25 Best Superhero Television Shows Of All Time

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2. Jessica Jones (Netflix) 

Brian Michael Bendis created Alias as the first R-Rated Marvel comic about a former superhero, Jessica Jones, recovering from the trauma she recently suffered at the hands of the purple man.

The television series almost faithfully adapts comics with Jessica still suffering from the repercussions of her past. Jessica Jones may be a superhero show but at heart, it’s about a woman’s attempt to cope with her PTSD and trauma. Krysten Ritter easily embodies the hard-drinking Jessica who spends her day taking private eye odd jobs, at the bar, or stalking Luke Cage (Mike Colter).

However, her life is thrown for a loop when her former captor, Kilgrave (David Tennant), returns to declare his love for her. Make no mistake, this is not a love story but instead one of a man inflicting great abuse on a woman who he can no longer control. Thankfully Jessica is not alone throughout this entire situation, endlessly supported by her foster sister/best friend, Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor).

Why does Jessica Jones top the list for the Netflix superhero shows? It’s not just the fact that it offers a refreshing look at victims of abuse that doesn’t go for the typical tropes that typically follow the portrayal on screen.

Jessica Jones has the best villain since Tom Hiddleston in Thor and the best familial relationship between Jessica and Trish. It’s so rare to see female friendships on television that never resort to cattiness or boys tearing them apart. With a talented cast, writing, filmography, and directing, Jessica Jones is one of the best shows on Netflix.