Glee produced by Ryan Murphy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox in the United States, and on Global and Fox Canada in Canada. It focuses on the high school glee club New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues. -Wikipedia
I was going to start this review with background information about what Glee is and the premise of the show. But so many other people have done that and probably better than I could that I’m just going to defer to them and give you some links at the end of this review to help you find some of them.
The last episode of Glee might very well have been my favorite. We finally see some depth being added to characters that are not necessarily connected to the main characters. Mike Chan played by Harry Shum Jr. was one of the focal points and it was so refreshing to see an episode that didn’t involve Rachel needed to be the brightest star at McKinley (although, don’t get me wrong, that was most definitely in there). His dance solo was beautiful and his song solo – I KNEW he had it in him. It was so good and the song fit him so well that I ended up watching West Side Story later that week. And then, to top it off, that scene with his mother just brought tears to my eyes. I mean, I was curled up in the fetal position, rocking back and forth, bawling!
If that is the path that the writers are taking with this series, I will most definitely be running home to watch it – commercials and all – instead of DVRing it for later. And you may not realize how epic that is for me to say…I can’t STAND commercials. I rather record something and flip through the rest of my channels just so I can fast forward through the commercials later.
Excellent Job Glee Cast and Kudos to Harry Shum Jr. for throwing those performances out of the ballpark. I think I might even start a mini crush on you…just saying!
- Center Stage: Moneyball (saytaina.com)
- Video: Harry Shum Jr. talks about Mike Chang and Glee (heatworld.com)