As the cast of TV's Glee strut their stuff live on stage and an audience of adoring teens goes nuts, it would seem churlish to make complaint.
Isn't it just kids having fun? Well, yes – but you still can't help noticing how low the bar has been set. While the dancing is impressively bendy and athletic, the songs have been pulped into mush and the performers seem to compete with one another in stage-school gurning. Between songs come little vignettes of Glee fans extolling the show for the way it restored their fragile self-esteem, as if TV were part of some giant outreach programme. I'm afraid my heart wasn't warmed by their tales of personal growth, and I can't forgive the cast for what they did to that Journey song.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies