With bigger budgets and wider audiences, you’d expect films to be better than TV shows on every level imaginable. However, as programs such as Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad have proven in recent years, TV has come a long way and it’s no longer the second-best visual medium around. When it comes to DC Comics and its numerous properties, in particular, a lot of its characters have received better portrayals on the small screen than the big one.
One could argue that the reason for this is because a series allows for prolonged character development and fleshed-out arcs – which is absolutely right on the money, by the way. When characters aren’t leads or in major supporting roles, they often fall down the wayside and only add “glitter” to films rather than to serve a narrative purpose. Yes, you can do fan service by throwing them in as cameos, but is there even a point to it?
So, what we’ve done here is, we’ve taken a trip down the memory lane of DC shows and identified instances where characters have been better portrayed on TV than in film. Do keep in mind, though, that we’re not focusing solely on the Arrowverse or current programming, but productions from the past are mentioned as well.
As always, we do realize this is a controversial topic and we welcome healthy debate about it. So, if you agree or disagree with the choices listed, please do let us know in the comments section.
With that said, here are the 8 DC TV characters that are better than their film versions.