Music geeks and singers (frustrated and accomplished alike) have found their TV show in the past year: Glee. Everyone knows about this series by now. It started as a “don’t expect much” show, I think; but after a few episodes were aired, more and more people took notice.
Don’t get me wrong – I still am a HUGE fan of The Big Bang Theory (no one can come close to Sheldon Cooper) – but Glee is a different kind of show for a different kind of geek altogether. Last week, they showed the season finale, and while it was a bit disappointing compared to other episodes, it was still fun to watch.
Glee is about this mixed group of high schools students who find themselves – for one reason or another – in the glee club. Headed by Mr. Schuester, a geeky guy himself, the club meets all sorts of adversities along the way. What really gets the attention of viewers, in my opinion, is the music. You just can’t help but be entranced while these “kids” sing their hearts out.
To be honest, the plot just seems to be half-baked. There are too many stereotypes and the combination of characters has a “trying hard” effect. If you overlook these things, though, and just enjoy the music and try not to be critical, Glee can make you forget about the crappy stuff that you have to deal with on a daily basis.
The verdict? You’ll be filled with glee – at least temporarily. You have to at least give it a try!