shows I want to see: action/adventure
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Alias, on ABC
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When it started I watched the first episode, maybe the first two or three. But then I stopped because it was opposite X-Files. But I'd really like to see this, I just wanna be able to watch it from the beginning. It's about this woman named Sydney Bristow, who's like in college I guess, but she's also a spy. Then she finds out the group she was working for is actually a rogue organization, not really a part of the CIA as she thought. So she becomes a double agent to gather information against them, while still working for them. And of course, it gets more complicated than that, but as I say I really haven't seen much of it. I expect I shall, someday.


The Avengers, on ITV (UK)
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I haven't had the opportunity to see much of it; only if there's a free preview weekend which includes the Mystery channel, or something. But still, it is great and it is a classic. Anyway, there was this spy named John Steed. He was cool. He had various partners, and I'm sure that's all well and good, but everybody knows that the real Avengers are John Steed and Emma Peel. Um, but anyway, as I say I haven't seen it much, so there's not much I can really tell you. Odd little series, at times. Occasionally, I might almost say, it borders on the fantastic.
(Oh, and while the real Steed and Peel were Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg, there was a 1998 movie in which they were played by Ralph Fiennes and Uma Thurman. It wasn't great, but I kinda liked it.)


Danger Man, on ITV (UK)
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I don't really know anything about this except that one might call it a prequel series to The Prisoner which is certainly among the best series ever. So I'd really love to see this show. It started in 1960, but was apparently revived in 1964... the IMDb entry for it has the same title as this one, but you'd probably hear it refered to as Secret Agent (IMDb). I wish I knew something else to tell you.


Into the Badlands, on AMC
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I can't watch this because I don't currently get AMC. I don't know much about it, but it looks like it would be pretty cool and badass.


Kung Fu, on ABC
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I don't know much of anything about this, except that it's about this kung fu Shaolin monk type guy named Kwai Chang Caine. And I've long wanted to see the series. I think I watched a very little bit of a spin-off series called Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. Like maybe just the first episode, or something....


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