Monday, May 31, 2010

Miley Cyrus doesn't understand Glee

Miley Cyrus has a problem with Glee. Not just that the plot sometimes throws up characters who edge beyond 1.5 dimensions - like, who could keep up with something so in-tense - but also she finds the idea of the programme bemusing:

The ever-outpsoken Disney star explained her feelings to Billboard, saying, "“Honestly, musicals? I just can’t . . . What if this was real life and I was just walking down the street on Rodeo Drive and all of a sudden I just burst into song about how much I love shoes?” She added, “It would get you hits on YouTube.”

I don't know what's more worrying - that Cyrus finds the idea of a programme where peppy kids burst into song to be wrong, or that she worries that living like you were in a musical wouldn't work in real life.

To be fair, behaving like you were on a sitcom in real life - getting a team of men to write some words for you to say, in order to make a bunch of unseen voyeurs laugh and applaud - would almost certainly get you sectioned. It doesn't make Hannah Montana any worse than it already is.

Mind you, if the show pumped arsenic into the house of every viewer, it wouldn't make it any worse.