Agents of SHIELD (ABC, 2013 -)
Seasons/episodes: 5 (110 episodes)
The original MCU TV show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. famously didn’t start out at its best but over the years it has proven to be one of the most creative shows on TV as every season the writers find a new way to reinvent the wheel. Despite never garnering the highest ratings, S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to survive five seasons and counting just through the support of its diehard fans. That says it all, really – S.H.I.E.L.D. is the show made by and for Marvel lovers.
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015 -)
Seasons/Episodes: 2 (26 episodes)
People talk a lot nowadays about the glut of superhero stories out there right now, with detractors saying people will get tired of them after a while. Those people need to watch Jessica Jones, an example of how far you can stretch the genre. This neo-noir series is as dark as comic book fiction can ever get, with its themes of trauma and abuse, but you can’t look away from Krysten Ritter’s stellar performance as the most unique Marvel hero – the acerbic, alcoholic private eye that is Jessica.
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015 -)
Seasons/Episodes: 3 (39 episodes)
On the other hand, you could make the argument that Daredevil doesn’t feature anything we haven’t seen before in the genre, as it employs a lot of the classic superhero tropes. However, they are deployed with such panache that the familiar somehow becomes fresh and fun again. Daredevil is one of Marvel’s finest ever creations (in this guy’s opinion) and this show captures what makes him so much more than just the House of Ideas’ version of Batman. Season three even managed to do the impossible and measure up to the heights of season one.