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Ralph

Recently, thanks to Netflix, I’ve been renting the Greatest American Hero on DVD. I remember loving the show when I was a kid, but as with most things, those cherished memories usually come crashing down as we come across them as adults.

Well, while certainly dated, G.A.H. holds up to a certain extent. It’s got a lot of charm and wit, and the concept still works, and Robert Culp is great. I think an update of the show in either movie form or even still on television would be great, as long as care could be taken not to “CW” it up, or load it with pop culture references. And it’s certainly too bad that the recent comic was as terrible as terrible can be, as that’d be a fine place for a revival as well.

3 comments

  1. Have you read Truth, Justin, and the American Way (http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Justin-American-Scott-Kurtz/dp/1582407053/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255161466&sr=8-1) by Scott Kurtz? It takes the GAH concept and plays around with it (granted with a number of period nostalgia nods, but not to an annoying extent). Even preserves the swing 70s era. I think you’d enjoy it.

    • Eric on October 10, 2009 at 11:45 am
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    Wow never heard of that. I’ll check it out.

  2. Hope you enjoy it. After you read it, feel free to tell me what your thought of it.

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