glued to the set on Saturday mornings.
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. 8 Comments.