The #Arrowverse's run during the 2016-2017 #TV season officially came to an end with the Season 5 finale of #Arrow — which followed in the footsteps of fellow shows #LegendsOfTomorrow, #Supergirl and #TheFlash. Since October, each one of these shows has provided us with countless unforgettable moments, including alien invasions, all-star team-ups and even a musical episode.
As to be expected, after such a strong season, fans have been very vocal about which of Greg Berlanti's #superheroes truly reigned supreme.With that in mind, let's take a look at the four shows and rank them in order to superiority this season.
4. 'The Flash' (Season 3)
The Flash's third season saw Barry Allen confronted by yet another unstoppable speedster: the "God of Speed" known as Savitar. Much like he had done so many times before, the Scarlet Speedster would stop at nothing to protect those he loved. However, this time he just didn't have the same spark.
The cast provided us with some of their strongest performances, and the season had a number of incredible moments — ranging from the Savitar reveal to the "Invasion!" crossover to the show-stopping musical crossover with Supergirl. But, as a whole, it just felt like the Savitar arc hindered the show.
Not only had we seen the terrifying speedster arc played out twice already, but this time it just didn't feel like the same lighthearted Flash that families could sit down and enjoy. Instead, we got a broody Barry Allen who was inherently worried that he couldn't stop the Big Bad. While it all eventually proved to be worthwhile — thanks to the incredible season finale — it was one depressing ride before we finally got there.
Make no mistake about it, The Flash is still my favorite of all the shows on this list, but this season wasn't the same high standard as the first two.
3. 'Arrow' (Season 5)
After two lackluster seasons, Arrow did the impossible and reignited that emerald fire within to produce a surprisingly strong fifth season. Introducing us to a brand new Team Arrow, Oliver ended up working alongside the likes of Wild Dog, Mr. Terrific, Ragman and Artemis in order to take down the mysterious Prometheus, who may just have been the most deadly villain yet.
The show's decision to introduce a new Black Canary — Dinah Drake — was understandably met with criticism as they had killed off the true version in the panned fourth season. However, they also managed to right that wrong by bringing actress Katie Cassidy back into the fold as Earth-2's Laurel, Black Siren.
While it wasn't quite the exceptionally high standard of the first couple seasons, Season 5 of Arrow was miles ahead of the previous two, and managed to deliver a powerful, compelling and highly entertaining narrative, capped off by the most star-studded season finale in the show's history.
2. 'Supergirl' (Season 2)
After a strong but somewhat directionless first season on CBS, Supergirl arrived on The CW, making an unforgettable impact. The second season strengthened the show in such a way that it made us wonder why it didn't just start out on The CW in the first place.
Picking up from where Season 1 left off, this season introduced us to the awesome Mon-El of Daxam, Lena Luthor, Lynda Carter's epic outing as President Oliver Marsden and the almighty "Sanvers" while focusing on Big Bads Cadmus and Rhea. Furthermore, it finally gave James Olsen a purpose and realized just how valuable of a character Winn Schott truly is.
But undoubtedly the biggest talking point of Season 2 was the introduction of Tyler Hoechlin's Superman, who ended up receiving widespread acclaim.
Without a doubt, Supergirl really came into its own this season and proved that the Girl of Steel is just as formidable a force as any of her male counterparts on the network. While the season did suffer from the absence of the incomparable Calista Flockhart, the show brought her back for four episodes.
The incredible two-part season finale highlighted how far this show has come and ensured that Kara Danvers is ready to dominate the Arrowverse in Season 3 — which is sure to take Supergirl up, up and away to brand new heights.
1. DC's 'Legends Of Tomorrow' (Season 2)
When a show finds its footing with a solid first season, it's tremendously hard to top it during the second. But this certainly wasn't the case for DC's Legends Of Tomorrow. After delivering a strong but flawed first outing, the time-traveling #superheroes managed to take things to a whole new level for Season 2.
With a much more engaging storyline, a legendary faction of villains and even more awe-inspiring moments each week, Legends Of Tomorrow always delivered during its second season. Whether they were chasing the Spear of Destiny or singing in NASA, Legends never failed to make us laugh — something we missed from a lot of the shows this season. But it wasn't afraid to make us cry either, highlighted by a number of episodes, especially the season finale.
A major improvement from Season 1, Legends was a breath of fresh air and reminded us that superheroes could be fun. It's no surprise that it quickly became the show I mainly looked forward to each week. All that's left to say is: roll on, Season 3!
There's no doubt that The CW's superhero shows produced some of their strongest seasons yet this year, and it leaves us wondering about how they could possibly top that next season. But with new threats, new teammates and a new direction promised for many of the shows, I have no doubt that the best is yet to come from the Arrowverse.