I like all 3 of these series. Wonder Woman is the best IMO. The Bionic Woman is a close second but lacks some of the fantastical elements that WW had.
Police Woman is especially good in the first season. At that time it was a very gritty show. Unfortunately, as often happens, there was political interference after some complaints by who knows who and the show became quite vanilla for the rest of it's troubled run. Too bad really because in some ways it was a ground breaking series.
The Bionic Woman (1976-1978), easily was the best of the three.
Wonder Woman was actually kind of boring (especially after they switched from WWII to modern day), but I still watched it religiously because I thought Lynda Carter in the 70s-80s was one of the hottest, most gorgeous women I'd ever seen.
Police Woman was a decent show, but it's your typical mid-70s cop show.
Last Edit: Feb 14, 2018 17:15:00 GMT by movielover
Wait, comparing Police Woman to the other two? I wanted to be all three....if I think back, probably all within the same year. And at some point Kelly from Charlies Angels You can now probably guess the era I was a tween. Wonder Woman was kind of fantasy. Bionic Woman, well back then fantasy, but now...there's probably someone out there who could beat the crap out of several people with her leg, & of course hear them coming from a 100 miles away. Police Woman was real. At least I remember my dad be acutely tuned in:) So it's really hard for me to choose one over the other.
Post by Primemovermithrax Pejorative on Sept 7, 2019 7:38:00 GMT
I would go with Wonder Woman although I agree that from memory Bionic Woman was better made.
All I remember about Wonder Woman was her taking off glasses, spinning, throwing the lasso, deflecting bullets with the wrist band, and that useless guy she hanged out with.
Been watching Police Woman since the original pilot for Police Story (where Bert Convy is the handler--Earl Holliman is much better). One thing that surprises in revisiting these show is that Pepper is not particularly tough--I guess these days you kind of expect her to use judo on someone but there's nothing like that--she gets into trouble and then Lt. Bill Crowley and the gang come to her rescue. An imdb comment suggested that Angie Dickenson insisted no women appear in the show that was better looking than her and LMAO you can certainly see that being demonstrated in the show from the very first episode. They either have no makeup or are not cover girls.
Another oddity is that by episode 3 we learn that a girl she visits at a hospital is her sister--how is that possible? The kid is about 10. Or is it her daughter and she calls her sister to hide it?
During the first season, Pepper's autistic younger sister Cheryl was seen on an occasional basis. However, she was dropped before the second season.
Merchandising for the series included a poseable Pepper Anderson action figure, with accessory sets including outfits (diver, flight attendant, et cetera) and cartoon storyboards.
Angie Dickenson admits in interviews that making Police Woman was a bad experience; and she would not do it again if she had it over to do again.
"Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow." Frankenstein