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Mission: Impossible: The '89 TV Series

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The fuse fizzles on a pre-Cruise revival of the spy franchise

Was someone on the writing team dipping into their action-movie collection while penning this second and final season of the late ’80s Mission: Impossible revival?
 
It kicks off with a two-part Bond-like story, including a secretive international organisation and an underground lair protected by lasers (running out of steam when it loses its Oddjob-wannabe evil henchman).
 
It then ends with the kind of cult activity Indiana Jones might stumble upon in a doom-filled temple.
 
In between sits a lot of overacting and melodramatic scripts – the craziest being a memory-loss episode – ensuring these updated adventures for the IMF team fall short of the ’60s originals.

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