Are you old enough to remember the excitement of sitting down early Saturday evening every weekend to watch your favourite shows? Before VCRs, streaming and catch up TV we were glued to the TV for every second during the 70s. For Fan Fridays 11 I have chosen one of my favs from that time: Wonder Woman.
Princess of the Red, White and Blue Bathing Suit
Saturday early evenings were a very special time for me as a child - they meant the best TV shows were on. I didn't own a VCR until I was 18 so the only way to to make sure to see anything before that was to catch it when it was on (how did we live without catch up TV, how?). Saturday TV was almost a religious experience ;).
Wonder Woman, with the wonderful Lynda Carter, was one of those shows. It originally ran from 75 - 79 and has two phases, the first season set in the 1940s and seasons 2 and 3 set in the present day, as was.
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Having a TV show in the 70s where a woman was the hero was amazing. How Steve got into so much trouble every week so Diana had to do her swirl and go rescue him is anybody's guess. I'm pretty sure I can blame my love of tying up the good guy in ropes and chains for him to be rescued totally comes from Wonder Woman, or one better, knocking him out and then tying him up. Seven year old me really fancied Steve :).
So those of you who were around in the 70s or saw the show in reruns when you were younger: hands up who would do the Wonder Woman twirl on the playground. Anyone ever manage to get their hair to fly loose of it's confines with the dramatic flare Diana Prince managed every week?
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Wonder Woman is supposed to be everything good. She's wholesome, she cares about everyone and she can put any evil man in his place. The way she was so disappointed with any evil woman she came across was also brilliant. It was as if she thought they had let down their entire gender.
I have to wonder how she would deal with CCTV these days ;)
Thank you for joining me on this trip down memory lane. If you want to see Wonder Woman as she was in the 70s there are box sets of the DVDs available Amazon UK, Amazon US as well as being availbale on Amazon video.
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