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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The Flash -- “Wednesday Ever After” -- Image Number: FLA901fg_0005r -- Pictured: Grant Gustin as The Flash -- Photo: The CW -- © 2023 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

3. The Flash (2014 - 2023)

I shudder to think about where the comic book TV genre would be without The Flash. While it was making a comeback thanks to Arrow, the success of the Scarlet Speedster-led spin-off propelled superheroes back onto the small screen across all the networks. Everyone wanted a Flash of their own.

The moment we saw Grant Gustin appear as Barry Allen on Arrow, we knew we would love The Flash. That still couldn't have prepared us for the adventure that would come, or the nine seasons that it would last for. Throughout the first three of those seasons, nothing could compete with the show; it was in a league of its own, both in terms of writing and popularity. Gustin's portrayal was so endearing, so lovable, that he helped make The Flash a household name to those who didn't already know him.

There were many highs and lows but audiences were in it for the long-haul, watching Barry battle enemies such as the Reverse-Flash, fall in love with Iris West, and become the greatest hero the small screen had ever seen. Its enduring success allowed it to remain on-screens for almost a full-decade.

If The Flash had a shorter run, it would probably have ended up at the top of this list. Its first season was stunning, revolutionary, and a game-changer for the genre, and even though its later seasons let it down, there is no denying how important the show has been to the genre. It may well have been the most popular superhero show of all time; and for good reason.

There will never be another like this one.