Power Rangers was such a great staple of 90’s cheese. My cousins and I used to watch it religiously and then throw each other around for hours afterwards. Back then I would always fight to be Tommy in all his Green Ranger amazingness. (Probably helps he started as a bad guy!) I was never a huge fan of either of the other characters though.
My love of the Power Rangers was surprisingly reignited by a 6 part comic book run dedicated to Kimberly Hart and all things Pink Power Ranger. Written by Brenden Fletcher and Kelly Thompson, this was the first time in a long time I had thought about anything Power Ranger related. If you have not read it do yourself a favor and click here. This was the first time I like Kimberly as a character and really routed for her. It also made me curious about how bad the old show really was. Add in the new movie coming out and I just had to go back and watch the show that gave me so much joy as a kid.
Thirteen thoughts while watching Power Rangers:
- Wow the gender and race stereotypes! This does not hold up to modern standards.
- Who thought these kids could act? Or fight? Oh that’s right I used to!
- Rita wasn’t speaking English! How did I never notice that?
- This is painfully positive…
- These are mostly herbivores. Shouldn’t the attack power dinos maybe be species that attacked? These are also not all dinosaurs.
- Bulk and Skull’s theme song gets annoying fast.
- 90’s fashion was not good for anyone. Did I wear those scrunchies? I hope not. Or those shorts. Or those jeans. I definitely wore those jeans.
- Tommy’s introduction is ridiculous.
- Tommy’s hair is ridiculous.
- What is that gold thing on the Green Ranger and why does it keep changing from fabric to foam?
- WTF is a Dragonzord? Or a Zord in general?
- We need more guys in robot costumes in modern entertainment.
- What did they build those costumes out of to survive these fight scenes?
As a result I only made it through half season one before admitting sometimes things are probably better left in the past. I may come back to do later seasons once I am up for more cheese. The amazing 90’s fashion alone was worth it.
What other cheesy childhood shows did you love? Have you watched them again as an adult?