Happy with Glee

Glee may be messy, bi-polar, and sometimes unfocused. But it’s also grandly entertaining and is therefore one of the most worthwhile things on TV. Especially if you have a soft spot for singin’, dancin’ and razor-sharp humor.  Last night, for instance:

1) Great dialogue in general, but especially from Sue (Jane Lynch) when she’s writing in her journal: “Here I am, about to turn 30, and I’ve sacrificed everything, only to be Shanghaied by the bi-curious machinations of a cabal of doughy misshapen teens.” Perfect delivery.

2) Terrific performances from the boys and girls of the Glee Club, who perform competing mash-ups, while high on pseudoephedrine. The guys doing “It’s My Life”/”Confessions Pt. 2” were particularly good, though I worried that the hopped-up Finn (Cory Monteith) was going to have a heart attack. Especially liked Mike Chang’s incredible little rubber-limbed solo. He’s played by the ultra-talented Harry Shum Jr., who’s been in the Step Up movies, among other things. Found a clip of him freestyling:

3) Honestly good acting from Matthew Morrison (Will), Lea Michele (Rachel), Jayma Mays (Emma), Jessalyn Gillsig (Terri), and just about the entire cast.

Finn (Monteith)

Their characters actually make me feel feelings, which is very odd for television. Not to mention that I’m developing a little crush on Finn, which is worrisome considering my advanced age. But there’s something about a big, cute, clueless jock that gets me every time.


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