Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tarzan: Rules of Engagement (2003) – Review
One thing has become clear by the fourth episode of this show; this is not really much of a Tarzan series despite what the title of the show would suggest. For one he is referred to as John Clayton and not his jungle name of Tarzan, and he doesn’t go on fantastical adventures to lost cities or elephant graveyards, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. A wild man brought to civilization where he must deal with the complications of the modern world is an idea rife with drama and possibilities, but then this show could have been called Mowgli and dealt with a boy raised by wolves and now dealing with difficulties of adjusting…actually that show already exists, it was called Lucan and ran for one season between 1977-1978. So what makes this show a “Tarzan” show and not just wild boy in the big city?