REVIEW: POWER RANGERS BEAST MORPHERS

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Starring
Rorrie D. Travis (The Coroner)
Jasmeet Baduwalia (Werewolf World)
Jacqueline Scislowski (Man of Steel)
Abraham Rodriguez (The Auction)
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Recurring / Notable Guest Cast
Colby Strong (Andi Mack)
Liana Ramirez (Be Somebody)
Cosme Flores (Pledge)
Kristina Ho (The Unhallowed)
Teuila Blakely (Funny Girls)
Kevin Copeland (Gabriel)
Sia Trokenheim (Step Dave)
J.J. Fong (Friday Night Bites)
Kelson Henderson (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
John Leigh (800 Words)
Reid McGowan (AFK)
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.The first Power Rangers episode of the Hasbro era kicked off today with Power Rangers Beast Morphers, and to say it set a high bar for the rest of the series would be an understatement.power-rangers-beast-morphersThere are several differences between this and the last outing at Saban, Super Ninja Steel, but one of the biggest involves attention to detail. In the first episode of the season, we already have references to the greater Power Rangers universe, with Mayor Daniels (Kevin Copeland) referring to previous villains, Power Ranger teams, and other dimensions. That’s a big deal, especially so early on in the series, and what’s more impressive is it was done with a relatively small amount of time and felt organic to the character and the plot, as opposed to some ham-fisted reference just to appease fans.x720One thing Beast Morphers shares in common with Ninja Steel is a supremely likable cast. By the end of the episode, you have a firm grasp on not only their personalities but also their motivations, giving them clear jumping off points to further develop their characters. It’s refreshing to see that, as previous series struggled to give the cast meaningful narratives consistently. Hopefully, this keeps up throughout the series, but so far we can’t help but love Devon (Rorrie D. Travis), Zoey (Jacqueline Scislowski), and Ravi (Jasmeet Baduwalia). Also shoutout to Ben (Cosme Flores) and Betty (Kristina Ho), who made me laugh every time they were on screen. Their immediate charm helped balance out the slapstick, and it was a welcome mix.Power-Rangers-Beast-MorpheBeast Morphers excels from a style perspective as well. From the fights to all the slick looking tech lying around the lab, the aesthetic of the series is top notch. It retains that Power Rangers vibe but gives it a modern flair, and those Grid Battleforce jackets are swaggy…okay, not sure I can pull that word off…well, they’re cool alright! Overall this was a wonderful introduction to the Hasbro era of Power Rangers, and I personally can’t wait to enjoy the season-long ride that’s in store. So far 8 episodes have aired and it shows that Hasbro has breathed new life in this awesome franchise

REVIEW: STEP DAVE

CAST
Sia Trokenheim (The Dark Horse)
Jono Kenyon (Go Girls)
Rawiri Jobe (Tatau)
Tania Nolan (Spartacus)
Aidee Walker (The Locals)
Will Wallace (King Kong
Tainui Tukiwaho (The Almighty Johnsons)
Lisa Harrow (Kavanagh QC)
Maya Wyatt
Lily Powell
George Beca (Power Ranger Samurai)
J.J. Fong (Oddballs)
RECURRING/NOTABLE GUESTS
Arlo Gibson (Spartacus)
Richard Lambeth (The Lovely Bones)
Peter Muller (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Kimberley Crossman (Power Rangers Super Samurai)
Nic Sampson (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
Nathalie Boltt (District 9)
Willa O’Neill (Xena)
Ascia Maybury (800 Words)
Amanda Tito (Power Rangers Super Megaforce)
Delaney Tabron (Deathgasm)
Jason Hood (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Aaron Jeffery (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Jamaica Vaughan (Westside)
Shane Cortese (Outrageous Fortune)
Britta Brandt (Auckland Daze)
For the last few years I have been watching lots of shows from other countries. I was impressed with Step Dave. They managed to address real life topics, dating, age, work, divorce, love, kids, with humor but they do not go for cheap laughs.
The writers actually write real life situations. Topics and things that evry day people I have dealt with. Dating, kids, divorce, Grandparents, and friends. I like the cast. I think they are talented and a good ensemble. having lasted two seasons the wait on is on too see if we get a third season.