I loved the premiere, and I am going to continue watching. And not just because I think Cory Monteith is hot.
Being powerful is like being a man. If you have to tell someone you are, you most assuredly are not. ~ Stolen and Edited from Margaret Thatcher
I'm already addicted! Cory Monteith is absolutely adorable.
I've watched the last scene 10+ times, I find Cory sosososo cute. He's not gorgeous, his character just makes him absolutely irresistible.
I thought it was a great show! I hope they are able to keep this one going.
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi
I watched Glee and, while I found most of the actors quite cute, I couldn't help but recognize that all the plot lines and jokes were just taken from other movies and TV shows. The pilot started out with "Superbad" (down to the music!) while showing Jane Lynch reprising her character from Role Models. It then moved on to "Election", where each character gets their own voice over and the devote teacher proclaiming his love for teaching while attempting to get the jock into an unnatural school organization which happens to be composed of a Tracy Flick equivalent who talks about her gay dads and how they impregnated a surrogate with both their sperm at once to conceal the identity of the real father despite the fact that one is black and one is white, much like the clever joke first made in "Arrested Development". From there we get a feel for the camera work of "The Office" despite the show not being filmed in a documentary style except for where a sign posted in the teachers office contradicts his actions when blackmailing the jock to join the glee club, where his extreme talent (and ultimate enjoyment) of singing puts him at odds with his jock friends, a suspiciously familiar formula to that of every "High School Musical" movie. Maybe watching too many movies and TV shows has become bad for me as it ruins any show unoriginal enough to incorporate jokes and plot lines from many other sources.
I liked the show - really interesting concept - a musical TV show - and the characters are all likable.
The girl who plays Rachel reminds me of Idina Menzel.
I thought the show was great. The final Journey number was terrific.
The guy who plays the Spanish Teacher is hot!!
Hope this show does better in the ratings in the fall. It's one of the few shows on TV that is actually good. Hope they don't cancel it like most of the shows I like.
Something to look forward to the fall TV season to watch.
I think they have already cancelled the show do to the low viewership.
I enjoyed the show a lot! Hope it remains on the air for several seasons. The guys are hot! they look much older than high school kids. I liked the finale with the Journey song. Finally something decent on TV to watch, on Fox, nonetheless and it's not a reality show.
I'd like to see more regular shows, less reality shows. The reality shows I'm sure are cheaper to produce, but enough already. Mostly stupid dumb reality shows. And they're not reality and they're edited.
Good luck to Glee and if you liked the preview watch it in the Fall on Fox TV so it doesn't get cancelled!
Does anyone have the Justin Gaston pic of him shirtless from the pilot episode of Glee? Please post if you do.
While I highly doubt that it's cancelled already, it was never meant to air season 1 until Fall. I wouldn't be surprised if this ploy blew up in their faces. Dropping off the face of the Earth for all of Summer season it will likely be forgotten by fall and now that they've blown what must have been more than half of their marketing budget before the premiere that's gonna be an issue.
And the whole things was just so they could get the American Idol lead which didn't even help that much. It's dark sarcastic humor that's masked by the bright fuzzy feel likely deterred the 'family' viewers that idol attracts. Maybe had it started with a song and dance number then they could've pulled an idol audience in but people need stick on through to the end. The dialogue wasn't very crisp and most of the episode was in the preview so while I like it I don't think it'll fair well.
I thought it was a good episode...can't believe they're holding out on it til the fall...this would have a great companion show to So You Think You Can Dance?....after hearing "Rehab"...I was hooked......and I just have to see why the hell they were singing Goldigger
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Actually, this fall Glee will be televised on Wednesdays at 9pm, following "So You Think You Can Dance".
In regards to the real-life ages of the cast as mentioned earlier, it is indeed odd that the teacher, played by Matthew Morrison is only 3 years older than actor Cory Monteith who plays jock/singer Finn. Morrison is 30 years old and Monteith is 27. Really, the other glee club members aren't that old -- Lea Michelle, who plays female lead Rachel, is 22. The male glee members Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) is 18 and the wheelchair-bound Anty (played by Kevin McHale) is 20.
I thought the show was funny and pretty strong for a pilot. Rachel did remind me of Tracy from Election, but then they added some more dimension to her character by making her someone who could be empathized with.
Am I the only one who does not find Jane Lynch funny at all? She just leaves me cold--I don't know if I've ever laughed at anything she's done. I'll find it easy to dislike her character when the show begins in the Fall.
even though it is totally biting other things, like "election" and "american pie," i am totally loving the show. when rachel said, "there's nothing ironic about show choir," i almost died. and it seems like kurt is going to be hilarious, i.e. the preview of him showing up on the football field and saying "i'm here to audition for the role of kicker." i hope they don't make him pine for some straightie.
I just got around to watching it. Fun 'n entertaining. I'll be tuning in when it starts in the Fall.
I loved the pilot. I can't wait for the show to start in the fall. Cory Monteith is hot...but officially, I'm watching the show for the musical numbers.
Someone asked me once how I could know that I'm gay if I've never slept with a woman. I've never shoved shards of glass into my eye, either, but I don't have to give it a shot to know that it's not for me.
I thought it was just ok, not nearly as good as Ryan Murphy's other show Nip/Tuck. But I'll probably end up watching it just for Matthew Morrison, gosh he's beautiful!
BEWARE MY POWER!
Anyone else watch it the pilot tonight? Definately was camp but in a good way. Anyone else like?
I thought it was great! Looking forward to seeing more episodes!!
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I love the show. I caught the premiere a few moths back on Hulu, and since then, I've been waiting for the season to officially start. I think this is a really fun show, and God knows I love me some Jane Lynch (homegirl is funny as hell). I just really want to see the episode where this Amber Riley does this performance:
I loved it...laughed a lot...the ONLY thing that annoyed me was the songs. They are fantastic but so overproduced that they don't match up with the actors singing. "Golddigger" was great but sooo didn't look like the teacher was actually singing it. And then the cheerleaders sounded like there was a full chorus behind them, not just 2 man-ish looking girls.
but other then that little gripe, I love the show, Jane Lynch and Jessalyn Gilsig are AMAZING as usual! Sad that Jane won't be on "Party Down" anymore but glad she's on another great show.
I love evrything about this show. except:
the terrible lipsynching
the wife/pregnancy subplot. It's silly, takes up too much time and has ben done to death before. When I saw next week's preview with the sister holding a plastic belly pad to fake the pregnancy, I wanted to scream.
"I'm chanting even as we speak, sweetie!"
As great of a show that it is, the plot is just so bad it has nowhere to develop. Get the cheer-os to start lezzing out or some hot gay action in the glee club to make it more interesting.
Loved the pilot...have my DVR set to record the show. Plus, the Glee teacher is HOT!
Yeah, I thought the singing voices were terribly dubbed in.
I find the storyline of the teacher and his controlling wife super boring. He should just hook up with the redheaded-Anna Faris and get it over with.
Whatever happened to that white dog poop from the '70s?
yes they actually sing...but they are pre-recorded tracks that they lipsync to when filming. I don't have a problem with it when it's like the big musical numbers (Don't Stop Believin') but when it was Gold Digger and Say A Little Prayer, when it was just a few people in the music room but it sounds like a full choir singing in an arena, it threw it off a bit for me.
and yeah the wife/pregnancy is annoying...BUT Jessalyn Gilsig is so fantastic I look past it. I just hope Ryan Murphy doesn't kill her off of this show like he killed her off of Nip/Tuck!
One of my favorite new shows of the year. Great singers, funny characters, truly entertaining all around.
But in most films they also do post-dubbing to fix as many mistakes as they can.
They're clearly not doing that here, perhaps due to time or financial restraints.
Or perhaps the actors are just too young and inexperienced to do it well.
"I'm chanting even as we speak, sweetie!"
Well it's not financial concerns when it comes to the poor dubbing since the episodes are costing upwards of 5 million dollars to produce. Then again, the majority of that is going to the rights for the songs so maybe there really isn't that much left over for other things like that.
Still though there's just so much to love. The cast is awesome and clearly very talented. Definitely on my top 10 list.
I have such a new obsession with this show, it's only been two episodes and I'm in love. I like anything musical though, so it was easy to pull me in. And then there is Cory Monteith and his infinite cuteness.
^Cory's cute, but I find his faux-hawked friend much hotter. I think we saw a tease of him with no shirt on.
Whatever happened to that white dog poop from the '70s?
I haven't been this excited and satisfied about a show since Buffy went off the air.
Wow, not only am I gay, but I think I might be a teenage girl.
I want to like this show more than I do. It has some hilarious moments (Finn's flashback, most of the time Jane Lynch is on screen) and I enjoy some of the musical numbers alot (Don't Stop Believing was incredible) but something just doesn't resonate with me. I can't help but notice both the gay character and the black character are total stereotypes, all the women seem to define themselves by their need for the men, who have the luxury of being normal in a world where are the women are just inexplicably one sided and zany. It's like I LOVE quirky shows with quirky characters. But Glee's not set up like most shows I've seen pull off the quirky/hyperboyle character matrix: it's not one real person in a world of hyperboyle (Arrested Development), or real people from an off beat exaggerated world (Pushing Daisies), or the real world with a few incredibly quirky characters sprinkled in (Buffy). Glee is some bizarre and unsatisfying half and half situation that just makes you wonder... why the hell doesn't he just DUMP glue gun bitch, or why doesn't Finn tell Cheerleader McBitchy to kick rocks. These women have no redeeming qualities so the relationships they have are just puzzling.
It's not just the women, falcon. The PE coach is thick-headed and smokes pot. The seemingly earnest and caring lead character planted marijuana in the jock's locker and blackmailed him to join the glee club. The jock is a horny dullard who still lets friends torment geeks. The other jocks are all stereotypical pricks. The former glee club sponsor was a closeted gay guy. The principal is a tightwad.
The show's humor is based on all of these high school stereotypes banging up against each other. I think the weird disconnect you might be feelings is that it also then tries to play it straight and sincere in some of the musical numbers and the characters' feelings. It's almost like the moral tacked on at the end of every South Park episode. It's a somewhat schizo little show.
Where as things you describes, the fact a teacher smokes pot or that Schuster was willing to frame Finn to get him in Glee they're events not the kind of traits that consume a character. You're correct in your note about Finn's teammate being extremely stereotypical of jocks. I don't know why I didn't notice that maybe because Finn provides a blance for the jock stereotype while all the cheerleaders still move as a unit.
watching the shoe right now - missed it on wednesday
funny likeable characters
the lead girl singer is amazing - what a great voice - so she's in love with the lead guy? he's cute
i have it on my dvr
I don't dismiss the males' bad traits as quickly as you do; I think they're pretty defining as well. It's not like we've seen much depth on anyone's part, and even the two guys we're supposed to be rooting for are stereotypes. I'm willing to give this show many more episodes before jumping to the idea that it's misogynist--we're only two episodes in, after all.
Besides, the music is pretty.
LOVED IT!!! It was really good. I look at TV strictly for entertainment. I try very hard to not disect every little thing about the show. And just enjoy it.
"I'm Beginning To Love Myself A Little More Everyday"
I watched the pilot and episode 2 a few days ago.
I think it's a really fun show with a lot of potential. But I can't really see how they'll keep it fresh for more than a season (if it gets picked up).
Also, like others have already mentioned, the lip synching is awful. Perhaps this is being done on purpose to add to the cheesiness of the show.
I have a crush on the bully guy "Puck" or whatever his name is.
LMAO. I have no idea what's going on in this clip. Amber is in love with him? Wtf.
" They are gonna throw fruit at us and I just had a facial".
Not bad at all, it will take a couple more episodes to lock me in to the show but a good start. I love coach Sue.
That class with the the pamphlets , "I can't stop touching myself"