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Heroes Reborn and Leeroy Jenkins Too!!!!

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NBC is trying desperately to punch its way through the Thursday night Shonda fog.  With Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder bitch slapping all Thursday night competition, is a wonder that anything can get through. Along comes a lone warrior to give us hope.  Carrying a Samurai sword, a lot of attitude and language we can’t speak, he enters the Thursday night fray with a lone shout that reverberated through the internet.

On Heroes Reborn, we are introduced to new characters with special powers as the show picks u from where it left off in February of 2010.  The ratings were sluggish because the fans who were die-hard five years ago are now older with a cousin named Sallie Mae and Navient who likes to call the house every damned day. Sorry, I digress.  We are introduced to Kiki Sukezane who plays Miko, a young woman cast into what she thinks is a game in a piss poor effort to save her father who is being held hostage. And a player enters the game to assist Miko.

He dons his player gear in the real world to help her fight in what she believes to be a comic world, knowing it is connected to her finding her father.

What is amazing about this is that the lone warrior enters the fight with an iconic battle cry that has not been heard in many years.  He comes into the game and yells #leeroyjenkins!  Twitter is abuzz with this because gamers know the battle cry.  Those of us who have to work for a living did not know what it was.

I trolled the internet and search low and high to find it and here it is.  Fast forward to 1:21.  In the meantime, I will see you next week for more Heroes.

Daniel Wu, Tweeting Live & Into The Badlands

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I m super excited about the new season on AMC.  I am even more anxious to see a martial arts dynamo kicking some butt on screen from the pleasure of my couch.  Into the Badlands premiers on AMC on November 15th staring Daniel Wu. The name might not be familiar to many American audiences but the face is.  Some may even remember him from The Man With the Iron Fist, he played Poison Dagger with that infamous line:

Poison Dagger: I’ll see you in hell!
Jackknife: [Chuckles] Yes, I suppose you will. I’ll save you a spot by the fire.

into-the-badlands-episode-101-sunny-wu-935Fans will also be very happy in this new role that Daniel is taking on as Sunny in Badlands.

AMC deems Into the Badlands as “a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.”

Of course, most people aren’t familiar with 16th Century Chinese folklore of a priest and his three disciples Monkey, Pig & Friar Sand who Journey to the West to find the Buddhist Sutra.  The first 12 of 100 chapters are background info on the Monkey King and take the pebble from my hand grasshopper kind of things. The final chapters of the story describes how these unlikely heroes vanquish demons and monsters.  In order to find the Sutra, they must journey over the Fiery Mountain, cross the Milky Way, and after battling many threats to their sanity, finally arrive at their destination – the Thunder Monastery in the Western Heaven. 

Yeah. That is the story in a nutshell. I would rather just watch Daniel kick some ass.

I was curious though, since he is in between Hong Kong and LA, if he would be tweeting live with viewers.

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Color me disappointed, but I wasn’t the only one.  Jason was a little bummed as well. Never fear @Jason_The_Ninja, he won’t let us down.

daniel wuJoin us in November on Twitter as we tweet live with me and the show.  I am certain @Jason_The_Ninja will be there as well.