The Best Superhero TV Shows on NBC
Finding a good Superhero TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Superhero TV shows of all time streaming on NBC.
1. The Incredible Hulk
What it's about: The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character, the Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as David Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.In the TV series, Dr. David Banner, a widowed physician and scientist, who is presumed dead, travels across America under assumed names, and finds himself in positions where he helps others in need despite his terrible secret: in times of extreme anger, he transforms into a huge, incredibly strong green creature, who has been given the name "The Hulk”. In his travels, Banner earns money by working temporary jobs while searching for a way to control his condition.The series was originally broadcast by CBS from 1978 to 1982, with 82 episodes over five seasons. The two-hour pilot movie, which established the Hulk's origins, aired on November 4, 1977. It was developed and produced by Kenneth Johnson, who also wrote or directed some episodes.After the series ended, the fate of David Banner was a cliffhanger until 1988. The franchise was purchased from CBS by rival NBC. They produced three made-for-television films: The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk and The Death of the Incredible Hulk. Since its debut, The Incredible Hulk series has garnered a worldwide fan base.
Where to Watch: 87 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (NBC & Yahoo View). 47 episodes (53%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 79 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NBC). 88 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).
2. The Cape
What it's about: "The Cape" is a drama series following Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana and son, Trip. Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Vince Faraday becomes "The Cape" - his son's favorite comic book superhero - and takes the law into his own hands.
Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NBC). 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).