Amazon Prime’s Invincible is currently our Readers’ Choice for the Best Superhero TV Show of 2021.
The first two episodes of Hawkeye will be available to watch on Disney+ starting this Wednesday and just like that we have experienced and witnessed every single comic-book outing and superhero offerings that the year of 2021 had to offer in television.
Every single streaming giant has tried their luck on a comic book-based television series this year and as a result, we have been blessed with some truly spectacular superhero shows. And while this year in superhero television belongs to Marvel with their consistent and quality high-budget offerings, there have been some shows that have managed to hit all the right notes even better than they did.
Amazon Prime’s Invincible was a very unique and nuanced take on the genre.
Invincible is currently leading our polls for the Best Superhero TV Show of 2021 and rightfully so, as the show offered a very refreshingly unique and nuanced take on the superhero genre without sacrificing and compromising its source material.
Meanwhile, one of the most surprising hits and undoubtedly most emotionally resonant comic book adaptations of the year came from The CW of all places as Superman and Lois won all of our hearts with its brilliant writing, solid production values, and outstanding performances from the cast of the series. And that was not the only good thing that came from The CW this year, the second season of Stargirl also aired in the home of the Arrowverse, and saw an even more successful and cohesive season than the last.
Although, as far as the rest of The CW’s Arrowverse is concerned, apart from the ever quirky and hilarious Legends of Tomorrow, the rest of the shows are more lifeless than ever and have gone on to become sloppy and more repetitive than usual.
This year marked the end of the road for Supergirl and even that seemed to be more like it was limping to the finish line than actually trying to go out with a bang. The final episode of Supergirl Season 6 aka the series finale was probably one of the most underwhelming finales you’ll ever see on television. And let’s not even try to get into The Flash Season 7.
Apart from The CW, DC’s HBO Max offerings seemed to have followed the same suit as when they were in DC Universe with Doom Patrol having a brilliant and whimsical season as per usual and the Titans not knowing what even is the show trying to do which seems to be a recurring theme for them every year.
Even Netflix tried their luck as they adapted the Jupiter’s Legacy comic book series. The show which starred the likes of Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb bombed with both the critics and the audiences alike. Jupiter’s Legacy had a 40% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 6.7 rating on IMDb. Netflix eventually decided to not move forward with a season 2 for the series.
On the other side, Marvel shows need no introduction as they have managed to live up to the hype and expectations of the MCU fans around the world. WandaVision was bold and wonderfully weird, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier was a great character-driven buddy cop superhero drama that pried off the chemistry between Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and Loki was mischievously charming and changed the course of MCU forever while What If took us on a multiversal journey.
And seems like the holiday-themed Hawkeye series starring Hailee Steinfeld alongside Jeremy Renner is going to be equally fun and will feature some really exciting guest stars such as Florence Pugh as Yelena and if the rumors are to be believed then Marvel fans will also be treated with the MCU debut of Vincent D’onofrio as Kingpin from the Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil. This year has been great for Marvel and the future looks even better.
WandaVision is currently second on our poll for the Best Superhero TV Show of 2021.
Meanwhile, My Hero Academia, which is currently fifth in the polls has attracted its fair share of criticism and did not exactly have the best of the seasons this year. But the show occasionally delivered top-tier episodes this season as well especially with the conclusion of its much-awaited villain arc of the anime, My Villain Academia, that saw the origin story of Shigaraki. And, My Hero Academia: World Heroes Mission was probably the best time I had watching a superhero movie this year. It truly is a great time to be a junkie of this genre.
We are very excited to see which show prevails as our Readers’ Choice for Best Superhero TV Show of 2021. Will it be the current leader Invincible or will it be WandaVision or maybe even Superman and Lois. Vote for your choice for the Best Superhero TV show of the year below. Voting closes on December 10.