Thursday, June 3, 2010

TV Meme: Day 3

Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)

This one was easy.  Glee has been written about, is available on itunes, and has spawned dancing flash mobs around the world.  The end of the first season approaches (June 8) and it should be up for a bunch of awards next Emmy season.  In case you live under a rock, Glee, is about an Ohio high school glee club.  The pilot started with just 5 students who wanted to join, and unless they got up to 12 students, they couldn't compete at sectionals.  The director, Will Schuster (Tony award winner, Matthew Morrison) recruits some football players, and cheerleaders.  The cheerleaders are likely spies trying to help their coach, Sue Sylvester (the brilliant Jane Lynch), destroy the club so she can have their funding (and just because she wants to).  The banter between Will and Sue is awesome - Sue always has a comment about how much hair product he uses for his curly hair.  There is drama within the glee club too.  The quarterback, Finn, found out his girlfriend, Quinn, is pregnant (though we find out another footballer, Puck, is actually the father!).  Rachel Berry is a diva, performing demon (with a good heart) and has a crush on Finn.  Kurt comes out to his father (Mike O'Malley), who is amazing in his reaction to finding out his son is gay (he knew since Kurt was 3) and then defending him when Finn gets angry.  The rest of the club is played by pretty awesome supporting characters that have become more and more developed as the series continues, and I hope will continue to become full cast members.  Brittany No Last Name (Heather Morris) gets some of the funniest lines on television - "Dolphins are just gay sharks", and "when I pulled my hamstring, I saw a misogynist".  It's just a really heartfelt show, and the music is good, though the mismatch between the actually sound recording and the video is often uneven so it doesn't look like they're really singing, but from the video, you can tell they do really sing.  Personally, I like the music a lot, but I've heard criticism from people who don't.  The Power of Madonna and Theatricality Lady Gaga episodes were really terrific. 

I'm sure this video will get taken down soon, but here's a video from their live tour in NYC recently.


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Glad (but not surprised) that I'm the only who chose Glee. It's so much fun.

Rachel said...

I really tried to like this show and watched the first 3 or 4 episodes, but just couldn't get into it. So of course I feel like a total outcast since everyone loves it.

David Bishop said...

Glee is cynicism with a heart.

David Bishop said...

I kinda want to participate in this meme, but it looks like I missed the start date.

Jess said...

@Andrew - I'm glad to be in good company too.

@ Rachel - I think you have to like the music to stay with the show. The stories are hit or miss too much without it.

@ David - Just post date the early posts and catch up. Not too hard, and totally worth it.

Andy the Time Lord said...

We have GLEE SEASON 1 VOLUME 1 playing at work all the time, and it overall seems like it could be fun, but when I actually sit down to watch a episode (notably the Joss Whedon-directed one two weeks back), I just can't get into it.

But I LOVE listening to their rendition of "Single Ladies". That's uber fun, and I must refrain myself from breaking out into ridiculous dance at work.

princess said...

nice sweet