WONDER WOMAN (1975 – 1979)

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Creators:: William Moulton Marston, Stanley Ralph Ross

Cast: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil

Assuming the secret identity of Yeoman Diana Prince (Carter), works for Major Steve Trevor (Waggoner) in Army Intelligence. But when trouble threatens, she goes into action with her great strength, bulletproof bracelets, and her magic lasso of truth. So spies, saboteurs, and schemers beware, because Wonder Woman is here.

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I remember this series back in the days, I was in this family where this boy about 10 years old used to watch it religiously every week even the reruns. He could get enough of it. He might have a crush for Lynda Carter. Watching the show is I noticed the preponderance of female villains Wonder Woman battles, from the spy mistress Baroness Von Gunther to Fausta, the Nazi Wonder Woman, to the trainer of that Nazi gorilla. You even get Wonder Girl, Wonder Woman’s kid sister, played by Debra Winger. The show was female dominated here and for cause, nothing wrong with that it is a nice pace a change. Lynda Carter was doing her own stunts what they allow her to do, she also, has a double for the one that was more complicated and dangerous. Linda fits the role beautifully well. It is a fun series to watch, it brings back memories.

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BATMAN (1966 – 1968)

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Creator: Lorenzo Semple Jr., William Dozier

Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

The fans of Batman are in mourning: the unforgettable Adam West, interpreter of the hero in the series cult and kitsch “Batman” of the Sixties and film “Batman” died this june 9th of leukemia. He was 88 years old. RIP Adam.

During three TV seasons, broadcast between 1966 and 1968 on the ABC channel and a movie at the cinema, the American actor incarnated his hero which the series became cult. In 2016, Adam West had agreed to resume his role for an episode for the series Big Bang Theory which celebrated its 200th episode. Most recently, the actor had lent his voice to the pilot of the Powerless series. Throughout his career, West had repeatedly taken over his Batman character, notably for Batman or Tarzan animated series, or the return of the Caped Crusaders, released last year. Of course he has done other roles in movies.

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When I first came to the US in the 70’s a teenager that I knew was watching this all the time. He so loved this series. I did do. Back then ti was the coolest thing. The series now is remastered on Blue ray DVD which I am going to get. The duo had chemistry on-screen. In different episode you will see the Joker (Cesar Romero), the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin), and the seductive Catwoman (Julie Newmar). The series became a success and very quickly became cult. Terrific series here to be seen over and over. Thank you for entertain us all those years Adam.

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BALCK LAGOON (2006 – )

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Cast Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse

A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Pissed off and tired of the corporate world he sicks with the pirates that kidnap him to become one of them.

Here is definitely an animation  that is filled with action and explosions. there are plenty of gun action in this one. Plus boat chase, scuba diving, more gun action. The pirates here are the cool under dog here big time. Revi here is the girl in this gang who loves guns and action, Rock on the other hand is being kidnap and is a little  mellow and start up to warm up to Revi who does not want to do anything with him. And yes they even have the guy who stays in the back and takes care of the computers and such. Plenty of action in this one but I ma told that the company that made this series stop selling it over seas. So there is only 2 season so far of 12 episodes. Well I am going to have fun with this one anyway.

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FRONTIER (2016 – )

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Creators: Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie

Cast: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle

This Series is the adventure  following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. The series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights or death, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark  conflicts.

This one you can watch it on Netflix. But the thing is here is how rough and tough was the fur trade business where others will cheat you, steal from you or even kill you plus the fact that one man wants to monopolise it. Young Irish-born Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron)   tries to steal gunpowder off a fur trade vessel headed overseas to the northern wilds well he hides in the ship and ends up in Canada. His best friend is killed, his girl (Lyla Porter-Follows) is tossed in jail. Benton (Alun Armstrong) who is the  captain on the ship has this idea to sent Micheal to this ruthless fur trader Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) to see who is next move, in return he gets his girl out of jail.

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There are subplots here that works well the series is still watchable but I think it is missing  something. The episodes are full of tension, intrigue, and sure enough there are cliffhangers. I love the female characters here that are strong-willed, tough, intelligent  and trying to get trough the day into this man’s world. Back then the women had to be to stand on their own. Not bad for a first season here let’s see if there is an other.

PREACHER (2016 – )

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Creators: Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

Cast: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Preacher is enigmatic and crazy nuts , a richly-crafted series that perfectly brings the near-unfilmable graphic novel series to life, thanks to Seth Rogen and company. It took nearly a decade to make and worth the wait plus they had the right vision for it.

Preacher  brings a small Texas town to life as you could have never imagined, and takes its time to develop  the colourful characters whose future journeys you’ll be addicted  to follow.Dominic Cooper is perfectly cast as Preacher Jesse Custer, whose crisis of faith and is possessed  by a supernatural ‘blessing’ provides the backbone to the first season. Well he comes with partner in crime, the lovable Irish vampire Cassidy (Misfit’s Joseph Gilgun who mails his role to a T, and Ruth Negga’s tough childhood sweetheart Tulip. Of course you must have in there somewhere Jackie Earle Haley an  interesting antagonist.

The first season the characters will be introduced to you and will pave the way to the next season. The series does a good job adapting the look of the comic. It is dirty and dry and almost feels like a modern western , and the characters look like the characters that they are adapting. It is a bit hard to nail down but it is a fun ride plus it has humour in it. It has 10 episodes and wow what a series. I know they nailed it thank god. Have fun.

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KNIGHT RIDER (1980 -1986)

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Creator: Glen A. Larson

Cast: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

The Foundation brings Michael back from the brink of death, and uses mysterious and advanced surgery techniques to give him an entirely new face. When the bandages finally come off, he’s played by David Hasselhoff and assumes the new identity of Michael Knight. Wilton Knight is an old man who has been secretly constructing the ultimate machine  in law enforcement, a super-car in the lab he had set up in his garage.Wilton passes on to the next life due to an illness and Michael take on the project.Michael then goes on fighting crime.

Here is the car that steals the show. Yes a car who talks, drive itself and even catch the bad guys. Its names is K.I.T.T. Hasselhoff  has talked about how important it was to him to mix lighter moments of comedy in with action in order for the show to work, and it’s K.I.T.T. But K.I.T.T. is more than just a one note punch-line. It is not far fetch because google has a car that drives itself before you know it will talk to you I think they are working on that, well they are working on artificial intelligence for a car. The car is a back Trans Ams. Keeping K.I.T.T. in top shape while in for frequent tune ups is Bonnie Barstow. Anyway I kind of like this show at the time and I am going to see it again soon it will bring back memories.

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RAWHIDE (1959 – 1965)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casts : Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar and Steve Raines.

Rawhide was pretty big back in the day and while it might be easy to dismiss it five decades since it was originally started showing on CBS in 1959, the show lasted eight seasons and remembered to this day – and for good reason. Rawhide was a great show and it holds up well. One of those rare breed network shows to combine genuinely interesting and believable characters, exciting adventure, romance, action and suspense in a timeless setting: the old west.

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Gil Favor (Eric Fleming) is a trail boss responsible for leading his group of cowboys from Texas to the northern states where they’re to drop off their herd. Gil is his right hand man, Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood), a tough guy (Yes you read right Clint Eastwood has gotten his start with the fine series), along with their crew, Gil and Rowdy encounter all manner of situations as their journey expands, from native indians, thieves, bandits, cons, along with friendships, romance and camaraderie. there were a few well more than a few guest appearances from Leslie Nielsen to Lon Chaney Jr. to Dick Van Patten to DeForest Kelly, among others! Supporting Clint and Eric Fleming, who is also excellent in his lead role, are Sheb Wooley as Pete Nolan, Paul Brinegar as Wishbone, Steve Raines as Jim Quince, Rocky Shahan as Joe Scarlett and James Murdock as Mushy Mushgrove. Some of you might be too young to know who they were or are but if you get a old of this series I strongly recommend it.

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