Glee is everyone’s new favorite show – winning it’s demographic, usurping American Idol as America’s favorite karaoke contest, and holding massive events that sell out across the country.
Ryan Murphy is the luckiest showrunner in the world, going from working on an edgy series on FX with slightly homoerotic undertones to the balls-to-the-wall gayest most cross-promoting show that’s airing right now. Seriously. Sex and the City didn’t do concert tours for a waiting audience and to promote their show. And it didn’t completely slay their demographic.
And now it’s been picked up for a guaranteed two more seasons. Which’ll alleviate a lot of fans’ concerns and allow the writers to expand on multi-seasonal arc storylines.
It’s good to see that in a sea of television awash with overdramatized cop scenarios, spin-offs, and otherwise unimaginative television, a show that has a familiar format that hasn’t worked before in America is crushing the ratings. It’s a certifiable phenomena. I’m not really a huge fan yet, as too many clichés are exorcised, but it’s always a good time to see someone talented sing and dance, which is what Fox has executed perfectly with their AI/Glee programming blocks.
So kudos to you, Glee. May you be giving high school kids hope for years to come.