ITV’s new Thunderbirds Are Go! is targeted toward kids age 6 to 11. What do they think of the opening two episodes, “Ring of Fire” Parts One and Two? Two responses were published in the Radio Times, April 4, 2015. 10-year-old Hugh’s observations were quite telling. While he praises the attention to detail, he says:
“It wasn’t the best. I preferred the puppet version. It went way over the top. It was too much bang, bang, bang. Do you know what I mean? They didn’t really pause for breath.
“I mean, if I was making the first episode of something, I’d want to introduce the characters properly. I didn’t really feel like I knew who all they all were. And I didn’t like it that Jeff Tracy was dead – I liked him in the old series.
… “Also, they do SO many rescues. Like, one every six minutes. Imagine the size of the dinners they’d need to have enough energy. It would be carbohydrates ahoy! And in the old series, they didn’t have all the vehicles involved at once.”
What do you think?
Meanwhile, here’s the new opening: