Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Beyond cultural sensitivity...

...is the new TV show Heroes.

Not sure if I'm sold on the show yet (and we all know how little I want to be addicted to something else on TV!), but the biggest part of the show's charm to me is the absolute lack of fuss made about the various nationalities, races, what-have-you. The closest it's come to commenting on appearances ('cause trust me, no matter what colour they happen to be, they are the cutest, hottest, prettiest actors on the block!) is to have the cheerleader eschew the whole popularity thing.

I don't know if this show is for me, but producers, take note of what entertainment should be: mix up your cast to reflect the real distribution of the world, but don't make who the character is rest on what the character is.

Oh, but keep them hot, because it's a given that we'll still want our fantasies!

Like Sendhil Ramamurthy:
(And no, Metro, I'm sorry to say he doesn't look like you!)

Lori

11 comments:

Lydia said...

I will record this show while I am gone. Save the cheerleader, save the world! LB

Lydia said...

Pervertedly yours, this guy is a few months younger than my son, hope the cheerleader doesn't remind you of beauty queens!

raincoaster said...

He's pretty. But you should see Ian Hanomansing in person; drop dead gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

If you put glasses on him he could pass for my twin with a tan.

IH

Lydia said...

Picture, picture, anonymous!

Lori said...

Lydia, you don't really. Just imagine Metro's...uh...evil twin. Similar sense of humour, similar look -- to Metro, not to the cutie on my blog, nor Ian Hanomansing (who is, yes, also terribly good-looking! I once got his autograph to give to his #1 fan, 30-something).

Lydia said...

Yet you had already told Metro that the boy and he had no resemblance! Twins! Similar delusions!

raincoaster said...

I checked the show out on Defamer. Pure class, pure class.

Anonymous said...

Did your guffaw scare the cats and wake the neighbors?

IH

Anonymous said...

Man, he is a babe.
As a long-time fan of the Hanomansing, I have to say Ramamurthy beats him hands down.

Norlinda

Lori said...

Norlinda -- Ain't he just adorable? He may be single...want me to find out?

:p