There was a time when Superhero shows meant the 60’s batman series, Smallville or Heroes. Now, there is an explosion of Superhero based content both on television as well as streaming platforms. Despite facing tough competition from other contemporaries, ‘The Flash’ was superhero drama at its best. It was action-packed, thrilling, and kept you at the edge of your seat most of the time. However, unlike superheroes themselves, their TV shows or movies can’t last forever. One thing is for sure, you are not alone in your fascination for crime-fighting masked men and women with extraordinary powers. Infact, presently thanks to Netflix’s Marvel connection and DC getting its streaming service, there’s no shortage for shows centered around mutants, androids, and metahumans.
Finding an alternative to your favorite TV show is not exactly easy but, we saved you the trouble, did a good deal of research, skimmed through all the available shows, and zeroed in on the top ten shows that you must watch if you are a superhero fanatic. These Top 10 Superhero series like Flash will let you suspend your logical reasoning for a short while and give you that much-needed escape from reality.
Based on a comic series of the same name, this is an American adult animated superhero television series. Its animation, action sequences, and stellar performances have received critical acclaim. The series tells the story of Mark Grayson, a 17-year-old boy whose father is Omni-Man, one of the greatest superheroes. The story revolves around Mark’s transformation into a superhero, with his father guiding him at every step. In April 2021, Amazon announced a second and third season.
2. The Boys
The Boys is an American superhero television series that is based on the comic book of the same name. A team of vigilantes combats superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities. The series has a fascinating cast that includes Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, and Karen Fukuhara as the main vigilantes, and Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. The series premiered on July 26, 2019, and since then has been widely acclaimed for its writing, storyline, humor, and especially the performances of the cast. Amazon renewed The Boys for a second season, and that premiered on September 4, 2020. We can expect the third season, and we got to know that a spin-off series is also in the making.
3. Superman & Lois
Superman is, without a doubt, the most popular of all superheroes. This show deals with the humane side of Superman. The show has managed to maintain the perfect balance between superhero action and family drama which is its biggest strength. Even superheroes need a love life, and that’s how Lois lane came into being as Superman’s girlfriend. In the pilot episode, fans of the show are introduced to the Kents, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and their twin sons Jordan and Jonathan. Captain Luthor and Morgan edge are revealed as the formidable evil forces pitted against Superman, and we instantly know that things are going to get interesting.
4. Legends of tomorrow
Now there is plenty to look forward to from Legends of tomorrow because the series is a spin-off featuring heroes and villains from Arrow, Flash, and other characters of DC comics together trying to prevent an impending apocalypse. It is, infact the fourth series from the Arrowverse after Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl. The show has received a very positive response from critics for its action, comedy, and acting.
5. Star girl
This is the story of Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger), who is a smart, athletic, and, more than anything, a kind girl. The high school teenager’s perfect life changes overnight when her mother gets married, and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Courtney has a lot to adapt to. Going to a new school, making new friends, and dealing with a new step-family. In between all this, Courtney discovers her step-father’s secret; that he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. Borrowing his cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the inspiration for a whole new generation of superheroes (adjacent to the Arrowverse).
6. Wanda Vision
This is a television series that brings together Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany’s Vision. Maximoff and Vision are found to be living inside a classic suburban sitcom in marital bliss. For some, it may seem like the strangest thing Marvel Comics has ever done. The show proved to be very popular at the MTV Movie &TV awards 2021. It won four awards, including the best series, and Elizabeth Olsen won the best performance in a TV show.
Supergirl is the costumed superhot superheroine who is Superman’s cousin and also one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series happens to be the third series set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise. The current season will be the last season of Supergirl.
Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane or Batwoman in the first season, quit the show due to undisclosed reasons. She also had an accident on the set that necessitated back surgery, and she wanted to take a break. Javicia Leslie plays the role of Ryan Wilder, the second Batwoman. The series premiere was on October 6, 2019. The second season premiered on January 17, 2021. Word has it that a third season has also been ordered.
9. Jupiter’s legacy
Based on the comic book series of the same name written by Mark Millar, this is an American superhero drama. The series focuses on the world’s first superheroes. They pass on their legacy to younger superheroes who have to prove their worth and live up to their parents’ name. The show was initially developed for television by Steven S. DeKnight. Sang Kyu Kim later replaced him. The show stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter. Jupiter’s Legacy was met with a hostile reception from television critics. The story revolves around former businessman Sheldon Sampson who travels to an uncharted island in the Atlantic Ocean. There he and the ones accompanying him receive superpowers. He then creates a superhero team.
Lucifer is an American fantasy superhero television series based on the DC Comics character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg. The character originally featured in the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of a spin-off comic book series. Both were published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros this is one show you shouldn’t miss.