I usually do not watch much TV or follow TV series. I always seem to get bored. It is even worse for TV series. In general, after 2-3 episodes, maximum 1 season, I can´t stand it anymore. I will always find a problem: from a story which takes too long to develop, to irritating characters, too superficial, etc, etc. That also happened when I first watched the TV series glee from Fox. That was my impression until I recently watched it again.
To my surprise, I found that glee was actually a great series! It is much more than the beautiful songs and choreography – and that alone is already brilliant. I think what I noted first is that the young actors all had a fantastic voice, but in contrast to the typical film characters they are not beautiful. Sure, some of them are very attractive and cute, but others…well others are just normal, or even a bit ugly – just like in real life! What I like about glee is that REAL problems are treated there. I have seen episodes dealing with sickness, death, religion, choosing and accepting your sexual orientation, teenage pregnancy, bullying, disability, OCD, amongst others. Glee teaches acceptance of everyone – irrespective of your skin color, if your are gay or lesbian, if you are a foreigner or not, if you are fat or thin, beautiful or ugly, disabled or not – in the glee club everyone is accepted just the way they are.
Glee is one of the top series I have ever watched so far. It makes you laugh – it makes you cry at times – it makes you think about life – and on top of it you love to see them singing and dancing!
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the best, Glee gets a 10! I can only recommend it! Well done!