We can all say that Power Rangers Operation Overdrive happened to be one of the worst PR series' ever. However, is it possible this season could be underappreciated to the Sentai fandom? I've thought of possible ways of how the series could've been better.
- Operation Overdrive had a rather good storyline overall. The idea of treasure hunting was not a bad idea, actually. I think the only problem was the fact that they had rushed many elements in the plot into 32 episodes and nothing could really be understood. The villains were perfectly fine, though not as developed as Boukenger's. Kalish should've maybe extended the length of the series, and it would've been much better.
- Overdrive's "Once A Ranger" wasn't too bad compared to "Boukenger vs Super Sentai." The kids obviously didn't want something as long and violent as Boukenger's team-up. Comparing to Sentai's anniversary team-up, "Once A Ranger" had actually done a better job revealing the past Power Rangers. Compare that to Sentai's, who only went as far back to GaoRanger of 2001. "Once A Ranger" is possibly one of the best PR moments, though Adam's new morph and music dissapointed most MMPR fans.
- Most importantly, the horrible acting of Operation Overdrive needed a lot of improvement. The dialogue was also lame at many points, but what can you expect? A kids' show, lol. But aside from that, do fanboys also realize Boukenger had pretty bad acting, too? Though most don't realize it, there were a few signs in Boukenger of overracting, especially by BoukenYellow, Natsuki. I still say it's much better than Overdrive's, however, but Kalish could've hired some more well-known Disney actors to help him. The series would've been much better.
Could it be lack of budget? Laziness of producers? Greediness? What else do you think caused Operation Overdrive to be a poor season?