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Giddy Over "Glee"

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Diane Mizota: I know what you're thinking. "If I have to watch another 'High School Musical,' I'm going to stab my eyes out with hot forks." Before you relegate "Glee" to the tween set, I BEG you to check it out. Singing comparisons aside, it's like the movie "Election" in "HSM" clothing. It's funny, smart, and has a lot of heart without being cheesy.

Glee television show

"Glee" is the underdog story of a rag-tag high school glee club. Set in the brutal caste system of high school, we find that the adult dynamics of the teachers haven't evolved much beyond their students', and that the rules of high school still apply. Creator Ryan Murphy strikes a tone that is irreverent and quirky, and transforms tried and true high school stereotypes into deliciously flawed characters.

Rarely do I catch myself smiling ear to ear while watching television, but "Glee" got me. A show you can watch with your kids that's both edgy and sweet, with a genius pop soundtrack. ("Don't Worry, Be Happy" on steel drums? A high school choir singing "Rehab"? "I Kissed a Girl" as an audition song?) BRILLIANT.

In an age when everyone feels entitled to be a judge of talent, this show is perfectly poised to tap into that, but slyly invites you in to what being an artist is all about: passion. It's not about money or being cool, it's about expression and doing what you love. What makes you feel alive. OK, now my inner theater geek is showing, but it is that good. Seriously, come this fall, watch this show!!! You won't regret it.

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
sharon May 20, 2009, 4:50 PM

Yes! My peeps, the geeks. And extra points for Journey songs! :)

Jo May 20, 2009, 5:09 PM

I caught a few minutes of the show! I think I’m going to set the TIVO for this one!!

Anonymous May 20, 2009, 6:10 PM

I loved the show! It was fun and took me back to high school. I will for sure be watching this fall:) I also loved the Journey!!

Jodi May 20, 2009, 6:18 PM

This show is sweet, funny and has an amazing cast. I can’t wait for it’s return in the Fall.

Gleetastic October 7, 2009, 5:43 PM

I love glee! My 3 month old daughter gets sucked into all the songs its so funny! A show we both enjoy!

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