In celebration of my 20th review, I wanted to do something a bit different and rank all the shows that I have reviewed from worst to best. I will also be giving each show a rating from 1-10, 10 being the best and 1 being trash. I will also be comparing the shows minor things that happen in life to get a better perspective of how good or bad the show is. Hopefully, this will persuade you to watch the shows aimed at the top and maybe steer clear of the shows at the bottom, almost as an omen to not waste your time. Let’s begin.
To start things off is Batwoman, the worst of the worst. Do yourself a favor and please do not watch this. Go read a book or do some exercise that you have been putting off for the next week. I stomached 10 episodes of this (you’re welcome) so you wouldn’t have to. The Batman legacy has been stained a bit. I will give it a generous 3.5, which is equivalent to garbage on a hot summer day.
#19 Late Night with Seth Meyers
I personally like this comedic news show. Seth Meyers is hilarious and his comedic timing is almost always on point. However, the main source of the material is about politics. I can only stomach so much about politics, it is just not my cup of tea. If you’re into that, go for it. But politics is a boring topic in my book, though Seth tries to make it interesting. I’ll give it a 6.0, which is equivalent to locking the keys inside the car.
#18 Raising Dion
As a self-proclaimed superhero nut, this is definitely not what I think when superheroes come to mind. The show is definitely lacking in the action department and leaning more in the drama part. My main focus for watching the show was to see Michael B. Jordan but he was barely in it. It’s a quick watch, so I can’t complain. I give it a 6.3, which is equivalent to being caught in the rain without an umbrella.
#17 The Unicorn
A feel-good show to all my single people out there. It’s cute but nothing too original. There are other shows on this list that hit harder emotionally. The charm factor is there but charm alone won’t make a show be placed higher on the list. I will deem this a 6.7, equivalent to getting chased by a small dog with no teeth.
#16 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Though this is a favorite to some, it is so low on my list because of the other comedy shows that are on my list. The humor in the show has an acquired taste, if one does not like it, then the show will be dull and boring. I thought it was funny, but sometimes through the show I was straight-faced. I’ll give it a 6.9, which is equivalent to biting your tongue while eating.
A weird story of a hitman trying to be an actor. This dark comedy fails to really bring in the laughs but shines at its brightest when the drama starts. If the comedy didn’t drop so many times, it would be higher on the list or if it was strictly a drama. I’ll give it a generous 7.0, equal to dropping your phone facedown.
#14 The Punisher
It definitely wins the award for the most gruesome show I have reviewed so far. Action and gore junkies, please do not yell at me. Though The Punisher was good, he was way better as an antagonist to Daredevil. I will give it a solid 7.2, which is like stubbing your toe.
#13 Roots (1977)
A showing giving a perspective of how slavery was back in the days. It is definitely outdated in dialogue but still a compelling story. It could have been way better, if they didn’t make it seem like slavery wasn’t as bad as what it really was. The show is already iconic but could have been legendary, if they told it like how it was. I offer Roots a 7.5, equivalent to pouring the milk first and then the cereal.
#12 Black Lightning
The second-best black superhero show on this list. Black Lightning would have been higher, if the show were aired on a different network. With the CW comes low budget effects and action scenes. The show could be so much more, but I am content with what it is and genuinely enjoy it. In my righteous opinion, it is the second-best superhero show on the CW. A 7.7 is granted, equivalent to getting static shocked by someone.
#11 Luke Cage
Luke Cage has the best soundtrack of any other superhero show out today. There is just so much soul and culture in this, as a man of color, this is greatly appreciated. If there was better action it would be higher, but I understand Luke Cage is no martial artist. However, it would not hurt to see more then what was given. Definitely, second-best show in the Marvel extended universe. A 7.9 is rewarded to the show, this is equivalent to getting a paper cut.
Now it’s getting juicy, on to the top ten. The show that dawned a connected universe through multiple tv shows, which are impressive on its own right. The Batman clone doesn’t get the credit that it deserves, Arrow. The first live-action superhero show I have ever watched, and it does not disappoint. I would have been top five, if the quality on the show didn’t keep jumping up and down. A solid 8.0 to the masked archer, equivalent to finding a dollar on the floor in public.
Westerns are not dead because of Yellowstone. The once-popular but now the vacant genre has a glimmer of hope shining in the dark. I absolutely loathe westerns, but I know a good show when I see one. Winning the award for best cinematography on this list, that alone is a reason to watch. An 8.2 is granted, equivalent to getting a hug from your crush.
#8 Stranger Things
Mystery mixed with a bit of horror taking place in the 80s sounds like a fun time to me. The first season of Stanger Things kicks things off with a bang was extremely good but the other two seasons not so much. They were good but not great like the first. One season cannot define a show unless one is the intended goal. I rank this with an 8.2, equivalent to getting a birthday gift that is not socks.
#7 Dragon Ball Z
If you have not seen or heard of Dragon Ball Z, then I’m sorry to say you have been living under a rock. This was a lot of people’s first exposure to any type of anime without them knowing. With the addition of having one of the most iconic characters in media (Goku). If the plot of the show would change rather than just get stronger, it would be top 5. Earning an 8.5, this is equal to have your favorite meal.
#6 How I Met Your Mother
This just missed the top five because the last season was the worst in the show, and I am a stronger believer in the saying “It’s not how you start but how you finish”. One of the first sitcoms to have an overarching story that you have to pay attention to understand each episode. It’s a shame it ended poorly. An 8.6 is given to the fallen hero. This is equivalent to getting a raise at your job.
#5 Avatar: The Last Airbender
One of the best American cartoons that break the thought that cartoons are only for kids to enjoy. Avatar is simply great, memorable in the best ways. This can be seen as a bit childish but still worth binging in a week. Solidifying itself on the top 5 with a rating of 8.8, equivalent to going on vacation.
Ahh yes, the show that made headbands cool. One of the best anime ever created and also a great starter to get non-anime fan’s feet wet into the genre. Naruto would have all most guaranteed made top 2 on this list, but half of the show is filler episodes. For those who don’t know, filler is an episode that have nothing to do with the main plot. The filler happens in the worse time too, especially when it is getting juicy. An 8.9 will be given equivalent to getting your first kiss, though it may be awkward, you will never forget it.
#3 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The first sitcom to make me cry of sadness. Its timeless and will probably have reruns for another hundred years. The show came out about 30 years ago and is still a massive hit, that speaks volumes. No other live-action show on this list could live up to the replay value that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has. A hardy 9.0 is given, equivalent to your favorite sports team winning the championship.
#2 This Is Us
My girlfriend started watching this show before me and I would make fun of her for watching it. She asked me to sit and watch with her. I will happily say that I am hooked. I apologized to her for judging a book by its cover. Absolutely mind-boggling how good the show actually is, it is just captivating. This Is Us deserves a rating of 9.3 equivalent to seeing the sunrise.
A near-masterpiece, not just because I’m biased due to my love of superheroes. But the quality that the show brings to the table. Daredevil completely changed the game with its hand to hand action scenes, an absolute novelty to watch. It would have gotten a perfect score from me, but the last and final season left us on a cliff hanger that will never be answered. A whopping 9.5 rating is granted, equivalent to your child being born.
This was fun to do! When I review another 20 shows, I will rank them just like I did for this. You can read the full review for each show in my blog.
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