Today's post is going to be pretty short. I did watch Glee last night but I did not take notes. I was also a bit disappointed with the episode. Where was Sue? Where was Emma? Where was Jessie? Okay, I don't give a damn about Jessie, I'm glad he wasn't there ... but I do care about the rest.
It almost seems like each episode gets a little less glee-like than the last. I mean it's still not bad. It's still much better, much funnier than most TV, but it seems to be getting away from what made it great to begin with: singing. Sure they still sing and they did have a couple of fun songs last night but it seems to me they've really gotten away from the greatness of numbers like "Don't Stop Believin". Heck my daughter's eighth grade choir even covered that song at their performance last night because Glee made it so cool again.
Anyway I don't have a whole lot else to add but I will point you to a story I heard on NPR about the actor who played Finn's disabled friend in last night's episode. Apparently the actor, Zack Weinstein, actually is disabled and was happy to get a role playing someone in that condition, or otherwise. It seems that the actor who plays Artie, who happens to have the same name as the great Celtic, Kevin McHale, is not disabled in real life, even though Artie does not have the use of his legs in the show.
Isn't it great that NPR covers stories like this? Stories you would never hear anywhere else?
I would think that kind of thing might bother a disabled actor, but Zack doesn't have a problem with it. He just wishes that disabled actors could be considered for more kinds of roles, not only ones in which they have to play characters with disabilities. It turns out that he really is paralyzed from the chest down after a spinal injury, but he doesn't see why a person, even as disabled as he is, can't be the strong male lead, even a hero.
So that's it for today's Glee post. I know it's not as fun and I'm sorry, but don't forget to come back tomorrow for Rachele's from Freckle Head's critique of my query, and especially Friday for Katie from Creepy Query Girl's guest post!
UPDATE: I am also training some new hires today at work, so I will not have time to comment on as many blogs as I usually do. Sorry about that.