After a lot of success in translating its comic superheroes to the big screen, Marvel has made an unprecedented push to do the same thing in television.
While there are currently six Marvel TV series, there are at least 11 more shows based on Marvel comics that are in production or being developed right now.
The path to TV hasn’t been a smooth one. Last year, ABC canceled the low-rated “Agent Carter” series. And “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is one of ABC’s lowest-rated shows. Plus, after a string of critical successes for Marvel shows at Netflix, “Iron Fist” was hammered with negative reviews.
In light of the bruising critics gave “Iron Fist,” we took a look at review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, which assigns a fresh percentage score based on reviews, to see how it ranked against other Marvel shows.
Here’s how the Marvel TV shows rank, according to critics:
6. “Iron Fist” (Netflix)
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Finn Jones stars as the orphaned hero with the killer punch and multimillion-dollar fortune on “Iron Fist.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 17% fresh
5. “Daredevil” (Netflix)
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Charlie Cox plays the blind superhero with a hankering for vigilante justice on “Daredevil.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 87% fresh
4. “Legion” (FX)
Dan Stevens plays the longtime psychiatric patient who finds out his visions and mental powers actually don’t mean he’s crazy, and he could be the most important player in an ongoing mutant war, on FX’s “Legion.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90% fresh
3. “Jessica Jones” (Netflix)
Krysten Ritter plays the reluctant superhero looking for a new beginning, but whose superhero past comes back to haunt her, on “Jessica Jones.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93% fresh
2. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)
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Coulson (Clark Gregg) is the leader of a skilled team of federal agents in charge of protecting the world from mutant threats on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95% fresh
1. “Luke Cage” (Netflix)
Mike Colter plays the reluctant superhero whose past draws him into a dangerous fight to protect his adopted home of Harlem on “Luke Cage.”
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96% fresh