The mind reels when you consider "The Power Rangers", something that had no quality to begin with, actually declining from it's initial insipid beginnings.
This is true of almost every show imported from Japan in the 80's and 90's.
Is the quality of Power Rangers actually declining or is his friend's tastes in television maturing?
I will say this much: I enjoyed MMPR as a kid. Even today, in my 20's, it gives a sense of nostalgia. But MMPR, I will readily admit, was horrible. The acting was cheesy, effects ludicrous, storylines unbelievable beyond measure for which there can be no suspension of disbelief, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. But for us as kids, the show was enjoyable. Even still, I will also readily state the subsequent seasons were of increasingly inadequate quality.
Nobody's done it yet? Okay, then let me do it:CONGRATULATIONS TO (and also thank you for) SHARING 1000 'VALUED COSTUMERS' WITH US!!!
It's *very* true.And congrats on #1000!
Funny thing is none of you have watched a season since you were six, yet, everyone knows the quality is declining.Hypocrisy 101 people.
I watched it when I was in my 30's (had to watch it since the company I worked for at the time had just acquired the license to Power Rangers) and yes, it was crap then.
I like how he said that. While there's nothing wrong with enjoying immature things like kids tv or comic books, you have to take them for what they are and realize that you're no longer the main audience.
Ay, thanks for making me snort with horrified recognition through 1000 Valued Customers!
The Japanese original, Super Sentai, is better. (Sorry for the snobbism.)
It would have to be.
You can "out-grow" some things, sure... but that does not mean you have to turn your back on, or now hate something that helped shape you in your formative years. Example: I out-grew ABC blocks... because I can read books now. But that does not mean I don't get all nostalgic and fuzzy feeling when I find original Letter People videos on YouTube. -I still love Masters of The Universe (even though it does not hold up at all) because that's what introduced me to, and got me interested in- to this very day; Fantasy as a genre. I have so many happy memories of it- why do I have to abandon it now that I'm older? Says who?? Jerks with no joy in their lives???Regarding this comic- Without Power Rangers- I would have never discovered Super Sentai, which I love, and in-turn would have never found out about the Space Sheriff/Metal Hero stuff- which I love even more. Because of that- I'll still watch Power Rangers and I can get an entirely different type of enjoyment out of it... Why not? Why do I have to out-grow it like I did Velcro-shoes or teasing girls on the playground? And don't give me that "Act your age / Be a grown-up" spiel because it's all relative... Yes- it's okay to "out-grow" something and leave it behind you, if you want, it happens... but don't let anyone tell you that you should or even worse- HAVE to.
Not too many 'issues', then.
Nobody is saying you have to abandon it. It's good to be able to enjoy things that we enjoyed as children.What this valued customer is criticizing is the unrealistic expectations some older fans have. They think because they grew up and now have different tastes, the shows they once enjoyed are getting worse.
In all fairness, your opinion is better valued if you do abandon the mentality you obtained through your childhood. It's a necessary evil that allows you to develop a more cultured and mature outlook on things. I would certainly respect the opinion of somebody who defends stuff like Breaking Bad a lot more than somebody who defends what is essentially My Little Pony for boys.They call it "being stuck in the past" for a reason. And not in a good way.
It was just a ripoff of Captain Power, which was actually pretty good.
I teach karate and Power Rangers has brought me many students over the years. Having watched MMPR and looking at the last three Power Ranger series (Jungle Fury, RPM, and Samurai) I can say that the show has drastically improved in effects, fight choreography, and story.
Needs a “jerks” tag.
Where's Linkara's opinion? I know he reads this blog.
The more I hear about Power Rangers fans, the more I think they're just as bad, if not worse, than bronies. And bronies contain enough autism as it is.
I think the only difference between "jerks" and "it's true/jus folks" tags is whether or not Mr. Tim personally agrees with the person making their friend feel bad about something.