My Top 15 Favorite TV Shows from 2000 to Present - Part 2
June 29, 2022
Greetings once again, my dear readcash family, readers and sponsors. This is the second installment of "My Top 15 Favorite TV Shows from 2000 to Present." In this installment, I will share with you the TV series that are under the "Superheroes" category.
In my first installment, I already mentioned Smallvile that shows the life of the young Clark Kent before he revealed himself as Superman.
In this installment, I will share with you my top five favorite tv series with superheroes in it. These shows are either canceled, or probably another season is being made. Most of these series are based on DC and Marvel comics.
Unlike my previous post, I might have some spoilers in some or or all of these titles. So proceed at your own risk
After the Avengers: End Game, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) retired to a small secluded town. But she did not just retire there. She created an alternate reality in that town, controlling the minds of the local residents. Not only that, she lived there with his android husband Vision (Paul Betany) (who was killed by Tanos in End Game), and they have a couple of kids.
One thing interesting about this show is, it started like a sitcom in the 1970s and it's in black and white. As the show progressed, the setting jumps a few years forward.
Unfortunately, it seems WandaVision is just a mini-series created to introduce some upcoming events in the MCU.
If you have not seen Doctor Strange: The Multiple of Madness yet, I suggest you watch WandaVision first so you will understand how Wanda Maximoff became the Scarlet Witch.
4. The Swamp Thing (2019)
superhero/ action/ horror
Based on the DC comics character of the same title.
The series at first evolved around Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed)of the CDC. She was tasked to investigate a strange virus that originated from the swamp. As her investigation grows deeper, she uncovered a terriying secret of the swamp and the dark creature that came to life in the middle of the swamp.
The series was highly aclaimed. It was rated 8.6 in IMDB and it is a wonder why DC canceled the show.
3. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-2020)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi
Ever wonder what happened to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) after Loki killed him before the Battle of New York? Somehow Nick Fury brought him back to life. He was then assigned to lead a covert team of agents of the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistic Division.
After the Battle of New York, the world has changed. Individuals with superhuman abilities started to come out. Some used their abilities for good, some for selfish reasons. It's up to Coulson's team to stop them.
2. The Daredevil (2015-2018).
Who have thought that a blind lawyer by day is a masked vigilante at night. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) was blinded by a freak accident when he was a child. He lost his sight but he developed a superhuman sense of hearing. Trained in martial arts, he uses his abilities to fight crime in New York's Hell's Kitchen.
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By day, he and his partner Foggie fight for justice in the courtroom.
If you did not know it, he was the blind lawyer who gave council to Peter Parker in 'No Way Home.'
That cameo in a MCU movie means he will be joining the other heroes in MCU. His arch enemy the Kingpin also made an appearance in the Hawkeye mini-series.
Both DCU and MCU have numerous titles on TV. In the past decade, while MCU dominated the silver screen, DCU seem to have focused on cornering the viewers on TV. In this part, I will mention some of the titles from DCU and MCU.
Black Lightning (2017-2021)- Principal Pierce (Cress Williams) hang up his secret identity years ago. However, when a local gang threatened the safety of his students and neighbors with their new drug, Pierce had to become the wanted vigilante Black Lightning again.
Arrow- The story of the billionaire turned vigelante to safe his city from corruption and crime. Oliver Queen who was once thought dead, used the skills he learned in surviving in a deserted island for five years.
Armed with bow and trick arrows, Oliver Queen becomes the Green Arrow to fight the people who corrupted his city.
I already mentioned Smallville in the first part, and I have another DC title reserved for the next installment of this article. There also some titles still ongoing which I will mention in the next installment of this article.
Before MCU partnered with Disney there were a number of Marvel titles released in Netflix.
Along with the Dare Devil, I also loved watching, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders. These titles introduced the street level superhuman vigilantes like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (a.k.a the Power Man), and Daniel Rand or the Iron Fist. I have not seen any episode of the Iron Fist and The Punisher, but they are on the list. Hopefully these characters will be adopted in the MCU in the future.
Disney released a number of mini-series. I'm not sure if they are making new seasons for some of these. But like WandaVision, the mini-series seems like a fill-in on what will happen in the future MCU movies.
Loki... clearly, not a superhero, but rather a supervillain. I know he was killed by Thanos. However, when the Avengers went back in time, Loki slipped from captivity. He was captured by the Time Keepers... and it's too complicated to explain what happened next.
MoonKnight. I see MoonKnight as one of the underrated super heroes in Marvel. The hero's personality, or (multiple) personalities, is quite complicated as well. I think the mini-series is just an origin story. I'm not sure if the title will go the big screen next or another season in TV.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Two of Steve Roger's friends from two different eras. One of them received Cap's shield in the end and will continue to carry Captain America's name.
Last but not least, Hawkeye. Although this is more of the origin story of Kate Bishop and the introduction of Kingpin to the MCU.
Now for my favorite super hero TV show...
1. Raising Dion
I don't know which comic book universe Raising Dion belonged to. I think it belong to the two giants, Marvel and DC. Nevertheless it is the number one in this category.
The reason is, while most, if not all superhero stories focuses on the superheroes themselves, Raising Dion focuses more on the mother Nicole Warren (Alisha Wainright). Nicole, a widow, is raising Dion on her own afer her husband dissapeared and pressumed dead.
Nicole discovered that her young son Dion has powers. While trying to figure out how to raise Dion safely, and how to control his powers, an evil creature named The Crooked man by Dion comes after the child.
So far, Raising Dion has two seasons and it's possible there will be a third.
I find the show relatable and fun to watch with the whole family.
This story brings up a question in mind... "What would you do if you found out your child has super powers?
I had been a comic book fan ever since I was young. It brings a great pleasure to see my favorite characters come to life both in the big screen and on TV.
The next and the last part is the top five shows that I am watching this year.
Thanks for reading.
I can't watch anymore TV shows or movies lately but I am curious about Loki. My daughter named our cat Loki so I need to know more about it.