Lindsay Wagner (Jaime Sommers) was a great Bionic Woman. The show had heart, and was just fun to watch. In 1975/1976 the idea of having bionic body parts was pretty cutting edge. Heart transplants were still rare and very dangerous, but we were all still very optimistic that this would change the world (or at least a small corner of it). The Viet Nam War had just been over for a year, and the Cold War was still raging.
We’re ever so much more sophisticated and world-wise now than we were then. And our tastes run toward the edgy.
As corny as Lindsay’s woman was, she had heart.
But Michelle Ryan’s new incarnation is much more fitting for today, and the show is great. You have to take it in its own right without trying to compare it to the 70’s version and you’ll love it.