The following is a recipe for creating the best TV show preview ever.
A legitimate choir that blends magical harmony and complex choreography with Amy Winehouse lyrics:
A milquetoast band of singing misfits in want of a benefactor:
And a bellicose Jane Lynch ridiculing people with a bullhorn:
Mix all ingredients together; sprinkle with authentic banter; add ample Lynch in a track suit; toss in a little REO Speedwagon, Les Miserables, Aretha Franklin, Grease and the anthem of all hopers everywhere: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Serve on the internet.
We know that the show’s pilot episode has garnered rave reviews from critics, who are calling it “fresh” (even though the promo feels a little High School Musical-y); that it will feature a gay teenage glee club member/football star; and that the pilot will air after the American Idol finale on May 19. That alone has left us feeling practically giddy. This new trailer (with ample Lynch-ian goodness) just adds to our, er, glee.
Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
If there were a channel that aired Jane Lynch hurling down insults like Zeusian lightning bolts, I’d watch it non-stop. This seems like the next best thing.