The AvengersAugust 13, 2017 11:00 am
What The Show’s About:
The Avengers (no not those Avengers) is a 1961 British espionage-thriller series, following agent John Steed and his varying, typically assertive, female partners. Each season or two sees Steed with a new partner, making for a good, dynamic variety in characters throughout the series’ 6-season run. Steed and his partners take on bizarre threats to the United Kingdom, the likes of cyborgs; a shadowy, underground city; murderous adrenaline junkies; and even a weaponized strain of the common cold virus that causes its victims to literally sneeze themselves to death. Suave and daring, Agent Steed and his partners have their hands full in each hour-long episode.
Initially airing in January 1961 on ABC, The Avengers went on to find its own little passionate niche in pop culture, spinning off a series of novels, stage plays, a radio series, films, and even a line of comic books, just like another little team over at a comic book publication. Maintaining a dynamic cast and a certain flare of mid-20th Century science-fiction flavor, The Avengers is one TV fanatics shouldn’t miss.
Time Commitment: 6 Seasons