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Yeah, I haven't watched the show myself, but my friend Marco who has a a really hot mum, viewed a few episodes and said it was awful! He disliked the fact that all the actors mime when they sing, and that the show should just cast singers. That is the end of my review, but seeing that I must fill up at least ten lines I may as well describe how terrible Marco described 'Jersey Boys' to be. He said that the main characters were terrible singers and even hinted to me that they were homosexual. I don't know why Marco has seen the musical twenty two times (following the cast all over the world) but he continues to inform that it is terrible!
The only criticism I can find about this 'Mona Lisa' is that it is not
always consistent or perfect, but it sure is the type of show that may
become seen as the Archie B./Roseanne/Jerry S.-show of the 21st
century. It really puts all 'us' players in the same ER at the same
time, and makes our audience almost forget what time we are living
through.Glee is amazing and perhaps the best show in the history of TV!
With myself declaring that selfishly, I must say in defense with a love
for Shakespearean breadth that Glee is Comedy, Tragedy, and completely
dark 'mystery soup'.
The faculty, students, and peripheral players are all equally important to this masterpiece as Rachel/Finn/Mr. Shue are not the only brilliant talents waiting to be discovered. There is a stunning darker-skinned woman named after a fancy car that is the golden girl who is often over-shadowed perhaps due to the color of her skin. She becomes best friends by an orphaned child that the audience may very well expect to leave the show when it ends in the future with more sequins and pianos than Liberace himself. 'Those people' ironically become aligned with the tramp/air-head who frequently suggest a slutty all-woman show only ends with a ditz of a golden hair making fruity milk treats together while parading around the football team each with her own man. And along with them are the Korean-Jew and the handicapped boy in a fancy vehicle convincing everyone that Seoul and Mecca are mutually exclusive only in Hell. Wow, bridging the gap between animals and refined mammals may fool us in the end as life can put the Kim in the 'chee' and the cat in his or her bag after all.
Music is central to the show only in the way it illustrates that tunes and words are only amazing and stunning at the same time when interpreted by the proper audience. Journey is quite possibly only the theme rider in the sense those writing the book together used that particular group as a basis for creating a program that makes everyone remember that no one person is responsible for anything and all of us together create life, humor, and what happens when the two are not aligned. Not stopping to forget, in essence, is what makes perhaps every walk of life make bad decisions, and the chart toppers of the Journey group are often not the songs it's favorite fans are happy to hear. I, in essence, enjoyed Journey, and did not even realize 'Faithfully' was their song until I listened to the season-ending stage play of that hit and fell in love with it again after 100 rewinds back to hear it again the last time as sung by the players.
The supporting 'backdrop' of the show's stage also includes elements that individually show viewers that people behind the scenes may be the missing link in any understanding of a theatrical hit. The character of Kurt's father, is an amazing soul that protects his son's opposite, the jock, by becoming a father/husband to the main Male lead and marries the woman widowed by war who is also amazing as a mother and a partner to the lonely man previously devastated by loneliness. The Sue Sylvester character appears named after a drag queen, an administrative and hateful paralegal who screws her boss by being smarter than he, and ultimately shows viewers that the biggest champion of the Special Olympics may perhaps be the one putting the poison in the Tylenol bottles of all those who were needlessly altered many years before the drug itself was seen as unsafe. Ultimately, will anyone really be able to say an answer will definitively become that itself when we will not all be around in the end together anyway? Season 1 began with those coming of age in the 70's/80's/90's realizing that there were an awful lot of references to all the bands any of us 'boys' remember throughout the cycles of that time period. The season in the middle found all watchers wondering how the winning team could ever avoid taking the title and swaying the entire audience into thinking one particular way. By the end of that season, I am quite positive all viewers stepped away from the open casket with joy in understanding that winning, losing, and tying are just the way life is. And I am pretty sure the rest of 'us' running away from lower Manhattan on the Eleventh many falls ago can testify that all of us often find out at the most ironic moment. People are just damn people and loving everyone or thing is perhaps what our breathing is all about. So laugh, cry, and sing to the bank that may be owned by the Murphy/Falchuk mafia as the non-believers may very well show up in a block of cement near Asbury park by the next wave of Martians in the next life I will put myself in...Don't stop singing or believing y'all cause it is all 'coming out' if you focus on the right eye!
When I first heard about this show, I brushed it off. I didn't really
have any interest in musical type shows and not enough time to squeeze
in another show. The season finale was on at a family gathering and I
couldn't help but watch. To my surprise I absolutely loved the music
and although I didn't really know what was going on, I really enjoyed
So, I started at the beginning and watched the entire season. The characters are people we can relate to. It is quite a different perspective of high school then most shows on television these days. The music is amazing and the cast is incredibly talented. Mr. Shu and Sue's bantering is quite entertaining. Jane Lynch plays the perfect villain, and she has this ability to say the most ridiculous things and get away with it.
It is one of those shows that will make you laugh and have fun. The drama that's there is matched with humour. The show incorporates modern music for the younger generation and older music for those of us who are way past our high school days. This is a great show to just let go and have a good time. I am glad I got sucked in, I'm definitely a Gleek now.
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...a tad too tired of the same old gratuitous nonsense brewing
throughout the Nets, whether that be the ridiculously random racy sex
scene, that gruesome death to top the season, or the other common
denominators that unfortunately have garnered the ratings for too long
Glee is an answer for most, and one worth watching by anyone seeking a refreshingly jubilant change from the above, in the form of a comedy-drama. Centered around a glee club made up of a spattered group of cliques in a typical "90210" High School, this hour long show wins big due to the trio of creators/writers and the acting ensemble of actual Broadway Stars, with the mix of cute newbies...and one of the funniest on-screen comedians ever.
Despite the sometimes over-the-top corniness, which, sometimes, is due to poor acting, and the always over-the-top storyline and dance routines, Glee manages to far out match these faults with positives. Besides the characters, story-line, basis, the bare essentials of this superb mango are also very apparent, legitimate teen and adult drama but filtered by an always presence of innocence and humor with humility.
I simply hope that yet another show with promise isn't run into the ground with grinding work lending to "filler epis" or decimating established characters for the sake of a broader audience. I read in a recent ragmag that the readers voted Rachel as the character who will be most missed over the break. What a sweet sign of necessary change needed amongst our youth.
For those that read the news to only cry, but watch House M.D. to do the same but for all the positive reasons, while possibly shedding a tear or two to Free Willy, a floodgate for The Cove, and any Will Ferrell move as a finisher? Give Glee a Go. They can probably sustain 4 seasons, at most, of award winning material so don't miss a beat with this one or, like Arrested Development, you'll be watching on DVD.
-Team Lynch-How Sue Sees it.
This show is so good it has humor,romance,music and there are some strange characters that are really good, this show is really great because we have a great comedian that is Jane Lynch, a great voice that is Lea Michele,a great director that is Ryan Murphy and a great script that is so well done, and don't forget the rest of the cast that are really unique like Artie, Kurt,Tina,Mercedes,Emma,Will,Quinn and Finn, so you must watch this show because you will enjoy, i guarantee you because is so different from the shows that are right on TV and because i am sure it will be a success,so don't miss the 2 episode on September 16 on fox.
Oh, and it's also a musical about high school misfits. So it's,
literally, a "high school musical". Had this been the first thing I
heard about it, I admit, I probably wouldn't have bothered to check it
But no, what drew me in was the fact that Jane Lynch, one of my favorite comedians, finally got a major role that is perfect for her (she plays a self-obsessed cheerleader coach trying to destroy the school's Glee club at any opportunity). But from there on, the whole show turned out to be an absolute delight. Even the most minor characters occasionally get subtle yet hilarious scenes (Brittany's comments are comedy gold, but blink and you'd miss them!). The whole cast is very likable and despite being full of modern soap opera stereotypes, the show finds a way to tell them in a way that doesn't feel cheesy. From teenage pregnancy, to living with disabilities, eating disorders, nerd stereotypes and homosexuality... the show rips through all that can make high school a nightmare and spins it into something non-depressing. Without resorting to Disney style sugar-coated happy ends.
And those kids can sing! Damn!
You might very well shy away from this show upon reading the synopsis, but chances are you're missing out on a potential favorite. I almost did.
OK, in spite of the fact that it can be a bit cheesy in places, Glee is
one of the best, original and most fun filled shows I have ever seen.
I find it very sweet how they take old songs, and turn them into modern with a beat that all teenagers and families can sing along to. It's romantic, dramatic, musical and touching and I think shame on anyone who rates this a 1.
It is set in a high school in America, and a Spanish teacher has become coach of a Glee club. At first they are kinda awful, but then they get better as they get more people. Eventually they win at sectionals. Quinn gets herself pregnant with Puck and then goes out with Finn and then convinces him that its his baby. Meanwhile, Rachel is trying to find a way to get Finn because she likes him, and eventually gets him. Will Shuester's (Glee club coach) wife Terry thinks she's pregnant but she's really not, but then Will finds out, and breaks up with her and gets together with Emma who was just dumped by her fiancée Ken.
That basically, from what i've seen, sums it up, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has read this.
Hello, my name's Jimmy, and I'm a Glee addict.
It all probably stems from my love of A Cappella music. A Cappella, that most gloriously geeky of musical styles, whose largest fans seem to be American college kids, it's medium of choice the Youtube viral video. My love of the style has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure. Attempts at sharing this love with even my nerdier friends have always ended with scornful looks and more than a few prolonged awkward silences. So, upon hearing about this brand new American TV series, following the stories of members of a high school show choir, my elation knew no bounds: finally, my geekiest of loves was being validated by the mainstream! Read the rest of my review at awkwardmusic.wordpress.com
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"Glee" is basically an extended version of "High School Musical"
crossed with any of the current teenage angst shows. The show follows
the teacher Mr. Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and his motley glee
club, as well as his relations with his wife and co-teachers. It
tackles marriage, teenage pregnancy, gay, and race issues in a darkly
comic way. Its use of voice-overs and imagery to convey thoughts is
reminiscent of "Ally Mc Beal".
The song numbers are hit and miss. Not everything is memorable. But when it hits, they're brilliant. My personal favorite group number was their take on Queen's "Somebody to Love". I do not like it too much when they choose songs that are obviously dripping with sentimentality like "Stand By Me", "Endless Love" or "Imagine". There are some awkwardly impossible song numbers. Dancing Beyonce's "Single Ladies" in a football game? Come on! I do not really like that there re so many solo spot numbers, especially for their stars Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith). In fact, my favorite spot numbers does not feature them. These are "Sweet Caroline" sung by Puck (Mark Salling) and "True Colors" sung by Tina (Jenna Ushkovitz). Mr. Schuester's "Bust A Move" also showcases a lot of his killer dance moves.
Do not judge until after you have watched episodes 12 and 13. These 2 episodes are explosive and full of highlights! The writing was so very good. I just upped my rating from 6 to 8 stars after watching these two episodes! Best moments: In Ep. 12, Mr. and Mrs. Schue's(Jessalyn Gilsig) dramatic confrontation was so gripping. In Ep 13, Will's confrontation scenes with his nemesis at school Cheer Coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), which includes a line that compared Will's hairstyle to a lesbian. was evil as it was hilarious. Haha! The songs in these two episodes were also very good. Van Halen's "Jump" used in a mattress commercial is ingenious. Mercedes (Amber Riley) really shone with her solo number, although too bad the song is an overused one. Using a recent Kelly Clarkson hit song to frame the Will and Emma (Jayma Mays) scene at the end of Ep. 13 is inspired.
That's that for the first season. And yes, I think I will keep on watching to see what happens with the characters. I also hope the other members of the glee club can get their solo numbers as well, and shine.
Okay, I read the reviews and most of them are from like 2009. I just
finished watching Glee back 2 back for two days straight and I didn't
skip a single song. This show is inspiring and wonderful. Don't get me
wrong, I do watch other shows but Glee has a special place in my heart.
From episode 1 to 22 you rediscover yourself.
I went from a guy watching some musical to a fan and it took only 6 episodes at best. Normally, I had to watch 2 seasons to get that feeling. Glee is something you should experience for yourself. No matter what I say it will never convey the real Glee. You just have trust me on this, it's wonderful.
Just a word of caution, the story might seem predictable and in some episodes it is but you're forgetting something, life is full of repeats, you just need to experience them from another point of view.
Therefore, stop reading this review and watch Glee. If you have an open heart and need some pumping up, this series will definitely help you, it helped me and I hope it will do the same for you.
Remember, Don't Stop believing.
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