So, I finally got around to watching the Valentine’s Day episode of Glee… and you know what? I gotta admit, I’m boarding the Darren Criss train. He’s just got that, thing about him.
(Grabbed the picture from perezhilton.com, why not, this way it came with hearts!)
Okay, okay, I know not everyone is in love with Darren Criss right now but there’s a whole lot of us who are. And here’s the thing, why the hell not? It’s not everyday that there’s a rising celebrity who is multi-talented, nearly completely inoffensive, smart, and cute to boot! Here’s how Out Magazine described him in their recent interview (which you should also read)
Anyhow, Criss has stepped into a massively popular show and helped remind it how to stay grounded and if that wasn’t a big deal enough, he seems genuinely grounded himself. And in a world as frenetic as ours, that may be even more attractive than his curly hair and fancy singy voice… maybe.
It also helps that he’s an old-fashioned entertainment kind of guy, the guy that stands up as a teenageer (or just past teenager) and ensures us that the old ways will make it right again. Except, not necessarily the “old” ways because he is most well-known for (outside of Glee) his Harry Potter Parody musical. Which he wrote and starred in, which means he’s also a Harry Potter geek, and straight? Yeah, he’s just asking for the love now.