Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Danger 5 (2011) TV series

Director: Dario Russo

Writers: David Ashby, Dario Russo

Composer: Dario Russo

Starring: David Ashby, Sean James Murphy, Natasa Ristic, Amanda Simons, Carmine Russo, Michelle Nightingale, Andreas Sobik, Dario Russo, Chris Asimos

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Last time it was war. This time it's personal.

Plot: It's the 1960s.  Adolph Hitler is still trying to take over the world and it's up to Danger 5 to stop them.

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

This wildly creative Australian TV show nailed it with their Gerry Anderson marionette 60s TV show spoof while throwing in all manner of special effects from model work to stop motion animation.  The costumes, dialogue, edits and overall aesthetic were brilliantly executed into one funny as shit show.  The first episode of season one is a masterpiece.  The other five episodes don't hold up to the first but it's still a very fun ride.  The second season of seven episodes is set in the 1980s and does more of the same but while holding to the novelties of that decade like they did in season one with the 1960s.  I'm sad there aren't more of this series but I'm glad that these crazy kids had what it took to make what they did.  Watch the trailer above and you'll see just how insanely fun this is.  Two and a half years ago this was on Netflix.  I have no idea where it can be seen today.

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