Thrushman L.C. Carson has kidnapped Chief Highcloud of the Cardiac tribe of Indians in Oklahoma. The criminal organization also is menacing the chief's daughter, Charisma, who dances in New...
See full summary »
Thrushman L.C. Carson has kidnapped Chief Highcloud of the Cardiac tribe of Indians in Oklahoma. The criminal organization also is menacing the chief's daughter, Charisma, who dances in New York. It turns out Thrush is working on a hydrogen bomb on the Cardiac reservation. Solo leads a group of Indians, all riding motorcycles, in a climatic fight with the Thrush forces. Written by
The first season of this show took me a bit by surprise because I always thought I had seen it, when indeed I had not. It was interesting to see it find its feet in terms of style, tone, and character. Season 2 comes out of the box very much knowing what it wants to be, and I assume that it was already a very popular show (judging by it setting up its own spin off during this season).
Mostly the season not only gets it right, but keeps it fairly consistent. There is a cheeky sense of fun to the whole show here, but yet produces solid plots which sell themselves by virtue of being entertaining and fun. I remember some of those in the first season seemed to have overly silly plot; season two really does have many that are silly but often they work because the delivery carries the viewer along. This is not to say the season is without flaw, because there are quite a few weaker episodes, as well as some bad ones. This is notably where the plots are restricted, or overly silly, and lack the spark to make the viewer go along with them. Those with stronger villains, and with good interplay between Solo and Kuryakin, tend to be the stronger episodes; those that weaker those core formula strengths are not as good.
They are the minority though, and mostly the season is colorful breezy fun which is delivered with a sense of humor and action. Everyone seems to be on the same page and along for the ride, and this makes it easier for the viewer. Okay there are some very dated aspects, but the treatment of women is better than season 1 (mostly just in peril) even if mostly the improved treatment isn't that expanded (now they are in peril or sexy). Fun stuff though, and the tone that the recent film remake could really have done with striking.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?