I've been slowly making my way through Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman over the course of the last 18 months or so and I've noticed that BW seems to have better writing than SMDM over the course of the series. The writing team working on BW spent a little more effort on developing the character of Jaime Sommers than they spent on Steve Austin. We also got to see more of Jaime's home life than we did of Steve's. Jaime got to have personal problems that needed to be dealt with outside of her job and her bionic missions. Steve, on the other hand, didn't have much of a life outside of the Air Force, NASA, and his bionic missions. All things being equal, between the 2 shows I would probably pick a night of watching episodes of BW over a night of watching SMDM.