Americans, you will know all about this so we’d like you to spend the time learning a new word. How about ‘mellifluous’?
Brits, we’d like you to dust off your surgical supports and get in the mood for some seriously twisted, but in a lovely, uplifting kind of way, musical-comedy-drama in the shape and TV format of Glee.
What is it, we hear you say (well, we don’t, but you know…) It is kind of an anti-High School Musical. F’rinstance all the bad bitches that you just know would be pissing all over Zac Effron’s chips if HSM was for real (we’re talking through our back bottoms here, actually, having never actually, you know, seen it) are here in this but it’s the freaks, the geeks, the gays and the retards that take centre stage as stars.
Basic background would be: teacher takes over Glee Club, a kind of drama club along Britain’s Got Talent lines, only to find that it seems to appeal only to a rag-tag and bobtail of the school’s most special student: a drama queen ego maniac, a plump gal, kid in wheelchair… you know, the kind that would never get past the white-teeth test on HSM.
Anyways, let’s not spoil it for you: suffice to say you will meet your favourite new TV character (the cheerleader teacher), you will laugh (sometimes at them, sometimes with them) and you will shed a tear of real water at the end. Trust us, we did. And we haven’t cried since Beaches premiered back when we were wearing three-tiered skirts.
Oh, and then you will download the two tracks that are sung – ‘Rehab’ and ‘Don’t Stop Believin” – like four squillion (or something) Americans did after the show when it aired in the States.
It’s on E4 tomorrow at 9pm and we would recommend setting whatever recording paraphernalia you have.
Now Americans come back into the room and explain the word ‘mellifluous’.