Oh Mighty Isis


Even though I seldom watch real-time television (yes I’m still too cheap for cable); I do in fact like watching TV, and have a thing for old shows on DVD. I’ve built a small library of old series, including Rawhide, Big Valley, Bonanza, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Good Times, What’s Happening, and MacGuyver.

Recently another choice title– Secrets of Isis - The Complete Series– made it’s way into my collection. This show is really bad. I now question the quality of my memory, because when I saw the DVD set my immediate thought was…”I used to LOVE this show”.

Ok it’s not exactly bad, it’s just cheesy. I kept thinking man kids in the 70s must have been really dense to be fooled and amused by this stuff!

In the vein of Superman, Isis is a mild-mannered science teacher most of the time, but transforms into Isis when trouble is a-brewing. A descendant of Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut, Isis can command animals, the wind, blah blah blah…

The really wacky thing about this show is that Isis often breaks the fourth wall by winking at the camera to show the audience how dumb her co-stars are. I’ve only seen the first episode but I’m curious to see how the season progresses. Each time Isis invokes a superpower, she says a rhyme/chant, and I wonder how many combinations the writers can come up with.

All in all, I think this was a good purchase and should keep me entertained for a few weeks.

6 Responses to “Oh Mighty Isis”  

  1. 1 Jen da purse Ho

    i can’t believe you like this show. hahaha and i only say that b/c i have never heard of this show nor have I seen it (surprise!). teee-heee

  2. 2 P-la

    Oh man!!! I used to LOVE that show!!! I would even pretend I was her!!! Maybe I can borrow it from you sometime?

  3. 3 chris

    OMG, I LOVED that show when I was a kid! I always thought Isis was sooooo beautiful — I wanted to look just like her. I bet Brad remembers it, too — I’ll have to ask him (we might ask to be put on the list after Pamela for borrows once you’ve finished it). xoxo

  4. 4 Nanc

    Ha ha! I don’t remember this show (brothers were in charge of the TV programming), but the idea of it cracks me up! Matt and I may need to get on the borrow list, too.

    Here’s a recommendation for you (and one I remember watching when I was a kid) - Barney Miller! Aside from the “groovy” language and crazy 70’s cloths, this series really keeps up with the times and is as entertaining as ever!

  5. 5 Petra

    WOW!! I forgot about that show. I am with the others, when I was a little girl I wanted to be Isis… I would make up chants to get the squirrels to do what I wanted… It never worked, dang squirrels. I wish I had remembered this a couple weeks ago! I was asked who my favorite superhero was and all the other girls were picking wonder woman and I KNEW there was another female superhero, but just couldn’t remember!

  6. 6 Andrew

    I can even remember the chant she used to fly:

    Oh Zephyr winds that blow on high,
    Lift me now so I can fly!

    Way too funny. Loved the show, and as a very young gay man I loved Billy Batson and Captain Marvel even more…

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