This lowbrow hit about the Bundys, TV's first family of raunch, made the new Fox network a player. The long-running series prospered despite threats of sponsor boycotts and the ire of some critics, who objected to the show's offbeat, sometimes coarse humor. TV Guide's reviewer, however, applauded the sharp, funny lines, calling the series an antidote to the 'hundreds of sugary [sitcoms].'
Tales of teens who morph into super-powered heroes have, in turn, morphed into a powerful franchise that includes a merchandising cornucopia, a feature film and various TV permutations, including 'Power Rangers Zeo,' 'Power Rangers Turbo' and 'Power Rangers DinoThunder.' Inspired by Japanese television (with sequences from 'Zyu Rangers'), it uses campy humor, martial arts and violent drama---so violent at times, in fact, that it has spurred complaints from child-development experts.
1993TVY7Fantasy, Family, Action & Adventure, Other