I’m a big fan of Glee. I love the dark irony and the musical numbers that come out of nowhere. The show has faced some criticism from Christians because of a perceived anti-Christian agenda. Now it may be because I’m not part of the American Christian scene, but the examples I’ve seen quoted strike me as being more anti American conservatives than anti-Christian. Is there a difference in the USA? I’d hope so.
Anyway, the second season of Glee is looking to add some new characters. And one of them has me interested, as she is a conservative Christian. This could either be really interesting or really, really bad. The show’s creators say that this character will “not be held up for derision.” (Quote from Fancast) If the character is treated fairly, they’ll provide an interesting contrast to a lot of the immorality that goes on amongst the Glee teens. If treated unfairly, then we’ll have a new punching bag for those who don’t like Christianity to launch into.
At the very least, I hope they cast someone who can sing real good.
I spent a long time trying to work out if I wanted to watch this show. Musicals can be very hit and miss with me. Set it in a highschool and the chances of me enjoying it drop dramatically. But throw in a level of self awareness, some black comedy and some quirky characters? Now things are looking better.
Glee is the story of a small town high school in the middle of nowhere. You have those at the top of the popularity spectrum – your cheerleaders and football players. And at the very bottom you have those who are in the glee club. Will these kids achieve against all odds? Will they find self esteem through performance? Is this their one and only opportunity to find satisfaction in life? Welcome to high school life Glee style.
It’s good to look forward to something. To take a look at what’s coming up. And considering Jesus is keeping quiet on the release date of Creation 2.0, what have we got to look forward to in the month ahead? What’s coming up in September 2009 that we should be keeping an eye out for?