1.22.2013

David So's "Roomies": Episode 2

Previously

Roomies: Episode 1

8 comments:

  1. I think this show is hitting its stride.

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  2. Hm, *clear throat* I didn't want to be negative, hence why I didn't comment on his video "Last Resort" (huge black cock) or his video with a black girlfriend (attitude chick) but I kinda have this feeling that the black people in his videos are always portrayed in a stereotypical way...am I being oversensitive? Dunno. Like, the blasian dude (yeah, he's a model too ladies!) talks in a rude way and says "yo yo" (with a comb in his hair lol) whereas all the other actors here adress the problem in a delicate and refined way. I could be wrong and not seeing the genuine comical thing, but oh well...sorry :(

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    1. I think there's a satirical element here which requires refinement in execution. I also think some of the writing is inspired by comments viewers keep making about David and Paul in particular; they sound Negro.

      When he did the video with Olivia Harewood, the role didn't require a black woman; it required a comedian. The role went to Olivia, whom most people don't realize is black. One commenter at the Bar didn't even know she was a WoC, so that tends to come up in her comedy. In other words, the "black girlfriend" angle was an afterthought.

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  3. I also noticed that David "sounds black" (I don't know Paul enough), I have no problem with that by the way, he doesn't sounds like he's really faking it to me, though I'm aware that he's doing comedy and exaggerates his facial expressions and language to be funny. Hm, satirical? As in being sarcastically frank by portraying most people's cliché ideas in his videos? I see. It reminds me how the lesbian character in "The Last Resort" was portrayed as "trashy", masculine, rebellious and...just the opposite of feminity and "clean"/conservativeness. I didn't appreciate that in retrospect, but now I can see it from another perspective.

    I didn't know the background story of the black girlfriend video, interesting.

    I wasn't offended, I'm just saying, but I did feel serious about it, maybe too serious. His fat jokes are not even funny to me, so it's not just black people lol I must admit that I watched the nigga part with Khalil twice :p But that's because he did it so well haha. Sometimes I feel like the sense of humor in Asian videos (from very famous youtubers) is different from black videos, and David may want to bring this "spark" or diversity in his videos to make them look less "cute" (cutesy)...? I'm probably talking out of my ass, but it could be a possibility. His remake of "The Last" into "The Last Resort" killed off the cuteness without a doubt. And I prefer David's version.

    Like, I mean, my critiscism is about the lack of individualism/diversity in the black characters he writes, though I know what to watch if I want some (hello ABG or The Unwritten Rules).

    OK, I think I should stop writing right now lol

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    1. Did he write stereotyped Asian characters for his videos by the way? Like making fun of Asian FOBs or something like that. I feel like the clichés are not well balanced between ethnic groups in his videos, but then I haven't watched all of them and I could be biased as I'm not Asian.

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    2. I recommended watching his videos more often. When you grasp his style of humor, it'll answer your questions. And it'll be really enjoyable.

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    3. Gotcha.

      I take back my comment about the lesbian, it was actually a really ironic part.

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  4. JustKiddingFilms (who do quite a few crossovers with David, and vice versa) tackle stereotypes within the Asian community in a way that's worth checking out. They've been hit-or-miss for me lately, because the humor can sometimes border on overly-stereotypical, but give it a look and see what you think!

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