Excuse me, where do I apply to join The LXD?
Unless you’ve been living in an internet box, you have probably heard something or another about Hulu’s hit web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. Written, directed, and produced by Jon Chu (Step Up creator), LXD was the most viewed web series on Hulu, and has won multiple awards. Unlike a lot of other shows made exclusively on the web, such as Sanctuary, there are no green screens, no special effects, and no wire work.
All of the dancers that appear in the LXD are amazing at what they do. Whether it’s hip-hop, krumping, popping, jazz, or ballet, each dancer has serious talent, and will keep you spellbound with their footwork and expressive body movement.
As a fan of all things dance related, I was pretty excited the first time I watched this series, and my quest to re-watch it this weekend has not left me disappointed. The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers follows the story of 2 rival dancing groups; The Alliance of the Dark and the LXD (gee, I wonder who the bad guy is?).
Season 1 tells the story of the LXD,and gives us background into the main heroes’ stories. Trevor Drift and Robot Love Story are two of my favorites, but they are all pretty fantastic with awe inspiring choreography, slightly exaggerated story lines, and lots and lots of cute dancing boys!
Season 2 is actually a little darker, since we get to follow the story of The Alliance of the Dark – and they tend to be pretty creepy. Lots of hot, growling and screaming boys contorting their bodies into oh-my-god-how-did-he-do-that postitions. Oh, and lots of pretty girls dancing with fire. You know, pretty like Tira…so more like freak your shit out sexy.
Season 3 gives us more backstory on both the light and dark side of this epic evil vs. good through the power of dance story, and more dance battles (they’re break dance fighting!). No news on a season 4 yet, but I for one am hoping for some more Legion of Extraordinary Dancers!
The good news is, most episodes aren’t more than 10 minutes long, so you can watch a few a day without overwhelming feelings of guilt! Yay! And they are all available for freebies on Hulu. Double yay!
If you’ve already watched it, I would love to hear what you thought of it. If I have inspired you to spend a good chunk of your Sunday night watching it…yay for my powers of awesome persuasion!
Thanks for reading, and for now I suggest that you go forth and dance.
*Does a creepy rendition of jazz hands as she backs out the door.*