Thinking about certain toku shows, particularly 50's/early 60's shows such as Shounen Jet, Maboroshi Tantei, & Kaiketsu Harimao,
which are often considered to be toku among Japanese fans, in that they feature no shortage of heroic action & stunts, but not really any big SFX or fantastical elements.
Like, they're pretty toku-esque in their sensibilities, aesthetics, & direction, but otherwise they far more greatly resemble action adventure shows like The A-Team or Magnum P.I.
1974's Tatakae Dragon is another perfect example of shows like this.
I don't really have any real point in bringing this up, I just think it's a fascinating ice breaker.