Wonder Woman photos: Fans criticize Adrianne Palicki costume, say cancellation
First Wonder Woman photos released by NBC on March 18, 2011
NBC has worked hard to reclaim their former glory. Remember Thursday nights with Cheers and The Cosby Show? Decades later, NBC still has their staples which has kept them afloat but it seems too often they have more misses than hits. Down to one soap opera (Days of our Lives), and continually chasing the ever elusive comic genre success they once obtained with Heroes, NBC tried to follow with The Cape which left many asking if the show was a comedy (think midgets beating up grown men lying helplessly on the floor); and now, NBC has announced their new comic series Wonder Woman starring Adrianne Palicki. If fans’ initial reaction is an indicator, Wonder Woman is headed for a dismal start.
NBC’s Justin Lubin released to Entertainment Weekly a photo of Adrianne in her Wonder Woman costume causing fans to point out Adrianne’s lack of natural curves and suggesting that Palicki’s implants are distracting. We don’t know for certain if Palicki is of the silicone variety or not, but an overwhelming amount of fans seem to think so. Unfortunately, the idea of an implanted gal donning blue boots with a glittery gold lasso around her waist is conjuring up comparisons with the stars of the Exxotica Expo rather than an NBC hit series. The choice to put Palicki in blue boots is also causing some issues for fans. It’s hard to walk in Lynda Carter’s boots, we get that- but did you need to change the color?
When it comes down to it, the problem may be that Adrianne Palicki lacks Lynda Carter’s hourglass figure as Carter had cinched her tiny waist with her bullet reflecting belt and Palicki doesn’t have the natural curves Lynda Carter was graced with.
Interestingly, many fans of NBC’s Days of our Lives had hoped the role would go to Nadia Bjorlin. There’s a picture of Nadia in Wonder Woman garb, and we can’t help but agree that NBC made a fatal error casting Palicki instead of Bjorlin.
Disagree? Well check out what the fans are saying over at EW then share your opinions below. As for ratings, only time will tell, but when it comes to Wonder Woman we’re betting it’s going to fly into oblivion with The Cape.
Photo: NBC’s Nadia Bjorlin- Is she the real Wonder Woman?
Photo: Adrianne Palicki in Wonder Woman costume
Photo: Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman
Read full EW article with photos
What do you say? Do you think NBC made the right choice with Adrianne Palicki?