Tuesday, August 25, 2009

gleeful about glee

one of the reasons i'm looking forward to fall is the long-awaited (at least for me) arrival of the fox series glee, premiering on wednesday september 9th. it's about a high school in ohio where a teacher looking for meaning, who was once a sports star at that same high school, takes on the oversight of the high school's underachieving and socially-awkward glee club.

i think this show will particularly resonate for anyone with experience with really any type of theatrical group, whether you were a part of one, watched from the sidelines, or mercilessly made fun of one. either way, it's just so charming and feelgood. at the risk of sounding like a newspaper review, i have to say this is a show full of heart. and while it manages to be sweet and nostaligic, it avoids entering into cloying territory, and has a modern and sharp edge. it maintains a sense of humor about itself, but doesn't lose the earnestness that makes it so watchable.

when i watched the pilot which aired in may, i was smiling the whole time, happily amazed that the full series would be on in only a few months. and now it's almost here!

watch the trailer here (after the commercial)

now, i highly recommend you watch the whole pilot here, but if you don't have the time, you HAVE to see the showstopping number at the end. to do that, click here and fast forward until it's at 39:52 using the sliding timeline at the bottom of the screen.
if you aren't smiling through the whole thing, then i don't think this show is for you. but i KNOW it's for me.

photos from www.fox.com

1 comment:

Maria said...

I saw the pilot in May and LOVED it. I can't wait for the season to start...I should probably set my DVR now.

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