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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Glee Glee Glee

Oh wow

If you've not even heard of Glee, you're deaf. Or from the rainforest. Where they don't have TV or Internet.
I mean, it's pure awesomeness. It's not the most original storyline, but what is? If screenwriting's taught me anything it's that all storylines are recycled and what matters is how it's recycled.
And Glee is recycled with some of my favourite aspects of... well ANYTHING. Acapella singing, Bright Colours, and Slushie Facials (don't ask...)
I've actually watched up to episode 13 online... but watching it today with my family I realised every episode is TOTALLY worth a second watch. I love it. I've pre-ordered the CD which comes out in March this year.
The plotlin basically follows something I think is exclusive to America called a Glee Club, which is basically what we would call Choir, but without anything hymn-like (do Americans know the traditional hymns? or is it all Gospel stuff? Hmm... I'm seerely uneducated in Americanness) the kids in the club are basically below the Dungeons and Dragons kids on the social ladder, so when the Football team's quarterback (a nice guy, talented but hoplessly daft) is tricked into joining it, followed shortly by cheerleaders and other jocks, it begins a competition among the staff and faculty either to help the Glee Club succeed, or to destroy it completely.
The base of it is the faculty fighting over funding, and the students competing for social status despite various obstacles such as... I don't know... the catain of the celibacy club getting knocked up?
Total lighthearted fun with plain awesome songs, had me in absolute hysterics.
Just... just watch it, you'll understand!