Last night I watched the 2nd last episode of the current season of the smash hit TV series, “Glee”. My friend Gary had recorded the final 2 episodes for me while I was away. I had forgotten how great this show is, and how much I love it. I was about to go into the final episode but I wanted to save it for tonight. After last nights episode I’m sure it will be a blockbuster.
But let’s talk about the actress Jane Lynch. She plays the character Sue Sylvester, coach of the cheerleading squad, and nemesis to the Glee club leader Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison – also great). What a wonderful performer she is. I have long been a fan of hers since I first saw her in the movie “Best In Show” as the dog trainer girlfriend of another funny performer – Jennifer Coolidge. She was great as Julia Child’s sister in the movie Julia & Julia, and occasionally I have seen her play Charlie Sheen’s psychiatrist in the average comedy, “Two & A Half Men”, in this role she steals the show. But it is Glee that really shows her talent, her delivery of insults to each and everyone are hysterically funny. And on occasion she can show her soft vunerable side too. Last night’s little plot involving her possible attraction to Will, showcased her acting range very well.
I say give her the Emmy, and give it to her now. She deserves to win and she had better, or else I will scream. She is nominated in the supporting actress in a comedy category, and also nominated for guest supporting in “Two & A Half Men”. I don’t want her to win that category, as the wonderful Kristen Chenoweth is nominated for her hysterical turn as April in “Glee”. Actually I want Glee to win everything.
She has a lot of competition
Guest Actress in a comedy series
KRISTEN CHENOWETH for Glee
TINA FEY (Host) – Saturday Night Live
JANE LYNCH – Three & A Half Men
KATHRYN JOOSTEN – Desperate Housewives
CHRISTINE BARANSKI – The Big Bang Theory
BETTY WHITE (Host) – Saturday Night Live
ELAINE STRITCH – 30 Rock
Supporting Actress in a comedy series
JANE LYNCH – Glee
JANE KRAKOWSKI – 30 Rock
KRISTEN WILG – Saturday Night Live
SOFIA VERGARA – Modern Family
JULIE BOWEN – Modern Family
HOLLAND TAYLOR – Three & A Half Men