Posted by: Staff | 10.15.2009

Are you a Gleek?


If you like listening to Broadway show tunes, hip-hop, rock, R&B, pop, or even country, chances are you will be entertained by Glee. Glee is a new comedy on Fox that airs from 9-10 p.m. on Wednesdays. The show is about a high school glee club filled with misfits who just want to be noticed for their talent, not their dorkiness. The show has some hilarious and touching moments, not to mention performances that will give you chills. Of course, there are points in the show that can be a tad unrealistic, but it’s nothing like High School Musical where the cafeteria randomly bursts into song about teen pressure. The songs in Glee make sense with the story and are sung by all different characters. The cast is extremely talented and has three actors who spent most of their lives on Broadway. Believe it or not, one of the co-writers for Glee, Brad Falchuck, graduated from Beaver in 1989. The dialogue in the show is very clever and funny, and it’s inspiring to know that a Beaver alumni is writing it. How awesome would it be to get Brad to come and speak at graduation? I don’t know, just a thought.

Glee is something to look forward to on a Wednesday night after a long day of school. It has a lot of surprises and cliffhangers. It’s also not as generic and unrealistic as a show like 90210, where every student looks like a model and drives a Mercedes Benz. Some of the songs that have been featured on Glee have been “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Somebody to Love” by Queen, “Maybe This Time” from the musical Cabaret, and “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd. There have been many other songs featured in the show, and all are available to purchase on iTunes. I think the funniest performance so far has been to the song “Push It” by Salt-N-Peppa. If you watch that performance in the episode, you’ll know why. There have actually been more moving performances in the show than funny ones, and they are equally entertaining.

The show recently got picked up for a whole season by Fox, so that means we have another fifteen episodes of Glee headed our way. If you haven’t yet seen the show: give it a chance, and maybe you’ll enjoy it. If you don’t, then that’s okay; it’s not for everyone. But I would say that amongst the 500 trashy reality shows on television right now- the cop shows, the doctor shows, and the squeaky clean Disney series- Glee is a pretty great choice.



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