25 Best Superhero Television Shows Of All Time

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6. Agents of Shield (ABC)  

Produced by Joss Whedon, Agents of Shield didn’t garner much attention despite the big name behind the scenes. Like most Whedon shows, it took a little time for it to settle into its world as well as the actors to acclimate to the dialogue.

After an uneven freshman run, Agents of Shield evolved into one of the best superhero shows on television. Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson is revived after dying in The Avengers as the new leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. with a new team to help him. Easily one of the most diverse casts in history (it seriously doesn’t get enough credit for this) with two Asian-American leads in Chloe Bennett and Ming-Na Wen as the superhero Daisy Johnson (or Quake) and Melinda May.

Fan favorites, Gemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) make up the scientist duo that transforms from best friends to star-crossed lovers who go to heartbreaking lengths in attempts to save each other. Finally, recent additions are Mack (Henry Simmons) and as “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez(Natalia Cordova-Buckley)  round out a stellar cast with immeasurable amounts of chemistry.

While the show spends the first season facing Hydra, it quickly begins to explore Inhumans and more mystical storylines with Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna). With some of the best action sequences on television, Agents of Shield is completely self-aware in season four and is a non-stop thrill ride.

Technically a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agents of Shield does set up a lot of background information from the movies. Despite doing a lot of legwork for the films, it manages to stay its own show without needing to make too many references. A superhero ensemble show, Shield has managed to create a new storyline each season more interesting than the last.