Disney really hit the mark when they produced this show in the late 50's. It has everything you want in an action show: great action, adventure, pretty girls, a little comedy, and, of course, a sword (or whip) fight in every episode. Good and right always win the day! The plots are thin, but that doesn't matter. The production and sheer fun of the show make up for it. Some of the episodes stand alone, others are in serial format, usually in groups of 3.
There are several things that make this show really stand out. First, Guy Williams is fabulous. To me, he will always be the consummate Zorro. He was an accomplished fencer before the show began, and it shows. The sword fights in this series are absolutely first-rate--Williams had to hold back a little when he was fighting with the bad guys. Second, Williams had the second most famous grin in Hollywood (after Burt Lancaster, of course!). He just seemed to be enjoying everything he did on the show. Third, the Keystone Cop-like antics of Sgt. Garcia and his lancers give the show an added boost--comedy relief.
Disney has now colorised the series. I don't mind watching shows in BW and am usually bothered by colorisation. But Disney did a great job and I hardly noticed it had been colorised. An added bonus is that the viewer gets to see the many colorful outfits that Diego, the Dons, and ladies wear. I had never realised they were so colorful and impressive.
All in all, it's just a lot of good, clean fun. Fit for the whole family.
Get it, you'll be glad you did. It will bring back a lot of good memories and the kids will enjoy it as well. There's enough action to keep today's kids interested.