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Posted on 2010.11.04 at 16:00
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My dad is a big fan of glee. I was only aware of it peripherally, so when he pressed the first season into my hands and insisted I watch it, a synopsis followed. I had to admit, it sounded like something I would enjoy.

I remember when Chicago came to the big screen - I was working in Wichita at the time and talked all my coworkers into going to the premiere with me, which they did - albeit reluctantly. Looking back, I'm surprised they went at all. From the first song to the last, I spent the entire time dancing in my chair and singing along - after all, I knew all the songs. They spent the majority of the film watching...me. And rather unkindly at that.

I sat on glee for nearly a month before watching the pilot. And was immediately enamored. Oh, its nothing I haven't seen before - in fact, its a lot like the sum of all television I've ever watched. In that light it can be a little confusing recalling specifics, but the music...the music is great.

And it helps that I know every song they play.

And sing along.

Dad was right.


irulan_amy at 2010-11-05 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
I was surprised that Glee sucked me in. I find that I usually like Glee version of say, Journey, better than the original too. And Jane Lynch is awesome. I admire her character.
anakngtinapa at 2010-11-05 10:03 (UTC) (Link)
Sue Sylvester is one of the most awesome TV characters I've seen, and I love how her character grew as the season went by. Love her.
ehowton at 2010-11-05 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
I love her. She always plays the perfect cynic.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-11-05 03:19 (UTC) (Link)
In a totally unrelated topic. I think you might like this. Although I strongly disagree with this persons first sentence. http://community.livejournal.com/startrek/1251229.html
ehowton at 2010-11-05 13:12 (UTC) (Link)
Aye. Saw that when it came out. Disagree or not, Texas is on the leaderboard for this type of stuff: http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/08/31/whats-the-matter-with-texas/
anakngtinapa at 2010-11-05 10:01 (UTC) (Link)


Finally, someone on my flist who likes Glee. I never would've expected it to be you, but yayyy. Though I honestly like the plotline more than the songs, the music gets better throughout the season, plus season 2.

I don't know what's happening to Fox, but they've been showing Glee every other week lately. Hope it doesn't continue though.
ehowton at 2010-11-05 13:09 (UTC) (Link)


Given my propensity for showtunes, I can't imagine you not guessing I would like glee before I knew myself!

As for the plot - at least it manages to keep the viewer interested while they use it as a vehicle to set up the next song. I doubt I'd watch it on the drama alone, but the number (and quality) of songs they present each episode keeps me coming back.

I hear the season finale's are the best song-productions of each season. Can't wait!

ehowton at 2010-11-10 15:01 (UTC) (Link)


Finished Season One!!!
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ehowton at 2010-11-06 14:25 (UTC) (Link)
I'm only a third of the way through the first season, though I was disappointed there were only a handful of musical numbers in the last episode I saw and hope its not indicative of a trend. Every show on television seemingly eventually stops focusing on the subject matter and devolves into a show about the characters instead, but that usually doesn't happen until later seasons :(

And *yay* on some of the creative liberties they've taken with the more popular songs (they just sound great) though my personal favorites remain the showtunes. :P
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-11-07 21:14 (UTC) (Link)
I've been seeing the glee ads a lot as I watch Season 7 of House on Hulu. It looks like a show I could really get behind and would thoroughly enjoy, but I don't like the the leftists advertisements with peace signs and talk about conservation. I want to be entertained, not fed someone's bullshit political views. If I want politics, I'll read a column or switch to a news channel.
ehowton at 2010-11-07 23:44 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2010-11-08 02:20 (UTC) (Link)
Of course none of that political stuff is *actually* in the show. Which means you're denying yourself a show you could "really get behind and would thoroughly enjoy" because of your perception of an ad. Go get'em tiger.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-11-08 02:24 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for giving me a peek behind the curtain.

Waiting on the page to load to reply to your comment, I had an epiphany: just like you're not an early adopter of technology, I'm not an early adopter of TV shows. Of course, that could be because I don't own a TV.

It's sad that (assuming you're right, and we all know what happens when one assumes) the ads are deceptive. To me, this is just like your pet peeve with deceptive trailers.

I'll give the show a go, but I think I'd like to start from Season 1.

P.S. I've been waiting all day for you to comment on both of the posts I put up today. Did you get the emails? I thought surely you'd have something to say about both.
ehowton at 2010-11-14 19:06 (UTC) (Link)
I don't like the the leftists advertisements with peace signs and talk about conservation.

Sorry it took me so long:

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