Superheroes have been a part of our lives for a very long time through various movies, comics, and TV shows and we all love them for various reasons sometimes they give us hope they in inspire us, or sometimes they just distract us from our real-life problems. In today’s world between streaming and television, there are probably hundreds of superhero shows and that’s why there are many brilliant shows that go under the radar and are not noticed by the masses. That’s why we made a list of the best-underrated superhero shows you should definitely give a chance.
I Am Not Okay With This
Synopsis: I Am Not Okay With This is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl who’s navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, all while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her. From director/EP of The End of the F***ing World Jonathan Entwistle and the producers of Stranger Things comes a new series based on the Charles Forsman graphic novel.
Synopsis: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. The origin story of some of DC Comics greatest Super-Villains and vigilantes, this one-hour drama follows Detective Jim Gordon’s rise to power in the dangerously corrupt city that spawns iconic characters such as The Penguin, Catwoman, The Riddler and a young Bruce Wayne.
Synopsis: Doom Patrol reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (series star Brendan Fraser), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (series star Matt Bomer), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (series star April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (series star Diane Guerrero), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (series star Timothy Dalton). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (series star Joivan Wade), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Based on the characters created for DC by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.
Synopsis: Jose Ramon lives an ordinary life studying all day but everything changes when he discovers that his neighbor Javier, a handsome journalist, is in fact the famous superhero Titan. But having superpowers doesn’t make Javier a good person: Javier/Titan is a mess as he refuses to grow up and take responsibility for his actions. Specially Javier struggles in the relationship with his girlfriend Lola, a brilliant journalist who suspects Javier is in fact Titan. Together the two neighbors and now friends navigate what means to be an adult while fighting supervillains, although at the end the only people they should save are themselves.
Synopsis: Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Legends of Tomorrow
Synopsis: When heroes alone are not enough, the world needs legends. Having seen the future, traveling rogue Rip Hunter assembles a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront the unstoppable threat of the immortal Vandal Savage—a threat which not only puts the planet at stake, but all of time itself. From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this super hero team-up that combines characters from both shows—in addition to new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon. Featuring Arrow’s Brandon Routh as The Atom and Caity Lotz as the resurrected Sara Lance/White Canary; with The Flash’s Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein alongside Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold and Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave; plus, the newest heroes Rip Hunter, Jeff Jackson and the reincarnated warrior queen Hawkgirl, this singular super hero spinoff series pits the ragtag team against one of the most powerful villains in the DC Comics universe.
Synopsis: Produced in association with Marvel Television, and set in the “X-Men” universe, family adventure series THE GIFTED tells the story of a suburban couple whose lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Synopsis: Awarded the BAFTA for best drama series, Misfits follows a group of ASBO teenagers who develop strange powers after they are caught in a freak storm. This comedy drama series first aired in the UK in November 2009 to massive critical acclaim and went on to receive a host of awards and nominations.
Synopsis: Legion follows the story of “David Haller,” a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. With help from a team of specialists, David harnessed his unique abilities and learned he’d been haunted by a malicious parasite. Now, David is all that stands in the way of “Amahl Farouk” from attaining infinite and world-ending power.
Synopsis: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.