Batman (1966)

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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

  1. It has a good mix between action and comedy.
  2. Good costume designs for the 1960's that match with the original designs from the comics.
  3. The iconic theme song
  4. A good variety of likeable characters like Batman, Robin, Catwoman, etc.
  5. Adam West's iconic performance as Bruce Wayne/Batman brought him to fame.
  6. A lot of funny moments like the batusi and the bomb scene.
  7. Enjoyable action scenes.
  8. The third (and final) season introduced Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, this was also her TV debut.
  9. It renamed Mr. Zero to Mr. Freeze.
  10. The show's success increased the popularity of Batman.
  11. Memorable and funny quotes such as “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb.”

Bad Qualities

  1. Some elements from this show haven't aged very well, like the portrayal of certain characters like The Joker.
  2. 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.
  3. When compared to the later Movies and TV Shows featuring Batman, The show feels a little outdated and haven't aged well aside with it's light-hearted, yet campy tone.



  1. The late Adam West considered that calling this show "camp" was an insult.


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