Sunday, November 15, 2009

I am full of Glee





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

24 comments :

blueviolet said...

Cool header! You know, I've never watched that show. Do you think it's possible to get into it this late in the season? I'll try it if I won't be totally lost.

Brian Miller said...

hmm...sounds like one my wife would love...will check it out online.

boliyou said...

I love Glee! Thanks for the write-up. I'm looking forward to learning more about Tina.

Steven Anthony said...

OK, OK...after reading alot of blogs on this show, I give in...Im gonna view it, seriously must be great to have so many fans;)

thanx for sharing

Joanne said...

I guess you can absolutely count me in as another 'GLEEK' - I adore this show. For anyone that hasn't seen it go to Youtube and type in Glee Football Dance - -if you aren't smiling and laughing by the end of the video then Glee isn't for you. Choose the 5 minute video - gives a bit of a build up.

Thanks I was waiting for you to do this post!!!!

The Lone Star Queen said...

I'm full of Glee too. Love that show! It always puts a smile on my face. My girls were in choir when they were in school and there was a song and dance group that my oldest daughter tried out for but didn't make it. She didn't really care to do it but she tried out for me. I was in a deep depression when she didn't make it. **sniff, sniff**

A Mom on Spin said...

Never even heard of it. . . But then again if it's not House, I may never care.

I'm full of House

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Glee is awesome! I barely watch network shows but I never miss that one. And I'm not into musicals either but it's so infectious and mischievous and not quite as vanilla and mainstream as you might think (lacing the cupcakes with hash? Yes please!) I could do without Will's wife though, I hate her! She's so annoying. The gay kid's the best. He's just perfect.

otin said...

Aside from a couple of reality shows, I never watch tv anymore!

MiMi said...

Alright, you sold me! I never watched it but now it's on the DVR. Sounds juicy!

Lisa said...

I watched 2 episodes when I was in LA in september and utterly loved the show. So now I've tried to download them all, and am slowly catching up.

I love musicals to begin with anyhow.
It's really hard to explain the plot to those who haven't seen it, cause there's so much going on. Good job on it!!

xxxxx
Lisa

Jaqueline said...

I heard a lot about this show but haven't got around to watch it yet and I don't have tivo.. =(
Thanks for sharing, I'll try to watch it next time!!
xoxo

Alice in Wonderland said...

We are always the last to get to watch these shows! We get things like Friends and Scrubs EVERY night though!

Frugal Vicki said...

First of all, I will say it is my kids that love to watch the "sea turtles" as my son says, but it is addicting to me too. Why, I don't know.

Secondly, I love that show. I don't know why, but I do.

Deb Thaxton said...

-->Glee is a train wreck I can't stop watching. My husband hates it so I watch it when he's not around. Good recap too.

Nap Warden said...

I am totally addicted to this show. I gotta say, I'm getting a bit sick of how stupid Finn is. C'mon, he never had relations with that girl...how is he the dad? Think Finn...think!

one sassy girl said...

I'm in love with this show, too. I was all "who cares about a high school musical" during the movies and now here I am addicted to one.

For me, it's that gay guy. I <3 him.

Mrs. Call Me Crazy said...

We are both Gleeks! I love this show so much that my whole Wednesday revolves around it. I was actually pissed at the World Series for stopping it two weeks ago. Screw the Yankees, Mommy needs her GLEE!

Cute title!

Hannah Miet said...

I'm obsessed!

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

I am such a GLEEK!!

We have it here in Australia and are only one episode behind the states! It is my favourite show on TV at the moment and I am really enjoying the characters and plot lines. Hope they don't drag out both pregnancy plots for too long though!

I love Rachel! the characters have their own 'fake' facebook profiles too which are pretty funny!

adrienzgirl said...

I LOVE GLEE! It makes me happy, happy, happy! I describe it as "The Goonies" meets "Fame".

I think that each and everyone of us can find a character on the show that we somehow identified with in those awkward teen years.

I am thrilled that so many people are digging this show so that it will stick around! Usually the quirky offbeat shows I fall in love with get canceled.

JennyMac said...

I am simply mad about their final numbers. The one with Kristin Chenoweth? Smashing.

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BeautifulWreck said...

so many are enjoying this show. I have yet to even watch it! I did listen to the Glee CD tho and liked it!