It's TV edition this week and we are all about the super heroes or super powers and I know there are quite a few newer shows that fit the bill but, well, you know me, I amgoing old school with 2 classic shows and one that I think is a classic and should be well known. Head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to check out the other picks. Here are my three...
1. ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN-1952-1958
Poor George Reeves will forever be known to be this super hero much to his chagrin. Now I wasn't even born when this came out but I watched the show during all the reruns and I loved it. Good Ole Clark Kent finds a job at the Daily Planet and works along side Lois Lane and Billy. When his friends get into trouble, which they often did, Clark would find a phone booth and become Superman and save the day. What would he do now since phone booths are rarely seen now? We look at this show now and think it's cute but, back in the day, it was huge and every kid wanted to meet Superman. George Reeves couldn't go anywhere without being bombarded by kids everywhere and due to being Superman his acting role in From Here To Eternity was severely edited because the bosses didn't want people to snicker at their film (the preview audience did).
2. BATMAN AND ROBIN-1966-1968
Let's all dance the Batusi! No?? Ok but let's talk high camp where you have a bit flabby Batman with his over zealous sidekick, Robin, battling a whole bunch of crazy evil guys from The Joker to Catwoman. Believe it or not, this became such a huge hit back in the day that major stars wanted to be on this show from Roddy McDowall, Cliff Robertson and Vincent Price to Anne Baxter and Tallulah Bankhead. You also had your regular villains played by Burgess Meredith, Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin and the great Caesar Romero whom Heath Ledger watched to get some of the laugh and nuances down for his role as the Joker. Batman was campy fun so watch their "BAM" and "Wham" and keep tuned in to the same Bat Time and the same Bat Channel.
3. GREATEST AMERICAN HERO-1981-1983
I love this show and watched it every week with my mom who also enjoyed it. It starred William Katt(where did he go?) as a young man who is given this suit by aliens to fight crime. When he wears the suit, he can fly, jump high, has super strength plus so much more but he loses the instructions, so he must learn the hard way how to use the suit correctly...often with funny results (crash landing into trash cans). Robert Culp plays an FBI agent who works with him and becomes friends with the young guy with the suit. It is comedic but did have some serious moments as well and love that theme song!
Extra Bonus and hope you have time to waste:)
I can't believe all the guest stars...
Which shows would you pick?