Friday, October 21, 2011

Ode to the LXD: The Uprising Begins!

Instead of a traditional Video Friday, I want to talk about one of my favorite web series, The LXD: The Uprising Begins. Created by filmmaker Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2, 3D), The Uprising Begins "chronicles the journey of seemingly ordinary people who discover they have extraordinary powers and must choose their place in an epic war between good and evil" and features the most incredible dancers you will ever see. 

I know I have spoken about how great it is but after seeing the most recent season, I felt I had to show you. I originally wanted to show you an episode from each season but that would give away too many spoilers. Instead, I will show you a few of the outstanding episodes from season one, which will hopefully, make you want to run to Hulu or Netflix and watch the other seasons.

This first episode is a favorite because I'm a Gleek and New Directions' resident dancer, Mike Chang (Harry Shum Jr.) stars in this. That's how the LXD initially got my attention, then I watched this and I was a Harry fan for life. He's a great dancer in the other styles I've seen him do but this is his element. The man is made of rubber. 

Next is "Duet" and what draws me to this episode is it's about love, loss, and sacrifice and the way Galen Hooks and William Wingfield move is hauntingly beautiful.

Finally, because they are just so much fun and manage to fulfill the dream of most hardcore fanboys and fangirls, here is "Fanboyz" featuring Aja George, Terence Dickson, and Straphanio "Shonnie" Solomon.

I hope after watching these episodes you will run to the nearest computer and watch all the others. It gets better and better as it progresses. Until next time!

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