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President Obama is speaking to Congress tonight and guess who will not be airing the speech? Fox. That’s right; they’ve decided to stick with their normal programming and air Glee, the network’s only new 1-hour comedy.
Glee is a TV show about a struggling high school musical-performance club. The club is led by the school’s Spanish teacher who recruits an interesting bunch of kids: A wanna-be Diva that no one likes, a reluctant jock, a seemingly gay student with an unusually high voice, a black girl with attitude and fashion sense, and a paraplegic with mad guitar skills.
You may have seen the pilot episode of Glee by now. I was mildly disappointed. The ads (which Fox has been pushing relentlessly) gave me higher expectations. I guess I just expected to laugh a little more. Keep Reading…
In the pilot you are also introduced to a few other characters, such as faculty members,which are quite funny.
Hence, where Glee succeeds is in its casting of characters. The main characters are each very unique–some quirky, some timid, others just a little unhinged. I think they provide a delightful fresh feel from all the other characters on TV.
But I guess where the pilot failed was in reaching the full potential of those characters. I could see them being funnier than they were. But hey, it was a pilot, so maybe we should give it some slack. Given time, the characters might just surprise us.
I still think there is hope for Glee. I give it a preliminary Average score (It has the potential to be a captivating comedy). Watch tonight and see for yourself.
Read Episode 2 Review Here