Last month while students headed back to school in real life, two fictional schools began their third seasons on the air. And gave us one more reason why no one wants to relive high school.
Yes, I’m talking about Glee—the musical-comedy-drama from Fox.
The core group of Glee hopefuls at McKinley High are still trying to persuade anyone and everyone that they’ve got talent. And they do—but somehow this year it just isn’t as fresh.
Perhaps that’s because Glee Club nemesis, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch)—who I love BTW—is still singing the same tune so to speak. Oh sure, she’s now running for office in the congressional campaign, but her platform hasn’t really changed since in Season 1. Get the arts—and in particular the Glee Club—out of schools. Ho Hum.
Meanwhile, higher education just keeps getting better and better. With Pierce (Chevy Chase) readmitted to the study group, the usual gang is back at Greendale for another year. But any resemblance to the McKinley High formula ends there.
From zany noir detection (Competitive Ecology, Episode 3), to parallel realities (Remedial Chaos Theory, Episode 4) the NBC comedy series Community continues IMO to be the byword for thinking outside the creative box.