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REVIEW: Wonder Woman 2×20 “The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell”

Written by Alex Reale

That sure was another groovy episode of Wonder Woman! “The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell” brings all of our favorite things to the table: Lynda Carter in her Wonder Woman goodness, espionage, evil-doers and ne’er-do-wells, and much more. But all that aside, was this really another worthy installment of one of our favorite television series?

In “The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell”, we have your Average Joe janitor who discovers the secret to creating explosives when he accidentally mixes a bunch of chemicals together. Naturally, this attracts some hostile minds around the city who want to take advantage of this new discovery and use it for nefarious purposes. It almost reminds me of when 8-track tapes first hit the market, though, I can’t say we were trying to kill each other over them!

I may be biased, but I actually did like this episode. I can’t say the same for my chums who would rather watch that new The Incredible Hulk series that just started a while ago. What’s the big deal with that show anyway? You think people actually care about Bill Bixby? That square could barely turn My Favorite Martian into a hit. Now he’s trying to ride the success train by playing the Hulk? Get real, man. If you want a real superhero show, you watch Wonder Woman.

You may have caught some familiar faces this episode. Philip Michael Thomas, who you might remember from Good Times, and Gary Burghoff aka “Radar” O’Reilly from M*A*S*H. I was a little surprised at how they roped in these guys to do Wonder Woman, but I sure as heck ain’t complaining! Burghoff’s role threw me off at first, and it took a while for me to get used to it since it was such a huge leap from his Radar character. Thomas, however, reeled me in from the beginning, and did a far-out job with his portrayal. I’m hoping we see more of this guy in future episodes.

Ms. Lynda Carter, as always, did a wonderful job as the titular Wonder Woman. I honestly can’t think of anyone else who could do honor to her role (and she’s quite a looker if you ask me!). There’s just something about Carter that gets me sucked into this show. Every week, I drop whatever I’m doing, grab my pet rock, Elvis Rock-stello, and tune into Wonder Woman.

Maybe it’s the special effects that draw me. Sure, it’s neat seeing David Banner turn into the Hulk, but it’s not as thrilling as watching Wonder Woman burst onto the scene. “The Man Who Wouldn’t Tell” features some trippy scenes that showcase the Amazonian’s powers, like when she bends the barrel of a gun or rips the door handles from a car. Seriously, how can you top that? There’s absolutely no way we’ll ever get better special effects. Not in a thousand years!

Overall, this was a great episode. I didn’t want to give too much away, so you’ll have to see for yourself and find out how our favorite super-heroine tackled this week’s foes.

Final Grade: B+

+ Always great to see Lynda Carter kicking butt!

+ Philip Michael Thomas did a great job as well.

+ The special effects are from another time!

 

– Didn’t care much for Gary Burghoff’s character and found him kind-of annoying.

– I’m mad more people aren’t tuning into this show!

Extra Thought:

– I know the Hulk is Marvel and Wonder Woman is DC, but wouldn’t it be neat to see these two heroes crossover and face off against each other?!

Did you enjoy this episode of Wonder Woman? Or would you rather just spend your time rewatching M*A*S*H or Star Wars? Let us know in our comment section or tell us your thoughts on this new gizmo called Twitter!

About the author

Alex Reale

From a young age, Alex knew he was destined to be a writer. He also harbored a deep infatuation with superheroes and comics. Luckily, he was able to combine these two passions through his role with A Place to Hang Your Cape, where he works as Junior Sidekick and Social Media Hero.

When he’s not writing for AP2HYC or working full-time as a content manager for a small business website, Alex is diligently at work on other creative projects including a fantasy novel collection and an independent comic series.

You can find Alex's first book, Dodger's Doorway, on Amazon!