All 32 DC TV shows ranked from worst to best

From Batman to Superman and Lois, DC TV has been a staple of our lives for decades, But which of the many DC shows is the very best?

The Flash -- "When Harry Met Harry..." -- Image Number: FLA406b_0300b.jpg -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
The Flash -- "When Harry Met Harry..." -- Image Number: FLA406b_0300b.jpg -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: Katie Yu/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /
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Doom Patrol, DC TV
Doom Patrol season 4. Image courtesy HBO Max /

13. Doom Patrol (2019 - 2023)

If you have words that can appropriately describe Doom Patrol, please send them my way. The DC Universe-turned-HBO Max-turned Max series is perhaps the comic book genre's most bizarre product, offering up a mismatch of styles that shouldn't necessarily go together and yet do seamlessly well.

The show is outrageous. Completely and utterly outrageous; to such an extent that a tin man with a brain seems totally believable by the time its fourth season introduces Butt-Monsters. But it's also deceptively nuanced, striking a balance between over-the-top humor and heartfelt storytelling. For as many curse words and silly shenanigans as there is in Doom Patrol, there is also love; love between the unusual team of not-superheroes, and love for the characters in the way that they are written.

The show was very in-your-face throughout its run, but that was part of the whole appeal. It was attention-grabbing for what you might think were all the wrong reasons, but it held onto that attention for all the right ones. While it fell off a bit towards the end of its run, it was a major win for DC during a time when it was trying to launch more mature content via its streaming services. That, and its star-studded cast featuring the talents of Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer, made it a must-watch.

By the time Doom Patrol ended, there was still life left in it. It probably should have gotten a fifth season to wrap it all up on its own terms.