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GLEEBLOG #1: 10 Reasons to Watch Glee!

by on March 16, 2011

Hey everyone, Alex here (Tom’s fiancee). Tom invited me to write a Glee blog for the site. I’m a hardcore Gleek; I even converted Tom. Maybe, I can convert some of you too! 

(More beyond the jump…)

  1. Killer song covers. Don’t believe me? Listen the Warblers’ a cappella version of “Teenage Dream”, Rachel’s heartfelt rendition of “The Only Exeception” or Kurt’s beautiful adaptation of “Blackbird”. You’ll change your mind.
  2. Fun guest stars. Glee has them on all the time. Kristin Chenoweth as a boozy ex-glee club star. Molly Shannon as a pill-addled science teacher. Eve as the director of the glee club at a school for delinquent girls. Gwyneth Paltrow as a less-than-responsible substitute. Idina Menzel as Rachel’s bio mom/rival glee club coach. Sarah Drew as a student who almost died over her obsession with Mr. Schue. Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban as really douchey versions on themselves (or maybe just regular versions of themselves, who knows?). Katie Couric as herself, humiliating Sue on national TV. Not to mention that Meat Loaf and Barry Bostwick appeared in the Rocky Horror episode.
  3. The fact that there even WAS an episode devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  4. Guys you (better have) loved from shows on in the 90s have supporting roles on the show. John Stamos (yes! Uncle Jesse from Full House!) plays Emma’s dentist-turned-husband Carl Howell, and Mike O’Malley of the Nickelodeon game show GUTS plays Burt Hummel, Kurt’s dad and Finn’s stepdad.
  5. The costumes in the Lady Gaga episode, “Theatricality”, and the Super Bowl episode, “The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle”, are worth watching for alone.
  6. Awesome mash-ups. Would you have thought mixing Beyonce’s “Halo” with Katrina and the Waves’ “Walking On Sunshine” could sound so good? Not to mention mixing “Thriller” with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll”. Pure genius.
  7. You could make a drinking game out of it. Every time Sue makes a joke about Will’s hair, you take a drink. It won’t take long until you’re singing along.
  8. Mike Chang. He’s just awesome. (Btw…I’m Mike Chang. Watch “The Substitute” and you’ll get it).
  9. Beneath all the singing and the teenage drama, they really do address real issues facing teens today. Topics such as teen pregnancy, safe sex, abstinence, alcohol, bullying, sexuality and body image are discussed.
  10. Brittany S. Pierce may be one of the funniest characters on TV. Her random comments are one of the best parts of the show. (Tom’s note: she once refer to dolphins as “gay sharks”. I enjoyed it.)

If these reasons aren’t good enough for you, I don’t care. Watch it anyway. You WILL love Glee, do you hear me? YOU WILL!!! (I’m looking at you, Mike…)

-Alex

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