However, when I heard about NBC creating a new Wonder Woman show, I have to admit, I was worried. Instead of a long rant, I'll try to keep my points succinct.
- David E. Kelley.
- Pros: He has a long history of really high rated (Ally McBeal) and really high quality (Boston Public) shows. Plus he helmed Doogie Howser.
- Cons: He's never done an action show before.
- Pros: They're now under the leadership of Bob Greenblatt who helped Showtime topple HBO with shows like United States of Tara, Weeds, and Dexter.
- Cons: It's a network show, so no big budget. The network is currently struggling with low viewership. And they're notorious for canceling shows before giving them a chance.
- Smallville (Just go with me on this one)
- Pros: The show has gotten quite a following during the last few years (even if it's a bit of a cult following), so people might be more open to another superhero show.
- Cons: The style of Smallville was more whiney teen-angsty (then young adult-angsty) than action show. So that's what people will want from their superhero shows.
- Adrianne Palicki
- Pros: She looks like she could kick some ass, plus she apparently reads comic books.
- Cons: I've only seen her in Legion, which was an awful movie. (Note to self: check out Friday Night Lights)
- The Costume (Here's a great debate over sexy vs slutty in regards to the costume)
- Pros: I like that there are definite nods to the traditional costume and the new costume in the comics. I actually like that she's wearing pants.
- Cons: Way too shiny. But I have a sneaky suspicion that it will look better in the context of defeating the bad guy. Putting her in front of a white background with pretty harsh lighting is about the worst thing that could be done.
I'm still going to give the show a chance. And if it's like Smallville, I'll grin and bear it through multiple seasons, too (if it gets the chance).