Robert Hampton

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14th July 2013

Gleek out

OK, so Glee has never really matched the heights it reached during season one, and since Sky snatched the rights a few years back I haven’t bothered to watch it.

I do have fond memories of the genuinely impressive first season, though, with Cory Monteith centre stage as the high school jock who risks social alienation by joining the unpopular kids of the glee club.

He died earlier today. His cover of Don’t Stop Believin’ with Lea Michele, from the pilot episode, remains one of the series’ most memorable moments. This is how I’ll remember him.

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  1. Pingback by Dying on Stage (Screen) « Robert Hampton
    11th August 2013 at 7:21 pm

    […] Cory Monteith’s death a month ago is not the first time that a television series has had to deal with an unplanned death. There have, sadly, been many occasions where the sudden death of an actor has forced scripts to be hastily rewritten. […]