In the last few years comic books have taken over the TV Shows and Movies, with 10 TV Shows airing this season and even more to come (Fear The Walking Dead, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Jessica Jones, Lucifer, Vixen, Preacher, Teen Titans, etc.). So in this post I intend to list what in my opinion have been the best 5 TV Shows that aired during the Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 season.
5 – Agent Carter
Who would’ve ever thought when Captain America: The First Avenger was first announced that Steve’s love interest, Margaret “Peggy” Carter would’ve become a fan favorite getting a One-Shot that eventually became it’s own TV Show and also having some appearances in other Marvel movies. Agent Carter displayed how Peggy tried her best to be a great spy in an era where no one expected anything of her, and also showed us how both Peggy and Howard Stark both dealt with the “death” of Steve Rogers, with only an 8 episode season Agent Carter is a solid TV show that served as a great continuation for the First Avengers characters and also hinted and gave some origins to some of the elements of the MCU.
4 – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 was a HUGE improvement over AoS season 1, somewhere half way through season 1 I was about to drop AoS and stopped watching it for a while, but once the Winter Soldier tie-in occurred I decided to keep watching the show and decided to catch up with it, and that’s a decision I don’t regret since post Winter Soldier AoS became a great show, which improved even more after season 2. When AoS premiered it had fan-favorite Phil Coulson, Agent Melinda May the immediate bad-ass and 4 vanilla somewhat forgettable characters, but post Winter Soldier and especially season 2 every character went to some big improvements and we were introduced to some other amazing characters. AoS season 2 proved that the show didn’t have to react to the MCU but could serve as a way to expand the MCU and explore territories that the movies have yet to explore. Season 2 had amazing villains, especially the big final bad of the movie, the inhumans were a great addition to the show and Skye had by far the best fighting scene from the season.
3 – The Flash
The Flash was a hit that surprised even the CW since the Flash/Arrow crossover was supposed to bring attention to The Flash and they hoped that the Arrow fans would cause an increase on The Flash’s ratings, but the result wasn’t exactly what they expected The Flash became a really popular show and the crossover resulted in an increase on Arrow’s ratings. Despite some episodes that dragged quite a bit The Flash had a strong first season, it had a cast full of likable characters, an extremely interesting main bad and a FANTASTIC season finale. The Flash has definitely changed the CW DC Universe for the better, and I’m really looking forward what the future of The Flash and the confirmed exploration of the multiverse might bring.
2 – Daredevil
A show a lot of people had no hope for thanks in part to the tarnishing of the brand due to the 2003 movie, Daredevil is probably one of the best products released by the MCU so far in both the big and small screen. Daredevil showed us a dark side of the MCU that wasn’t properly explored before, and although it had a couple of week episodes and a couple of characters had more screen time than they probably should’ve had, Daredevil gave us a fantastic story and two great origin stories and some amazing fight choreography, Daredevil and Netflix gave us a look to a great and dark side of the MCU one which I hope stays as strong with the rest of the Netflix shows.
1 – iZombie
Perhaps the true surprise hit and the underdog of the season iZombie was the strongest comic book shows of the season, though most likely the one that departed the most from it’s source material. With more episodes than Agent Carter and the same amount than Daredevil, iZombie managed something the other comic book shows couldn’t, consistency in it’s quality and pacing. Though the true stand out of iZombie is its star Rose McIver who showed her amazing range throughout the different personality traits her character picked up, iZombie also gave an extremly likable and charismatic villain and turned what initially looked like a vanilla pointless ex-fiancé into an amazing character with a strong journey. iZombie is a great mix of procedural-comedy-horror which luckily has been renewed for a season 2, with just a 13 episode season iZombie is definitely a must-watch TV show.