Saturday, October 17, 2009


I'm unashamedly hooked on the television show GLEE.

The cast is brilliant and though I love Lea Michele's character Rachel, Cory Monteith as Fin and the adorable Matthew Morrison as the Glee Club director Will Schuester, it's Jane Lynch's cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester who completely steals the show. And she doesn't even sing!

You might not recognize her name, but her imdb credits are well over 100 long so you'd probably recognize her. For me, it was her role as Paula, the electronics store manager in The 40 Year Old Virgin that made her memorable...

A program like Glee -- about the nerds, losers, misfits who make up the school's show choir -- has to settle onto a wire thin tightrope of balance between drama, humor and song. They do it brilliantly, with just enough campiness to not take itself to seriously. And that's important!
But ignore everything I just said and watch Glee because it will make you feel... Gleeful :)


Rene said...

I've been a big Jane Lynch fan for years. She's been in a couple of Christopher Guest movies and is always a scene stealer. She was a riot in "Role Models." But I love Sue. The show's cute (I love the wife and her sister) but I think Sue is the stand out character.

Thomma Lyn said...

I haven't actually watched Glee, but I recently saw a promo for it, and it looks like a lot of fun. :)

H & P!

M. said...

I haven't managed to watch this yet, but if you are talking about that tall blond woman - she is so funny. She made me snort as the overly confident poodle handler in 'Best in Show' (one of my favorite comedies ever).

Wylie Kinson said...

Hey Rene and M -- Yes, she is indeed a memorable actress no matter what the role :)

TL -- I like it so much that i had my own mini Glee-a-thon last night. Watched all 6 episodes all over again :D