May 10th, 2009

My Widdle Bwain

Color Me, Again, Surprised

Caught two more episodes of Power Rangers RMP now that I'm back and am willing to devote Tivo space to it. It's... Well, it's shockingly enjoyable. I saw two episodes today, which managed to be cheesy in a good way and yet did useful character exploration. On characters who I don't want to knife. Um, wow.

One of the episode had apt jabs at a few of the sentai cliches. Like, for example, the following exchange:

Ebil Bad Woman (to Ranger Blue): Red's perfect, Black's broody and angsty, Green's comic relief and Yellow, well, she's the girl. But what are you?

Ranger Blue: I'm Scottish!

They asked about why, after they transform, explosions appear behind them ("Is that going to happen a lot? Like, will that happen if I'm in the kitchen or something?"), which ended up getting a remotely plausible techno-babble answer that worked in as a plot point later on in the episode. It was... almost clever.

There was a line somewhere that I actually took bonk from, but I can't remember it now. (Probably fortunate.) But yeah. Go watch it if you're cheesefully inclined. It's actually kinda worth it.

(I post about this, but I didn't get around to posting about Igarashi enacting Yoshitune at a recent historical reenactment parade? Gah!)