While I was growing up, I used to hear about this series on television shows and I always find amazing it's unlikely end; the leading actor (Carlos Miranda) became himself a Highway Patrolman (the English translation of the title) after the series end! (He did made some movies while on leave years later)
Through television series collectors I managed to see about ten episodes of the series, and I understood why, even 30/40 years after its end people still talked about it. It was good, albeit simple.
They didn't have too much money, so the scenes have to be shoot once, twice only if (by luck) they had enough film for it. The extras (and some of the week's supporting cast) were all amateurs and the show has no stuntmen, so sometimes the fight between the hero and the villain's thugs were real or the closest to it. Even with all this and many other odds against them, they delivered a new episode every week, in which Carlos brought justice to those who needed it.
True the plots couldn't be more plain, but so what? The kids back then wanted bad guys doing their villainies, some fights and pursues, and the good guy arriving in the end and saving the day. And they had it.
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