6 Reasons Why The DC TV Universe Is Better Than The Movies Universe

6) Superheroes Are Better Suited To The Small Screen

There’s a reason movie stars, writers and directors are flocking to television. High quality dramas like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Night Of and True Detective (well, the first season anyway) have completely changed the game in terms of how stories are told in this format, and it’s become blatantly obvious over the past few years that superhero properties are particularly well suited to the small screen. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage are proof of that on the Marvel side of things, but back to DC, and their 20+ episode dramas have all played out brilliantly.

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They’re given so much space to breathe and balance an overarching narrative with standalone stories, and while there are more than enough great comic book movies out there which prove that those too can tell amazing tales, these characters simply seem to work better on television. If a movie is a graphic novel, then a TV show is like a monthly comic, and there’s something which is just more satisfying about the latter. Seeing as Man of Steel and Suicide Squad failed to tell an effective story in over two hours, these shows definitely have the upper hand right now in that respect.