Arrowverse: Every Pilot Ranked From Worst To Best

How does Batwoman stack up against the others?


The CW's Arrowverse has been a part of our lives for nearly a decade now, and it's still very much a juggernaut.

Following the end of Smallville, few knew what the future would hold for superheroes on television, but the fact of the matter is that we didn't have to wait long to find out, as Arrow arrived on our screens the following year.

Its impressive level of success kickstarted a renaissance of superhero TV, as a ton of comic book-related shows were born - none more popular than its own spin-offs.

An era will officially end for the Arrowverse when the show that started it all bows out at the beginning of 2020, but in spite of that, the shared universe doesn't show any signs of slowing down, as The Flash, Supergirl, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman will remain on our screens.

However, none of these shows would have succeeded without their pilot episodes, endearing millions of us to their worlds and characters, and allowing them to remain on the air to this day.

With that in mind, let's take a look back at all of the Arrowverse pilots so far (including the recently-aired Batwoman) and, while we're at it, rank them from worst to best.


Michael Patterson is an experienced writer with an affinity for all things film and TV. He may or may not have spent his childhood obsessing over WWE.