Ah `Baywatch` :). One of the great wonders of the TV world.
How did a show which basic premise seems so shallow, end up lasting for 11 Seasons? The majority believe it to be based on the toned female and male bodies that continuously appear on screen. But surely after a season or two, that would just get boring?
In truth, I feel the answer actually lies in the opening lyrics of the original `Baywatch` theme song, `Above the Waterline`:
"Everything's just right,
Sun burns in a perfect blue sky.
I look; looking good, another day in the neighbourhood. For every guy, there is a girl; It's a Monday in a Saturday world."
That to me sums up a truly idyllic lifestyle. The warm sun, beauty as far as the eyes can see, and a fun loving lifestyle. It is a true fantasy life, a wonderful break from the repetive norm of our day to day lives, where you can almost feel the heat of the sun coming out of your TV. `Baywatch` isn't about gripping storylines, it's about escapism, true and simple, and that is why it lasted so long :).
It is a great shame that due to legal rights issues, the rest of the seasons are very unlikely to ever be released in the UK or America :(, as this show never lost it's appeal throughout it's entire run :).