YMMV / Danger Man

  • Bizarro Episode: "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" which one could almost say (what with Don Chaffey directing, and all) that it was a beta test for The Prisoner. (Though the episode "Colony Three" is even more a beta test as it pretty much anticipates the format of the later show.)
    • Also "Koroshi" and "Shinda Shima" which featured rather Bondian OTT situations and villains. Frankly, if that was the direction they were looking to go in, no wonder McGoohan wanted out.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Both Edwin Astley's original theme, "High Wire", and Johnny Rivers' "Secret Agent Man".
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The series is full of things that become either hilarious or portentous in light of The Prisoner. (Assuming you believe Drake is Number 6.)
    • The lyric from "Secret Agent Man" that runs, "They've given you a number/And taken away your name." Considering Patrick McGoohan's next series...
    • In a similar vein, Drake tells a character in "Yesterday's Enemies", "I want information...and I know that you deal in it." As we all know, every Number Two in The Prisoner wants "information...information...information."
    • Drake works for M9 in the hour-long episodes. The real MI-9 existed during WWII and was dedicated to helping Prisoners Of War escape and evade detection in Europe.
    • Drake farewells another agent by saying "Be seeing you" in "Fish on the Hook". He will become very used to hearing this phrase later.
  • Values Resonance: "The Galloping Major", set an emerging democracy in Africa. The depiction of the Bulungi itself as Fair for Its Day would be damning it with faint praise, but the intricate nested conspiracy to maintain the colonial government despite popular support for self-rule is just as understandable to modern viewers as it was when it was made.

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