'Good morning, Charlie.' The ass-kicking trio fought crime in catsuits on the small screen during the '70s, and then again (in similarly tight clothing) in the noughties. Noughtie, indeed!
Charlie’s Angels was a 1970s TV show about three female detectives (initially played by Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith) who worked for the mysterious Charlie Townsend, a man who spoke but was never seen. The women were all ex-cops who, fed up with being stereotyped by their sex into working as secretaries and metermaids, went looking for some action. They were tough fighting women, who spent a lot of time in bikinis and tight tops, just to make sure the boys watched it too.
In 2000, the characters were adapted into a box office hit. The angels were remoulded in the form of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. On a mission to retrieve stolen software for Knox Technologies, the beautiful angels get to blow up stuff, lay the smack-down on men and women, drive fast cars and run around in very skimpy clothing, all while balancing on high heels. Remarkable. They returned for a sequel - Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle - in 2003.
An attempted revival series was produced in 2011 starring Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor but it was cancelled mid-series due to terrible reviews and abysmal ratings.