What if the second coming of David Tennant was a choir director? He is. And his name is Gareth Malone, and at long last, the hit British doc series The Choir has come to American shores. And it is glorious.
Malone headed to a school without a chorus or much of a music program to set up a competitive choir, and take them to the choral âolympicsâ in China. The show follows a predictable narrative - a series of rough auditions, some tough-love rehearsals, a few emotional goodbyes, and a final performance thatâll bring you to tears. And yet! Itâs so good. Maloneâs as charming a protagonist as documentary television has ever unearthed, and if you canât love a choir of British school kids singing âBridge Over Troubled Water,â your heart is made of stone.