Your Favorite CW Dramas Ranked

For DC Comic lovers and fandom fanatics alike, the CW has always been the place to go when it comes to TV. Let’s take a look at some of the network’s best shows since its inception in 2006.

10. Riverdale (2017-present)

Inspired by the popular comic book series, Riverdale gained a fast and loyal following. The show shadows the lives of Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Archie Andrews (KJ Appa), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) as they uncover the secrets of their mysterious town. Riverdale is available to stream on Netflix.

9. Dynasty (2017-present)

Do you fantasize about living in a mansion with butlers and servants at your beck and call? Dynasty — starring Victorious’s Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington — chronicles the drama of the Carrington family as they dispute over fame and fortune. Dynasty is available to stream on Netflix.

8. 90210 (2011-2015)

With love triangles, secrets and deception, 90210 is a great source of content to keep you endlessly engaged. The series continues the Beverly Hills 90210 legacy by including original cast members such as Jenny Garth and Shannen Doherty. 90210 is available to stream on Netflix.

7. Jane the Virgin (2014-2019)

This telenovela parody stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane, a virgin who gets accidentally artificially inseminated by her careless doctor who happens to be the sister of the baby’s father — and that’s just the beginning. Jane the Virgin is available to stream on Netflix.

6. Gilmore Girls (2006-2007)

Originally airing on the WB, Gilmore Girls switched to the CW upon its launch. Gilmore Girls is one of the most realistic dramas to grace the CW. The show about a young single mother raising a teenage daughter will humble you forever. Gilmore Girls is available to stream on Netflix.

5. 7th Heaven (2006-2007)

7th Heaven was one of my favorite shows to watch as a kid; I loved spending time with the Camdens every week. The large tight-knit family of seven taught us all we needed to know about life, family and what challenges to expect life to throw at us as we grow up. Stream 7th Heaven of Netflix or Hulu.

4. Hart of Dixie (2011-2015)

The most heartwarming fish out of water tale to date, Hart of Dixie follows Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson), a doctor from New York City, as she moves to Mobile, Alabama after receiving a letter from her estranged father proceeding his passing. In Alabama, Zoe finds true love, friendship and a new way of life. Hart of Dixie is available to stream on Netflix.

3. Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

The series starring Blake Lively and Leighton Meester as Upper East Side prep school elite is the perfect escapism for those who love drama, romance and scandal — and rumor has it, a reboot is in the works. Gossip Girl is available to stream on Netflix.

2. One Tree Hill (2006-2012)

One Tree Hill explores the lives of half brothers Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) as they navigate love, life and high school basketball. One of the best coming of age dramas to date, the show stands the test of time. One Tree Hill is available to stream on Netflix.

1.Smallville (2006-2011)

Starring Tom Welling, Erica Durance and Michael Rosenbaum, Smallville is an epic story about a young boy who grows up to be a journalist and husband to Lois Lane — oh and Superman. You don’t have to be a fan of DC Comics or even superheroes to like this practically perfect series. Smallville is available to stream on Hulu.

By Blair Krassen @blairlyawake


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