Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Power Rangers... 20 years ago
So I got up that Saturday morning and made sure the VCR was ready to go. Turned on the TV and watched as I recorded the premiere episode. Those are American "kids"... and they are almost ALL really bad actors, but pretty good athletes. Only the villains are dubbed? Oh wow is the writing atrocious. Can't really blame the actors for having to say such awful lines. At least they do so with gusto. Lousy jokes, too. Oh look, stereotypical school bullies, dressed as "punks". At least they are funny and decent actors. This show will never last, despite the dinosaur robots and martial arts and lasers.
So much for my predictions. I stand by how awful the scripts were, as I've watched some episodes recently. They are really hard to stomach. Not to mention they make the kids sound so frikkin' preachy. Granted, it wasn't my age demographic, but dang, don't talk down to kids either.
Who knew it would still be running in some form or another 20 years later?