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Wonder Woman
« on: December 28, 2020, 12:27:20 AM »
No, not the movies.  The TV show. 

When I opened HBO Max to get the movie, they have the entire 1970s series available for streaming. 

First off, just like so many of the TV shows from my youth that I revisit (Six Million Dollar Man, Charlies Angels Hawaii Five-0, SWAT, even Star Trek etc.) it's not as good as I remember it being. There are exceptions like Columbo, Andy Griffith and a few others, but for the most part those old shows are pretty tacky.  All those shows were poorly acted, the sets were cheap and overall just flat out cheesy as hell. The action sequences are unintentionally hilarious. The plots are silly.

Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter fits right in.  It can't seem to decide if it wants to be serious or if it wants to be cartoonish like Batman so it lands sort of in the middle. It's not the worst of the old shows I've gone back to (Six Million Dollar Man might own that distinction) but it's not the bundle of awesome I thought it was. Could just be that I enjoyed watching that smoking hero in that sexy ass costume. 

Lynda Carter was astoundingly hot, and she's got those big bazooms.  She's not classically beautiful, but there's a flirty cuteness about her that goes a long way.  I will say that she got classier and more confidently sexier as the series wore on. She really grew into the role. By Season 3, she was stunning. She's 70 now and I'd still bounce on that until I made a deposit or three.

I LOVE watching her spin and change into her outfit.  That's the best. 

But what is keeping me watching so far is the actors that show up in this thing. 

Clark Griswold's dad as an army general
Debra Winger as Wonder Girl
Bradford Dillman who had major roles in the Dirty Harry Series and in Planet of the Apes
Victor Neumann from Young and the Restless
Cloris Leachman
Lynda Day George (hot on Mission Impossible)
Dick Van Patten
John Saxon
Morticia Adams
Robert Loggia
Gretchen Corbett (who I always had a hard on for, don't ask me why)
Higgins from Magnum
Mike Brady (from the Bunch)
Harris Yulin (you don't think you know him, but you do)
Robert Hays
Jayne Kennedy
Martin Mull
Jan Brady (from the Bunch)
Roddy McDowall (Cornelius, Galen, Caesar from POTA)
Frank 'Riddler' Gorshin
Bubba Smith
Greg 'mission impossible' Morris
Rick Springfield
Ed Begley Jr
Phillip Michael 'Tubbs' Thomas
Gary 'Radar' Burghoff
Lief Garrett
Ron 'Tarzan' Ely
Craig T. Nelson
Captain Stubing
Wolfman Jack
Albert 'Cleopatra Jones' Popwell
Judge Reinhold
Dick Butkus
(I didn't see all these yet, I looked up a list)

And so many more faces you'll recognize from the action-tv circuit of the 70s and 80s. 

The stunts are comically bad.  The stories are downright goofy with all the Nazi stuff. Steve Trevor is like 20 years older than her in this thing (Roy Moore should maybe have brought that up) so he's cast poorly. But the show isn't completely terrible.  I can watch it.  I'm not sure that I don't find it actually MORE enjoyable than the overplotted, overstuffed WW84 movie.  But damn, damn, damn Gal Gadot is gorgeous.

What I found funny was how closely parts of the first WW movie with Gal hewed to parts of the first episode of this series. 



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Re: Wonder Woman
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 05:33:56 PM »
1984 sucked. 
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Re: Wonder Woman
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 09:29:35 PM »
No, not the movies.  The TV show. 

When I opened HBO Max to get the movie, they have the entire 1970s series available for streaming. 

First off, just like so many of the TV shows from my youth that I revisit (Six Million Dollar Man, Charlies Angels Hawaii Five-0, SWAT, even Star Trek etc.) it's not as good as I remember it being. There are exceptions like Columbo, Andy Griffith and a few others, but for the most part those old shows are pretty tacky.  All those shows were poorly acted, the sets were cheap and overall just flat out cheesy as hell. The action sequences are unintentionally hilarious. The plots are silly.

Wonder Woman with Lynda Carter fits right in.  It can't seem to decide if it wants to be serious or if it wants to be cartoonish like Batman so it lands sort of in the middle. It's not the worst of the old shows I've gone back to (Six Million Dollar Man might own that distinction) but it's not the bundle of awesome I thought it was. Could just be that I enjoyed watching that smoking hero in that sexy ass costume.

Lynda Carter was astoundingly hot, and she's got those big bazooms.  She's not classically beautiful, but there's a flirty cuteness about her that goes a long way.  I will say that she got classier and more confidently sexier as the series wore on. She really grew into the role. By Season 3, she was stunning. She's 70 now and I'd still bounce on that until I made a deposit or three.

I LOVE watching her spin and change into her outfit.  That's the best. 

But what is keeping me watching so far is the actors that show up in this thing. 

Clark Griswold's dad as an army general
Debra Winger as Wonder Girl
Bradford Dillman who had major roles in the Dirty Harry Series and in Planet of the Apes
Victor Neumann from Young and the Restless
Cloris Leachman
Lynda Day George (hot on Mission Impossible)
Dick Van Patten
John Saxon
Morticia Adams
Robert Loggia
Gretchen Corbett (who I always had a hard on for, don't ask me why)
Higgins from Magnum
Mike Brady (from the Bunch)
Harris Yulin (you don't think you know him, but you do)
Robert Hays
Jayne Kennedy
Martin Mull
Jan Brady (from the Bunch)
Roddy McDowall (Cornelius, Galen, Caesar from POTA)
Frank 'Riddler' Gorshin
Bubba Smith
Greg 'mission impossible' Morris
Rick Springfield
Ed Begley Jr
Phillip Michael 'Tubbs' Thomas
Gary 'Radar' Burghoff
Lief Garrett
Ron 'Tarzan' Ely
Craig T. Nelson
Captain Stubing
Wolfman Jack
Albert 'Cleopatra Jones' Popwell
Judge Reinhold
Dick Butkus
(I didn't see all these yet, I looked up a list)

And so many more faces you'll recognize from the action-tv circuit of the 70s and 80s. 

The stunts are comically bad.  The stories are downright goofy with all the Nazi stuff. Steve Trevor is like 20 years older than her in this thing (Roy Moore should maybe have brought that up) so he's cast poorly. But the show isn't completely terrible.  I can watch it.  I'm not sure that I don't find it actually MORE enjoyable than the overplotted, overstuffed WW84 movie.  But damn, damn, damn Gal Gadot is gorgeous.

What I found funny was how closely parts of the first WW movie with Gal hewed to parts of the first episode of this series. 



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