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Glee

  • Written by Rob Manser
  • Category: TV

Like anyone who has stumbled across the GLEE phenomenon, I am consistently surprised episode after episode of just how brilliant this show is. Stereotypes, check… kick ass sense of humour, check… it all makes for a show that on one hand can be watched in a light hearted throw away sense, or if you pay attention there is another whole level of humour, innuendo and brilliance - so the thing i love about it is that its like you get two shows for the price of one - and considering its only paid for by having to put up with god awful Australian TV advertising (who care if the dog ordered foxtel??? If my dog was spoken too like that it would rip my head off and eat it like a schmako.)

But I digress. Glee is not just a teen or gay show - it crosses all boundaries, and exudes a style of fabulous that even the most knuckledheaded boo bogan can love.

I for one am tempted to break several international laws and download the whole lot… or better still, I will petition channel 10 and get them to play marathons of the show every weekend, so after a night out n the town, you have a reason to laugh.

If you have not jumped on the bandwagon yet - then do so immediately, it is THE hit of the decade!


Somebody To Love - Glee Cast

Glee- Official Extended Trailer

Has Australian Idol passed it’s sell by date?

  • Written by Lisa McMahon
  • Category: TV

Is this year’s Australian Idol the blandest yet? Ratings are so low the media is already talking up the shows demise. Less than a million viewers tuned in last night. It seems the public appetite for reality is focused on law and order, with Border Security and The Force both pulling over 50% more viewers than the 7th season of TEN’s karaoke contest.

I am personally glad to see the back of neuron challenged Kyle, and I really don’t care if people think his replacement Jay Dee is putting people to sleep. After all it should be about the talent of the contestants not the smart arse remarks of some entertainment industry hacks.

I can’t help but focus on how white bread this year’s wannabees are. Walker, Warner, Barnes, Cook, Cooper, Newnham... Nobody is going to be tagged sexual chocolate like last year’s pint sized Roshani Priddis.

Where is the multicultural and flamboyant wonderland of past? This season has no Jessica Mauboy, Courtney Act or Paulini Curuenavuli. I ask you: Who is going to sing us goodnight at Arq from this crop of kids?

We gayellas have got a toe in the door this year with Queensland country chick Kate Cook. Her openness about her sexuality will probably see her out of the contest quicker than a line dancer’s tap and turn. I fear there are not enough members of Dykes on Bikes to phone in the votes to keep Kate away from her Harley Davidson and beloved girlfriend Kerry too much longer.

Am I too cynical or have our past contestants spoilt me?

This is American Idol – The Glambert Final.

  • Written by Lisa McMahon
  • Category: TV
Let’s get this straight. American Idol and Australian Idol are chalk and cheese, our Idol is nothing more than a refreshed Pot of Gold - may you rest in peace Bernard King. American Idol is about talent and showmanship. It is also a barometer of average American’s opinion of non-threatening pop boys and girls, and as every fag-hag knows that the best non-threatening boy is a gay boy.

At first, gaydars hardly registered Adam. He was overshadowed by Norman Gentle’s cruise ship camp antics. Then Adam’s Burning Man and tongue down his boyfriend’s throat snaps emerged. OMG! Adam Glam Lambert is Gay! The internet was abuzz that a boy from San Diego into musical theatre should turn out to be gay. Fancy that!

Adam’s cock sure gayliner enhanced glam mashup performances took him all the way to tonight’s finale. He didn’t let me down. There was the blue fog juiced Matrix styling of Tears for Fears “Mad World” performance where he delivered his trademark epiglottis workout high notes and Liberace showmanship.

His next song, Sam Cookes’ "A Change Is Gonna Come" had him, according to Randy, “singing his arse off”. With his earnest lip quivers and tough boy pout he looked like a cross between Elvis and Mod Squad.

Kara DioGuardi, your Idol Winner song “No Boundaries” is just plain boring. The Glambert just looked bored and I expected some grandma to jump on stage and squeeze his chubby cheeks as he easily stepped over the lyrics “bla bla… climb every mountain… bla bla you can go higher”.

Sorry if you expected a review that talked about his competitor. It was only during the final performance show that I found out his name was Chris and tonight I realise it is actually spelt Kris.

The big question was not Adam’s talent but “Can a gay contestant win?” Not that the strutting showboy has ever acknowledged his sexuality deflecting all of Simon Cowell’s innuendoes with a self-confident grin. Clay came close but took six years to say yep, I’m a member of the team, and as for Kelly Clarkson, the jury is still out.

Adam didn’t win and I shed a little glycerine tear. In the end there is no more non-threatening boy than one you don’t even notice.