Ah! I finally have a name to one of my vices: cheesy wirefu. I blame the five years that I lived in Hawaii, watching what could only be described as a feudal Japanese soap opera (reading subtitles while following the action becomes second nature) and a number of really bad B movies from the clearance bin. (This was well before the Mystery Science Theater experiments.)
I learned the term "wirefu" from one of Zach Selwyn's vidcasts. Thanks guys!