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I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This one's a wholesome episode. A revivalist preacher (played by Eddie Albert) named Brother Love is gathering followers and spreading the Good Word around America. With a name like...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In most TV shows, there are "budget" episodes. The ones that take place in a relatively confined area, and have a pretty simple story, and a limited cast. In Star Trek, they were the...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This episode is set in Hong Kong, which feels especially exotic given that so far most UNCLE episodes have been set in either the US or Europe. The plot is entirely about a MacGu...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

I like it when UNCLE and Thrush go up against each other over a third party, and that's what happens in this episode. A ring of diamond thieves engages in a plot to devalue the d...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In a change of pace, this one's almost a procedural investigative episode. While lounging around at his social club, which I guess must be a subsidiary of Thrush, Mr. Waverly is...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

"Operator, get me Plaza 36098 in New York City."

For the record, that's how you get UNCLE Headquarters on the phone, should Channel D turn out to be inoperable for any reason...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This is the first Ilya Kuryakin episode, and a few other things are turned on their ear as well. For whatever reason, Solo has a sprained ankle or something and isn't able to be...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

Something just isn't right. That's what you'll think very early on in this episode, and for once the whole truth isn't revealed until the end of the episode.

In this episode,...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

UNCLE is under attack!

(Again!)

I don't mean to bring this every time somebody takes a jab at UNCLE headquarters, but we our introduction to UNCLE in episode 1x1 was a Th...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

When I was a kid, my favourite Indiana Jones movie was Temple of Doom. I actually find it pretty boring and silly now, but it captivated me as a kid. The shadowy thuggee cult...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

Solo and Kuryakin must break into a vault under a European casino and destroy (yes, destroy) fifty-five million dollars belonging to their arch enemy Thrush. It's a heist episode...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In video games, "escort missions" are some of the most reviled quests by players. An escort missions usually involves you delivering a person from one location to another. During...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

In this one, the setup is a little different from the usual. Ilya Kuryakin and Napoleon Solo are on holiday, but they're eager to fight fascism even on their time off, because th...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

They said it couldn't be done, that the work of a Notary Public wasn't exciting enough to feature in an action spy show. This is the episode that proved them wrong.

This epis...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. This review may contain spoilers.

This episode has it all: a noir atmosphere, the urgent need to get across a European border, a story mostly set in the confines of a train, a valuable MacGuffin that two separa...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Somebody's poisoning the wheatfields of Russia with a fungus delivered by missile. Well, it's delivered by missile shot at water, which opens a hatch on the missile so a propellant...