Pow! Wham! Whoosh! Can you believe we still remember those hokey sound effect balloons? And why shouldn't we? Batman was a cutting edge TV series that emulated the comic book genre that bears its name. All the villains, all the weapons, all the disguises and all the "technology" of the day are found in this memorable show.
Each episode was narrated (much like a comic book) and gave the viewer a sense of being a part of the action. Well cast, the actors and actresses that appeared on Batman are etched in our minds. Who could forget Cesar Romero as the Joker, Frank Gorshin as the Riddler, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Julie Newmar as Catwoman? To this day when we hear the Batman theme song we visualize Adam West and Burt Ward blazing through Gotham City in the Batmobile. Next time you need a little nostalgia, plug in an episode of Batman. You won't be disappointed. Until the next review, same bat-time, same bat-channel.