For any musical lover Glee is the air of fresh breath you've been waiting to hit prime time television since the invention of coloured TV. Music, dancing, drama, not to mention the brilliant comedy provided by Sue Sylvester, what more could you want from a forty-five minute show? Glee's the type of entertainment that makes you jump up and scream at your television, "Where have you been all my life". Well fret not musical lovers, hopefully Glee will be around for quite some time, redefining entertainment for generations to come, and giving Gleeks around the world something to look forward to.
So FOX gets a freaking cash cow ratings grabber. This show is about Will Schouester (commonly called Mr. Shoe) who decides to save the Glee club cause he lovedit when he was young. Initially like 5 kids sing up (diva Rachel, handicapped Artie, asian goth Tina, Beyonce-wannabe Mercedes & gay Kurt). Will's efforts bring up quarterbakc Finn Hudson, and evil Mastermind sue Sylvester (the cheerlader coach who hates Gleeclub because it uses her budget) sent 2 Cherrios airhead Brittany & schemingly evil Santan in. Later badass Puck & asian Mike join and in season 2 new kid Sam joins too.
And then there's the whole Will-Emma (school psycholgist) will they-won't they romance. Basically it's about the kids life, and trying to win trophies for the school.
Overall: It's a great show with great songs and great stories, and interestig characters. 9/10.
Best Musical Series!!!! It's Glee!!! The Muscial Numbers are very good and the storylines between the chararcters are great!!! One of my favorite character is Rachel because she's very determined to shine and I love that. I hope that Glee will continued to shine. The only character that I doesn't really like is Will Shuester because he is not a really good teacher. I really REALLY like the character of Sue because she's mean and this is why she have so much power in this series. My favorite voice of the series is Rachel, Finn and Mercedes because they all have a powerful voice. And I can said: I'M A GLEEK!
When Glee first started, most people that I knew did not want to watch it. They felt that it was like Disney's High School Musical, except with satire. I admit that I did not begin to watch it right away, but I did one day out of curiosity, and I was glad that I did. The first half of the season was amazing. It was funny, and the songs were interesting. I actually found myself purchasing the songs through iTunes. However, Glee fever caught on, and the show began to disintegrate. The same concepts and jokes that were told in the first half of the season were overplayed. The show became monotonous, and almost very easy to predict. I actually did not watch the season finale because I was able to guess what would happen. Not a good thing if you want to keep viewers. I will admit that the show started off really well, but I'm giving it only an 8 because of the way it started to go...downhill.
If I were Disney I'd be pissed at this shows success since it's an obvious rip-off of the High School musical films. I can just see the producer's drawing board now... "Hmmm... this is a great idea but how can we make it different? I know! We'll hire Jane Lynch. She's a hot new popular comic in all the Jude Apatow films! She'll bring comedy to the recipe and there we go, instant success!"
Soon enough we'll see them to start tying in the AMerican Idol teen flakes with guest cameo's. I totally do not understand the appeal. I'm not a fan and would rather watch quality programming.
Glee, has just aired last week in Holland. Thought i'd watch it. Well this is not going to work in Holland i think. I was bored after like two minutes. And i really tried! I saw some clips with the music covers and thought i could be worth watching. But really... it is not worth the effort and time. The characters are to outspoken..Gay, ugly, mental, small, pretty, jock.. and so on. No i don't understand why it is a hit in the states. But then again..They cancel shows that are good and keep bad shows running for years and years.
This show is one of the best shows on TV these days. It is by far the funniest show I've seen before. It does not try to be real. And people watching this, expecting serious situations and realistic events will truly be disappointed. Glee for me is just that. GLEE. After every episode I feel a bit happier and tired from all the laughing. I love Rachel's self-centeredness. The way she is so in love with herself and doesn't even care that almost everyone hates her. Brittany's dumbness is another great part of this show. This show only has one dimensional characters in extreme forms, and I love how the writers work with that. The dumb blond, is extremely dumb. We have the sensitive jock who's extremely stupid, and the bully jock. The cheerleaders, a black girl, Asian, other Asian, gay kid and wheelchairs. That brings me to the best part of Glee. SUE SYLVESTER. I don't even have words to describe how awesome she is. And her lines are the best on television today. All this already makes this show extremely great and i haven't even mentioned the music. The music is always great, fitting in perfectly within each episode. Some people say the music makes this show so great, but for me the music is just the cherry on top of an already great show.
I read a review from a dutch person saying this show would fail in Holland. I have to totally disagree with that, because I'm also from Holland and in the student community here this show has been our guilty pleasure from day 1.
I don't care what people will say about my feelings on Glee, but i for 1 do not see any reason to waste an unrecoverable hour of my life to seeing an ill-contrived show about prickly teenagers trying to solve their personal problems through song & NONE of the characters have anything going for them that makes me want to like them, even their martinet of a P.E. teacher(Jane Lynch) is as repugnant as they come.
You would think that network TV learned its lesson before foisting jejune musical shows unto an apathetic audience like ABC's Cop Rock(1990), NBC's Rags To Riches(1990-91) & of course CBS's gigaturkey Viva Laughlin(2007), but since the inception of this joke of a show, they haven't.
In the name of Humanity, make this show fade into oblivion...
Glee has highs and lows, last season they did Lady Gaga and it wasn't a high, the Britney episode this week was very disappointing in a similar way. Compare episode 1 where the songs were varied and re-arranged and told a story, here they were shoehorned into the storyline, nothing clever was done with them and as great as Britney songs are to listen to, they're not enough to carry an episode and this one was just .. waiting for the next to come and go. Glee wins when it re-mixes songs in ways you wouldn't have thought of, I spent the whole episode waiting for them to do the original Christopher Cross theme in a way which made me go "I can't believe they did that". Didn't happen. Roll on episode 3, I know you can do better.
i don't like vary many of the characters. Rachel: she sontols her boyfriend practically, she thinks she has to have the lead in every song, shes kinda annoying and who asks someoen to ask their boyfriend out! Seriously! Kurt is a diva and brittany and santana shouldn't even be in that club. i don;t remeber anybody elses names. i liked the lady gaga episode in the first season but thast about it. nobody actually acts like some of those people! the characters are fakes, the show doesn't depict real life and it's show about real life! its completely poinless really
Okay, I should start off saying that I am a huge fan of Glee. Along with The Vampire Diaries it is the only show that I make time to watch each week. I also realize that being 31 years old removes me from a high school mindset by about 13 years. With that said, I still watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer and totally relate with the high school frame of mind there. I would say that on the scale of 1 to 10 this episode would rate a 6. Because of the fact that at least from my viewpoint, Glee is going downhill... First of all, I don't understand how Quinn and Sam can sing loud enough to be heard throughout the entire audience, yet Santana needs a microphone on stage. I know that is a minor point but it felt weird. I've been in or at a lot of different singing competitions and very rarely, if ever, is there an actual tie. I felt like that was done just so Kurt's new school and Mckinley could go farther with the series and to Regionals. And, beside that point, I know we didn't see the second performance by the Warblers, but just based on the first performance there is no way in heaven, hell, or beyond, based on harmony and choreography, the Warblers would have tied, they had showed themselves to be deficient. From an emotional standpoint I don't understand why Finn would decide to breakup with Rachel right after telling her how much he loved her and then finding out that she kissed another boy. Overall the episode felt very contrived. The scenes between Kurt and Blaine felt very forced and not coherent to the story at all,other than compare and contrast. I understand "the grass is greener" aspect, but it still felt forced. Also just a minor editing note...Making a big fuss about having auditions for sectionals and then showing the guess star performing that solo kinda defeats the purpose of having auditions. I understand the warblers had another song that we weren't shown but. . . On a positive note, I'm not sure, I would have to research but this episode was the most balanced episode we've had of Glee, with almost every main and secondary character having either a singing solo or a dramatic scene with the exception of Beist and, very noticably, Sue Sylvester. I have always enjoyed the chemistry of all these characters and would definitely say that Brittany has the best one liners, and Puck takes the cake for this episode. Dear Jesus, Buddah, and Satan I hope that glee in the future is better than the last few Glee. PS I am not familar with the song that ended the episode, but I think it was the best song in this episode.
Maybe it's because I'm an old fart,(oh hell, why be coy...I am an old fart)with my school days decades behind me, but I thought Glee fell just a little bit short. Obviously tailored for the younger set (and I think high school kids would like this series just fine) Glee seemed to me to try just a little to hard without really making the grade. Oh, it's not a bad series, but it seems to drag a little bit in between the genuinely funny bits. I think part of the problem with Glee for me is that they try to stretch to little material to fit too long a time slot. Might work better as a half hour show...
This show is amazing, the singing, dancing, ACTING!! All of it is just brilliant, I love it cuz wen am annoyed I just wana get up and sing about it!! Music makes things so much better and if you truly love music, you will love this show!! It's full of laughs, good times and you just fall in love with all the characters!! Even thou Finn and Rachel are the main gleeks, this show has its way of making every glee kid a star and showcasing all the talent!! I think this is why I love it so much, cuz we get to see every character and their story, not just one character and a story line around them supported by other characters!! All in all, one hour a week I become much happier
This show is amazing. Everyone who was an outcast should agree. All these kids want is to be something great to be loved be their peers but the harder they try the harder they fall. The Casts relationship is very realistic. You can feel the hate from the cheerleaders to Rachel, from Sue to Will, and from the school towards Glee club. But even in all this hate you can tell the Glee club members love each other regardless and Know they aren't just doing it for themselves they are doing it for everyone and that what I really love about the show.
I don't think they have a good plot . Seriously , an adult trying to fake a pregnancy ?? How long did she think that was gonna last ? This show can have a great plot if they want to . After all , they've got a bunch of great things . Their performances are amazing . I love that they only choose songs that everybody knows and that the choreography is always adding something to the song . Dancing in wheelchairs and jumping on beds are incredible ideas . Something I really don't like about the show is that some characters can be a little annoying . Rachel always thinks she is the best singer of the whole world . Terri and Emma have to wake up and face reality . Even though I find Rachel extremely irritating , like many of the other characters , she is an incredible singer . I've never seen a guy reach such high notes as Kurt did , I was really impressed when I heard him sing . Mercedes also has a wonderful voice . Another character I really like is Sue Sylvester . She is funny and manipulative . They did a really good job in casting Jane Lynch . I love that the whole Glee club has all kinds of different people , including all races , a kid in a wheel chair and a gay kid . I find that amazing because I hate those shows that only cast one stereotype .
Oh my god, I tried watching this excuse for a time killer but my brain shut off twice so I wouldn't have to listen to the mind numbing and never ending dribble any longer than was necessary. I'm not sure if they were going for a high school musical teenage drama ripoff but there were barely any adult situations whatsoever and I don't think I had a good laugh, or a chuckle for that matter, once during the entire show (well, for the parts my brain would allow me stay conscious for).. Who in their right mind rated this show a comedy!? Someone please tell me where the humor is!? Take my advice and avoid this show at all costs, or prepare to regret it..
Glee is the best show ever. I instantly fell in love with it the minute I saw the first minute. The music is amazingly sang by the cast and speaking of the cast, it's the best as well. Ryan Murphy out did himslef with this new show.
Glee is the best show ever. I instantly fell in love with it the minute I saw the first minute. The music is amazingly sang by the cast and speaking of the cast, it's the best as well. Ryan Murphy out did himslef with this new show after all he is a good writer. This show took me by storm and it was like i was back in high school. This show is great as of now i've seen the Pilot more then 10 times. I can't wait for its big premiere Wednesdays this fall on FOX. Ahh im so excited.
I LOVE glee. It is hilarious and interesting and sue sylvester is my new hero. I look forward to watching this show every week and i never miss it. This is the second best show on tv, in my opinion, close behind the office. The only episode that i have not like is the rhodes not taken because I didn't laugh once except when sue talked. The characters in this show are great and the episodes are very fun to watch. The music is also surprisingly awesome to! The music is fun and i have bought one or two of their songs on my ipod. I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!
Glee! One of the few shows that make me feel truly happy. While I admit this show isn't a masterpiece, using practically every trope in the books, it encompasses nice ideas and just a fun viewing experience. The characters, while possessing their own stereotypical plotlines, are all unique and have unexpectedly deeper backstories than you might at first think. The musical talent on the show is outstanding. Lea Michele's voice is beautiful in a contemporary way. One of my favourite things about this show is how the characters are so perfectly flawed. Even the main character, the one with all the talent, has maybe the biggest flaws of them all. The only criticism I can make of this show is the severe underusage of cast. Only know are we beginning to hear the beautiful voice of Naya Rivera (Santana). There are still many second level characters the show has yet to explore the talents of.
Take you average highschool movie and cut out bad jokes
and add some originality and a lot of good music. there is Glee. Highly overrated. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice series but no potential to become a classic in my humble opinion. There are some good actors in the series and all the cliche characters are there. The popular teacher, the fat girl, The talented gay dancer boy, The goodlooking footbalplayer who is discovering his "softer" side, the geeks, the footballteam bully, an asian character and the stereotype cheerleeder girls. This series is so sweet it's bad for your teeth. One last thing. Please stop computerizing all the voices! This is NOT the chipmunks!!!!
I am hating this show more and more with each coming episode - the songs aren't even keeping me coming anymore. It used to be good, then bearable, now it is just abysmal. This show is completely unrealistic - they're on a budget of, like, less than 100 dollars to with, yet they came somehow afford these huge set pieces ? Yeah, right. TOTALLY believable.
Point is, this show used to be one of my favourites, I used to get excited for it each week, but now, I am disliking it more and more, and it's more of a "meh" thing for me now that I may or may not watch depending on if I feel like it or not. I've reviewed this show once before, when it was still good, and raved about it. It really was a good show, and it had it's chance to stay one, but really, I think this show was a one-hit dud.
Seriously, Ryan Murphy, your plot lines are incomprehensible and stupid and silly. Learn to write a real premise, please.
Forget everything you think you know about TV Shows. This isn't about a huge story arch that spreads over several seasons like the X Files, it isn't about some unique point of view like CSI, it's not about developing characters like Buffy, a parallel universe like 4400, social criticism like Mad Men, trying to make you think about some philosophical theory like Dollhouse and it's not about making as much money as possible either. This show makes you feel good.
This is the one and only thing you need to know. The characters are your basic high school kids, the nerd, the stud, the ugly duckling, the cheerleader aso. A pseudo villain, a mediocre plot and some romcom. But!
This show makes you feel good.
The music man! I'm not going to say it's always well embedded, but it is more times than not, the music choices are well done, the voices are off the chart! the actresses and actors are superbly cast (except for Jesse who makes you wanna hit him with a 2x4), the sets are flashy, the choreographies impressive... I would go on but you catch my drift. So whenever you're low, you don't feel like getting into some far-fetched super mysterious plot, or you're just dressing up for a party, pop in an episode. because, I'll say it again:
This show makes you feel good.
(I didn't rank this higher than 8,5 because like I said there is room for improvement, plotwise)
After reading some of the other reviews I feel I have to add something: Of course the characterization is overdone! Of course you're not supposed to like Rachel. Of course Sue Sylvester is ridiculous. It's overdone on purpose and meant to be fun. It's called Glee not: Study on High School kids in America.
This show is fantastic. From a musical perspective, its fun, edgy and bringing all the biggest and brightest stars ( Lea Michelle, Matt Morrison, Kristin Chenowith and Idina Menzel.) It's wit is refreshing and the show promises to make you laugh, fill you with a good feeling and share in the character's triumph, pain or in rachel's case need for stardom. It's inspirational and the first of it's kind, the first of many more hopefully. Quote-able, unmissable and fantastic, it's no wonder the show is so huge. Though the show strives to do a lot, the amount of characters and crazy plot twists seem to be too much for Murphy at times as he losses track of some story lines ( as they lie dormant for many episodes or are never fully explained, see: Quinn's living situation after episode 13. or Jesse St James.) He tried to focus on character development, clearly a strength in other shows, but gets lost with the amount of characters and tries to juggle back and forth, sometimes missing out on what the audience really needs. Fantastic, but with minor flaws, I'll take a dish of Glee any-day, you should too if you enjoy Broadway, drama or music.
Year after year the networks keep serving up the same old comedies and the same old dramas. Not to mention, some truly pathetic reality series. But finally Fox gave us something new and innovative last year with Glee!
It's a great show, filled with some great comedy, colourful characters, really good music, phenomenal guest stars and just a little drama (which could become a little cringe worthy). It has a bit of everything which is a nice balance and it is totally refreshing. Yes, some characters are about as interesting as watching paint dry and some of the more dramatic scenes are a tad awkward, but the musical numbers and the comedic scenes are outstanding.
The clear standouts among the cast are Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Jane Lynch and Amber Riley. Also, some guest appearances from Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris are all worthy of an Emmy!
A great first season, let's see what Season 2 has in store for us!
I have saw almost every episode and was never dissipointed. Glee is one of the better shows, It's funny, it's life like, i just think it's normal. I've watched this show for about a year now, I never got tired of it. Global and Fox always have good shows on, almost all the time, and this is one of their best shows. my favourite episode was probably the season finally. But all the episodes are pretty much the same- their Hillerious! I hope to see some more episodes soon and i hope that all the rest will be just as good.
When I watched the pilot, aired on Fox in 2009, I was so enthousiastic I could not imagine waiting until september for the rest of the debut of what was bound to be TV's new best guilty pleasure. We had Melrose Place in the 90s, The OC and Desperate Housewives in the early 2000s, and in the late 2000s Gossip Girl tried in vain to put life back into the guilty pleasure genre. But Glee arrived and with just a quick look at the pilot, you could just see how wonderful this show could be.
Unfortunately, like The OC during seasons 2-3, like Desperate Housewives after its debut season, like Gossip Girl during... well... its entire course, Glee couldn't live up the expectations it created. It took only 6 or 7 episodes for the show to turn into an insipid parody of itself, taking away everything that made it unique and focusing on stupid and completely unnecessary secondary storylines including the hotties of the show, Quinn and Puck. For a show that starred a latino as main character, and several characters who did not fit the "Hollywood standards", Glee did not take advantage of this difference and it turned out to be utterly disappointing.
Glee never fails to get a chuckle outta me. The cast of Glee obviously possess notable talent. Glee takes me back to being a troubled adolescent with a great sense of humor as the beam of support. I love the choice of songs they sing. I'm usually a pessimist and critic of strange cover tunes, but the melodies of Glee accompanied by a good storyline is purely enjoyable for the whole family. I've always enjoyed the outlet of being a musician but was never into any musical until the debut of Glee. After seeing commercials for the new show, I remained skeptical of it's ability to remain on air. Much to my amazement, the show has definately held it's own. Cheers to that!
glee is an amazing show. i hope it has more seasons to come our way. keep the balance of music with today's top hits and the classics. keep it the way it is a little more drama story dialogues using all characters a little more. scenes with will'finn'and puck with there shirts off. And more steamy numbers like a virgin! (power of madonna} the chemistry is awesome. but of course not raunchy just teasingly fun! overall the show is a prime example of what kids/teens of today can relate to. It sets an example of never give up your dreams!
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States. It focuses on a high school show choir called "New Directions", at the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio, and although largely realistic, also employs fantasy elements. The pilot episode of the show was broadcast after American Idol on May 19, 2009, and the first season began airing on September 9, 2009. On September 21, 2009, Fox officially gave the series a full-season pick-up. Glee aired its mid-season finale on December 9, 2009 and returned from a four-month hiatus on April 13, 2010, picking up the remaining nine episodes of the season. The spring premiere had an estimated 13.7 million viewers, nearly doubling in followers on its return. It was renewed for a second season which will feature three new cast members. On May 23, 2010, it was announced that Glee was already picked up for a third season.
Okay, so by all technicalities (sad thought) in one week i will no longer be allowed to call myself a high schooler. But for the four years i spent in that place, i have been a choir kid. Regular choir, and of course jazz choir. We didn't have a show choir, because my choir teacher hates show choirs for their cheesiness. He also hates the television show i'm currently supposed to be reviewing because he feels its prerecorded songs give false expectations to kids hoping to be in school choirs. He thinks people aren't smart enough to know that in REAL life, you can't just burst into a full-on complete with instrumentals show tune with absolutely no rehearsal. Well i'm here to refute that criticism of this show right now. Of course Glee is totally over-the-top and unrealistic in both its overly dramatized imitations of high school life and its way-to-professional-to-actually-be-high-school musical numbers. I'm not watching this show because i want to see my life doubled on the screen in front of me. I'm watching to be entertained, and Glee succeeds in this to the highest degree. They have got some serious talent in the cast for one thing, some seasoned performers, some brand new finds. I mean, Lea Michele and Matthew Murphy hail from the Broadway stage, while I had never heard of Chris Colfer before this show... and all of them are equally amazing. This show always keeps it fresh because they know exactly how to play it with guest stars like Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Not to mention the fabulous music. If you ask me, the music is the true reason to watch the show. The characters and storylines are interesting, but if it weren't for the music it would just be another high school drama show. The music is the heart and soul, as it is the heart and soul of the world (haha, yes i did just type that). As a choir kid, i love that Glee is finally giving some credit to what we have long known to be the coolest part of school (and the only reason why i didn't totally hate every minute i spent there). Keep the tunes coming!
Overall show grade: A
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