Glee wins People’s Choice Award for New Comedy? How about best comedy — period

It’s so cool that Glee won the award for Favorite New TV Comedy at the People’s Choice Awards show last night. (And even cooler since I voted for it.)  But what was uncool about it?

First, the shameless product placement/commercial which was stitched onto the end of the cast’s acceptance remarks. This was about Glee, not pushing pizzas. (And it reconfirmed that, obviously, all winners knew in advance they’d win.)

Second, it was uncool that Glee had no other nominations in other TV categories. The PCA’s are going to look pretty stupid when Glee cleans up at the Golden Globe Awards show Jan. 17 — and perhaps even the Emmys next September. And by clean up, I mean starting with winning as best TV comedy — period — not “new” comedy, as well as perhaps winning for some of its three Globes acting nods.

But still, I’ll take it. Whenever Glee wins anything, that’s all right by me. And it was good to see the core cast of eight New Directions members strut their stuff at an awards event. (Lea Michele tries too hard in the wardrobe department, but after wearing Rachel’s dud duds, can you blame her?) They deserve it, and so does their show.

Pizzas or not, you’ve gotta love these folks — and I do.

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2 Responses to “Glee wins People’s Choice Award for New Comedy? How about best comedy — period”

  1. how to stand up comedy Says:

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  2. farsider Says:

    Dear “how to stand up comedy”:
    Thanks for the kind words. You are welcome to keep up with my blogs via an rss feed. While I certainly don’t claim to be an “expert,” I did cover entertainment for many years as a professional journalist for daily newspapers, most recently the Houston Chronicle. So, though I’m clearly a fan of Glee, I also try to keep it real by applying critical standards.
    Thanks again–and your English is fine.
    –Bruce Westbrook (Farsider)

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