23. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (UPN, 1996-1997)

It only had one stand-out season out of two, but Season One of The Incredible Hulk was a surprisingly dark take on the Green Goliath. The show would often spend just as much time focusing on Bruce Banner’s own self-loathing as it would on colossal action scenes. But when it did come time for the good Doctor to “Hulk Out,” the show let loose with some of the most powerful brawls we have ever seen.

Unfortunately, the show took on a decidedly lighter tone in its second season, and it was soon canceled. But during its first handful of episodes, The Incredible Hulk made a run at being one of the best comic book cartoons on at the time, against some quality competition.