I love the show Glee. It is about a high school teacher, Will Schuester played by Matthew Morrison, that decides to resurrect the Glee Club. It had been popular and successful when he had been a student at the school. The cheerleading squad [the Cheerios] coach, Sue Sylvester played by Jane Lynch, isn't too thrilled about it and tries to ruin the clubs chances. [there is only so much funding after all and recognition]
The characters are quirky and endearing. Even Sue who, in the beginning, showed no redeeming value has emerged as a character to care about. Recent episodes about her dating and some background in her family have really changed my perspective on her. Will, has been fairly consistant as Mr. Nice Guy, except for one instance when he recruited the star quarter back for the Glee Club. A little blackmail goes a long way.
Finn played by Cory Monteith, is the star quarter back. His character is conflicted about doing the right thing with his pregnant girl friend [ Dianna Agron played by Quinn Fabray] and playing ball and showing an increasing affection for Lea Michele who plays Rachel Berry. Poor Finn, we all know that he isn't the father of the baby.
The other characters include a boy in a wheelchair [who was the center of the last episode] a black girl who fights for songs that aren't too vanilla. A great line in the last episode was when Mr. Shuester told her there would be a song "she could dip in chocolate". There is a Jewish boy who feels guilty for not loving the Jewish girl [Rachel, who has two dads btw], he also happens to be the father of Quinn's baby.
The football coach is in love with the health teacher, who is in love with Will, who is married. I don't think Will loves his wife any more but she is "pregnant" so he feels obligated to stay with her. She is faking her pregnancy, after finding out she was not really pregnant.
One of my favorite characters is Kurt, played by Chris Colfer. He plays a gay boy who has finally "come out" to his father. His father, a mechanic, is the kind of father you would think would hate that his son was gay, but has embrassed it. He doesn't necessarily understand it but he loves his son. Their relationship is one of the more interesting being developed recently.
I can't really take time to go over all the plot lines and characters without getting too lengthy and boring [for those not into the show]. I am somewhat surprised how much I am liking it as musicals aren't really "my thing". The music is well done and I believe the actors sing their own parts.
If you want a show that is quirky, funny, poignant and full of character development watch Glee .
The show is available on hulu.com