Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Glee Premieres On Fox

Glee premeered on Fox last night. a genre-busting, one-hour comedy about a Spanish teacher (Matthew Morrison) and his quest to rebuild a suburban high school glee club. The show stars a mix of Broadway vets (Spring Awakening's Lea Michele; Kristin Chenoweth and Victor Garber will recur), some familiar TV faces (Jayma Mays, Stephen Tobolosky), and Jane Lynch, who steals scenes as a ball-busting cheerleading coach.
The storylines and acting are fine, but truly, Glee succeeds mostly on the super-fun musical performances. Which makes it completely genius that Fox already has the best two numbers -- covers of Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" -- available on iTunes already.
"Rehab" is performed by a rival glee club, which the show's main, struggling glee club goes to scope out at a competition. I know Amy Winehouse would be proud.
Glee will have a full run in the fall.

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