Fox gave viewers a taste of Glee last spring, making this fall’s premiere of the show highly anticipated–and it was well worth the wait.
Glee is a musical comedy television show that revolves around McKinley High School’s glee club made up of a misfit group of students. Spanish teacher Will Schuester, played by Matthew Morrison, decides to take over the glee club and restore it to its former glory.
This high-energy show is unlike anything else on television these days. It is like a breath of fresh air among all of the reality shows that keep springing up. Glee is entertaining on multiple levels with its singing, dancing and hilarity.
The music alone is enough of a reason to watch the show. Several of the actors have musical theater experience: Morrison and Lea Michele have even performed in Broadway productions.
Transforming modern day pop songs like “Gold Digger” and “Single Ladies” into show tunes is a risky endeavor, but Glee does it successfully.
It is like a more mature version of High School Musical where the characters deal with things like coming out and marital troubles.
The show uses humor to make fun of everything it is based on. With things like an all-male a cappella group named Acafellas and an angry cheerleading coach, played by Jane Lynch, that is out to destroy glee club, each episode’s multiple plot lines will keep you laughing and entertained.
Glee’s satire does not undermine the quality of its storylines or acting. Most of the main characters have already been given background stories, so they are more than just high school stereotypes.
Michele stands out as Rachel Barry, an overly ambitious student who wants to be a star, while Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson, plays the quarterback-turned-singer.
Chris Colfer does an excellent job portraying self-proclaimed fashion icon Kurt Hummel, and Amber Riley’s voice stands out in her role as Mercedes Jones, a diva who refuses to sing backup.
Viewers will get to see plenty more of this incredible cast because Glee has just been picked up for a full season.