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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27. Birds of Prey (2002 - 2003)

One of the earliest modern DC TV shows, Birds of Prey aired on The WB back in 2002, and that made it one of the few superhero shows of its time. This was a time when comic book properties weren't the TV stalwarts they are now, and the Batman franchise was also in a bit of an awkward stopgap after Batman and Robin, so there wasn't much to reel mainstream viewers into this one, in spite of its compelling concept.

The show was based on the eponymous DC super-team and focused on their rise in New Gotham at a time when Batman and Catwoman mysteriously vanished. There was a lot of potential in the concept, and the show had a real cinematic aura about it too, but it never really got the chance to make an impression on audiences because of its short lifespan. Yes, its 13-episode run was a bit of a mixed bag, but it deserved a longer season to show us what it could do.

Naomi, DC TV
Naomi -- “Pilot” -- Image Number: NMI101a_0218r -- Pictured: Kaci Walfall as Naomi -- Photo: Fernando Decillis/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. /

26. Naomi (2022)

Naomi had all the makings of a great superhero TV series. It was one of the last DC TV shows commissioned for The CW (before its sale to Nexstar put an end to that) and it looked nothing like a superhero show, choosing to lean into the mysterious origins of its title character. The pilot episode did a great job of setting the stage for the season that would follow, while Kaci Walfall was incredibly compelling as Naomi McDuffie.

However, the show's first season didn't deliver on its promise. The pacing was slower than anything on network television should have been (something that became a constant criticism from fans of the show), while some of the special effects in its final few episodes left a lot to be desired. The story was still strong, but the finished product wasn't quite of the same high level as Naomi's cinematic pilot episode.