I have to admit that I’m probably too jaded to properly enjoy this pilot and its possible series, but I can still appreciate it.
The problem, of course, is someone going around in public tarted-up in a costume. I just want to say, Get over yourself and grow up.
They don’t do away with that impulse of mine in this but they do try hard to make it plausible — but I guess my suspension of disbelief just won’t cross that chasm these days.
An athlete bound for college suddenly starts bleeding from his eyes and ears.
He’s been taking body potions legally sold by a major pharma company. The plot revolves around Wonder Woman trying to pin the goods on this company — which she thinks is doing something underhanded — while recognizing the real-world aspects such as it being against the law to physically coerce suspects as well as all the laws against entering premises without a court-sanctioned warrant.
We first glimpse Wonder Woman in full costume running down a major avenue, in hot pursuit of a suspect tied to the pharma company. She doesn’t want to turn him over the police that have arrived because he will then “lawyer-up.” But she does.
Out of costume, Wonder Woman is Diana Themyscira, in charge of a large corporation whose function I’m not entirely clear about. Part of it, however, deals with licensing Wonder Woman merchandise, including dolls (yes, that sounds laughable when typed, but it’s handled straight and is nearly believable).
She also has an alter ego, Diana Prince, that she maintains so she can get away from it all and try to live a real life.
Real-world personalities are shown in the pilot, arguing about her role in the world. Dr. Phil thinks she’s just nuts.
He should talk?
Anyway, the pharma company is run by the delicious Elizabeth Hurley!
So this is a woman-against-woman battle.
That’s as much of the plot as I will spoil.
The pilot was unfinished. No credits front or back, aside from that Wonder Woman logo title card and David E. Kelley and Warner studio logos at the end.
See the unfinishedness:
The actress playing Diana/Wonder Woman is very appealing.
And even though Wonder Woman’s body is invulnerable, her feelings are not.
They set the groundwork for a lot of things in this pilot, but I don’t see how they could pull all of that off as a series.
This was a great advance over the 1970s series, which I watched and cringed over.
I’d like to see this actress in something else, however. She has appeal.