Adults who watch Danger Island today will probably find it silly, poorly acted, and cheaply made. But kids -- particularly FORMER kids who watched the show when it first appeared in the late 60s in segments on the Banana Splits show on Saturday mornings -- will appreciate the simple pleasures it provides.
Danger Island was really quite an eclectic show. It combined elements of adventure, mystery, thrills, and slap-stick comedy. Yes, the production values were cheap, but it didn't really matter. The show had heroes you cared about, villains you feared and hated, and adventures that kept you on the edge of your seat. It had characters to root for (Link and Morgan), to laugh at (Chongo), to admire (Prof. Hayden), and to lust after (Leslie).
Make no mistake -- this is a show for kids... and for adults who were kids in the late 60s. It's a retro classic to those of us who remember shouting "Uh oh, Chongo!" at recess.moreless