From the sounds of it, “Acting Out” isn’t setting out to be quite as gleeful as “Glee” though. Case in point: It’s being pitched as, “Glee” meets “Bad Santa” and explores the relationships of counselors and staff of a down-on-its-luck summer camp whose new owner is a young curmudgeon in the vein of Billy Bob Thornton’s Willie. For those of you not familiar with the 2003 flick, it’s an incredibly dark and twisted comedy.
While it certainly sounds like it has some potential (especially in the hands of those whose former projects are about music, dancing, and, yes, camp), when has an imitator ever been better than the real deal? Plus, we’ve already given our hearts to a “down-on-its-luck” group of singers and the only curmudgeon we’ll let hate them is already taken by one Sue Sylvester!
What do you think of this, Crushers? Are we being too tough on “Acting Out”? Will you watch the show or do you only have room in your life for “Glee”? Let us know!