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This years new big TV show October 28, 2009

Posted by N.C.OnlineTraining in Uncategorized.
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It’s not often that we recommend a film or TV show for you to watch, but a new American musical comedy drama has recently caught our eye for a number of reasons.

‘Glee’ has been created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan and is currently airing on the Fox network in the states whereby its receiving very high ratings and is also dominating the itunes chart with weekly releases of the songs performed in the show.

So why would we dare to recommend a TV show filled with singing and dancing in the vein of High School Musical? Well, for one it’s very popular in the states, and as media students it would be useful to see how a show like this goes international over the next few months.

In addition, the show is a hybrid genre, and currently there’s nothing like it on TV. There’s issues of cross media convergence as the show builds on its popularity by releasing tracks through itunes on a weekly basis. As it’s also broadcast on the Fox network (which is owned by News Corp), keep an eye out for some coverage in The Sun when the show eventually makes it over to British shores.

Finally, the diversity of the cast provide no end of comment in the issue of representation. If you get a chance to watch it, consider the different ethnic groups involved in the club and how they’re subsequently treated.

Check out the youtube link below and if you can catch it on any streaming site, feel free to post your thoughts.

 

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