What are the best superhero TV shows?

Superheroes would only appear in the pages of comic books and other forms like action figures back then but now superheroes are everywhere in media such as in movies. If you're more of a TV person, there are some really good superhero TV shows to watch. Have a look at our list of some of the best ones out there.

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    #1Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil is of the best superhero TV shows that has been produced in recent years with the collaborative effort between Netflix and Marvel. It explores the dark and gritty story of Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day but a vigilante by night.

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    $8.99- /month

    Ronald Santos
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "That memorable one-take, none-choreographed hallway fight scene is the reason why I think Daredevil is one of the best superhero tv shows of all time. What Marvel and Netflix have done to bring this hero to TV is just amazing. Definitely one of the best superhero TV shows on Netflix's lineup."
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    #2Jessica Jones

    Jessica Jones

    Jessica Jones is one of the shows that have come out of the partnership between Marvel and Netflix and it provides an in-depth look at one of the lesser-known heroes in the Marvel universe, Jessica Jones.

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    Larry Smith
    Written on July 14, 2017
    "Jessica Jones is a show for older audiences, like other Netflix shows in the Marvel universe. She is a bit of an anti-hero, but still saves the day. The Netflix lineup got good reviews for the most part, so it is a great superhero show."
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    #3The Flash

    The Flash

    The Flash TV comes more than a decade later after the first Flash TV show back in 1990 and it improves upon it in almost all ways thanks to the help special effects and a great cast, making it the definitive TV show for the titular superhero.

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    William Deng
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "The first show born out of the Arrowverse and the first thing to note is that they nailed the casting really well. Grant Gustin does justice portraying Barry Allen in this show and his story. I always look forward to their annual crossover event."
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    #4Smallville

    Smallville

    Smallville is a superhero TV show that came out decades later but is still one of the best interpretations of the story of Clark Kent aka Superman as he grows up exploring his powers and meeting others just like him a long the way.

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    Stephen Santos
    Written on May 9, 2017
    "Smallville follows the world's most prominent superhero's journey... A young clark kent, who later becomes known as superman. You follow Clark as he goes through high school, works at Daily Planet, and encountering the typical Superman related heroes and villains. A show that is worth watching if you're into superheroes!"
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    #5Arrow

    Arrow

    Arrow is the superhero TV show that jump-started the entire Arrowverse TV universe along with other DC superhero TV shows making it one of the best shows to start with if you're a fan of these DC superheroes.

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    Ryan Burns
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "The way the show portrays Oliver Queen gives off the same dark and gritty vibe as Bruce Wayne's story. I think it was a good character to adapt to TV and the one to start the whole TV Arrowverse."
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    #6Heroes

    Heroes
    Heroes is a story of ordinary people around the world who suddenly discover they have super powers. Their lives start intertwining until they realize they have to work together to prevent a catastrophic future.
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    $2.99- 39.99

    Gabriel Meza
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "This series has a great start, and left you wondering who had what powers and what rules apply. It's a great one to watch if you enjoy comic books in general, and gave you an X-Men kind of feel of what if everyday people discovered they had previously unexplained powers?"
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    #7Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    In Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Phil Coulson heads an elite team of agents as they investigate strange occurrences around the globe. They work to protect those who cannot protect themselves from extraordinary and inconceivable threats.
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    Juan Delgado
    Written on July 20, 2017
    "There have been a lot of superhero shows and movies lately, but most of them are not any good. A friend recommended S.H.I.E.L.D. to me, and I have to say, i'm impressed. It is very gripping, and is something very new for me to watch."
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    #8Gotham

    Gotham
    Gotham is a series that focuses on Jim Gordon, a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City. He must navigate dirty politics as he tackles the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne, where he meets their young orphan, Bruce.
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    Kevin Qiu
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "At first, I thought a show about Batman without Batman was crazy and could not work. After watching it though, I realized it was more about the world that he lived in and the city that he was so desperately trying to protect."
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    #9Marvel's The Punisher

    Marvel's The Punisher
    Marvel's The Punisher is an upcoming Netflix series that tells the story of Frank Castle. After his family is brutally murdered, he is both haunted and hunted. Driven to the criminal underworld by his dark past, he will become known as The Punisher. 
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    Kelly Hoffman
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I feel like with being able to truly understand this anti-hero the better. I mean most know his family died but to truly be able to walk through his life with him and see what drives him. What moves him and what controls his urge to punish people is way above the rest. I love this is brought to visual for everyone to see."
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    #10Marvel's The Defenders

    Marvel's The Defenders

    Marvel's The Defenders is a Netflix web television show which centers on Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist who must join forces to face their common enemies together as a sinister conspiracy is threatening New York. 

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    Diane Hall
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I had never heard of this show until I saw this post. I went and checked it out and got hooked. The group of actors works well together and the plotline is exciting enough to keep you excited and active."
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    #11Legion

    Legion

    Legion tells the story of David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, he must suddenly confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees are the result of him being a mutant.

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    Ashley Ellis
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I just finished Luke Cage on Netflix and I'm looking for something else to get my superhero fix. I'm just a couple episodes into Legion, but so far I'm finding it pretty interesting. I'm not always sure what's going on but that just means there's more to think about!"
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    #12DC's Legends of Tomorrow

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who sees what the future holds and realizes heroes alone are not enough to prevent impending catastrophe. She'll have to recruit heroes and villains of divergent talents, which includes the likes of Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, and Heat Wave.
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    Judith Jacobs
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "I'm honestly not really a fan of superhero shows so I wasn't expecting much from this but I did find the story interesting. The characters were intriguing and the story line was interesting. I will most likely continue watching this. "
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    #13Marvel's Luke Cage

    Marvel's Luke Cage
    Marvel's Luke Cage tells the story of a hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con who has to fight to clear his name and save his neighborhood. He wasn't looking for a fight, but the people of Harlem need a hero. 
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    Jason Edwards
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I was looking for a new superhero show and came across Luke Cage on Netflix. I think I wouldn't have come across the show otherwise since I am not a huge Luke Cage fan. The show is good however."
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    #14Supergirl

    Supergirl
    Supergirl is a CW show about Zor-El the cousin of Superman also from the planet Krypton. Now she's a 24 year old woman struggling to get a new job while learning to use her superpowers.
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    Patricia Gardner
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "It's a breath of fresh air to see more tv show about female superheroes. Superhero comics and other media have always been a testosterone-filled world but there are plenty of kick-ass female superheroes and Supergirl is definitely one of them."
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    #15Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

    Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
    This tv show was the first on taking a different approach to superheroes. It is focused on the relationship between Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane and has the tone and production values of a romantic comedy with some superheroic issues.
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    Jeffrey King
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Remember the nineties? I do. Dean Cain was the man. And Teri Hatcher? Best in show in my opinion. Woof! Woof! This is my youth, people. Go look at this show. It's beautiful. I love it. I love you. Do me a favor and watch this thing, I'm beggin' ya!"
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    #16Marvel's Iron Fist

    Marvel's Iron Fist
    Marvel's Iron Fist tells the story of Danny Rand, who returns to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years. When a threat emerges, he'll have to choose between his family's legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
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    César Amador
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "I was looking for a decent superhero show on Netflix. I came across Marvel's Iron Fist, which was a pretty solid show about a superhero I had never heard of before now."
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    #17Batman

    Batman

    Batman is a live-action TV series that came out in 1966 starring Adam West, Burt Ward, and Alan Napier. It tells the story of The Caped Crusader and his young ward battling evildoers in Gotham City.

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    Dylan Ryan
    Written on April 12, 2019
    "The original Batman TV show cannot compare to today's show standard, not really. However, it did show that it was indeed possible to adapt a major superhero character into a TV show with great success and cohesiveness. I consider this one of the best superhero tv shows of all time for what it was able to achieve."

Summary

Best What are the best superhero TV shows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Marvel's DaredevilTV Shows 27 Paid
2Jessica JonesTV Shows 19 Paid
3The FlashTV Shows 19 Paid
4SmallvilleTV Shows 17 Paid
5ArrowTV Shows 14 Paid
6HeroesTV Shows 13 Paid
7Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.TV Shows 13 Paid
8GothamTV Shows 12 Paid
9Marvel's The PunisherTV Shows 10 Paid
10Marvel's The Defenders TV Shows 10 Paid
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