After watching the broadcast debut of Marvel's Inhumans, I have to stop and analyze what I just watched and compare it to the reviews that I've read. A lot of them tie the show to the drama that has surrounded it, first starting as a planned film before settling into a network TV show. Some have even linked it to the comics, criticizing those instead of the show based on those characters. I'm going to try and address a few things, but keep it limited to what we watched.
With next fall's television schedule packed with comic book shows, it seemed like the perfect time to break out a list of comics we'd love to see as a TV series. The rules are simple, the comic cannot have already been adapted for television, nor already be adapted from a television series. Sorry, Jem and the Holograms, but seriously bring that back with the tone of this current comic series. Also, animated adaptations are not included in being previously adapted. We're talking about live action television series here.
This past couple of television seasons has seen an eruption of television shows based on comics, with CW leading the way with The Flash, Arrow, and iZombie. Word got out earlier that Supergirl would join those shows, and a renewed Legends of Tomorrow. Today it was announced that the CW would have a solid half dozen of comic-based television series on its schedule. The newest series to debut, based on a comic book series is Riverdale.
A Riverdale TV series was first teased almost a year ago, and mentioned again at SDCC, just as Archie Comics was launching the New Riverdale in its comics line. Now its looking much more official, and CW is looking like the network to go to for comic book themed television.
After the second episode of Gotham, I was waiting for this series with baited breath. I really liked Grant Gustin in Glee, and seeing him play Barry Allen at the beginning of his career was something I was very optimistic about. The previews that had been shown for the series was very promising for anyone