Queen of the Jungle
thoroughly enjoy this TV series! There are so many good things
about it, but perhaps nothing better than Sheena herself, Irish
McCalla. I've had this section in "Super-Powered!" long before I
had ever seen episodes of the show, just for the sake of Irish.
But thanks to a friendly fan in Australia by the name of Paul Wickham,
I own most of the series on DVD as of July 2006. Still looking
for the other episodes (PLEASE CONTACT
ME IF YOU HAVE THEM!).
Irish McCalla as Sheena is such a kind
personality. She is a really good role model for girls. All
of the sexiness, but none of the filth. This is a TV show that
can be viewed equally by children and adults. I can see why she
was proud of this character in real life.
Christian Drake as Bob Rayburn also deserves special
mention. The male half of this series' major cast is definitely a
second-stringer in the stories, but he handles the part so well and
likably. Bob and Sheena get along so well together. There
is certainly no love affair between them. Their friendship is
asexual. But they are always friends. Truth be told, I
don't think the less-than-30-minute format of the shows would've
allowed for a great romantic relationship and still retained the action
we REALLY want to see. The writers did well, doing it how they
The stories are fun and even easy for little minds
to understand. AND they're entertaining. The ideas
themselves are rather unique and something to see. For instance,
in one episode, a phoney witch doctor fools a tribe with a scary,
noise-making idol that is really a stolen Army Jeep! The premises
themselves are worth the watching.
Sheena, in this series, is just a jungle girl.
No super powers here. Her sidekick is a chimp named Chimp.
He's kind of cute, but I'm glad they didn't do too much with him.
He just doesn't offer much. Just light comic relief. Kids
like seeing animals. I like seeing animals. It would have
been neat if they mixed it up a bit and gave her different pet animals
in certain shows. But I really have no problem with how they did
this for this series. It's not distracting.