Cheesy TV

Can we expand this category to include cheesy TV shows? As in, TV shows that are so BAD that there’s no way they didn’t know what they were doing?

I’m speaking of things like… Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills. A rip-off of Power Rangers that’s actually got more original content than Power Rangers, believe it or not. Yet, has the caliber of acting on par with James Gunn’s PG Porn (“everything you love about porn… without the sex!”).

In case you’ve never seen this monstrosity before, I invite you to feel the DEEP HURTING that is… Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills:

The EPITOMY of 90s cheese!

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Baywatch existed because, while internet porn existed, it was, at best, at 56kbps.

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See also the entire USA network lineup of the mid-90s.

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Up! All Night

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The best USA show like that was Strip Poker, a game show which promised that maybe somehow they’d mess up and show nudity despite giving all the contestants 15 pairs of underwear to take off.

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This was mentioned in another thread, but I would suggest the weekly series version of V, especially toward the end when they went full camp and began focusing on the soap opera antics aboard the Visitor ship.

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I’m a big anime fan and every season me and my friend check out a bunch of first episodes of shows and decide which we want to keep watching (usually less than 50%). Often I pick a show I think looks ridiculous and every so often one of those I watch.

One I watched all of is Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle, a “multimedia project” (as in, designed to be a media empire first and foremost) set in a world where all the guns have been replaced with Rap Mics in Japan. Which sounds good (though weird considering Japan’s stringent gun laws) but also the guns CAN be used to attack people. It’s also lead to some amusing visuals.


It’s also used as a bomb vest.

The rapping is OK and there are times it is genuinely fun. I also feel like it wants to imply some of the sexy boys are gay without coming out and saying it (the army guy and the gambler guy from different rap teams say they know each other when one stayed over for the night and they definitely got down to business.)

I will say one singer sounds good but is super ill-suited to rap. He sounds like the Japanese Christopher Lee and, like, Rap is the only genre he shouldn’t be singing in.

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