Monday, May 23, 2011
Traffic Safety and Romance?: My Thoughts on Gokaiger Episode 14
This episode almost made me pee my pants--that's how funny it was. They handled the Carranger tone change beautifully. Also, it was nice to see the whole team interact with Kyousuke.
The episode starts out hilariously as Navi takes the phrase bad trip to a whole new level (is it just me, or does she look Speedor from Go-onger?).
What happened with him and Zonnette?
But he was trying to use theatre to teach children about--traffic safety??? COME ON!!! The theatre geek in me cracked up, and I cracked up even more when Don quoted Shakespeare. And then Kyousuke used Don as a human shield--now you know what it feels like?
This was possibly the silliest attacks ever. And Ahim's suit actress can ride a unicycle? That's talented!
The blank expression on the Zangyack guy's faces while watching Insarn's declaration of love to Jealocit is hilarious. Also, this was the first time the Gokaigers met Insarn and they actually helped her in a fight.
This was the culmination of the whole episode. Kyousuke forces them to be in his play about traffic safety. Clearly powerful work.
The Gokaigers act it out half-heartedly (except Don and Ahim who are really into it)
This is possibly one of my most favorite episodes. My only objection is that they didn't use imo-yohan, which was the official series food of Carranger.
And we have promo credits:
Marvelous's old friend Vasco de Jolokia appears, and it looks like we have a new antagonist.
Oh SHI--- he can summon sixth rangers. These are some of the best ones.
But in real life, clearly the Brechtian method would be great to teach children about traffic safety, although I doubt children would grasp it and instead be emotionally disturbed.
So psyched for next week, and remember: