Friday, March 26, 2010

A Few Underrated Power Rangers Seasons.

So far, they are in no particular order. However, to promote these awesome Power Rangers series' I have decided to ask the public of their favorites.

The following content of each of the seasons are 90% my opinion. You may have your own reasons of why this Power Ranger season was amazing and are feel free to share it. Just don't attack me, alright? :)


Power Rangers Wild Force

Why it's underrated:

Wild Force is considered decent by the Sentai fandom, but horribly underrated by the everyday Power Rangers fans. Many hated the poor acting, the costumes, the dialogue, etc. But many won't seem to realize the goodness in Power Rangers Wild Force.

Why it deserves more appreciation:

The Sentai fandom was kind enough to give better reviews to Wild Force since it was faithful to the Japanese counterpart, Gaoranger. Wild Force was also the last season to hold the scripts and quality of Saban Entertainment, before Disney would screw everything up.

Keep in mind, too, that Wild Force had Forever Red, possibly the greatest episode in PR history. It's not the only worthwile episode in Wild Force to watch, trust me. :)

Power Rangers S.P.D.

Why it's underrated:

A lot of true Power Rangers fans will be like "OMG DISNEY SUCKS I'M NOT GONNA WATCH DAT!!" Don't get me wrong, Bruce Kalish did a horrid job with much of Disney's work, but Power Rangers SPD will probably the only decent work with the least appreciation. SPD was poorly reviewed by many Power Rangers fans with hatred towards the Kalish seasons, and yet the fail to see the good in such a series.

Why it needs to recieve more credit:

Don't forget that SPD had some similarities to its Sentai counterpart, Dekaranger. The Doggie Kruger of Dekaranger and SPD were very similar, and the same goes with Ban and Jack's personality and recruitment.

SPD was also given some darker sideplots such as Kruger's past with Grumm, and don't forget Sky's deceased father. The acting of SPD may have been cheesy, but unless the Disney haters will stop underrating this season, nobody will ever realize the awesomeness of Kalish's first and only good work.

Power Rangers RPM

Why it's underrated:

I don't really know why I posted this here, lol. But I will tell you it was one of the best-reviewed Power Rangers series' by any Power Ranger fan (except the nostalgic MMPR fanboys). However, even though Judd Lynn wrote this, some of the Sentai fandom complained about the current Sentai airing, Shinkenger, to be much better. They would also whine that RPM wasn't faithful to Go-Onger, had too dark a plot, characters weren't good enough, and the finale was lame.

Why it deserves more appreciation:

RPM was the last PR season and the season that saved the Disney reputation. An amazing storyline, no battelizer, and even better characters saved the series from Kalish's failures. It was simply the best way to end the Power Rangers franchise.

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

Why it's underrated:

This is probably one of the most hated series' by the Power Rangers fandom, though decent reviewed by Sentai fans. Power Rangers fans liked arguing with Sentai fans that Lightspeed had a horrible weapon arsenal, lame zords, and the crossovers involving Lightspeed Rescue were terrible.

This is number 1 in my list of the most underrated Power Rangers seasons.

Why it derserves a much better name:

Judd Lynn did an amazing job of creating a new Power Ranger, but it's no ordinary ranger, it's the Titanium Ranger without a Sentai counterpart. Ryan, the Titanium Ranger, also had one of the darkest stories behind any ranger, and gave the Power Rangers a unique name.

Lightspeed Rescue may have been rushed throughout the beginning, but over time a real PR fan will realize the greatness of such a good season. The idea of love, teamwork, will, and motivation are all demonstrated within Judd Lynn's works, but I would say Lightspeed Rescue did it the best.


Questions for me? Leave it here. Please give your opinions as long as you keep it clean and not too aggressive.

But this is only my list, so don't take it too personally. ;)



  1. After a ton of thinking, and I mean a TON of thinking, I've decided that I will help be a part of this. Before, I wasn't entirely sure if I belonged here. But I've decided I will try and help to the best of my ability. So glad to be here. ;)

    Any who, I'll agree that RPM and LR are underrated (especially LR). I think I'll re-watch the others. It's been a while. From what I've seen/heard, Zeo seems kind of underrated. Seeing as how it was the one to succeed MMPR. And it's writing was decent compared to MMPR's.

  2. I kind of thought though that Power Rangers Wild Force was on the underacting side than the overacting side. It's always better to underact than to overact but I have to admit that some acting in there was pretty good especially that of Ilia Vlok- he really scared me with his evil eyes!

    The only thing to hate in Lightspeed Rescue was how stupid reporters could get.

  3. Wild Force isn't hated that much. And neither is SPD. In fact, most Power Rangers fans like myself actually like some Disney's just they lacked content.

    Wild Force - The story is bland, characters aren't much dimensional, and there's some bad acting...but if you get passed all of that, it's not bad.

    SPD - It started out great and kept it good until the team-up with Dino Thunder. Also, SPD proved to be one of the more ambitious PR seasons ever attempted. Even the cast is loved as they're considered one of the best in the show's history. I'm one of many (not a lot) who actually enjoyed this season.

    RPM - I agree. Plus, most Power Rangers fans view RPM as "Turbo 2.0" or "Turbo meets Wild Force." These fans I'm talking about only judge a PR season by their costumes, zords, etc, instead of by its plot and characters. I would also say that RPM is overrated, maybe?

    Lightspeed - Hated? By the PR fansdom? Lightspeed isn't even close to being hated. More like decent. That's the only thing I disagree with, everything else you said I agree. Lightspeed is such an amazing season:)

    I gotta ask though, why is Ninja Storm not on this list? I would say that it's another season that's underrated. Main reason really why it's underrated because of it's a comedy season...when really it's supposed to be a parody of the whole Power Rangers franchise. It was supposed to reintroduce people into Power Rangers. Hell, Ninja Storm was supposed to be the final season instead of Wild Force due to how Wild Force turned out...Douglas Sloan and Ann Austen were already working for Disney, heard about the cancellation, decided to produce another season, both became EP for Ninja Storm and here we are now. I really liked that season.

  4. @FL
    Zeo was much better than both MMPR and Ohranger in my opinion. I would recommend watching it, it's a very good series.

    Yeah, Wild Force had a lot of underacting. Gaoranger, on the other hand, did have a few moments of overacting. I won't point them out now but every TV show has their moments.

    About Lightspeed, yeah people say it's the worst in the Lynn era. Some Power Rangers fans I know will say it's the whole reason Operation Overdrive was bad. Seriously though... GoGoV and Boukenger had barely anything in common, other than the similar arsenal.

  5. @MegaPurple

    I thought Ninja Storm deserved its ratings. They weren't as good as Wild Force but were better than SPD. I think it's right where it needs to be, but it's only your opinion.

  6. I've already watched Zeo. It was okay. But didn't think it was nearly as entertaining as Ohranger.

  7. I suggest the following entries on:

    Memories of MMPR

    Original PR villains- who's bad and who's worse- seeing which villain was really scaring the crap out of people.

    The relationship of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa.

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