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Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America, E4 | reviews, news & interviews

Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America, E4

Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America, E4

An informative overview that's all shimmering surface but no depth

An American show choir emoting for all they're worthE4 picture libary
My excuse is that I was comfortably settled on the sofa next to my wife when the first episode of Glee aired, and I just got drawn in. I know, it’s not much of an excuse - and it hardly explains the fact that I then went on to watch the next 20 episodes - but there we are. And as a heterosexual middle-aged ex-punk rocker, I’m certainly not the obvious target demographic for this latest American television phenomenon, so perhaps I should explain further.
My excuse is that I was comfortably settled on the sofa next to my wife when the first episode of Glee aired, and I just got drawn in. I know, it’s not much of an excuse - and it hardly explains the fact that I then went on to watch the next 20 episodes - but there we are. And as a heterosexual middle-aged ex-punk rocker, I’m certainly not the obvious target demographic for this latest American television phenomenon, so perhaps I should explain further.
Show Choir is actually an academic subject in these schools, which begs the question; how useful is a degree in razzle-dazzle?

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