This review is dedicated to Adam West, William Dozier, and all the wonderful people who helped make the show.
The first Batman show was just called Batman. The show started in 1966 and had 3 seasons as well as a film called Batman: The Movie (1966). There was also 2 animated films based on the show called Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016) and Batman vs. Two-Face (2017).
Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson protect Gotham as the Dynamic Duo: Batman and Robin. The 2 heroes saved the city by themselves in the show's first 2 seasons, but Batgirl started helping them in the 3rd season. They battled the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, and a bunch of new villains.
The show is often treated like an outdated goofy show that gets respect for nostalgia. However I think there are several other reasons to be a fan of the show other than nostalgia. I didn't grow up with this version of Batman so my true enjoyment of the show comes from what a good show it is. The show's comedic qualities were intentional. The show's corny antics are delightfully fun. 1 big element that keeps the show exciting is that the villains have such unique plans. For example 1 time the Joker tries to turn a high school cheerleader into a criminal and in a different episode he surfs with Batman. Because of that the show feels fresh and exciting instead of repetitive and boring.
1 of the show's best qualities is the cast. The talented people on the show put so much effort into making their performances fun. The highly energetic cast is a treat to watch.
Adam West is my favorite actor that played Batman. He may lack the dark coolness of other Batman actors, but he brought more heart and humor to the character than anybody else. I usually don't like Robin and Batgirl that much, but Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig did a good job at making their characters enjoyable instead of boring. Alan Napier is really good as Alfred Pennyworth.
The actors that played the villains are amazing. Romero, Burgees Meredith, and Frank Gorshin were big scene stealers in the show. Specail mention goes to the iconic Vincent Price.
There are no bad main characters or recurring villains. The show is full of fun characters.
Batman's appeal is usually how cool he is, but this Batman is a great character for much different reasons. This Batman is the most likeable and sweetest version of the character as well as the most entertaining and funny. Robin and Batgirl usually aren't that interesting, but they work well in this version of Batman. Commissioner Gordon and Chief O'Hara may seem pointless, but the show actually has several jokes about how poorly they protect the city.
The show has several entertaining villains. There are so many enjoyable versions of the Joker and Penguin that it's hard to this show their best version, but this show has the most fun version of the Riddler that I've seen. The show had some new villains who were good additions to the rouges gallery including King Tut and Egghead.
The show is over 50 years old, but the costumes are still visually impressive. Batman's costume looks almost exactly like how it looked in the early comic books. Batgirl's costume in the show looks cooler than any outfit she's ever worn. The show's villains also had some pretty awesome costumes. Despite being considered outdated the show is still a treat to look at it.
The 1960s Batman is the maximum amount of delightfully corny fun. The show is full of some of the most entertaining actors and characters ever.