TV Thursday: The Equalizer (1985-1989)

I’m not sure about the rest of you but I for one felt much safer back in 1985 knowing that Edward Woodward was walking the dark streets of New York City, giving his aid to those in need. Sometimes that aid came in the form of troubleshooting…and then again sometimes it came in the form of a ballistic knife or his Walther PPK. What can I say? It was the 80’s!

Though I’m sure everyone already knows this I have to mention that the rather memorable theme song for the show was composed by none other than Stewart Copeland of the Police.

You have some fond memories of the televisions shows of your youth? Then make sure to head over to the Television section of the Retroist site. Take a moment to share your own memories on some of the 21 pages of retro television!


Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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  1. Love this show.
    Seeing Woodward in Wicker Man later on upped my involvement in the movie, based on his kick-assery as The Equalizer.
    Very different characters, though.

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