After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, ... See full summary »
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Peter Wyngarde ...  Jason King 26 episodes, 1971-1972
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After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, doing research for his stories and tripping over a variety of odd--often verging on surreal--cases, usually involving beautiful women. He was occasionally blackmailed into working for British Intelligence under the threat of being arrested for unpaid back taxes. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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A fun 1970's show
26 September 2016 | by orthoscope-31203See all my reviews

Well, I may have a different view on this type of show than other reviewers. When I put on one of these DVD episodes I'm not expecting a mind bending plot experience or to be blown away by production values.

I put this on and I just go back. Back to the 70's and 80's (where I find my favorite TV programs, it was just a special time) and I can overlook a very lot of flaws. Thing is I'm American and never heard of Peter or this or the previous series until around 3 months ago, yet it still gives me nostalgia and I love British TV, maybe because there are so many new things to find I didn't have before.

This was just a different time and I can feel it and really enjoy everything about this. As far as Peter being the sole protagonist, this is actually fine with me. He is so entertaining that I enjoy every second of him being on screen. Yes I plan to get the Section "S"(I think that is the correct name) DVD's as well as honestly it's true they were better, the same "sniper" pistol is used over and over and over as a prop in this series due to budget, and the film isn't mega-HD (in fact I thought I bought a bootleg when first watching my copies) But I really don't care.

Peter is great and it's just fun. I love it but I'm hella nostalgic, I love to put on the series and just to watch or maybe let it run while I do something else, who wants today's TV in the background making you depressed with how terrible everyone is to each other as that seems to be what makes you "interesting" nowadays's--how much of a jerk you can be to others. Even as a womanizer Peter (Jason) is still more polite and a gentlemen than anyone on TV now. The reason I longer have cable.

As someone mentioned, at least these old shows HAD characters, flawed or not. Something you can not find in today's TV.


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