I don’t know whether Emily Nussbaum’s overlords at New York have forced her to start blogging, or if, months after launching Surf, she’s finally decided she’s comfortable with the medium, but whatever the proximate cause, I am exceedingly happy that the lady is now gracing us with what appear to be semi-regular posts. Especially when they’re as good as this one, laying out rules for musical numbers in sitcoms and ultimately concluding that maybe what we all need is a break. She writes:
Just because Glee is a phenomenon and High School Musical made money doesn’t mean perfectly clever non-musical sitcoms can go throwing terrible production numbers into the mix. It isn’t genre experimentation, it’s just annoying. Also, High School Musical was terrible, so no one should use those songs as a role model.