Ahhhh, The Avengers
. Showed it to Lisa, who'd seen it as a kid and hadn't grokked it. This time she got it.
Not much story there -- slow even for the time -- 50% of it is Diana Rigg and Patrick McNee being sly at each other. Oh, but they do sly soooo well.
And Rigg in a leather catsuit, bound to a saddle sidesaddle ... well, who can say no to Diana Rigg in a leather catsuit? Not I.
It's a lesson to us all: so long as the characters are marvelous, you can get away with very little spectacle indeed, and low-key spectacle at that. (Karate chop!
Another interesting point is the fact that the show never had crowds outside. Streets were always empty, thus making the viewer focus on the two main characters. You were always cutting right into a scene - no fat on the show anywhere.
I just had to look up the word grokking online. Interesting vernacular!
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