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Batman is a superhero-comedy TV series based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name that aired from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, it stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson/Robin.
Why It Rocks
- It has a good mix between action and comedy.
- Good costume designs for the 1960's that match with the original designs from the comics.
- The iconic theme song
- A good variety of likeable characters like Batman, Robin, Catwoman, etc.
- Adam West's iconic performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman brought him to fame.
- A lot of funny moments like the batusi and the bomb scene.
- Enjoyable action scenes.
- The third (and final) season introduced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, this was also her TV debut.
- It renamed Mr. Zero to Mr. Freeze.
- The show's success increased the popularity of Batman.
- Memorable and funny quotes such as “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb.”
- Some elements from this show haven't aged very well, like the portrayal of certain characters like The Joker.
- Some characters like Two-Face (who was supposed to be played by Star Trek actor William Shatner) weren't featured in this show, though a script from an unproduced episode featuring Two-Face was adapted into a comic book, and Two-Face appeared in the 2017 film Batman vs Two-Face, which is a sequel to this show.
- When compared to the later Movies and TV Shows featuring Batman, The show feels a little outdated and haven't aged well aside with it's light-hearted, yet campy tone.
- The late Adam West considered that calling this show "camp" was an insult.