GLEE fever is sweeping the nation. Since the cult American drama, about a of bunch of high school aspiring underdogs, hit our screens at the start of the year, it’s all I seem to have heard about.

Set in Ohio, the show can only be described as a mix between 90210 and High School Musical.

So if you rather not want to spend an evening watching a group of pretentious Americans sing their hearts out, then this will not be for you.

Personally, I have been willing myself to avoid the cheesiest show since Dawson’s Creek, but still find I have been strangely drawn to it.

No one can deny that the songs are sung and performed perfectly and are enjoyable to watch.

But the recurring theme of happiness coming from self-acceptance which is thrust down the viewer’s throat at every opportunity, makes me want to grab the remote.

There are glimmers of comedy, mainly from Jane Lynch who plays the hard-faced cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, that keep me coming back for more.

And although the plot still seems to be slow to take off, the musical aspect is only getting bigger, better and more camp each week.

Despite the fact that the students look more like 30 somethings than pubescent teens, I have to admit that I’ve been quite taken by it and may even have to call myself a ‘Gleek’.