The Gospel According to Glee
40 Days at William McKinley High
It wants but a few days to Lent 2021 and time for me to attempt to send out a daily email for the coming forty days of devotion.
This year I will be writing a daily reflection on the life and loves of New Directions – the acapella Glee Club from William McKinley High School
We will spend time looking at the challenges faced by all of us through the lens of the adolescent and their incredible capacity to find music and dance in all the circumstances that life throws at us.
You will not need to watch any of the episodes of the TV series (a short synopsis of the main characters follows) though it is a good Lockdown binge watch if you need some time on the sofa. Each daily reflection will include a video clip from one of the episodes..
May you have a blessed and fruitful Lent
Andrew Dotchin – Felixstowe
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It centres on the glee club New Directions at the fictional William McKinley High School which competes as a show choir while its disparate members deal with social issues, especially regarding sexuality, race, relationships, and teamwork.
The initial twelve-member cast included amongst the staff
Cheerleading Coach Sue Sylvester,
Guidance Counsellor Emma Pillsbury,
and the eight original club members,
Quinn Fabray, a cheerleader whose biggest struggle was her teen pregnancy;
Kurt Hummel, who struggles with his sexuality and is bullied at school;
Artie Abrams, who struggles with his disability;
Rachel Berry, the ‘best’ singer in glee club whose dream is to become a Broadway theatre star;
Finn Hudson, the star quarterback;
Mercedes Jones, who struggles with the racism; of others;
Noah Puckerman, a teenage delinquent;
and Tina Cohen-Chang, who also struggles with racism and her relationships.
(Adapted from a Wikipedia entry. Read the full article here.)
Have a look at the trailer for the first Season here