Genre: Comedy – Musical
Director: Ryan Murphy (creator), Brad Falchuk, John Scott
Cast: Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Kevin McHale (Artie), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Amber Riley (Mercedes)
When the head of McKinley High School’s glee club gets the sack, Spanish teacher William Schuester has the opportunity to take over the club and make it be as brilliant as it was a decade before. After being given the permission to do it, he re-names the club as New Directions and conforms the choir. The problem is that the only five people who join it are regarded by the rest of the school as a pack of lousers. Rachel is very talented but she’s also too proud of herself and always want to be the star. Artie, who plays the guitar, is paraplegic. Kurt is a gay male soprano. Tina is very shy and has a stutter. And finally, there is Mercedes, who strongly refuses to sing back-up.
It results too difficult for Mr. Schuester to return Glee’s former popularity, as his students are continously bullied by the footballers and cheerleaders. Besides this, he desperately needs a male voice. That’s why he tries (and eventually succeeds) to make Finn, the quarterback of the school’s football team, join the club. Although the obstacles don’t stop here, the glee club will work harder and harder to win the biggest competition of them all: Nationals, and thus gain the respect of their pairs.
I will tell you the truth. This is not the best series of the world. The plot turns ridiculous and really convoluted sometimes and I find the effort to convey a message of non-discrimination too obvious. Finally, the acting is just…ok. Nevertheless, I forgive all Glee’s mistakes, because after all, the most important thing of it is music, and there’s no denying it is its best attribute. With a magnificient and varied repertoire and privileged voices like Rachel’s and Mercedes’, the performances turn amusing and outstanding. The series has also the particularities of leaving a big smile on my face after watching it and making me sing the chapter’s songs over and over again at least all day long. ♪
– Written by GuadiRC –