Power Rankings Superhero TV Updated 2 4 18

You love nbsp lists nbsp and Look to the Cookie doesn t do enough of them So here are the rankings and reasons for the 18 modern comic-based nbsp super-powered television series nbsp as determined by the entire LTC staff which is currently just Germar The list is updated as seasons conclude and series premiere img border 0 height 187 src https 1 bp blogspot com -lmU95ZUAE5I WjKKeK1ohFI AAAAAAAAENg bQrTdPfq2zMuupnZUdOnfSLTG1Rs3djlgCK4BGAYYCw s400 Press runaways mh-2 jpg width 400 18 nbsp Inhumans nbsp 5 10 nbsp Years of optimism anxiety and backtracking resulted in this universally agreed upon worst part of the nbsp MCU Scott Buck may be MCU s kryptonite Please nbsp Marvel don t let him ruin another series e g nbsp Iron Fist nbsp 17 nbsp Iron Fist nbsp 5 10 nbsp No one likes this show And no one fears the surfer dude voiced Ramen noodle haired prince of privilege no matter how many times he says he beat a dragon or calls himself immortal Colleen Wing and Bakuto nbsp almost nbsp saved this atrocity And I nbsp almost nbsp worked at Fox Sports Cue that Brandy song img border 0 height 320 src https 3 bp blogspot com -89owE6IzE6w WbbHvg0o tI AAAAAAAAD48 bUy2SvYEVvQk5euUMaamg13vOSuZ8t32QCK4BGAYYCw s320 Colleen 2BWing 2BMarvel 2BNetflix png width 312 16 nbsp Agent Carter nbsp 6 10 nbsp Yes I nbsp hosted the show about the show but it always felt like a lukewarm nbsp Marvel nbsp offering The pieces fit snugly and Hayley Atwell shined but did anyone even watch the second season 15 nbsp Gotham nbsp 6 1 10 nbsp Gotham nbsp will probably be really good once it s all on nbsp Netflix and we all finally decide to watch it The first season got everything wrong–especially allowing Jada Pinkett to perform like an amateur starring in a Spelman College production of nbsp Wicked nbsp 14 nbsp Arrow nbsp 6 5 10 nbsp Arrow nbsp has quickly nbsp become the nbsp can nbsp miss nbsp DCTV nbsp CW show of the week But we keep watching I look forward to its ending followed by frequent character cameos on the other shows It started too fast and left little room to grow Team Arrow was Justice League lite before we got the Legends Team Flash or nbsp Supergirl Pacing img border 0 height 238 src https 3 bp blogspot com -Tt4t3AMK hQ WbbIQPnGCgI AAAAAAAAD5E PTyj3AllfoEcAlz1vl4aPDQMxONEdcRjACK4BGAYYCw s400 legends 2Barrow 2Bflash 2Bsupergirl jpg width 400 13 nbsp Agents of S H I E L D nbsp 6 5 10 nbsp Its debut was a meandering mess But for the fans that stuck around Agents of Hydra Agents of Nothing got good fast And more recently we ve been gifted the best live action Ghostrider top notch action intelligent political commentary and the best possible what if -styled virtual world story nbsp 12 nbsp Daredevil nbsp 6 5 10 nbsp Hallway scenes started here It s a shame they didn t end here Foggy is as whack as Charlie Cox s accent If you re anti-shadowy fight scenes then Kingpin kept your interest This series was redeemed nbsp by the nbsp Punisher s arrival Ssssooo many ninjas 11 nbsp Legion nbsp 6 5 10 nbsp Is this a period piece Style over substance Maybe but beautiful still plus ambitious It s not a great show yet but it s better than almost all of the nbsp X-men movies 10 nbsp The Gifted nbsp 6 6 10 nbsp This is the best way to realistically represent on television the best team of heroes in the history of comics No they re not the nbsp X-men But if the X-men X-isted nbsp they d nbsp be a lot more like nbsp The Gifted nbsp than that awesome nbsp Saturday morning cartoon nbsp img border 0 data-original-height 720 data-original-width 1280 height 225 src https 3 bp blogspot com -CyiSME7Lksw Wd-9rfBhhLI AAAAAAAAEEE dG6HTzMoKrwN5HNUM1y70-4g1K Gk50nwCLcBGAs s400 polaris 2Bthe 2Bgifted jpg width 400 9 nbsp The Punisher nbsp 7 10 nbsp It s nothing like other shows on this list They chose to ignore the superhero world setting It works but may have worked better as a standalone Ultimately it was more predictable than most comic book-based shows because it was a lot like every gritty revenge PTSD flick we ve ever seen 8 nbsp Legends of Tomorrow nbsp 7 10 nbsp If you don t like this show you don t like smiles fun or good times Remember when nbsp The Avengers nbsp was the best thing to happen to the 10s nbsp DC nbsp decided to do that with 200th of the budget but weekly nbsp 7 nbsp Luke Cage nbsp 7 10 nbsp Cage one of the strongest characters on the list started weakly and ended weakly But that midsection does work Ummmm Cottonmouth is the King And if you re black this nbsp should nbsp feel like a moment nbsp for us nbsp nbsp because it is img border 0 height 266 src https 2 bp blogspot com -LIW72Xz75Fo WbbI1l07eOI AAAAAAAAD5Q WXv1BDgL4K0atu7bknjTgfKC-PjciorqwCK4BGAYYCw s400 cottonmouth 2Bbiggie jpg width 400 6 nbsp Supergirl nbsp 7 1 10 nbsp Every week entertains Each episode plays out like an updated less whiny less soap opera-y version of nbsp Smallville The weird episode where she was kid Supergirl was weird Pro tip nbsp Superman nbsp is your problem not your solution 5 nbsp The nbsp Defenders nbsp 7 1 10 nbsp The first four episodes were the highlight of my year The nbsp Defenders nbsp are to the Avengers what the X-men are to the nbsp Justice League They are the heroes we might be not the gods that save us They blended four distinct tales better than I imagined possible–style and mythos To enjoy 1 ignore the villains plot 2 remember that we witnessed an even more annoying nbsp Iron Fist nbsp earlier this year4 nbsp The nbsp Flash nbsp 7 1 10 nbsp So maybe skip the second season And maybe they do the same arc each season But this is the most pleasant series on the list It s like a 90s Saturday morning cartoon for grown-ups This is the team that every Millennial would join if given the opportunity nbsp img border 0 height 224 src https 4 bp blogspot com -vlWnOMcy0eI WbbJrrcFvpI AAAAAAAAD5g Hn 3NMSyuAxRmCVATAB47NQXbNhU0kEwCK4BGAYYCw s400 jessica 2Bjones 2Bmarvel 2Bnetflix png width 400 3 nbsp Jessica Jones nbsp 8 10 She s a boss a bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih Two Js is da nbsp realest nbsp She single-handedly saved nbsp The nbsp Defenders nbsp literally and also from us critics In her debut she overcame the 1 true villain in the MCU twice She also laid out nbsp Luke Cage And maybe she can fly Now run that track back bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih nbsp bih 2 nbsp Runaways nbsp 8 3 10 nbsp At the episode three mark this show is far better than anything on this list Performances cinematography drama use of powers relationships representation–perfection The problem with being on top is that long tumble down How will they handle powers nbsp or the discovery of the teens discovery How will they handle the budding and realistic romances And is this really the MCU Did it need to be img border 0 data-original-height 900 data-original-width 1600 height 225 src https 3 bp blogspot com -Zedjt8-UFPk WneSptKIPbI AAAAAAAAEQI mvrE7Cx-NSIhZyUiHJ9T5 wgF9xUEbWLACLcBGAs s400 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