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I've just been reading this blog post over on the Rising Sun toku blog that talks about "tokusatsu comfort foods". The definition they give is:

Aoi Kurenai on risingsuntokusatsu.com said:
When I talk about a “comfy†or “comfort food†show, I’m talking about something that I enjoy unabashedly. This is to say, despite the flaws of the shows, however glaring they may be, I enjoy it for what it is and what it makes me feel. Heck, I’ll probably be one of the first to point out all of a specific show’s faults and still hold the thing close to my heart.

To me that sounds similar to a guilty pleasure, but I think I prefer the phrase "comfort food show" because let's be honest nobody actually feels guilty about their guilty pleasures.

Whatever you call them, I know there are a few toku shows that I think of this way. Den-O and Kyoryuger come to mind straight away. What about you guys and girls? Do you have any toku shows or movies that you can't help but love, warts and all?
 
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I don't really like the term "guilty pleasure" either (I understand the term, but I don't feel guilty about liking what I do), but I've got a few things that fit the bill.

First and foremost is Fourze. Despite the annoying side cast, I get a lot of enjoyment out of Gentaro's antics (especially in the movies he's in).

The other one I have a soft spot for is Decade. I know it has a ton of problems (not the least of which being the story), but I never cared about Decade's story to begin with. Honestly though, I like the alternate worlds. They let the writers do a lot of things that they could never get away with in a full show. I think it not only did "high school rider" first, but better. And where else are you going to see a world where the riders work for a company? The show sucks as a complete package, but I like re-watching individual two-parters from time to time.

And I know I'm gonna get a lot of flak for this, but Double kinda does this for me as well. It has a ton of problems, but I still get enjoyment out of it.

EDIT: One more (albiet one that I havent finished yet), Shinkenger. I know I should hate it (four of the five rangers are sacrificed just so Takeru can look cool, and it comes dangerously close to being boring), but there's a really weird charm to it all. One that, for some reason, makes me not mind the sluggish pacing.
 
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The entire genre is a guilty pleasure to me. I have zero friends who watch toku, but I really don't care.
 
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The entire genre is a guilty pleasure to me. I have zero friends who watch toku, but I really don't care.

indeed, it's much better than "i watch Toku and i have zero friends, period. "

but i got to disagree with the list, Goseiger and ToQger is highly unenjoyable for me, especially ToQger, there's only so much unfunny stupidity and childishness that i can stomach
 
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I find the term "comfort food" funny/infuriating. "Cheesy", "large ham", etc. so many terms named after food. People are so hungry.

...and speaking of that, one of the main "guilty pleasures" that I think about is the Kabuto episodes of the Black/White Knife. The one thing I disliked about them was the insistence of making the evil chef a Worm.
Another one that I thoroughly enjoy is the second half of Super-1, mostly because of Jin Dogma. They some of the funniest and most lovely villains I've ever seen. I always have a great time watching episode 42.

But, as has been said, I don't feel any guilt over liking them, despite their apparent flaws.
 
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I'm another one who doesn't like the idea of "guilty pleasure." If we're talking about "shows that others hate and/or are pretty flawed but I still like them" that would be Gaoranger, Kabuto, Janperson, Go-onger, Goseiger, Gokaiger, Faiz, Ryukendo, Armor Hero, Turboranger, Gransazer ...
 
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The other one I have a soft spot for is Decade.
I have a soft spot for Decade too. It was the first subbed toku show I saw, and it worked as a great 'shop window' to see the previous Riders. Plus the way Tsukasa developed over the first 9 worlds was actually quite well handled.
I'm another one who doesn't like the idea of "guilty pleasure." If we're talking about "shows that others hate and/or are pretty flawed but I still like them" that would be Gaoranger, Kabuto, Janperson, Go-onger, Goseiger, Gokaiger, Faiz, Ryukendo, Armor Hero, Turboranger, Gransazer ...
Janperson is disliked? I've only seen the handful of episodes that Megabeast have subbed but it seems really fun so far.

I also liked Gaoranger but then again I watched it straight after seeing three 80s Sentai in a row, so I'm not sure how much of my enjoyment was down to how different it was to them.
but i got to disagree with the list, Goseiger and ToQger is highly unenjoyable for me, especially ToQger, there's only so much unfunny stupidity and childishness that i can stomach
It's all personal taste really. Goseiger isn't in my top five or anything but I didn't hate it as others seem to have (same with Go-Onger, Boukenger, Go-Busters... pretty much any of the unpopular Sentai really).
 
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+1 Decade, I always think they have great potential for story but alas, messed up with how to end it.

Toqger too. Funny and almost harmless villain. Really a Den-O for Super Sentai but I loved them. Den-O too.

Surprisingly Kuuga. I watch it as a kid, fabulous. But when I finally can watch it again after I grow up, I fall asleep after first half.
 
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Janperson is disliked? I've only seen the handful of episodes that Megabeast have subbed but it seems really fun so far.

I've never met anyone who disliked it, I just feel it's something of an acquired taste
 
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Shun Sugata's performance in Janperson makes it worth watching.
 
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