/ by Carlos
The Avengers was not an ordinary series. On this, there can be no argument.
Begun in 1961 and ended in 1969, The Avengers history runs right through
one of the most creative, wildest, insurgent decades of the last century.
A history that wisely took in the key elements of those years, and left
a trademark which goes beyond the 1960s to project itself freshly at any
Maybe more vividly than any other show of that decade, The Avengers aesthetics
show brilliantly how the world was changing at that moment, joining divergent
trends together and expressing them as a coherent, homogenous product,
well away from pasticheoften used then. From the mixture between cop-spy
show of Dr Keel, to the comic of "The Winged Avenger;" from
the expressionist shades of the Cathy Gale season, to the Pop explosion
of the King series, The Avengers multiply the visual and dramatic references
of a unique era.
In this section we're going to analyze some aspects of this exciting
creation, involving not only their characters, but also the show as a
whole. You're invited to find them out. Certainly we're not exactly the
master minds at The Ransack Club, but... we're our own guys.
This is the kind of question that arises invariably every time a character
is seen on TV for such a long time. Steed was donning his bowler hat
and brandishing his umbrella for ten years, on and off, which contributed
to reinforce his impeccable, long-standing stamp. But... through those
ten years, did Steed keep each one of his traits the same? Or did he
change them? Or did he emphasize some? Hmmm... an interesting topic
to think about.
A concise, confusing, pretentious essay about Tara King and her ostensible
responsibility in the decline and fall of The Avengers, presented in
two parts, an interlude and an epilogue.
What does the magic between Emma and Steed consist of? A brief reflection
on the male-female relationship, told by a genuine night owl.