How 'bout them Power Rangers?
My job interview was rescheduled for Thursday, so I made it through a few more episodes of Power Rangers today. Am currently swinging around the Sword of Porn from this summer and posing like a ninny. *is Purple Porn Ranger, tadah!*
Let me start out by saying that this is a deeply, deeply silly show. Even for a kid's show, it is silly. Bulk and Skull, for example, exist to fall down comically pretty much every episode. The Rangers themselves, when not fighting off the forces of evil and defending truth, justice and the Japanese American Way, spend much of their time engaged in Wholesome Activities and generally acting like goobers. And then they morph, prance around in spandex and call upon the power of popular dinosaurs, their goober value not appreciably diminished. All of this might be forgivable if pulled off with a certain level of quality; unfortunately, production values are clearly still being worked out at this point. You can almost see the Elmer's Glue and popsicle sticks.
It is very silly.
During the actual run of the show, I never actually managed to catch the first episode. So it was a treat to finally find out where this whole mess started, although I have to say - a space dumpster? Leaving aside the fact that the astronauts seemed to know instinctively what a space dumpster is, why would you get excited to find one? Digging through the trash of the universe is best left to people like Mike Rowe. ...Mike Rowe vs. Rita Repulsa. Oh dear. "I'm Mike Rowe..." "I HAVE A HEADAAAACHE!" "...And this is my job."
Alpha 5's introduction made me giggle. "Noooo, not teenagers!" I know how you feel... XD
I also enjoyed that the writers made it a point to have the girls kick ass right from the start. That was something I truly enjoyed about the show more than anything else. They really managed to strike that balance - making them strong and tough while still leaving room for them to be girls. That meant and still means a lot to me.
I already knew Billy was adorkable, but I was introduced to Zack's brand of adorkableness today as well. I have kind of a vision of him as the Ranger's morale officer - he keeps the group from splitting up into its smaller cliques, monitors everyone's happiness, and provides the occasional comfort shag. I'd like to see him and Jazz in a fic one day.
Speaking of, although I'm still waving my Billy/Trini OTP banner, I'm kind of mulling over Billy/Finster in my mind. You know, just in case you needed more crack in your diet.