|I still think this suit looks|
better than Aqua-Superman
in the upcoming film.
My wife, who has no interest in superheroes whatsoever (after watching Spider-Man 3 with me she didn't know who I was talking about when I referenced Venom, though in her defense I rewatched the movie and they never do call him that on-screen), loves Lois & Clark. While we were dating long distance she and her best friend would borrow the seasons from me and they would devour them inside a week. They wanted to see the love story, they didn't really care about Superman.
I keep hearing about new television series being developed by Marvel and DC; I've read about the Hulk, Mockingbird, and Cloak & Dagger from Marvel and Wonder Woman from DC. I don't think any of those properties (especially from the synopsis' I've read) really fit the small screen very well. Here, in no particular order, are the properties I think would translate well to television and how I would do them. The titles are just for fun though!
As much as I hate to admit it, putting the X-Men back into a high school setting (cliche, I know) would work extremely well. X-Men Evolution did a great job with this concept; I resisted the idea at first, but after watching the show they developed a unique look at the X-Men's history and relationships that was very well done. I would probably put the X-Men into a regular high school, so you can explore the prejudice and persecution angles, but also of acceptance. I'm not even sure what line-up I'd use since almost any one I can come up with would make for a good show.
I don't actually know what I'd call the series (Super Buddies, Formerly Known as the Justice League?), since using the Justice League name leads people to believe Superman, Batman and company are the stars. No, I would base this show around the Giffen/DeMatteis/Macquire premise, as a comedy. Guy Gardner, Sue Dibny, Elongated Man, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Fire, Ice and Maxwell Lord. The characters aren't over-powered (the problem with including J'onn J'onnz), but the potential is there for a lot of laughs. I would do the series in the same vein as the Tick live action series, which was hilarious.
Counter-terrorism shows are popular these days, so unleash Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Maria Hill and the other members of SHIELD. Some weeks you can work in organizations like Hydra or AIM, others you can just use original creations. No superpowers required. My only requirement is we don't get a Samuel L. Jackson Fury...I like my Fury with greying temples and chomping on a cigar, thank you very much.
Why Disney hasn't put this into production for ABC Family, I do not know. As much as I'd love to see Pixar's take on the Pack, it would be too similar to the Incredibles. Therefore, give the Powers kids a live action series instead, the younger viewers will have a ball!
Rather than focus on super-powered beings fighting, how about focusing on cleaning up the mess afterwards? For some reason I imagine this series being done in a similar tone to that of the Office, which is funny considering I rarely watch that show. I think it would work.
I could keep going, but I'll stop there for now. What shows would you like to see?