The best new show of the season returns tonight after a looooooooong hiatus, and it’s airing at a funky time. It’s on after American Idol tonight at 9:28pm EST. Here are three reasons you should watch:
1) The Music. Glee combines great storytelling with fantastic musical numbers that are always timed perfectly to serve as a cathartic release for whatever emotions the main characters are dealing with. And boy, can these people sang!
2) Jane Lynch. Glee‘s MVP actress is the deliciously villainous and endlessly snarky Sue Sylvester. Hilarity ensues every time she’s on the screen; her comic timing and delivery are absolute perfection.
3) High School Drama. Yeah, I know, it all sounds a little too High School Musical, but Glee is as far from HSD as you can imagine. Aside from the quick-witted humor, there are some truly heart-tugging emotions at work on the show, addressing everything from teen pregnancy to unrequited love. But Glee always handles the stickiest of issues with a deft touch, never going over the top into melodrama.