Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Private Eyeful!

God bless the day I discovered Miss Honey West!

Honey West is an Aaron Spelling TV show from 1965, based on a character from 50s pulp detective novels. Apparently Spelling was in the UK and saw the Avengers and decide to make an American version, with these books as the basis.

I'm not sure what's not to like about it. Here's what IS to like about it:
  • she's a private eye and fights bad guys
  • she wears Mrs. Peel leather suits and does karate
  • she has a pet ocelot
  • the complete series is available now on Netflix - except note that Disc 1 has a Very Long Wait
  • it's only 30 minutes long!

So basically, it's a pre-cursor to Alias, but with an ocelot.

Here's the opening credits. Bam!


Tinsel Shrimpfax said...

I want an ocelot...

that show looks amazing.

ALH said...

You do NOT want an ocelot. The ocelot is miserable in captivity. And, it might eat you.

But the show IS amazing.

Tinsel Shrimpfax said...

Oh I don't REALLY want one... I would never do that to a feral kitty. But they're beautiful.