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Friday, 4 March 2011

Glory Daze

Last night the first episode of Glory Daze was shown on E4 at 9:00pm – 10:00pm. TV Times described it as an ‘American comedy starring Kelly Blatz, Matt Bush and Hartley Sawyer’. The soundtrack included a number of re-recorded British singles from the nineteen-eighties. Among these was It Can Happen by Yes. The following is from the Radio Times website:

Glory Daze (Pilot episode, 1 of 10, series 1, US 2010) It's 1986, a time of big hair and rolled-up jacket sleeves. A group of hormonally challenged freshers, away from home for the first time, are trying to adapt to life at a Wisconsin college. It's a world of false bravado and frat-house initiation, and one in which every embarrassing act is witnessed. Glory Daze is a riotous amalgam of Revenge of the Nerds and The Sure Thing. Gags include tasered testicles and public nudity, but the show is a lot more enjoyable than that might sound. This is partly down to the eager young cast of crazies (especially good is the bizarrely accented bongmaster) and partly to the phenomenal soundtrack, which ranges from the enjoyably familiar (The Pretenders, Talking Heads) to the "Hey, I remember them!" (Trio, Freur). Radio Times reviewer - Mark Braxton. 9:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday 03 March 2011, E4

Directed by: Walt Becker

Cast: Kelly Blatz as Joel Harrington, Matt Bush as Eli Feldman, Hartley Sawyer as Brian Sommers, Drew Seeley as Jason Wilson, Julianna Guill as Christie DeWitt, Callard Harris as Mike Reno, Tim Meadows as Prof Haines.

Originally posted on Friday 3rd March 2011

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