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Thread: Rank the Superhero TV shows that have come out (that you've seen)

  1. #11
    There's honestly too nay to list now days. Also seems that they lose their steam after couple seasons.
    I recently been watching that Deadly Class, though not sure it classifies in this genre.
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  2. #12
    I recently started watching the Ambrell Academy series. I really liked this show. It seems to me that everyone is a little tired of the typical superheroes. Well, these guys aren't typical superheroes. Rather, they are superheroes with problems in the family, with deep childhood injuries and they are obliged to save the world. I watch series 6 and for now I really like this series.

  3. #13
    I don't think people are tiring of Superheroes, at least not yet. But I do think they are tiring of certain characters being changed just to suit a small subgroup who likely won't even watch the movie in the first place.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Masterfett View Post
    I don't think people are tiring of Superheroes, at least not yet. But I do think they are tiring of certain characters being changed just to suit a small subgroup who likely won't even watch the movie in the first place.
    I agree. People have been saying superhero media is a fad since the Dark Knight, arguably earlier then that. Perhaps once it was true, think the Reeve Superman film era of the original WB Batman era. The problem with those films (despite myself even loving some) was that that was a time when source material was very loosely used and studios didn't take the subject matter all that seriously beyond simply a quick toy cash grab. They were viewed more as live-action cartoons as opposed to potential dramas. So the scripts weren't as in-depth as perhaps today. I think the superhero genre has not only reached its (thus far) peak but maintained its longevity for a decade and a half because it's sort of a Renaissance of superhero film. That is NOT to say they aren't bad ones still being made today, but over-all the quality seems to have soared. They are being done (on average) with more care and concern, they are attempting (on average) to be more faithful to the comics of yore, and that's the key. Superheroes have an advantage in diversity, especially genre. Just because it's a superhero story doesn't mean thematically or tonally they're all the same. Something like Star Wars will always be, at core, a space adventure. Something like the Tolkien universe will always be high fantasy. Superheroes span countless sub-genres. Antman is a heist movie or Winter Soldier is a political thriller, a character like Black Panther or Thor is nothing like Dr. Strange or Starlord, and that's where the secret lies: both in creating a combined universe they all can naturally share...but also making sure they're all uniquely different. They might all be superheroes, but they're not all the same. That doesn't get stale. That keeps the freshness, you destroy the idea of superhero fatigue when you have your audience saying "I've never seen THAT done with a superhero before" during practically every movie. I mean we have characters so obscure we truly never even thought them possible to be in live-action, take Guardians or Doom Patrol, and they're critically praised or household names now, sometimes both. It goes to show, what matters most is in the writing...and they're actually putting thought behind these films these days.
    Last edited by MysterioMaximus; 03-26-2019 at 05:47 PM.
    'But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘We’re all mad here. I’m mad, you’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice. ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’ - Lewis Carroll 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

  5. #15
    to this day I still feel that the first two Superman Movies were great! But I honestly don't know WTF happened with 3 and 4. Even as a kid I felt that something was off, but I gave it a pass. For the longest time I waited and waited for WB to right those wrongs, and they almost did with Returns. While a decent Movie it still had some issues. Then came Snyderverse, and MoS being okay. But OMG I don't know which is worse BvS/JL, or Superman 3 & 4.

    I think the BS going on with current DC and X-Men Films is what's behind the animosity towards Comic Movies.


    I couldn't believe they actually did a Doom Patrol series. lol
    Though in this new era of Streaming, maybe more risks will be taken on shows?
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  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Masterfett View Post
    to this day I still feel that the first two Superman Movies were great! But I honestly don't know WTF happened with 3 and 4. Even as a kid I felt that something was off, but I gave it a pass. For the longest time I waited and waited for WB to right those wrongs, and they almost did with Returns. While a decent Movie it still had some issues. Then came Snyderverse, and MoS being okay. But OMG I don't know which is worse BvS/JL, or Superman 3 & 4.

    I think the BS going on with current DC and X-Men Films is what's behind the animosity towards Comic Movies.


    I couldn't believe they actually did a Doom Patrol series. lol
    Though in this new era of Streaming, maybe more risks will be taken on shows?
    Oh dude, to this day I still adore Superman 1-2 and Batman 1989. I think they're the best examples of the bygone era of mainstream superhero films. I do really enjoy some of the more forgotten too, particularly when the 90's seem to go through this surge of pulp character films like the Rocketeer and, I'll confess, I like The Shadow; imperfections and all. In some ways I very much so like Batman Returns, but in other ways I don't at all. I am so conflicted on it. Some scenes I find brilliant, others I found downright silly. I always argued that Returns was too much Burton and not enough Batman, if you get my meaning.

    Now the thing is though, one thing that, around the era of the Nolan Batman film universe, modern comics films forgot...was they forgot they were comics. For as much as I DO love the Nolan Batman trilogy, I always had one major nitpick. It's somewhat controversial...but for me, to make an analogy to my Burton assessment, Nolan's Batman may be too much real world and not enough Batman. I love the Dark Knight, adore it, I think it's the best of the trilogy. It's, however, not my favorite for that very reason; it's almost too real. Well...as real as a superhero CAN be, I mean. Hah! It's joyless. It's artistically genius, a masterpiece, but it's not a movie I can just pop in any time. It's too heavy, too depressing. It's a film I have to be in the mood to watch, like Shawshank Redemption or Schindlers List. Now by no means is it AS heavy as those, but it's basically the superhero equivalent of those. Know what I mean? I just found myself, at moments, missing cartoonish things (but not too cartoonish) like Joker with a "BANG" gun or something or catwoman having a whip.

    But what it seemed to cause was this period of overly bleak superhero films. That works for Batman because the character and universe is, largely, grim and gritty. But does it work for Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, even Superman? They're what Snyder did, too dark. I actually will take Batman Forever and Batman and Robin over BvS. At least they're entertainingly bad, BvS. IMO is just bad bad. BvS was the first movie I walked out of not disappointed but actually palpably angry. What I find now is that they found a happy medium between too realistic and too cartoonish...and that's become most the contemporary Marvel movies. They're a blend of lighthearted fun mixed with actual consequences and drama in the story itself.

    Dude ME TOO! Never in a million years did I expect Doom Patrol ANYTHING! Have you seen it? It's IMO the best thing DC live-action in years. It gives me hope for Moon Knight after all.
    Last edited by MysterioMaximus; 03-26-2019 at 09:36 PM.
    'But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘We’re all mad here. I’m mad, you’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice. ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’ - Lewis Carroll 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

  7. #17
    I have to change my rankings to move Umbrella Academy up the list now that I've finished it. It is really done well and the best thing I can say about any show is that it left me really wanting more.

    I think the next show I'm going to tackle is Titans, mainly because I find it difficult to start a series that I'm so far behind on like Gotham. I keep telling myself I need to watch Supernatural, but that one has like 14 seasons now???

    100% with you on Superman 1 and 2 and Batman 1989. Really felt like Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer were not used quite right in Batman Returns. I can't imagine a better casting.

    Anyone watch the UK superhero show Misfits? Any others that are off my radar?
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  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by keknivek View Post
    I have to change my rankings to move Umbrella Academy up the list now that I've finished it. It is really done well and the best thing I can say about any show is that it left me really wanting more.

    I think the next show I'm going to tackle is Titans, mainly because I find it difficult to start a series that I'm so far behind on like Gotham. I keep telling myself I need to watch Supernatural, but that one has like 14 seasons now???

    100% with you on Superman 1 and 2 and Batman 1989. Really felt like Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer were not used quite right in Batman Returns. I can't imagine a better casting.

    Anyone watch the UK superhero show Misfits? Any others that are off my radar?
    Actually I did watch Misfits and mostly really enjoyed it, check it out.
    'But I don’t want to go among mad people,’ Alice remarked. ‘Oh, you can’t help that,’ said the Cat: ‘We’re all mad here. I’m mad, you’re mad.’ ‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice. ‘You must be,’ said the Cat, ‘or you wouldn’t have come here.’ - Lewis Carroll 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

  9. #19
    Finished Titans and I thought it was interesting. I thought I would hate their take on Starfire, but somehow she works pretty well and I found myself liking the actress playing her. A happy surprise. Love the fact that Wonder Girl, Jason Todd, and Doom Patrol showed up.

    Moving on to Doom Patrol and pretty excited about it. Hopefully I can finish that and start on some Gotham before something new comes out
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  10. #20
    Yeah, I need to watch Titans. Been hearing good things. It also cool that Doom patrol shows up in it, guessing tie-ins?good luck on Gotham, that's 5 years of catching up!
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