Posted October 30 2011 - 12:40 AM
Muscling my way through this has been a pleasure so far -- although just winding up year 1.
McGavin makes a snappy Hammer and his sly, smilin' manner works with what I'm seeing. Perhaps he wasn't the spittin image of what fans of the Spillane pulp books imagined, but try finagling all these crimes into 26 minutes! It looks like McGavin's having fun and some of the stories are quite effective despite the time limitations. A couple of ones (The Living Dead, So That's Who It Was and Beautiful Blue and Deadly) were down right cherce! Sure, there's a lot of 'same-set, same-setup' scenes, but then they go off to the Brussel's Worlds Fair for one episode, have what appears to me more than enough NY location shots, and a lot of two-fisted action. Plenty of Mike's chickies, too.
I've only read so-so to worse reviews on this series around the internet but am so far pleasantly surprised. McGavin never fails to deliver, IMHO. Good job A&E!