Sunday, May 23, 2010

Okay, I Admit That I'm A Total GLEEK.... So Sue Me

Let me just start off by saying I adore the show GLEE, which makes me a total and complete GLEEK. There! The cat's out of the bag. It's true. I watch every show while I'm recording it and then watch it several times more before letting it go. Then, of course, I head to iTunes to buy the latest CD release from the GLEE cast. This makes my life ever so gleeful....



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...

15 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Dont forget...NPH was just on too!
I have 3 eps on my computer waiting for me...I am so far behind!

The Incredible Woody said...

I couldn't get Vol Fan to watch it :(

Daryl said...

while both women, Kristen and Idina, are awesome neither are so hot on the small or big screen that they are above guest slots on hot TV shows ... did you know Idina is married to Tay Diggs and that Kristen's role on The West Wing was got by (then not any longer) being the GF of Aaron Sorkin?

Tammy said...

I LOVE Glee... I just started watching this year, but went back and watched past episodes too. I really like the latest episode with Neil Patrick Harris, great stuff! The show always makes me smile.

Snooty Primadona said...

SP: You've got some excitement waiting for you...

Woody: My hubby won't watch it either so I record all of the shows onto DVD.

Daryl: I think everyone wants to be on GLEE...

Tammy: I haven't really cared for NPH since he grew up & I loved him as Doogie Houser, but he was a riot on GLEE...

Lulu said...

I.love.Glee. I have downloaded to my iPad so I can sneak in some viewing at work. Loved the dance sequence with Artie last week!

Go Gleeks!!

Grandma Nina said...

I LOVE this show. I keep telling my mother (age 72) that she needs to watch it. She'll switch over to it for about 10 seconds, doesn't get it, and turns it off! WTH - Just the song and dance numbers alone are enough to keep you watching. NPH was great and I loved his duet with Matthew Morrison (I'm liking M.M. more and more each show) So talented.
I'm 52, so it's definitely not just a show for teens.

Mental P Mama said...

I think I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't watch Glee....

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

I love the Glee show!!!

BJ Roan said...

Okay, now I really am going to have to watch this show!

Snooty Primadona said...

Snooty daughter just emailed me that today GLEE, in an unprecedented move by Fox TV, was picked up for another season before the first season has even ended. Daughter says it's almost unheard of in television. Wheeeeee!

Sjn said...

I just started watching a few weeks ago when they highlighted some Madonna songs. So fun, love the music, and yes! they are all so talented!

Jess said...

I love Glee too! My roommate, Bobby, who is a HUGE Madonna fan, STILL has the Madonna episode on his DVR and every now and then I can hear him re-watching it. LOL!

I really enjoy the show though. And Jane Lynch is awesome!!

Snooty Primadona said...

Isn't Jane Lynch a hoot? Her Madonna video totally cracked me up...

scargosun said...

I plan on catching up this summer. I am LOVING the episodes I have been able to see though.

 

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