HOW WAS IT IN THE '90s? Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers was 80% of my personality as a kid. I had Power Rangers clothes, I played with Power Rangers action figures, the Power Rangers were plastered on my lunchbox and thermos, and I did air karate at nobody in particular, pretending to be a Power Ranger. I also used to rent episodes on VHS from Blockbuster, and "Green With Evil" in particular is considered to be one of the best installments of the series.
HOW IS IT NOW? What can be said about Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers that hasn't already been said about a KFC Famous Bowl? It's a corny, cheesy mess. This episode introduces Tommy, the Green Ranger, whom Rita Repulsa possesses and uses to wreak havoc on the Power Rangers and their command center. My favorite scene came when the Green Ranger jumped inside the Megazord and beat up all of the Power Rangers by himself. He whooped them so bad that it somehow made sparks fly from the Megazord's head. Anyway, the dialogue is not great, and Rita is a terrible strategist. (Why doesn't she just create SEVERAL monsters at once, make them grow into giants, then attack the Power Rangers simultaneously instead of one per episode?) It's tough to watch as an adult unless you turn off your brain's logical-thinking switches. ALL that being said, the episode ended on a cliffhanger, so now I'm going to watch the sequel to be reminded how it plays out.
RATING ON A SCALE OF 1–90: 60/90 (my childhood self wouldn't allow me to go any lower, out of respect for what this show once meant to me).