Friday, September 18, 2009

Glee!

Do you love musical theatre?

Do you wish your life was a musical sometimes?

You must watch Glee.

Alright, so this post is somewhat related to choral music but I just wanted to gush about, Glee, a new t.v. show I was introduced to.

A fellow student of mine enthusiastically told me about the plot line where the show follows a vocal show choir within a highschool that is ripe with stereotypical cliques. My interest was instantly sparked; however, I was kind of afraid it was like Highschool Musical. Although Highschool Musical songs are catchy, the fromage of the show often makes me cringe while watching it. Glee is more like the popular teen movie, "Bring it On," but instead of focusing on cheerleading, it is centered around a group of lovable artsy outcasts. Ever since "Bring it On" came out, I wished there was a film that depicted the wonderful world of choral singing and the funny and strange things choristers do when they are competing against one another. Also, the show does a great job at not taking itself too seriously and pokes fun at the quirky characters found within any musical group.

I am also amazed at the kind of quality each Glee episode contains. There is at least one huge choreographed musical number that look absolutely stunning on screen. They look like routines from a major motion picture or Broadway show so it is amazing to see that it on t.v. I also find it funny when the show picks at weird quirks and tendencies of musicians. I think one of the main things is that musicians are willing to make fools of themselves if they are doing something they love. This came to my mind when a group of male teachers have the bright idea of forming a hip-hop A Capella group and they were stoked when they decided that they should name themselves the "Acafellas." I have to admit, I have had similar experiences, but I think I will keep my nerdy stories to myself... for now...

Anyway, I have posted a video of the "Rehab" dance number in one of the first episodes. It is stunning! And you can find links to streaming episodes of Glee here.

11 comments:

Sunshine Girl said...

I LOVE GLEE! I did musical theatre for 5 years, and I was in high school choir for 2. Everything that happened in Glee's first episode happened in our choir. Well, pretty much. And alot of the characters remind me of people from my high school choir!

Sunshine Girl said...

Totally! Your blog is amazing by the way.

Nicole said...

What channel?!

♥Maria Medeiros♥ said...

LOVE IT!!! :)

Shae Adele said...

:D Glee! Love it!

Adam Dabrowski said...

I've never saw "Glee". But I'm a big fan of music films and music theatre :) I can watch Greace all the time and the films from 80's. In those films or shows are full of life and maybe that's way many people like to watch it :)

thepoetspen a.k.a. unscripted said...

I must admit that I was a little skeptical before I watched the first episode, but I have to admit that I am close to being hooked to this show!!

Nicole said...

Thank you!

I'm recording it tonight!

FOX came to my high school today to film a report about Glee in our choir room! Watch it! :)

Nomad said...

glee is amazing! i saw spring awakening 5 times on broadway, and the character they have lea michelle playing is exactly what i would imagine her to be like in real life... the show is great, hope it keeps getting better!... also like your blog, i was a choir boy! haha

stefunny said...

SABLE - can i watch this online somewhere? i am intrigued!

photographs_n_white08 said...

I LOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE GLEEEE!