“Kung Fu Panda 2″ is AWESOME! I loved it for its sweet unexpectedness. There is TOTALLY going to be a Kung Fu Panda 3 based on the ending, and I am SO there. It’s the start of an excellent summer – I’ve seen “X-Men: First Class” (James McAvoy + Michael Fassbender = *swoon*), so two summer blockbusters – *check*! Next up – HARRY POTTER! WHEE!
I just realized that I posted a lot about ATHENA recently – har har har.
Anyways – I first wanna give a shout out to Glee for this past week’s episode. First off, Lea Michele’s character got called out for her selfishness and diva attitude. Well hallelujah it was finally addressed! While she says she changed by the end of the episode, I highly doubt it. Nevertheless, it was nice seeing her act so nice and smile at Kurt (Chris Colfer) for once. The point of this mini blurb (instead of a full Glee post) is that Tina and Mike had a little rift in the episode when Mike had to choreograph a dance with Brittany for Sectionals, and Tina thought he was cheating on her. Turns out he wasn’t – and so at the end of the episode they said they were “good,” and Mike asked, “Asian kiss?” Tina: “Asian kiss.” And they peck each other on the lips.
Asian kiss?! Really writers? I don’t think all Asians kiss like that! Have you seen Prosecutor Princess? Korean dramas, for all it’s chasteness – Park Shi Hoo totally sucked Kim So Yeon‘s face off. In a good way.
Then again – I laugh, because I want to brush it off as a, “Oh writers, simply trying to make fun of it all in a meta-cool way.”
This post was inevitable – I should have done it sooner but I didn’t get a chance to.
This past week’s episode of Glee focused on duets, and it gave an opportunity to Harry Shum Jr. to show us viewers his singing skills as Mike Chang – the “other Asian,” or as I like to call him, “the silent Asian who only dances.” In a little bit of meta, he argues with Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) that he can’t sing, only dance. He’d rather if she do the singing and he dance around her. But honestly – a little date night to a nice restaurant (for high schoolers’ standards) is quite a good motivator to have him step up and speak.
Today Glee premiered. And boy was it quite exciting. The series jumped right back into form and caught up with many of the characters after the summer. In fact, it covered so many other characters’ arcs that it was sure to have plenty of story threads to keep it interesting for the entire year.
Of course most notably, Filipina singing sensation Charice Pempengco (going by her first name only in the credits) made her acting debut that is sure to make heads turn if they haven’t already. Her character, Sunshine Corazon, is a foreign exchange student from the Philippines whose vocals are so strong and amazing that current Glee diva Rachel Berry (played by Broadway star Lea Michele) feels completely threatened.
[Warning: this is going to be a fully analytical, discussion-type post with an episode recap that is pretty much focused on the three Asian characters that are in this episode/series.]