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Wonder Woman On ME TV!!!

Hola, my friends!

Wonder Woman joins the SciFi Saturday Night Line-Up on ME TV starting this Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 8:00 EST. If they don't change the rest of the schedule, she'll be following Batman and preceding Star Trek. :)

First, though, ME TV is showing the pilot episode on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 8:00 EST. If you haven't seen it in a long time or have never seen it, why not pencil this into your viewing schedule? :)

The show stars Lynda Carter and is the only live-action adaptation that our Amazing Amazon has appeared in in her 72 years. Debuting as 'Women's Lib' was bursting onto the national scene, the show trumpets sisterhood and womanhood in an earnest and charming '70s way, especially the first season that is set during World War II.

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rileyc
Dec. 27th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Whee! It'll be fun to see that again. Didn't they start her and Steve out in World War II but then update to the present (1970s)? Well, I shall tune in and see!
bradygirl_12
Dec. 27th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
It'll be great fun! :)

Yes, there was a hint of a romance between Diana and Steve in the beginning, and it was set in the 1940s during the war. Then they updated it to the '70s and Steve was then the son or grandson (can't remember) of the original Steve, so no romance there! Needless to say, I preferred the first season, but in addition to Steve/Diana, I thought the setting was better for Diana. The '70s version just made her a Government agent with superpowers instead of a feminist superhero.
rileyc
Dec. 29th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
I watched the TV movie pilot last night and was a bit concerned. There was an awful lot of bad acting, and the story was pretty flimsy. Lynda Carter and, to my surprise, Lyle Waggoner, were good, though--love that they worked in the "angel," and didn't shrink from her carting him around.

I'm watching the first actual episode now and it looks like the writing and acting are both considerably improved. Well, that's usually the way with pilots, I think.

I do like the World War II setting. It's just so right for them, you know? :)

Not sure about that theme song, though. I didn't remember that there was ever more to it than "Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman!" LOL
bradygirl_12
Dec. 29th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
I watched the TV movie pilot last night and was a bit concerned. There was an awful lot of bad acting, and the story was pretty flimsy. Lynda Carter and, to my surprise, Lyle Waggoner, were good, though--love that they worked in the "angel," and didn't shrink from her carting him around.

Ha, I assume not much money was given toward supporting cast but the story used a lot of the elements from her origin story in the comics. Falling in love with Steve on Paradise Island after saving him from the sea (though the show had Steve already on the beach, ignoring the old Aphrodite's Law of the Amazons losing their immortality if a man sets foot on the island) was spot on, as was the way she earned money while waiting for Steve to recover. She also served as his nurse in the origin story.

I loved the 'Angel' bit, too, and Diana carrying Steve around. :)

I'm watching the first actual episode now and it looks like the writing and acting are both considerably improved. Well, that's usually the way with pilots, I think.

Very true! Pilots can be awkward at times as the actors barely know their characters.

I do like the World War II setting. It's just so right for them, you know? :)

Very much so! They're kind of a fairytale couple in a lot of ways (the 'love at first sight' thing) and the setting seems to be more amenable to such a relationship.

Not sure about that theme song, though. I didn't remember that there was ever more to it than "Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman!" LOL

*laughs*

The lyrics are fun! 'Fighting for our rights' and I believe it says, 'In her tights' or something, LOL! But the show was very much attuned to the womanpower message of Golden Age Wonder Woman, and I salute them for that.

The show has elements of camp but not over-the-top like Batman. I think it's a respectful and enjoyable version of our Amazing Amazon. :)
catalenamara
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
I had totally forgotten the first season was set during WW2. I wonder if my cable company carries Me TV? I'll have to check.
bradygirl_12
Dec. 31st, 2013 03:54 pm (UTC)
I love that first season! I think the energy and excitement was at its highest during that season, and the setting fit. :)

ME TV can show up in the oddest places! :)
catalenamara
Jan. 6th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
I know we get ME TV at work - but I can't find it at home. :-(
bradygirl_12
Jan. 6th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
Darn! I know the feeling about being shut out at home. I can't get the CW anymore. No more Arrow! :(

Maybe her episodes are available at Hulu or someplace else?
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