Ok I am not ashamed to admit it, I am a complete and total Gleek. I cannot get enough and really do not want the season to end.
In the last couple of episodes the show has really shown its pedigree and i cannot wait for season 3 to start (god I hope we don’t have to wait forever). The penultimate episode was truly a heart wrencher and you know I would completely vote for Sue if I was given the chance. (Yes I am well aware that it is a fantasy character but leave me to my delusions.)
The pure imagination was a beautifully crafted piece that shows exactly where glee really get’s its rocks off. Using the strength of the voices within the group they give such a fantastic and original (to me at least) take on a famous classic that really does the original justice.
Now sure, glee has had its problems, it shot to fame over here in the uk mainly because of its covers of dont stop believing and some other classics. BUT, look at where glee came from and look at where it has gone now and those are two very different points.
When glee was first described to me I was skeptical, I was told to expect FAME crossed with High School Musical. With that in mind I avoided it, now don’t get me wrong as I understand it FAME is a classic (Although I have never seen it) and High School Musical actually wasn’t all too bad when you take it for what it was and looked past the fact that it was constantly overshadowed by 14 year old girls who wanted to meet Zac Efron.
However as with any show the series has matured into something truly enjoyable and at times ground breaking, the show has caused controversy in the US and other regions as it features prominent, strong, gay characters in a school environment. Some organizations have wrongly slammed the show for “promoting being gay as a acceptable lifestyle” completely ignoring the main message of glee. Be who you are no matter who that is.
In series two it has caused further disturbances with the “gay isn’t ok” crowds by introducing a second gay couple (lesbians this time even if they are of the on again of again variety). Glee has been labeled as preachy on the gay rights front which, at times I can understand why. However I also understand that this is one of those instances where the show comes across as preachy mainly because of the entire set up of the show as a whole and that isn’t to preach gay rights but to preach an ideal where all are welcome no matter gender, colour or creed.
The characters of glee are beautifully written for the most part, sure there are times where they could do with some more work but hey, not everything can be perfect can it. There are stories that you can really truly relate to, and the series is dealing with hard subjects, everything from disability opinions (both those with the disability and those seeing people with them) to students dealing with there sexuality (both one who accepts it and one who fights it by bullying) and death and remarriage.
It is truly inspirational and surprising at the same time to see what has been done with a cast of relative unknowns and also a testament to see some of the truly legendary names that have had cameo appearances.
- Meat Loaf
- Carol Burnett
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Niel Patrick Harris
- Idina Menzel (of wicked fame)
- Kristin Chenoweth
The list just goes on and on, and these guests stars are no small fries if there is one name on there that you do not know go Google it, I actually DEMAND it these people are Legends in their own right.
And for those that are still skeptical and say that Glee’s covers are terrible I give you this, Kurt (Chris Colfer) performing “as if we never said goodbye” I have heard many versions of t
his and have yet to find a version that tops this:
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