||[Feb. 26th, 2007|02:38 pm]
live outside your race
So, this has kind of been bugging me for about a week now, and I joined this community just to ask this question (I don't really know why I picked this particular comm, except for maybe its overt hostility reminds me of my mother)...|
Do any of you people watch that Heroes show? I will admit, I've never seen a whole episode, but when I have seen parts of it, I've been pissed off by that Japanese character, Hiro (HAHA OMG HOW CLEVER). I guess he's like the most popular character, but the few times I've seen him, ALL I can think is that he's possibly one of the most annoying portrayals of the Asian male I've seen in a while. He just seems ridiculously stereotyped... the sexless, goofy nerd. I actually saw him do that Mr. Spock hand thing. (But that show does have a hot Indian guy on it. Maybe they can only have one hot Asian male character at a time?)
So, my question? Well, I guess I want to know if this character is as horrible as I think he is. Since I haven't really watched this show, it's possible that I'm pre-judging it and maybe he ACTUALLY is a well-rounded character. Because right now, in my mind, he's only a few steps away from Long Duk Dong, who is only 2 steps away from Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's as the most cringe-worthy media portrayal of an Asian man.
Anyways... If you tell me that he's not so bad, I guess I'll believe you. And if you tell me he really is as bad as I think, well... at least that gives me something to bitch about in self-righteous indignation.