|Nobody in their right mind would suggest these two women resemble each other. Except those dreamers over at Glee.|
|Well, okay, here is one instance when Madonna|
does resemble Lynch. She recently took a topple
during a live performance in Britain; Lynch is a
bit of a klutz herself.
Glee was unable to repeatedly reinvent itself like Madonna, so after an opening season which dominated pop culture for a time, the show slid into irrelevance pretty quickly.
|I claim to have ignored Glee since its first season, but the|
Dance Party in these pages begs to differ: the show has
provided 3 previous entrees. When juvenile male lead Corey
Monteith OD'd, I wrote a little obit here.
I watched the show during that first season, but must confess that I abandoned it thereafter; I was too frustrated by the wildly fluctuating quality of the show, where one episode would be clever and heartbending and true, and the next would sink like a boot in quicksand. But there were enough "Gleeks" out there to sustain a run of 6 seasons.
|After its first season, Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were invited back to their Broadway roots to perform at the Tony Awards. Michele was an alum of Spring Awakening, and Morrison had a slew of White Way Credits. I included his Tony performance here.|
|Turns out Jane Lynch CAN sing, and|
CAN resemble Madonna. After this
breakout episode, Jane sang quite a
few times on Glee. She also headlined
the Annie revival on Broadway, and now
that the show is done, she is constructing
a cabaret act. I toasted Lynch on her
birthday a while back, here.
As I mentioned, the series finale of Glee was broadcast on Friday; I succumbed to the temptation to tune in. I was lost only a bit of the time, as the creators wisely chose to focus the finale on the original members of the glee club, those same characters which had drawn the audience to the show in the first place. They shamelessly pulled at the heartstrings, showing us "before and after" portraits of these folks; it was a fitting end to the series.
But back to this week's Dance Party, which features Jane Lynch performing the Madonna smash "Vogue." I do not know if this is a true, frame-by-frame recreation of Madonna's video, but who cares? It's great fun. Like Rita Hayworth, she gives good face.