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5.0 out of 5 stars What has gone on with modern TV?!!!!, 30 April 2014
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I have only recently bought The Equalizer, being informed from my very very reliable Dad that this is a series I'd like, as he did back when this show first aired on ITV, and boy was he right or what. Few series have started as well as this series did, so far I've yet to find even a slightly weak episode. Edward Woodward is superb as Robert McCall, and its cool to see a slightly older guy in the role of the tough man with a good heart in him battling all sorts of things this modern world is rife with. Many of the themes of the series are so much reality, and pretty hard hitting too at that. I first bought season three, then four and now this first season. I've seen quite a few reviews of the first season, and heard quite a few people saying that it was season two where the show truly found its feet: not so, not so in any sense of the word. There's so much brilliant writing in this first season. First class acting too.The Pilot Episode is impressive. I love the way McCall says Hello to many of the plethora of loonies in this series. There are plenty of highlights aside from the pilot, mine have to be "Lady Cop" and "Back Home" and "Reign Of Terror" but every minute of the first season is taught, gritty and engaging. Modern shows aren't made solid and beefy like this any more, that's for sure. What is also good about the show is the bad language is minimalist. These modern films are over endowed with too much sick gob, as I'm a person who can get by without it. Dad, you were so right, thanks for the letting me know. This show is already one of my favourites ever....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yes it can seem dated but this is a grasp back to the telly of my childhood, 26 Feb 2014
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I had forgotten how many of the episodes that stay in the head actually came from season 1. Lots of episodes, all of them solid enough, you rarely look at them thinking "as if". In fact seeing what is really just a tubby little English guy in an overcoat strolling round like he owns the place never really seems odd at all. That was the real foundation of the success of this series, something that should have worked didn't and Edward Woodward has to be praised for how he achieved that. The acting generally is strong enough to keep you watching and suspending disbelief. Plus the game of "what did I see them in" whenever a recognisable but not big star face shows up is good fun as well. Plus that music sums up the era and the show perfectly.
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