Excuse me for a moment while I climb to the roof of my building and scream “Noooooooooooooooooooo!”. Why am I all upset? 2 reasons. 1. Someone ate all the marshmallows from my box of Lucky Charms cereal. Heads are gonna roll. 2. David E. Kelley’s ‘Wonder Woman’ just got picked up by NBC. *Slams head against wall* this does not amuse me.
When the creator of ‘Ally Mcbeal’ and other less interesting legal dramas last shopped around his live-action treatment of DC’s amazon Jewish princess (What? She wears a tiara! Ha! I luv unnecessary jokes) it was kicked to the side of the road like a $50 year old hooker.. and I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve said on many occasions my disdain for the character. Don’t get my wrong I have a thing for dark haired ladies with gigantic tits, but Wonder Woman is such a bore! I dare you to count on one hand how many good stories she has in which have not be based around a team dynamic. She is supposed to be this iconic figure for female empowerment, but she has zero identity, nothing about her is remotely identifiable. The invisible flying jet, the bullet deflecting bracelets, lasso of truth and that goddam tiara are ridiculous plot devices that have not and will never be used in any compelling capacity.
With all that said, this is David E. Kelly we are talking about. The guy snaps his fingers and shit gets done. It was only a matter of time till he broke out his magic lamp and got someone to listen to his madness.
EW says that Mr. Kelley’s take features “the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script, and insiders said it was a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character.” That’s the script circa two weeks ago; we don’t know if any changes have been made since that script went out and met with dismissal. Much of that dismissal seemed to be based in concern over the potential cost and licensing fees, rather than story issues. With the show finding a home at NBC, we should hear a lot more soon, including crucial cast decisions.
Whatever direction they go with it, it can’t be worse than “The Cape”.