I love the T.V. show ‘Glee’ and I do not apologize for it.
I also love Harry Potter, Top Chef, Flavor of Love, and musicals like ‘Cats’ so I don’t feel like this is the most embarrassing of my obsessions.
I’m reporting to you live from New York- I made it in one piece!- and am still planning on watching it, even on my first night in the big city.I’m still reeling a little from the Madonna episode from last week that had nothing to do with anything and seemed out of place in terms of plot development. Even is I did like the dancers on stilts.
And so I come to tonight’s topic- the ‘dancer’ guy on Glee, commonly known as ‘other asian’ (I don’t think they ever announced his name). He’s the lanky cute guy that is featured for a few seconds doing some pop and locking, some basic breaking, and maybe a pencil turn. Why has he had no lines?
Here he is mid-dance off.
I think a lot of dancers face (and yes, some perpetuate) the stereotype that dancers are stupid, shallow, inarticulate- basically talented strong people with no brains or original thought. Sort of like Brittany from Glee. But most dancers are actually as driven towards learning as they are towards their technique and focus on search of good things in the world such as literature, other art, and having meaningful conversations, at least this has been my findings. I can’t prove it statistically.
It bothers me that the ‘dancer’ character doesn’t have a chance to develope a speaking, 3 dimensional character. Dancers aren’t dumb!
P.S. Just for fun, I threw some silly grammatical errors into this post.