Worst to First: Ranking the DC Superhero TV Shows
10. Wonder Woman
Ran from: November 7, 1975 – September 11, 1979
Channels: ABC (first season) CBS (seasons 2 & 3)
Heroes: Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor
Villains: Nazis for the first season and generic bad guys after that
Notable Guest Stars: Cloris Leachman as Queen Hippolyta and Debra Winger as Wonder Girl
What’s Good: One of the challenges of ranking these shows is deciding on a criteria. The older shows on this list didn’t have anywhere near the resources that the more recent shows had. They were also made for a different audience. Obviously the modern shows play better to today’s audiences. Which is to say that the seventies Wonder Woman is hard to sit through today, but I am still ranking it fairly high based on its historical importance and cultural impact.
Up until recently, Lynda Carter was the only actress to play a live action Wonder Woman (excluding two failed TV pilots.) While the show around her wasn’t all that great, Carter was iconic in her red, yellow and blue outfit. At its best, Wonder Woman showed moments of self-aware humor, but not enough to sustain its hour-long runtime.
What’s Bad: Like most 70’s TV, Wonder Woman hasn’t aged well. It’s the superhero equivalent of Charlie’s Angels.
Verdict: While I wouldn’t want to sit down and watch an episode from start to finish, it sure is fun to watch some of the clips that are out there on the internet. Carter as Wonder Woman is still an iconic piece of pop culture.
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.