Best of the New Shows
Now that we’re approximately three months into the new television season, it is interesting to look back on the hits/misses regarding the new shows out there.
In my opinion, only one has really made an impression: Glee on Fox.
Glee seems to be that rare combination of talented actors, great scripts and a concept that hasn’t been done to death. This week’s episode, “Wheels”, actually brought tears to my eyes at several points during the hour.
Another thing I enjoy about Glee is the fact that the show presents these kids in a relatively realistic light. Nothing is more annoying to a teacher than watching Hollywood white wash what really goes on in the education system. Glee’s kids are refreshingly dimensional, even if they do fit into the traditional stereotypes (nerd, cheerleader, jock, loner,etc.). It’s also nice to see the producers and writers of this show acknowledge the fact that times are tough for our schools right now. Budget cuts ARE happening, and it isn’t just the arts programs that will be affected down the line.
So – thank you, Glee, for making us all remember why “Push It” was so awesome – especially when it is performed by gyrating students in front of a flabbergasted audience while the principal grooves with a glib head bob…
Still on the fence as far as new shows are concerned- V.
After this week’s V episode viewing at some point this weekend, be on the lookout for a brief review. So far, any show that has Elizabeth Mitchell as the lead is heading in the right direction. Everyone loves aliens who are bent on the destruction of the entire human race.