Is creator Ryan Murphy's wildly successful 'Glee' just 'Popular 2.0'?
By Michael O'Connell, Special to Metromix
Sure, everyone is over the moon for "Glee," but does it ever give you that oh-so-distinct feeling of TV déjà vu? There's a reason for that.
Ten years ago, in the glory days of the WB, "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy had another high school dramedy called "Popular." The similarities between the two series—particularly among their main characters—are, let's say, "questionable." But is "Glee" really just a TV vet's musically infused recycled material? Take a look at the evidence and judge for yourself.
Do you think the two shows share a common set of characters, or is it just coincidence? Leave a comment and let us know!