With even more Comic Book TV Shows debuting from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016, it’s time for me to list which, in my opinion, were the strongest 5.
5 – The Flash
Flash Season 2 picked up with a jump in time and chose not to show the fallout of the Singularity, but it wasn’t long until we saw the guilt that consumed Barry and separated him from his crew for a short while. We saw a lot of amazing character journeys throughout the season like Cisco fearing and denying his meta abilities to eventually embracing them, Barry’s trust issues do to Season 1 Wells betrayal and the fact that he had not accepted his mother’s death, Iris trying to move forward on her life, Caitlin shutting herself off to avoid suffering more pain and Wally trying to prove that his life has worth. Where Season 2 suffered was from trying to set-up Legends of Tomorrow, with story lines that came through as rushed and from a pointless Jay Garrick through out most of the season.
4 – iZombie
iZombie returned for a solid second season that although felt pointless at first, it was until nearly until the last arc of the season that all the storylines were tied together wonderfully, and even tied together to some loose threads from Season 1. As always Rose McIver delivered fantastic performances with an impressive acting range, but we also explored a different more innocent Blaine, a dark Major, a betrayed Ravi, a new love interest for Liv, and two amazing, charming, yet-threatening villains with Mr. Boss and Vaughn Du Clark.
3 – Daredevil
Daredevil returned with another strong season, with amazing action and fight choreography, and great individual character story-lines and great character development. The problem with Daredevil season is that at times the handling of the two big story-lines felt weak, and specially the Elektra story-line felt lost at times. But the Punisher story-line was really strong, and the Punisher and Karen relationship drove Karen into an interesting direction.
2 – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of SHIELD keeps showing how much it has improved since its first season while further exploring the Inhumans. While at times the overarching story-line was as strong as what we saw on Season 2, the character development of most of the characters was amazing. And while the Secret Warriors weren’t as impressive as they could’ve been a threatening and terrifying villain, Daisy’s story-arc and a touching goodbye to a couple more than makes up for the season’s weak-points.
1 – Jessica Jones
Though not as action packed as the rest of the shows in this top 5 list, Jessica Jones offered something different from most other comic book, and specially super hero shows, Jessica Jones was a fantastic character study that dealt with guilt, PTSD, addiction and unhealthy relationship, all of that wonderfully acted and beautiful acted with an updated style of a Noir film. Jessica Jones succeeded where Arrow so strongly failed this year, in depicting a protagonist that has to battle and deal with her own darkness and find the light deep inside her.