Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time for GLEE-Review

I always find that I give things that have some iota of a connection to me more of a chance than I would something that is completely foreign. I think most people do that. So when I found out that Glee was based on show co-creator Ian Brennan's experience in show choir at Prospect High (just over five miles away from my high school in Park Ridge, IL), I knew I had to check out the show. And another totally nonsensical reason why the show caught my attention is because "Gleester" is the nickname of one of my best friends. Of course that made me completely predisposed to like the show on a subconscious level.

And the verdict? I LOVE Glee. I am definitely a Gleek. What other show has four or five soundtracks from one season? I have the first two volumes, and hope to get the Madonna tribute and the Sectionals edition. From the beginning I thought that Lea Michele reminded me of Idina Menzel from Rent and Wicked, and at the end of the first season she guest-starred as Rachel’s biological birth mother! How cool is that!? Because my parents are immigrants I don’t know many of the classic rock and pop songs from decades ago. This show has definitely introduced me to a lot of old school songs. The renditions that the Glee cast were phenomenal, but I also love the original recordings to classic hits such as “Somebody to Love” and Heart’s “Alone.” I can’t wait until the second season starts next Tuesday (September 21), especially since Charice will be joining the cast. Don't be hating on her because of the botox!

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released Season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray today and here are just a few of my favorite special features on the 7 disc DVD set:
Disc 1:
* *   Pilot - Director's Cut
Disc 4:
* *   Glee Music Video
* *   Full Length Audition Pieces
* *   Fox Movie Channel Presents Casting Session
* *   Dance Boot Camp
* *   Jane Lynch A to Glee
* *   Meet Jane Lynch
Disc 5:
* *   The Power of Madonna
Disc 7:
* *   Glee Sing-Along Karaoke
* *   Staying in Step With Glee
* *   Bite Their Style: Dress Like Your Favorite Gleek
* *   Behind the Scenes of the Madonna Episode
* *   Making of a Showstopper

If anyone wants to start a middle-aged mommy glee club with me, let me know! This show definitely makes me want to get up and sing. I hope the second season will be even better than the first!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive a copy of the DVD for review purposes.


Anonymous said...

Okay! I am finally going to watch this show and figure out what is going on. I think Glenn said he can download it from iTunes so I guess it's time to get caught up to the rest of the world! :)

Gleester said...

I LOVE Glee, too! But what else could you expect from the Gleester?

Amy Anderson said...

I'm supposed to be receiving a set of the first season, but haven't gotten it yet. If it arrives, I'm sure I'll be hooked too!

skim said...

what about charice and botox?? she's so young!