Watching Glee with the kids. For those that don’t recognize it or don’t watch, Glee is one of the most popular shows on tv right now due mostly to the tie-in to the iPod generation. It’s the story of, well, a Glee club. So every episode is a bunch of modern cover songs (just showed the kids the Lady Gaga episode), anchoring a terribly stereotyped high school soap opera. (Seriously, it’s awful. When it first came on I couldn’t finish an episode, until I realized it’s *supposed* to be bad, and then it got entertaining. God I hope it’s supposed to be bad…?) Anyway, every week you’ll find that whatever song the Glee kids sing rapidly climbs to the top of the iTunes download charts, raking in a dollar or so with every download. It’s genius.
Everybody loves a good spin-off, right? I want to take this exact same formula and make Bard, about the drama club instead of the glee club. The show works, exactly the same way – every week a theme, a lesson for the kids to learn, and 3 or 4 anchoring “bits” from the source material that show the lesson. Instead of Gaga week, they have, I dunno, Taming of the Shrew week. Instead of MP3 files on iTunes, you get video clips.
Just dreaming, I know. But I’d love such a show. The whole gimmick is that the stereotype for Glee club is that it’s for losers, and the show will change that. Well, show the drama geeks some love too, huh?
(*) For those that have no idea what we’re talking about, the L in the Glee logo is actually a hand making the letter, the universal symbol for “loser”. I needed something to mimic that, and it’s the best I could come up with :).