As part of a clever marketing strategy, “Glee” premiered after the season finale of “American Idol”. “Glee” is part of the Fox Fall line-up and with American Idol as its lead in, “Glee” brought in approximately 15 million viewers according to Zap2it.com.
Matthew Morrison stars as Will Schuester, an optimistic teacher who volunteers to take over the Glee club in the hope of reliving his glory days with the help of another supportive teacher, Emma Pillsbury, played by Jayma Mays (“Heroes”, “Ugly Betty”) in the effort of trying to make the school’s Glee club great again. Matthew Morrison has starred in the Broadway productions of “Hairspray” (as Link Larkin) and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in “The Light in the Piazza” (as Fabrizio Naccarelli). The stars of the Glee club include Rachel Berry (Lea Michele, “Spring Awakening”) and the school’s star quarterback Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith, “Kyle XY”). Together they hope to transform the Glee club into a winning team in order to win Nationals.
I found the premiere of “Glee” to be quite refreshing and fun. It was cute and I found the cast quirky and likable. Mix a little comedy with “American Idol” and throw in some High School cliques and you get “Glee”. I feel like there has been a lot of TV shows focused on sports, but yet there hasn’t been many shows that features the arts (i.e. Band, Drama Club, Choir, etc.) so I think it is nice to see a show that appreciates the arts. After watching the premiere, I must say…I am looking forward to watching this show in the Fall. If you missed the premiere, you can watch the pilot episode on Fox.com or on Hulu.com. The episode concludes with the Glee club singing a song by the band Journey, and by the time the song ends…you can’t help but to smile and cheer (or at least on the inside) for the Glee club.
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