I am not going to lie. I had my reservations about Glee when Jessica mentioned it during the spring television season. Fox aired the pilot episode then and it came and went, unwatched by me. Over the months, Jess has opened my eyes to a broader range of entertainment. I have fallen victim to Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, and with the help of my daughter, High School Musical. (I find the latter to be intolerable)
When I saw the previews on Glee for the season premiere, I virtually rushed to youtube to watch any available clips. I had to admit to myself that I was slightly intrigued and committed to watching the premiere, and so I did. The title explains what the show is based on: a glee club that is struggling to stay alive while an evil dominatrix of a coach tries to destroy it. The club is ran by a young married man, Will Schuester, who is expecting his first child and trying to make ends meet.
The show had everything you would expect. Talented people singing and dancing. A diverse group of 6 that include Artie, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Tina, and Rachel. High school drama between the students, and the customary evil cheerleader, Quinn. A show down between the evil coach, Sue, and the nice glee club leader. What I wasn’t expecting was the soap opera-esqueness and humor that the show provided as well. If you are like me, you know a show is good when the following three events occur:
1. You laugh your ass off the entire time.
2. You get goose bumps watching people sing and dance.
3. One of the characters finds out she is having a hysterical pregnancy and decides to keep it a secret from her husband.
Enter Coach Bitch Sue and Principal Hilarious and the show is just about perfect. Glee also teased us with what could be a “love story” between Will and his cute and hilarious coworker, school guidance counselor Emma. There is an obvious connection and trouble is lurking in Will’s marriage as the above mentioned No. 3 pertains to his wife, Terri.
Let me mention once again that Glee was flippin hilarious and you should watch it!