9 March 2010 | Jumpygrouch
If Gilligan's Island tried to be Alias
First, Diamond Geezer is the proper name for this series, the change to "Rough Diamond" for distribution was a mistake. Diamond Geezer is funnier and in the spirit of the series. Second, I think the bad reviews discount its appeal to children and adolescents. This is fantastic after-school family fare! A lot of the plots (and most of the dialog) are goofy and predictable but there's always a fun twist to the stories and little interesting touches to the characters. Third, it probably was produced in the wrong decade. It does come across like it was written in the '70s or '80s but had been shelved and resurrected. If you're looking for John LeCarre, move along. But if you'd like a little I Spy mixed with To Catch a Thief...