1/ Glee

When?
E4, Monday 9pm

Why should I watch it?
One of this year's most highly anticipated series does not disappoint. And unlike a lot of High School Musical spoofs, it doesn't even rely whole-heartedly on cynicism to get the laughs. The plot centres around the aptly named 'Glee club' run by a young, 'hip' teacher who's looking to re-ignite his passion for musical theatre by passing on all that he knows to a eclectic bunch of high-school rejects (with extraordinary talent). Rejects include; a spectacle wearing geek in a wheelchair, the oversized black diva with attitude, the quarterback with a penchant for singing, the token gay guy who always gets picked on, the urban asian girl with pigtails and the super committed, bunny boiling belle of the whole ball; the hot choir chick.

Although the kids are at the centre of this kooky and colourful musical, Jane Lynch really steals the show. Her sassy swagger and her incredulous insults make her easily the funniest character in the show. Lynch brings the 'Judd Apatow' flavour to this hilariously unique comedy. It's a winner.

Show me where:
Watch it on Channel 4 OD.

2/ Wallander

When?
BBC1, Sunday 9pm

Why should I watch it?
Kenneth Brannagh reprises his role at the brooding and miserable detective, Kurt Wallander, for the new series (which started a couple of weeks ago.) BBC's adaptation of Henning Mankell's highly acclaimed Wallander crime novel series is set in Mankell's native Sweden - which accounts for the lovely scenery.

It lacks the urgency of any US crime drama, but builds dramatic tension quite nicely. Kenneth does a wonderful job in this role, which isn't really a stretch for the diligent student of Shakespearean acting. The combination of good writing and stellar acting performances means that Wallander doesn't need an abundance of cheap gory tricks and fake blood, but it is pretty chilling all the same.

Show me where:
Watch it on BBC iPlayer.

3/ The Girl who cries blood

When?
BBC2, Tuesday 10.10 pm

Why should I watch it?
If you've not had your fill of blood from the rather PG Wallander, then this documentary might satiate your thirst... and then make you want to vomit. The BodyShock series has done it again. It's only gone and bloody shocked us with a particularly strange and sad, disfunctioning body. This one is almost too hard to watch. You end up with your head at a funny angle as the sensitive part of your brain tells you to stop watching, and the blood lusty inconsiderate part tells you it's wierd and cool.

It's not so cool for thirteen-year-old Twinkle Dwivedi. Her silly name is the least of her worries. Twinkle has an unfortunate condition which results in spontaneous bleeding. Not only does blood seep from her nose, eyes and ears, it also appears from her hands, feet, chest, throat and just about everywhere else.

But the boisterous and fun-loving teen looks at her condition as no more than a nuisance and bravely continues to rough house with the local Indian lads. Hmmmm... Does anything seem a little odd to you. No pain, no identifiable source for the blood. Watch till the end... It WILL shock you.

Show me where:
Watch it on Channel 4OD.