Got a chance to view the Season 1 DVD of Wonder Woman this weekend. I have vague memories of this first season which was set in the 1940s and basically featured Wonder Woman against various Nazis. I’m more familiar with the successive seasons which brought the characters up to the present.
I have to say the show works a lot better with the period setting. It’s the right blend of camp and straight-arrow storytelling and acting. They’re not so deadly serious, but it’s not a Batman knockoff either.
It is funny though to watch the show with grown-up eyes and a knowledge of lot more of the guest stars. Plus, I picked up far more subtext than I think I ever did as a child.
Also, how can you not love a show where the heroine constantly has to save her leading man?