The Defenders (1961)

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  • 9.5

    One of the all-time greats

    By slatteryfan1, Apr 24, 2011

    A remarkable example of the "prime-time parables of the New Frontier" that graced the Air waves from about 1960( The second season of Naked City) to 1965, when Slattery's People was canceled for good. This series was magnificent. Almost ever episode was brilliantly written and the show itself tackled complex and troubling moral and social issues. It won-and deserved four emmies. E.G. Marshall was wonderful as Lawrence Preston, and Robert Reed ( who unfortunatly is best known for The Brady Bunch) played his son. Some of TV and Hollywoods greatest stars got their start appearing on this show, including Dustin Hoffman. I wish one could find it on DVD. 9( Incidentally, the episode The Swo0rn Twelve was directed by Michael Powell. Yes, folks, THAT Michael Powell.)moreless

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  • 7.0

    Not exactly a bad way to past time. Although I have had more enjoyable moments.

    By preslay, Apr 24, 2011

    Not exactly a bad way to past time. Although I have had more enjoyable moments. The Defenders does have its high points although I certainly wished there were more of them. It left me bored not long after I was exposed to it and that certainly is not saying something entirely positive about it. Nonetheless, it is very well packaged so a 7 rating I feel is very fair.

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