25 Best Superhero Television Shows Of All Time

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16. Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 

Like Iron Fist, Legends of Tomorrow was unlucky to debut to high expectations but fail. The expensive CW time travel show follows a group of superheroes, called “legends,” that go to different time periods to try and stop the villainous, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Crump is one of the main reasons that the first season is so mediocre, he is unable to make Savage into an enticing villain and falls victim to being “too campy”.

He isn’t the only actor that is tough to swallow, Hawkman (Fans Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), never seem to gel with the rest of the cast, dragging down a lot of the scenes they’re in. Luckily, Legends of Tomorrow manages to course correct where the show went wrong in the first season for an entertaining sophomore run. Adding Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), Amare Jiwe (Maisie Richardson-Sellers who also voices her character on her animated Vixen series), and the Reverse- Flash (Matt Letscher) goes a long way to vastly improving the group dynamic.

Led by the reincarnated Sarah Lance (Caity Lotz), Firestorm (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh), Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell), and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), the legends try their best not to mess up the timeline as they travel through the ages meeting different icons. The CW also has built up an impressive Arrowverse and allowed Legends of Tomorrow to introduce its own version of “The Legion of Doom,” composed of The Reverse- Flash, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), and Damien Darhrk (Neal McDonough) that becomes a fierce adversary to the legends.

A lot of fans didn’t give Legends of Tomorrow another look after its disappointing freshman season but that’s a big mistake. It’s rare for a show to be so self-aware of its problems and course correct so quickly but Legends was able to do so. If they continue on this path, then it’s likely that season three becomes one of the best superhero adventures of the year.