There’s a lot of pop and geek culture stuff out there I’d really like to recommend, but sometimes the hardest part of trying to make a weekly recommendation is just picking one thing. This week, I really had a hard time narrowing things down.
But, even though I did sort of recommend it once before, I’ve been rewatching Danger Mouse on Netflix recently, and it has held up very well, so the World’s Greatest Secret Agent gets the nod again.
The sidekick. That often annoying individual that follows the hero around, sometimes useful, sometimes not. The character is a staple of genre fiction. But sometimes the sidekick is more interesting than the hero.
After the cut are a few such sidekicks that outrank their bosses in terms of personality. Who will make the cut?
If you’re like me and I know I am, meaning you liked cartoons and had Nickelodeon playing in your house between the years 1982 and 1992, then you probably saw Danger Mouse.
Of course, if you were a fan, you might have liked to have been told that Netflix is reviving it as well on this side of the Atlantic with British comedian curmudgeon Stephen Fry as Colonel K. But, apparently, I’m the only regular writing for this blog that saw fit to say anything since other folks liked to pretend Inspector Gadget and Duck Tales are the only cartoons returning these days. But I’m not bitter or anything…