Sunday, July 08, 2012

The Six Million Dollar Man

How does one begin to describe The Six Million Dollar Man? During its run, it ranked as one of the biggest shows on television, capturing astonishing ratings in an era when people had far fewer entertainment options than they do today. When viewed from a thirty-five year distance, it seems all the more threadbare: conjured out of cheesy sound effects and a few hastily decorated sets on some studio backlot. The new definitive collection doesn’t provide any answers for its success… but if you pick it up, you need never make another Steve Austin-related purchase again.

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