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A Guide to Television Programs at the Library: Super Heroes

Categorical listings of a variety of TV shows available for check out at the library.

The Gifted

Action - Drama - Fantasy

TV-14 - FOX

Ordinary parents take their family on the run after they discover their children have mutant abilities. Set in an alternate timeline where X-Men have disappeared. Season 1 available. 

Gotham

       

Drama - Crime - Thriller
TV-14 - 43 Minutes - Fox
 
The story is centered in Gotham, but takes place long before Bruce Wayne becomes Batman. James Gordon is the officer assigned to the case of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents. It is how he first meets the young Bruce Wayne. Many of Gotham's famed characters are introduced. Seasons 1 - 4 available. 

Supergirl

Action - Drama 
TV-PG - CBS 
 
Supergirl, Kara,  is the cousin of Superman. For the past decade Kara has been hiding her superpowers. When the show starts off, Kara is forced to learn how to control her powers and start using them. After finding out there are plenty of criminals from her home planet that have been hiding on Earth, she has plenty to keep her busy. Seasons 1-3 available. 
 

Luke Cage

 

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-MA - Netflix

An experiment gives Luke Cage superhuman strength and unbreakable skin. He soon becomes a fugitive fighting to protect Harlem. Season 1 available. 

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

 

Comedy 

ABC

Two small down friends make it big when they clean up their home town. Reboot of the 1976 TV series. Miniseries. 

 

Preacher

 

Action - Drama - Fantasy

TV -MA - AMC


An adaptation of the comic books series of the same name. A small town Texan preacher is possessed by a mysterious entity that gives the preacher powers. He sets out on a journey with the assistance of a vampire and a women from his past. Season 1 and 2 available.

Jessica Jones

Action - Crime - Drama

TV-MA - Netflix

After a brief time as a superhero, Jessica Jones opens a detective agency. She investigates cases dealing with people who have remarkable abilities in New York City. Season 1 available. 

Arrow

Action - Adventure - Crime
TV-14 - 42 Minutes - CW

Billionaire Oliver Queen has been lost at sea for five years. Stranded on an island, he learns the skills that will prepare him for his return to home. Oliver comes home a changed man. Armed with a bow, he is determined to end corruption in his town. Season 1-6 available.

Agents of Shield

 

Action - Drama - Scifi
TV-PG - 45 Minutes - ABC 
 
A spin off TV show based off the popular Marvel movies including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Captain America. The show is centered around a team of SHIELD agents and begins after the first Avengers movie. The team investigates strange happenings. Season 1 - 3 available.
 

Daredevil

Action - Crime

TV - MA - Netflix

A childhood accident caused Murdoch to go blind. He uses his heightened senses to fight crime in New York. Season 1 and 2 available.

Black Lightning

 

Action - Drama - Scifi

TV-14 - CW

High School principal Jefferson Pierce is keeping a secret. With the power to harness electricity, he keeps the streets of his hometown safe as the masked hero Black Lightning. Season 1 available. 

DC Legends

 

Action - Adventure - Drama
TV-14 - CW

If you like Arrow and The Flash, you may want to give this spin-off series a try. The hero of this show is Rip Hunter who can time travel. He has traveled back in time and assembled a team of heroes and villains to prevent a catastrophe of the future. Season 1 -3 available. 

 

  

The Flash

Action - Drama - Scifi
TV-PG - 43 Minutes - CW 
 
A forensic investigator is struck by lightening during an exhibition gone wrong. When he awakes from a coma, he has super human speed. After learning that others have also gained super human powers from the same accident, The Flash begins fighting crime in Central City. Season 1 - 3 available. For more details on this new show, click here.