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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Supergirl, DC TV
Supergirl -- "The Martian Chronicles" -- Image SPG211b_0140 -- Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

10. Supergirl (2015 - 2021)

During that superhero renaissance of the 2010s, DC TV expanded beyond The CW as Supergirl premiered on CBS to an incredible 13 million viewers. The show's larger-than-life feel and successful use of the procedural nature of network television made it an instant hit, but it was subsequently moved to The CW from its second season onwards to give it a longer lifespan - a move that worked out well as it ended up running for six seasons.

Supergirl holds such a special place in my heart. It nailed that triumphant and feelgood tone of the classic superhero shows from its very first episode, while its ambitious first season made the most of its cast and budget, offering up an adventure that felt very much like a Superman movie. It was so theatrical, so heroic that it made for the perfect alternative to the constant slew of broody superhero outings we were being fed at the time. Though it lost a lot of that in subsequent seasons, Melissa Benoist's portrayal of the Girl of Steel was so endearing that it was easy to root for her even when the storylines weren't as strong.

From its first season's bigger budget to the fourth season's nuanced take on the discrimination that aliens faced in National City, Supergirl could be both the traditional superhero show and an eye-opening science fiction drama with some hard-hitting writing. It didn't always get the balance between the two right, but it did ensure that it left you feeling a lot more seen and uplifted after watching it; and honestly, more shows could do with following in its footsteps there.