During the 1990s the Disney Channel was known for creating family-oriented cartoons that created a mix of action with core family values. One show was a play on the old spy films called Kim Possible. The show focuses on a teenage cheerleader that went on secret missions to save the world.
What’s the Stitch?
By day Kim Possible is a regular teen dealing with the daily drama of high school, hanging out with her best friends; attending cheerleading practice while handling the pressure of the popular girls and homework. She has a secret double life where she, her best friend Ron, and a computer genius named Wade take on the criminal underworld.
Heroes Vs Villains
Kim Possible (Christy Carson Romano) is a teenage spy that writers claim is based off James Bond. Kim is loyal to her friends and family and sees the good in others. She will do what it takes to protect her home and loved ones. She is determined and resourceful on missions being creative with the tools Wade provides her with and items found on site.
Ron Stoppable (Will Friedke) is Kim’s best friend and sidekick seen eating nachos or talking to his pet naked mole rat Rufus. Ron is clumsy and goofy being known for being the side kick to Kim. Ron makes a lot of mistakes, but he tries his best to makes up for them. Like Kim, he cares bout her and his family and wants to protect them the best way that he can. Ron is good at telling bad jokes trying to lighten the mood in any bad situation.
Dr. Drakken (John DiMaggie) Is the evil mad scientist who comes up with unsuccessful plans to rule the world. He considers himself to be Kim’s arch nemesis yet due to his impatience and lack of follow through none of his plans come to completion.
Shego (Nicole Sullivan) is a supervillain and sidekick to Dr. Drakken yet she is the more intelligent of the pair and is seen as Kim’s dark equal. She is sarcastic and has the ability to shoot green energy blasts from her hands; being both feared and respected by Kim.
Blast from the Past
I grew up watching the show and still enjoy reruns of the series to this day. The show was empowering to young girls, teaching them to be their true selves even if this meant taking part in activities that were considered only for men. Kim embraced both sides of her personality being the cheerleader showed her caring and nutling side, while fighting crime allowed her mentality and creativity to come through instead.
I would rate this show a eight out of ten dur to the comedic aspects of juggling high school with a double secret life of fighting crime. There were a lot of fillers and sometimes the jokes were a bit flat compared to the action in the series.
Many saw the series as a positive influence for young girls making Kim a role model that they could look up to. The show enforced the concept that girls can be anything that they want to be and that they could even mix hobbies that were considered feminine with hobbies that many considered masculine.
Now, shush, I’m trying to read.