Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Kamen Is NOT The Same As Ramen Edition


As a fan of both Super Sentai and Power Rangers (two things which are radically different, in the same way that Olive Garden is different from Italian cuisine), I often find that people assume that I’m also a fan of the Kamen Rider series.  To be honest, my K.R. knowledge is pretty limited (I’ve seen the Super Sentai crossover movies, bits and pieces of Kamen Rider Decade and the execrable American adaptation), and I haven’t found any great motivation to do anything about that.  Theoretically, it’s right up my alley, featuring cool super-heroes with cool powers, with a similar helmet-and-battle-suit motif to that of Super Sentai, with a heaping helping of cool motorcycles as well.  For some reason, though, nothing compels me to add Kamen Rider to my pile of things to read/watch/experience.  It’s not as though the series has been spoiled by over-recommendation (which is the reason why I have no impetus to watch ‘Breaking Bad’) or even that it’s alienating to me (though the bug motif can be troublesome.)  I honestly don’t know WHY a series so clearly tailored to the interests of nerds like me fails to set off my ‘must-read’ sensors, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is, admittedly, kind of intrigued by the new Rider’s fruit salad motif (which I want to stress is not a metaphor), asking: What bits of pop culture SHOULD be right in your wheelhouse, but still somehow fail to interest you?