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You see, this is why I skip to the comics.
Okay, take a beleaguered heroine, severely out-of-character behavior, inconsequential plotting and a weak villainess. Put them together and what do you get? You really wanna know? Okay, but you were forewarned.
The villainess, such as she is, is Adrena-Lynn, an extreme stunts enthusiast whose supposedly dangerous (and dangerously imitatable) stunts lead to her cancellation. In coming to her rescue, Kim has a hand in exposing her as a fraud.
This is just one more problem she has to face here, as her social life takes a nose dive when she's linked to footballer Brick Flagg, who's missing a few eggs from his dozen. Much to her horror (and my chagrin), the post-pubescent paparazzo behind the story turns out to be...her best friend Ron?! Did somebody say 'bad writing'? Yeah, me!
And Adrena-Lynn seeks revenge on Kim by kidnapping her "boyfriend".
Brick's lack of smarts inspires some laughs and Rachel Dratch (late of "Saturday Night Live") is good as the would-be bad girl. Despite these assets, this is not an episode you need to see more than once.moreless
This episode is about when Ron turns into a journalist and causes trouble.
Adrena Lynn’s extreme stunt show is all the rage in Middleton and around the world. However, when Adrena falls during one of her stunts, Kim rescues her, only to discover that a dummy was actually doing the stunt instead. Ron publishes the story in the school paper and it spreads around the world, which causes Adrena’s show to get cancelled. She seeks her revenge on Kim and Ron, using Brick Flagg as a trap, whom she believes Kim has a crush on because of an article Ron had used in the paper earlier on. This episode was the first appearance of Adrenna Lynn. This episode was one of my favorites because it had a lot of action and because this episode was controversial.moreless
After Kim and Ron expose Adrena Lynn, a popular extreme TV star, as a fake, Lynn goes looking for revenge. Also, a misprint by Ron in the school letter has everyone thinking that Kim has the hots for Brick Flagg.
I have to admit, I was disappointed with the episode, especially with the villain. Adrena Lynn could have been much cooler than she was. The fact that she was just a big fake made her a lot less threatening. Even though the amusement park sequence had some pretty entertaining elements in it, I never felt that Kim was in any real danger. It would have been better if Lynn was a renegade extreme sports star, like Vin Diesel’s Triple X, and she challenged Kim to a one on one showdown. That would have made the episode more interesting. As far as the sub plot of Ron and his attempts to get into the school newspaper goes, I was a little disturbed that Ron would so quickly betray Kim’s confidence and print a flat out lie. Ron really acted out of character in this episode. On the plus side, I thought Brick was pretty funny, as the goofy jock. To sum it up, “All the News” wasn’t all that.moreless