Friday, June 05, 2009


I finally had the opportunity to watch the premier episode of GLEE. I have to say, I'm impressed. Here's the teaser finale.

From the commercials, one was led to believe GLEE would be meta-comedy, ala ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, in a high school setting. While it's true, there are all kinds of comical moments in GLEE and the premier episode was full of pop cultural allusions, the show appears to be deeper than that; full of lifelike drama and ethos. This final scene is a great teaser because it seems to foreshadow struggle and conflict to come, for example between the Glee Club and the school's huge money-making and nationally recognized Cheerleading Team. And it's all united through joy. It'll be interesting to see how the show unfolds because lately it seems that a show that is ambitious as GLEE fails to find an audience until after it's been cancelled, ala ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and PUSHING DAISIES.

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