Friday, February 12, 2010

Glee Has Made Me A Gleek

Several weeks ago, Jimmy discovered a new tv series… “Glee.” He watched it on, as we don’t have cable or satellite tv, and he was hooked instantly. He insisted that I needed to watch it, but I pushed back and absolutely refused. I didn’t want to start watching another new tv show just to become addicted to it too. Not having cable already makes it hard enough to keep up with the shows I’m already hooked on (i.e. Dexter, House, Heroes, 30 Rock, Family Guy, Real Time with Bill Maher, Smallville, Lost, etc…) So I certainly didn’t want to add yet one more show that would be difficult to keep up with regularly. It’s really hard to wait for an entire season to end and finally get on DVD before watching a single episode for that season.

While Jimmy was away this week at his Texas Music Educators Association meeting in San Antonio, I was bored and finally relented. I was instantly captivated just after the first episode. This show is amazing! Each episode is written so well – while each episode has quite a bit of comedy, they’re each extremely moving too. The music is fantastic – so incredibly diverse. Each character is absolutely brilliant!

It’s hard to say which my favorite character is, because I love them all so much… but if I had to pick just one, I’d think I’d go with Jane Lynch’s character of Sue Sylvester! She’s just sooooo bad and over-the top… constantly has me cracking up! She continuously has me laughing out loud over her quick-witted comments, her sincere disgust with decency, and her ruthless nature!

My next favorite character would probably by Cory Monteith’s character of Finn Hudson. In addition to be a bona fide cutie, he’s an awesome singer who’s into classic rock (my favorite.) While his character isn’t very intelligent, he makes up for it being truly genuine and sweet! Some of my favorite songs that he performs include: REO Speedwagon’s “I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” ; Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” ; Queen’s “Somebody to Love” ; The Pretender’s “I’ll Stand By You” ; The Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Chris Colfer’s character of Kurt Hummel is very endearing to me. Both Kurt and his father have known that Kurt was gay since he was very young, and although he and his father don't have much in common, they have a close relationship and each is willing to sacrifice for the other. He does an amazing job singing my favorite song Wicked which is really high, especially for a guy to sing – “Defying Gravity.”

Mark Salling’s bad-boy character of Noah “Puck” Puckerman is fun to watch. Yes, he is very sexy – especially when he has his shirt off! Though he doesn’t have very many solos in the show, he does an awesome job singing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.”

One of the most amazing voices in the show comes from Lea Michele’s character of Rachel Berry. Although she is very awkward, self centered, and a total outcast, she is incredibly talented, and she knows it too! Some of my favorite songs that she performs includes: Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” & Diana Ross’s “Endless Love”

Another remarkable voice comes from Amber Riley’s Mercedes Jones. She has such a fun character – such a diva! She has a hot temper and a voice to match! She belt’s out Dreamgirls’ “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” so unbelievably well that you’ll find yourself saying “Jennifer Hudson who?”

Sure I could go on and on about the rest of the cast because they are amazing too, but I’ll save that for another time. If you haven’t seen this show, I can assure you that it is awesome and I highly recommend it! I’m sure it’ll become one of your favorites (if it’s not already!)