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Old 09-10-2015, 01:59 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by Yo
This has been floating around my Netflix queue for quite some time, and I finally decided to bump it up to the top.

Done!

It's only taken a year, but I can finally put Tales of the Gold Monkey into my rear view. Yet, I'll come back to various episodes again. I'll even buy it.



I'll lay out some fuller thoughts later on, but I really enjoyed three-quarters of the series and found the remaining quarter to be quite hokey. Fun, but hokey. I would have left it out. Left out what you ask? All the Indiana Jones-like elements. They're completely unnecessary. Gold Monkey is at its best when it hews close to it's original inspiration; Only Angels Have Wings. Had they fleshed out that aspect and the surrounding environment under Japanese control Gold Monkey could have been a fabulous bit of television.
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