Can I make a confession? I love Glee so much it’s embarrassing. Yes, it’s a cliché of every television show and movie set in an American high school over the past 20 years, or possibly ever. It’s also witty, and smart, and knowing and the jokes are incredibly funny. What I can say. I’m a sucker for people bursting into song.
Jane Lynch, who has played my favourite characters in Best in Show (top right, the one with the German “Puddle”) and A Mighty Wind, respectively, plays my favourite character in Glee as well; Sue Sylvester, the terrifying Amazon of a PE teacher who gets all the best lines, that hint at a dark past involving the ousting of General Noriega and failed auditions for Bay Watch.
Second confession: Tonia and I recently consumed a full box of Glee; the pilot and all twelve episodes of the first series, over two nights. Yes. Yes we did.
Word to the wise, gorging on Glee isn’t something we can recommend. You know, the one Hostess cupcake tastes pretty good. Thirteen, consumed back to back, and you’re going to feel slightly sick and ashamed of yourself. No matter how good they are. Just saying.