YMMV / Olivia Tennet

  • Harsher in Hindsight: In one scene from Underbelly NZ, Olivia as Julie Theilman is seen importing heroin hidden in her luggage. Towards the end of the episode, a young man dies after injecting himself with a potent dose of heroin. The dead addict is played by Anton Tennet—Olivia's real-life brother. Yeah...
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • In the movie Kids World, Olivia worked with Blake Foster, who played Justin Stewart, the Blue Turbo Ranger, on Power Rangers Turbo. Who knew that she'd end up in another car-themed Power Rangers series (RPM) as that team's mentor figure?
    • In a Shortland Street episode, Olivia's character Tuesday laments to Sophie McKay (played by Kimberley Crossman) that she doesn't want to be seen as "a violin-playing music nerd." Fast forward to Power Rangers RPM...
    • A major case of Cue Irony: On Shortland Street, she played the daughter of drug addict Guy Warner (played by Craig Parker). In Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud, she plays Julie Theilman, a real-life drug runner and heroin addict.
      • And an even bigger case: In Blood Punch, she plays Skyler, a Femme Fatale character who seduces a young college-aged man into cooking meth for her and her psychotic cop (ex-)boyfriend. She's even seen snorting heroin and gleefully admitting to enjoy being high on crystal meth to a group of recovering addicts!
  • Memetic Mutation: Singing the New Zealand national anthem ("God Defend New Zealand") with an orange slice in her mouth may count. As far as roles go, most fans of Power Rangers will truly only remember her for helping introduce the phrase "THAT IS NOT SPANDEX!" as Dr. K on RPM.
  • Moe: Those eyes! Those cheeks! That smile! That really soft, girly voice! And that adorable Kiwi accent! Want proof? Just watch this video. The general consensus seems to be "Awwww...".
    • She even lampshades it in a recent interview about her appearance in The Wizard of Oz.
      "I think Judy Garland’s performance was incredible but I am not her so I have to bring something of my own. I think I bring a certain innocence – and tap dancing.”
  • Squee!: The reaction Power Rangers RPM fans had when they found out that she has been dating Milo Cawthorne, especially the Kiggy shippers (i.e. Ziggy/Dr. K).
  • Squick: Her favorite food is broccoli.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: This comment from that YouTube video introducing her as Emilia in the Peach Theatre Company's production of Othello.
    "She's afraid of berries? I think I might actually get diabetes from how sweet that woman seems..."
  • The Woobie: She's really good about playing this role, especially considering when one of her characters is a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.