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Poll: Best DC TV Superhero Show

What is the best DC Berlantiverse TV Show?

  • Arrow

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • Batwoman

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Black Lightning

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Doom Patrol

    Votes: 2 8.0%
  • The Flash

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Legends of Tomorrow

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • Stargirl

    Votes: 6 24.0%
  • Supergirl

    Votes: 3 12.0%
  • Titans

    Votes: 1 4.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • Poll closed .

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Worrgrendel

Explorer
So my 2 cents. First off, The Flash is my favorite superhero OF ALL TIME. But even I did not vote for that being the best show. I will preface all of my remarks in that I am WAY behind, or have never seen, some of these shows because real life (7 year old boy/girl twins and my wife and father were both diagnosed with cancer last year) has had me preoccupied (rightly so, but still). So onto the shows:

Arrow - Loved the show when it first came out and, of course, it kinda spawned all these other shows so you have to give it some credit, but the later seasons just became filled with too much angst and brooding and Oliver making the same mistakes over and over and over... well you get the point.
The Flash -
First season was AMAZABALLS!!! Henry Cavanagh is one of the most underrated actors out there and has done a marvelous job playing all the different multiverse versions of Harrison Wells. Simply underrated for that. After that, and others have pointed it out, it got a little timey-wimey and mopey. The worst season was when Elongated Man was introduced because he was so offensively unwatchable (referred to all the female characters on the show by their body measurements, etc. Thankfully the guy responsible for that horridness was fired and so to was Hartley Sawyer for his highly offensive sexist, racist and misogynistic comments). I have only watched up to season 5 currently but plan on watching season 6 and beyond because I still loves me some Flash.
Supergirl
- I really liked this show to and have fallen behind on it for reasons above. It's good but could be better. I'm not a big fan of the Super's, especially Superman, but this show was done pretty well.
Legends of Tomorrow - This is the one I voted for. Season 1 was a bit of a struggle as I think the show was trying to "find itself" and I really like what they have settled into since. It is more on the "light" side of the DC universe and I find it refreshing and funny. They have no qualms about poking fun at themselves (like the crossover they were not involved in) and I just enjoy the show for what it is and I don't expect any more than that.
Black Lightning - Have not got a chance to watch it yet and would like to eventually.
Batwoman -
Same as Black Lightning
Stargirl -
I must really be out of touch. Didn't even know this was a show... I need to get out more.
Doom Patrol
- Same as Stargirl. How am I this out of sorts?
Titans
- Holy crap?!? Am I in a cave or something?!? I REALLY need to get out more. Or rather, in more, like where the TV is, because who keeps TV's outside? Oh right. Drive-In's. Damn you Baldur's Gate on Nintendo Switch eating up all my free time!!! Holy crap can you imaging playing console games on a drive-in screen...
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Tom Cavanagh. Are you mixing up his name with Henry Cavill?

I had not heard about that situation with Hartley Sawyer until reading this which seems odd seeing as I follow a lot of these folks on Twitter. I suppose recasting Ralph will be easier than recasting Kate Kane though.

So far I am the lone vote for The Flash it seems. Maybe it is not the "best" per se but it is my mainstay.
 

Tough choice. I voted for Arrow. I really liked the first couple seasons. It went down hill a bit after that. But I watched it all and enjoyed it.... I did quit watching one season for a while... maybe season 4... it was starting to bug me.

The Flash would be a close second. I agree about the acting skills of Tom Cavanagh.

Supergirl - I was warned about it before watching it, so I came into it with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Some of the scenes in the first season were fantastic. I watched the next couple seasons, but haven't kept up with it lately.

Legends of Tomorrow: I couldn't get past the first few episodes of the first season. But I see it gets a lot of votes here. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

Black Lightning: Pretty good. I'll keep watching.

I'm interested in the Titans and Doom Patrol, but haven't seen them yet.
 

MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Legends of Tomorrow - This is the one I voted for. Season 1 was a bit of a struggle as I think the show was trying to "find itself" and I really like what they have settled into since. It is more on the "light" side of the DC universe and I find it refreshing and funny. They have no qualms about poking fun at themselves (like the crossover they were not involved in) and I just enjoy the show for what it is and I don't expect any more than that.
I love the callback they made at the end of the season:
-Don't we know the real supergirl, arrow and flash? Why do we need to impersonate them?
-We should've made that crossover.

As much as Flash started fun, and I still follow it whenever a new season comes to my local version of Netflix, I prefer Legends because it is more lighthearted and looks at parts of the comics that normally don't get much attention. It also has better writing than many episodes of the Flash.
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supergirl - I was warned about it before watching it, so I came into it with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Some of the scenes in the first season were fantastic. I watched the next couple seasons, but haven't kept up with it lately.

Warned? About what?

Legends of Tomorrow: I couldn't get past the first few episodes of the first season. But I see it gets a lot of votes here. Maybe I'll give it another shot.

The first season they are really finding their footing; they don't have a good feel for the whole comedy/serious/camp and what they want to do with the show. But they really start to find their direction in Season 2.

By the time you get to seasons 3 & 4, it is a rollicking good time!
 

Eltab

Hero
Immutable Instruction of Internet Interrogatories

If you propose a poll of any category, within the first page, people will immediately begin suggesting things outside of the category.

Ex.

What is Your Favorite TV Show From The 80s?

Comment 1: You know what, the 80s were blah. The best TV show was ALL IN THE FAMILY!

Comment 2: Total Recall!
Nah, The Six Million Dollar Man.
See also my comment in the other "favorite superhero" poll.
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Supporter
The first season they are really finding their footing; they don't have a good feel for the whole comedy/serious/camp and what they want to do with the show. But they really start to find their direction in Season 2.
Yea, I'd just skip season 1, read a recap, and jump right into season 2. Season 2 is good, and season 3 is, IMO, one of the single best seasons of the Berlanti-verse (alongside Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 2).
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Yea, I'd just skip season 1, read a recap, and jump right into season 2. Season 2 is good, and season 3 is, IMO, one of the single best seasons of the Berlanti-verse (alongside Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 2).

I mean .... I always see advice like that. "Skip the first two seasons." Or "Don't both with the last season."

I've never been able to follow it myself. Even when the advice is correct, I'm very much an "in for a penny, in for a pound" kind of guy.
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Supporter
I mean .... I always see advice like that. "Skip the first two seasons." Or "Don't both with the last season."

I've never been able to follow it myself. Even when the advice is correct, I'm very much an "in for a penny, in for a pound" kind of guy.
I used to be, but age and the sheer amount of material I could be watching has gotten me to move on quickly and focus on the good parts. Completionism is a mug's game. :)
 

Worrgrendel

Explorer
As much as Flash started fun, and I still follow it whenever a new season comes to my local version of Netflix, I prefer Legends because it is more lighthearted and looks at parts of the comics that normally don't get much attention. It also has better writing than many episodes of the Flash.

This. So much this. This is why I voted for Legends.

Yea, I'd just skip season 1, read a recap, and jump right into season 2. Season 2 is good, and season 3 is, IMO, one of the single best seasons of the Berlanti-verse (alongside Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 2).

Agreed.
Also, "Legends of To-Meow-Meow" in season 4 had me ROFL.

Curious who your favorite characters are on the show? Mine's Mick Rory. The episode with him and the ninja's was epic.
 

TwoSix

Unserious gamer
Supporter
Curious who your favorite characters are on the show? Mine's Mick Rory. The episode with him and the ninja's was epic.
Probably Sara, I think she's had the overall most interesting character development in the show. I also love any episode where Gideon shows up as a person.
 

ccs

40th lv DM
Until Stargirl came along I'd have voted for Legends. If I could have voted for two....

Though neither beats Adam West's Batman.
 


ccs

40th lv DM
What would have made that show even better? Set it as period piece in the 50s, along with all the music, outfits, and cars and stuff.

Hmm. The drawback is that then they're locked in to a specific style & everything not fantastical has to match - clothing, cars, mundane items, no end of background details.... Can be done, but there is a budget - wich also has to allow for superhero FX. And if something modern slips in it's noticeably out of place. It also puts alot of stuff past the era off limits.

I think it works great as is - current, with an odd mix. It's just how that particular version of Earth-2 "looks". It's stylized, right off a comic book page. And they get to use whatever pieces of whatever to make it all work.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Hmm. The drawback is that then they're locked in to a specific style & everything not fantastical has to match - clothing, cars, mundane items, no end of background details.... Can be done, but there is a budget - wich also has to allow for superhero FX. And if something modern slips in it's noticeably out of place. It also puts alot of stuff past the era off limits.
Yes, I understand that period pieces are more difficult.
 


Stargirl is the only one I watch, partly because I thought I read it is not part of the Arrowverse, so it should stay fairly uncomplicated and not have a bunch of useless crossovers.

As for this:

I do fear that the High School heroes ‘Scoobydoo’ factor, while great in season 1 while the team is assembling, might start weighing the show down if it keeps being a thing in future seasons.

I have only watched the episodes shown so far on the CW and not the whole season on the DC Universe streaming platform, but they are already showing hints that the children of at least some of the villians have inherited some powers, including the sons of Brainwave and Icicle. So we know that once the parents are out of the way, the offspring will take over as the new ISA to combat the new JSA.

The only thing disappointing so far about Stargirl is the plan to take over the US by the villains. They are led by Germans and Japanese and want to make the US into New America. I would not be surprised if the writers spell it Amerika.
 

GreyLord

Hero
I really enjoy Legends of Tomorrow as I like the multiple hero vibe, or team vibe. I also like Supergirl as it has somewhat of more notable superheroes (supergirl, martian manhunter, superman...etc). I also enjoy Black Lightning. I really like team ups though.

I've never heard of Stargirl. I'll have to look that up.
 

Tonguez

Legend
Until Stargirl came along I'd have voted for Legends. If I could have voted for two....

Though neither beats Adam West's Batman.

Holy Call Backs ccs, nothing compares to Adam Wests Batman! It is the greatest superhero show to ever be created in any medium
 

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