Okay, I blame petratodd for posting a GIF of Rita Repulsa which got me in a Power Rangers mood (my moods are pretty whimsical). I ended up watching atopfourthwall's History of Power Rangers and various episodes on Netflix.
(To those who didn’t know I was into Power Rangers… Yep. It was my…
This! All of this. It was horrible how they threw Kimberly underneath the bus to prop Tommy and Katherine as a couple. It was just such a miserable way to treat a character people still cared about. (needed ratings boost perhaps? They actually had SPECIAL GUEST STAR AMY JO JOHNSON in the opening )
Yes couples break up, especially long distance couples but they didn’t need to make Kimberly come off so callous and making the letter seem like Tommy and Kimberly’s 3 year relationship wasn’t as significant as it was. That was the killer for me. They focused so much on them and showed how much they cared for each other to turn around and try and act like it was no big deal? Horrible writing.
Throwing Katherine so obviously in the mix was just awkward. People were still getting use to her, to link her to Tommy romantically just added gas to the fire of the dislike some people already had for her. Like Catherine Sutherland said, she felt like Katherine was taking over Kimberly’s life all the way. It stifled her character development, she had little focus on her, that wasn’t about Tommy, until Turbo. Her two lone Zeo focus episode were about her training a police dog and a murder mystery party (where Acherina all of sudden felt the need to fight her? Man that Super Megaforce level story logic). Katherine had an expectational introduction and I wished they had played off more of her evil past instead of basically sweeping it under the rug once Mighty Morphin finished.
^^^This is just perfect, I mean, I still don’t believe that Kimberly sent that letter or that her relationship with tommy was meaningless, ‘cause it was a FUCKING THREE YEARS LONG RELATIONSHIP for God sake. Kim is not a bitch, Kat was just stupid and defenceless girl, whom I still don’t like, but let’s be serious, she was just throw up in the middle of the situation. Also, afterwards, they never explain what the heck happen to kim, kat or tommy, what happen with their lives, they were never mention again, until dino thunder, and again, they focused on the new rangers and in tommy’s career. I’m hoping that in the reboot movie both, Amy and Jason D. are going to be part of it or in the next PR season. For the last one, I’m crossing my fingers to at least hear a reference of them and maybe an appearance, ‘cause I saw a spoiler of the Japanese version, and the both, dino thunder and mighty morphing teams, make a crossover. THAT SHIT WOULD BE AMAZING. And maybe they would bring the originals and maybe they could explain what happen with their lives in the past years.
Now, back again with the topic, the writers fucked up things in a huge level, ‘cause they really made some fans hate Kim and others hate Kat, and everyone loved Tommy, ‘cause who on earth wouldn’t love a badass prince charming?
With this said, I love and miss a lot kim and tommy’s relationship. Maybe the are together in the future, who knows if they encounter themselves at one point and solve things up?