It’s that time again! Time to look through a season’s worth of comic book TV shows, look at who did what best, and deliver a conclusive ranking, based on my highly scientific standard of “Which ones I liked more, and also you didn’t watch them all so you don’t know I’m wrong.”
So, here are this years’ competitors, with links to blog posts if posts there do be:
- Arrow, season seven
- Black Lightning, season two
- The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, parts one and two
- Cloak and Dagger, season one
- Cloak and Dagger, season two (that was fast)
- Daredevil, season three
- Doom Patrol, season one
- The Flash, season five
- The Gifted, season two
- Gotham, season five
- Jessica Jones, season three
- Iron Fist, season two
- Legends of Tomorrow, season four
- Lucifer, season four
- Preacher, season three
- The Punisher, season two
- Runaways, season two
- Supergirl, season four
- The Tick, season two
- Titans, season one
- The Umbrella Academy, season one
(Why are the two seasons of Cloak and Dagger ranked separately but not Sabrina? Because Netflix ordered twenty episodes of Sabrina then released them in two chunks and a Christmas special, while Cloak and Dagger did ten episodes then had to get renewed before they made ten more.)
TV shows are constantly being released. Krypton and Legion started up new seasons in the past couple of weeks, and The Boys is coming up fast. So I have to draw the line somewhere. As such, I’m only including shows that ended their season between July 1st 2018 and June 30th 2019. This means some personal favourites are off the list this year because their finales are still a few weeks or months out, and Game of Thrones reminds us not to build monuments to the living, for they can still disgrace the stone. Or in other words, any show can trip over its own feet at the finish line.
So this year doesn’t include the latest seasons of Agents of SHIELD or Krypton, the final seasons of iZombie and Legion, or what is apparently the only season of Swamp Thing.
Or Walking Dead because I don’t care and you can’t make me care.
Or anything I hadn’t heard of until it was already cancelled, like whatever Deadly Class was.