After a few years of the onslaught of forensic drama on TV from CSI, spin-offs, and copy cats, its refreshing to find a new kind of series on the small screen. Fox released the pilot episode of Glee in May 2009 to whet viewers’ appetite and started the full season in September 2009. Glee is a musical comedy-drama television series set within the fictional William McKinley High School that focused on the school’s choir group or glee club. More than the storyline that revolved around the lives of the students, it’s the music featured on each episode that sets the series apart.
Watching the show the first time wasn’t much of a revelation. However, a few more episodes shows the potential it holds. As music has become such an influence in entertainment this decade, Glee has gained an audience craving for something new every week. The show features 2 or 3 songs each episode interpreted by the group. In order to maintain attraction for both the young and the not-so-young, the creators made sure to serve a good mix of show tunes and chart hits from different generations. It likewise presents a cast of different eccentricities and background. The group is composed of normal American kids who are as different as night and day. From popular kids, jocks, minorities, and even the disabled, it reveals that music knows no shape nor color.
It had been difficult for me to choose the best video to describe the show. However, I decided to go with what had become one of my kids’ favorites. Here’s a sneak peak on what the TV show offers to its audiences. For those unfamiliar with the show, the wide-eyed and unsettling disposition of Finn (lead singer) in the video was intentional as the episode had them on an unusual high because of a decongestant they innocently ingested to give them energy.
And here’s their version of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.