I watch Hulu, a lot. I don’t have cable or satellite anymore (except for cable internet), so Hulu serves as my source of television-related entertainment, along with Netflix.
For the past few months, Hulu kept showing me a message that I should check out a web series called The LXD. The LXD stands for The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. I saw the word “Dancers” and was never much interested after that.
I suppose I thought this was some sort of So You Think You Can Dance thing and just was not interested in it. I’m not much for reality television, to begin with.
But then a friend of mine posted something about The LXD on Facebook and I decided to watch the first episode last night (all of the episodes from Season 1 and 2 are on Hulu). Each episode runs from 10-15 minutes, so it’s not a huge time commitment.
All I can say is that the first episode intrigued me. It’s just so UNIQUE.
Here’s the summary: There are two groups of rival dancers: the heroes (The LXD) and the villains (The Alliance of the Dark). All of these dancers have super powers through their dance abilities, called “the ra.” The entire story takes place over hundreds of years, beginning in the 1920’s up to the year 3000.
The series is just so massively different from anything else I’ve seen and just stands out in a sea of banal entertainment, not only on the web, but also what’s currently airing on t.v.
A third season has already been filmed and I am, personally, really looking forward to not only getting caught up on the series, but also seeing what happens next.
Interesting side note: Harry Shum Jr., of Glee-fame is not only one of the dancers, but also the choreographer and associate producer of the series.