Burgess Meredith

Batman, the Series: When Batman Was Fun!

Posted on 07/18/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentIn the course of The Dark Knight Rises, Batman is nearly crippled with arthritis, he’s imprisoned, his back is broken, he is betrayed in the most awful of ways, and his nemesis is a monstrous al-Qaeda-class mass murderer. As I watched him, bloodied and battered,all I could think was: Remember when Batman was fun? That would be 1966, when Batman came to TV. In all of television history, few shows have skyrocketed so high, then flamed out so spectacularly, as …