Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review (Glee)

They had me at Glee! It's Fame meets American Idol. It's everything you love about musicals and not everything you despise. The cast breaks out into song several times an episode but it's under the auspices of a Glee club, so it feels natural. This show is a hoot from beginning to end and your are bound to fall in love with each and every character.

There are a vast array of characters from the recovering former Glee clubber himself, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) to the OCD Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) and a wide representation of high school stereotypes are present as well in deliciously fun characters. The show does tackle some weightier issues as well like teen pregnancy, divorce, and of course a healthy dose of teenage angst.

My favorite cover of the first season was Van Halen's Jump set in a mattress store as the Glee Club does a commercial for a local mattress company. It looked like such a fun shoot! This song like so many others made me want to get up off the couch and join in the fun. As a former theatre geek and part-time choir kid, it takes me back to the good old days in the very best of ways. Especially all of the gazillion bonus features on this 7-disc box set that includes everything from audition segments from the cast members, to video diaries and everything and anything in between.

I had only seen one episode of Glee before I had the opportunity to review it and now I am definitely in the cheering section for this weekly bit of fun. My husband even asked to watch a few episodes on his birthday last month and if that isn't the golden seal of approval, I honestly don't know what is.

Treat yourself, catch up on the past season and then join in on one fantastic ride...GLEE!

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1) What song would you like to see the Glee cast cover?

2) How would you have labeled yourself in high school? What clubs/activities were you involved with?

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[Disclosure: Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment provided me a copy of The Complete First Season of Glee (7-disc set) for test/review purposes and agreed to provide to one lucky reader as well. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and mine alone and were in no way influenced by Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment.]


  1. This is a lot of work, but worth it for this DVD.. First - I have no idea what I want them to cover, but since I truly love Moulin Rouge - a song from there would be awesome. ~ Alisyne

  2. I would have been labeled geek/jock. Weird combo I know, but I was smart, a little weird, and athletic. I was on volleyball and softball, a member of art club, our environmental club, honor society, and played the trumpet in the regular and jazz band. ~ Alisyne

  3. I suggested you to more then 5 friends on facebook! ~ Alisyne

  4. I REALLY want them to cover some more Aerosmith power ballads, maybe "Cryin'" and "Crazy." I loved the episode with NPH doing "Dream On!"
    Fun trivia fact--I did 2 shows with Matthew Morrison when I lived in NYC! He's a doll.

  5. I'd love to see a women of the 90s episode! Like Alanis, Sarah McLaughlin, Natalie Merchant, Tracy Bonham, etc.

  6. I was on dance team in high school (the Bronco Belles) and very active in drama. I also had really good grades. Not sure which label stuck the most!

  7. I was absolutely a choir/drama geek in high school! I wanted to be front & center for anything that had to do with performance. Even if some may have perceived it as a lame thing to get involved in, I felt very much at home with that crowd. I wouldn't be the person I am today without those years in the music/drama department!


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