Flash and Supergirl may get all the love while anything Marvel on Netflix may get all the hype.
But there are more superheroes than you can shake a remote at on TV these days. Believe me when I tell you that it's getting hard to keep up.
Luckily for you, dear reader, that's my job.
Try these shows that should be suited to your super tastes.
But know this, and know it well: Watch the opening credits to Powerless, and then bounce. There's nothing to see here, especially now that NBC has canceled the comedy from DC.
This show should be classified as a mind-altering substance. Are those voices in David Haller's head just there to make him insane or are they the real thing, and still making him insane? Answers come fast enough when viewers learn even before David does that he's a mutant with a deep reservoir of power, and according to a suit, he "doesn't understand it or know it." What's real? What's not? Who cares when the acting is this good (Jean Smart!), the series is this visually stunning and it's ripped from the pages of X-Men? It had no choice but to be cinematic. FX and Hulu.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
After losing its way in the second season, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. came back to life after the events of Captain America: Civil War. That's right. Agents is stuck right in the middle of the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means shifting allegiances and new alliances brought the shimmy back to that shake. If you haven't come back, you're missing vital information for what's to come in the MCU: namely, spinoff series The Inhumans and a host of movies. Plus, Ghost Rider. Come through, Agent Coulson. Come through. Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC and Hulu.
OK. So it drags a little sometimes. You would, too, if you carried the weight of 75 years of history. In this series, viewers are along for the ride as Young Bruce Wayne starts forming habits that have endeared him to the American public for almost a century: nightmares, insomnia, a tendency toward violence, an aversion to lasting relationships, etc. Watch as his rogues' gallery comes into their villainy — if Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) is wrong, I don't want to be right — and as heroes among us try to step up. I'm looking at you, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Mondays at 7 on Fox and Hulu.
Vixen follows the basic formula for some of DC Comics' most celebrated and conflicted heroes. Mari McCabe's parents were murdered. Rather than retaliate, she uses an inherited Tantu Totem to become Vixen, who can access animal powers to protect the world. Vixen, voiced by and played on Arrow by Megalyn Echikunwoke (90210), is quick with a quip and steady on her feet. Vixen: The Movie came out on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, May 23. Watch episodes on the CW Seed app.
Teen Titans Go!
Robin put it correctly when he said that this superhero team just "runs around silly and everything." It's a far cry from the original Teen Titans animated series, and the team that can be found in DC animated movies right now, but the series was rebooted to indoctrinate, er, welcome the youngest TV watchers in the household. That shouldn't stop the older ones from joining in the fun, from that time Robin unwittingly drove the getaway car multiple times for a robber or that time Raven and Beast Boy pretended to be in love to break up their love-struck exes (Aqualad and Terra) or that time the gang prevented Santa Claus from taking over all the holidays. Or especially that time they took the DC Animated Universe versions and put words in their mouths. It seems as if it's on almost every hour, with constant marathons, on Cartoon Network. (Or maybe that's just at my house?)
Get Out or Logan. Get Out or Logan? How about both? Both movies, each groundbreaking in its own way, are out on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is a horror comedy aimed squarely at racism and hitting every target.
Logan is a dark and bloody superhero movie with more substance than flash. It's reportedly Hugh Jackman's last stab — see what I did there? — at the role of Wolverine.
Selected titles out this week: The Great Wall; Logan; My Life as a Zucchini; Rock Dog; and Spongebob Squarepants: The First 100 Episodes
Selected titles also out this month: The 4400: The Complete Series; Before I Fall; The Comedian; Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion; Divorce: The Complete First Season; A Dog's Purpose; A Fantastic Fear of Everything; Gold; Fifty Shades Darker; Fist Fight; I Am Not Your Negro; Inside Amy Schumer: Season Four; Loud House: Volume 1; Mannix: The Complete Series; My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Twilight & Starlight; Orange is the New Black: Season Four; PBS Kids: All About Allergies; Powers: Season 2; Resident Evil: The Final Chapter; Rings; Scooby-Doo & The Creepy Carnival; The Shack; The Space Between Us; The Streets of San Francisco: The Complete Series; Tom & Jerry: School's Out; Vixen: The Movie; and xXx: Return of Xander Cage.