Friday, June 22, 2012

Favourite Things Friday: Glee

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
–Edward Elgar

How does the old quip go? I'm glad life isn't a musical. I'd always be afraid that people were going to burst into song and I wouldn't know the words. Something like that. I love musicals and wouldn't mind being in one, even if I didn't know the words.

Recently, Mr. Bug and I were exploring our options for on-demand streaming through the fancy pants internet ready Blu-ray player we got for Christmas. For one of our tests we watched the pilot episode of Glee, and I was hooked, poor streaming quality not withstanding. I realized that I'd completely missed the boat, but the upside to that is that some extremely clever person invented Netflix and I can watch the whole series as fast as they can send the discs to me {the jury is still out on streaming so for now we'll go the old-fashioned DVD through the mail route}.

What I really love about Glee is the incredible music. No surprise there, right? Great music should, after all, be a given for a show about a glee club. But the sheer volume of production quality numbers is pretty amazing. All of the cast members have great voices, but I was completely blown away by Lea Michele. Between musical numbers, the plot is a little thin, but I love to hate Jane Lynch as the interfering cheer leading coach, bent on sabotaging the glee club to ensure she gets the full budget for her squad.

I had a hard time choosing a song to share. I've been listening to the music on Playlist and have so may favorites. I picked this one because it is was the clincher for me that Glee was going to be a favorite.

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Julie said...

I really enjoyed season 1 but Beware. Season 2 gets stale and completely raunchy in most of the episodes. I had to quit after about 4.

Elizabeth said...

Well that's just disappointing.

Cherie said...

I love watching Glee. I've kept up with every episode! I had to watch it online too from either sidereel or letmewatchthis.
It's worth watching if you're into those shows. =D

Jennifer Lovell said...

The show is very sexual, but I can't say that's the only reason I chose not to watch it, since I did choose to watch SMASH, and I've never seen a more sexual show than that. I can certainly understand why a lot of people love this show, it just wasn't for me. It's something weird about how "I love singing in choirs but I'm not that entertained by watching them"--kind of weird, I know. But I do have to say one more thing in its favor: Lea Michelle's voice: It's so delicious, I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and still want more. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her voice. She's right up there with Katharine McPhee for me : ).

Shay said...

My name is Shay and Im a Glee-ophile.

We have season 1 on DVD and watched it back to back because I missed the boat at the start too!

I love the songs and dancing and spectacle.

Kate said...

I have completely missed the Glee boat, but sounds like something I may have to check into.

Jill said...

We have most of the soundtracks (we still buy CDs)for Glee, but don't do too much watching around here. It's on right when we are working on bedtime, and that's more important. I'm not worried about missing out on the show, I still have all the music.

We did buy the Glee Karaoke for Wii. That's pretty fun. Then YOU get to sing, and it rates how well you hit notes/beat etc. It's almost like having your own personal musical!

Angie said...

I love it too but haven't watched it regularly. I don't let my kids watch it because it's not age appropriate for them but the songs are great! I also like the way each show has a musical theme.