Horror Channel - 6pm
Who's in it?
This isn't some limp new reboot. This is the original, 100% proof retro-classic version of Wonder Woman starring Lynda Carter: the woman who kickstarted puberty for legions of teenage boys in the 1970s.
In a nutshell
Quick, name a female superhero. Batgirl? Supergirl? Pah, they're just knock-offs of the male originals. Black Widow? Only hardcore comics nerds cared about her before Scarlett Johansson slipped herself into that black outfit. A case could be made for the Invisible Woman, but she's really just a component of the Fantastic Four. Ditto any member of the X-Men who's actually an X-Woman.
No, the ONLY female equivalent to a Batman or Spider-Man is Wonder Woman. Which makes you wonder why they've never done a decent version since the Lynda Carter series. Not that it matters, because the Lynda Carter version is unimprovably awesome. Following the magical Amazon as she battles Nazis during World War Two, it's got everything you could want: dazzling outfits, fights that involve knock-out gas, an all-American male sidekick called Steve Trevor, and baddies with dominatrix-style names like Baroness Paula Von Gunther. And it's all showing again, from the beginning, on Horror Channel. Outstanding.
What's the verdict?
Almost as iconic as the Adam West Batman series, but with added hotpants and golden lassos, this is about as fun as telly can be. At least until Joss Whedon gets around to doing his own version. Which he absolutely should.