On the Media is one of many NPR shows that I really like, but rarely catch. This weekend I managed to catch four segments and they all interested me very much: one on the hype surrounding Hurricane Irene, two on retractions in scientific journals, and one on teens in television shows. Can you guess which one I am going to comment on?
Oh, Glee, how I love you.
I love that there is a show in which characters break into song to express their emotions, much like I would like to do on a daily basis.
I love that your characters are all stereotypes pushed beyond the breaking point, each with nugget of something pure within them.
I love that I get to watch Jane Lynch every week.
I love that you brought on Kristin Chenoweth as a guest star.
I love that you handled Kurt’s coming out so sensitively that I cried when he told Mercedes that he was gay.
I am less enthralled with your depiction of women in their thirties as overbearing and/or desperate for marriage/babies.
But I do love that you seem to also love eighties music.
I love that even though everyone has satirized “Single Ladies”, yours was so funny I laughed so hard I couldn’t sit up straight.
Yes, Glee, you have my heart!
P.S. Saundra Mitchell is inviting people to trick or treat on her blog. You can win awesome books. Authors and others have been stopping in all month with their true ghost stories. Head over today to read mine.