Lea Michele (who plays Rachel Berry) is truly one of the greatest voices I've heard since Barbara Streisand or Celine Dion. This girl is going to be a major star in the future. I'm never wrong about things like this.
There are other voices worth recognizing on the show, such as Matthew Morrison (the Glee Club coach), Cory Monteith (who plays the hunky part of Finn Hudson), Chris Colfer (my 2nd fave who plays the most delightful gay teen with Talent), Mark Spelling (who plays Puck), and Amber Riley (who plays the part of Mercedes and has a voice to remember).
Then, there are characters like Sue Silvester (played by Jane Lynch) who is the most insensitive(and yet sensitive) coach ever, Emma Pillsbury (played by Jayma Mays) who is an odd but lovable character, the wimpy Principal Figgins, Artie Abrams (played by the perfectly healthy Kevin McHale) who is confined to wheelchair for life, and the list goes on.
In addition to the amazing talent that GLEE showcases, it also delves into many teen issues like gay teens, teen pregnancy (and dealing with it), parents who have issues, trashing the reputation of peers, disabled kids vying for popularity or just acceptance, and much more. It is just the most savvy show about the lives of teens that I've ever seen. And, while watching it, you get turned on to great voices and music. What could possibly be bad about that?
So far this year they've had on Cristen Chenoweth (she played the good witch in WICKED on Broadway) (If you don't know who she is then you probably need to quit reading my blog. Seriously.) and Idina Menzel (who starred in the movie RENT and played the young wicked witch of the west in WICKED on Broadway), and both women are huge Broadway stars. The funny thing is that the show is good enough to stand on its own and yet, they get these incredible stars to do guest appearances (episodes). I've never seen this kind of precedence in the jaded world of television, with a show this young. Not only is it inspiring to geeks and glee club members everywhere but also to aspiring young stars everywhere. If you're a parent of teens and you aren't watching this show, then Shame On You! You could learn a lot. No joke...