Saturday, July 05, 2008

You're a Wonder, Lynda Carter

I've been re-watching my favorite episodes of Season 1 of Wonder Woman on DVD. It really is the best season of the show and not just because it was set in World War II and therefore the costumes were more fabulous and it was awesome to watch the Nazis get their asses kicked on a weekly basis. It was watching Lynda Carter act the hell out of her role like she never quite did again in the subsequent 2 seasons. She was always great, don't get me wrong, but she always blows me away in the first season. She put so much effort into making Diana Prince seem truly different from Wonder Woman, unrecognizable as the star-spangled Amazon yet intelligent and resourceful in her own right, never portraying her as a meek, helpless woman, just a different one. But my favorite thing is watching the episodes in which you can see her struggling to support the American war effort while also clearly being disgusted by their own vulgar displays of power, regardless of the worthwhile causes they were being used for. And, to top it all off, she ran around in that outfit as naturally as you or I would run around in jeans and a t-shirt. She deserved an Emmy for that alone. She may want to be known as many other things in her professional life and I can understand that. But she'll always be Wonder Woman to me.


At 7/08/2008 9:32 AM , Blogger Matthew said...

How amazing does she look today?

At 7/08/2008 4:52 PM , Blogger ohnochriso said...

She has totally aged so well and keeps looking gorgeous.

At 12/15/2008 1:39 PM , Blogger Cowboy said...

I totally agree, the 1st season of Wonder Woman was the best. Once you take out the love story between her and Steve Trevor the story just doesn't work anymore. She just stood out more in WWII. I was disappointed when the series moved to CBS and was updated to the 70's. It was never the same again.


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