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Do you Remember Gung Ho the TV Series?
II've got a soft spot for that Michael Keaton flick, Gung Ho. There's something about stories where folks set aside their differences and join forces through the magic of a good ol' montage that really hooks me in. So, you can just imagine my excitement when the Gung Ho TV series rolled onto the scene back in 1986. I mean, what's not to be thrilled about? We had the return of Gedde Watanabe, the original star of Gung Ho, and alongside him was the incredibly talented Scott Bakula.
The anticipation was high, and I was eagerly rooting for the series to capture that same movie magic. Unfortunately, as the episodes unfolded, it became pretty clear that something wasn't quite clicking. Despite the efforts of the cast and crew, that unique spark from the movie didn't quite translate to the small screen. And so, after just 9 episodes, the plug was pulled, and the Gung Ho TV series bid us adieu.
But hey, it's not all doom and gloom. While the TV show may not have managed to bottle the movie's lightning, we'll always have the memories of that delightful film to fall back on. Those moments of camaraderie, personal growth, and good-natured humor are etched in our minds, serving as a warm reminder of the time when people from all walks of life came together, showing us that unity and understanding can indeed conquer all.
Oh and why is Gung Ho not available widely on DVD? Used copies have super inflated prices. That is not right.