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29th November
2009
written by Sean Noble

As regular readers of NobleThinking know, I’m a huge fan of the TV show Lost on ABC. It is the first show in years that had me captivated and waiting on the edge of my seat for the next episode.

Then came along Mad Men on AMC. I love that show, but it’s in the off-season, leaving me with nowhere to go since Lost doesn’t start again until February 2010.

Which brings me to my latest fascination: Glee. The appeal to this show for me is that I was in show choir and drama in high school, and I can completely relate to a lot of the tension between the “popular” kids and the kids in glee.

When I revel in the glory days of high school, the big memories are starring as Curly in the school production of Oklahoma, playing Lord Fancourth Babberly in Charlie’s Aunt, our baseball team winning the state championship (I was the starting center fielder) and performing in the All-State show choir – all in that order.

So it turns out I’m more drama/choir geek than baseball jock. That’s probably obvious to everyone who went to high school with me, but it’s only upon reflection that I realized it myself.

So early next year, I’m going to be conflicted. Glee will go up against Lost on Wednesday nights.

Thank goodness for Tivo.

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7 Comments

  1. Pam
    30/11/2009

    Okay, I am officially old and out of touch. After hearing all the buzz, we tried to watch Glee but were so put off by the episode with the abstinence club that it’s on the banned list in our house. I understand that it’s satire but will my kids get that?
    I’m right there with you on Lost, though. Can’t wait to see what will become of all my favorite characters, but I really hate having to wait for months and months for so few episodes at a time.

  2. shannon hunsaker
    30/11/2009

    One thing I absolutely am 100% on your side about…LOST is the best show! I so can’t wait for February!!! But I don’t remember you being involved in Drama at all. Choir maybe. But not drama. I think you’re stretching the truth, PRETENDING that you are more of a geek than you really are.

  3. Matt
    30/11/2009

    If High School and being a member of “Glee” organizations was your glory days, you truly need to get out more. Wow. I wouldn’t admit that even to my grandkids on my death bed. You are a much more secure man than I. I did have a great time in Band though. ;o)

  4. 30/11/2009

    Hmmmm…. I would have guessed ‘debate team’.

  5. Pam Henderson
    30/11/2009

    This is why there are DVRs, so you can watch BOTH shows.

  6. Carol
    01/12/2009

    Geeks must be drawn to politics. I was in All-State band. And starting Feb. 2nd. I expect nothing less than spectacular for Lost’s final season. The country may be a mess, but I want everything tidied up in a neat bundle on that island.

  7. Nick
    01/12/2009

    One need not be limited to being either a Geek or a Jock. Why not both? I hated being labeled so I purposely looked for a variety of opportunties in high school. I was an all-state musician, finaled at states in swimming and performed in productions of “Girl Crazy” and “The Crucible,” while graduating 9th out of a class of 600. Jocks who look down at Geeks and vice-versa are the small ones in my humble opinion.

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