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Posted January 19, 2000
Avengers Dossier evaluates the best Avengers episode of each filmed series. They divide each episode review into such areas as: kindiness, wit (how many stars). Occasionally they misfire in evaluating an episode: Positive Negative Man of the color 1967 rigg/MacNee series was much wittier than 50,000 Breakfast or Murdersville. Similarly despite their high praise of MacNee in Two's Company it was a weak script. Girl from A.U.N.T.I.E. was far more hilarious, Superlative Seven (1967) color era much more suspenseful and entertaining. The authors offer intriguing insights into the downfall of the Avengers: creating a weak, 30s stereotyped dependent young girl instead of the two previously exciting independent, brainy female leads: Cathy Gale and Emma Peel. It was informative to learn that writers Roger Marshall and later Philip Levene disagreed with the producer about making the show cartoonish. When the two best writers left, and later the wonderful film directors were no longer doing the episodes, the quality suffered drastically. Altogether a fun read analyzing humor, suspense, clever lines & compelling villains. Worth the money and fun to reread due to the authors keen wit.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.