Wednesday, 27 May 2009
By Miss T
Glee.1. Jubilant delight; joy.2. Music A part song scored for three or more usually male and unaccompanied voices that was popular in the 18th century.3.A new musical comedy television series on Fox.So what's the verdict? Is Glee going to be your standard summer filler or something more special?Personally, I think it's too early to tell. I found the show lackluster at the beginning. It reminded me of those really bad made-for-tv MTV movies (minus 2+Gether) with the sort of obvious jokes and stereotypes. However, it definitely picked up at the end. Some of the characters like Terri, Tina, and Puck seem a bit too vapid. The writers should work on expanding Tina's persona at least which I think they will since she's part of the newly established Glee club. Puck is your average jock bully and I'm not buying his "I'll punch your goat face in paawnk" sorta threats. Also, the female gym teacher is a bit too much and Rachel Berry (played by Lea Michele) is just way too annoying. Still, I feel as though the cast is getting settled on set and hopefully everything will ultimately work out well.However, I love Cory Monteith, who, as the bad boy jock, abandons his town's football expectations to follow his passion for singing and performance. He seems like he has a lot of heart and I adore his charming demeanor.. Jayma Mays (Charley from Ugly Betty) assumes the role of Emma and seems to have potential chemistry with Matthew Morrison who plays Will, the swell choral teacher. Moreover, Kevin McHale as witty quadriplegic Arty has tremendous cutie pie appeal. I'm liking some of the characters at least!The gorgeous and marvelous performance cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" pretty much made up for the dull beginning and now I'm craving more! One thing's for sure --these high schoolers can sing and I hope that their Glee club grows as the show grows! I seriously want to see where this series is heading!Here is their amazing "Don't Stop Believing" performance.So, what do you think of Glee? Yay or nay?