I am going to make an announcement that may shock some of you.
I actually like the new GLEE tv show on FOX.
I don't want to watch it with anyone under 14, or anyone who doesn't get the satire and social commentary the show offers....but all in all.....I love the fierce vocals, great choreography ( Mercy from episode 3 was a-ma-zing), and the amusing one liners.
I like shows about inspiring teachers, kids realizing that being different is what makes one great, and knowing it's never too late to go after your dream.
Examples of dialogue from the show:
In the 3rd episode, they were coming up with names for their male acapella group....the names they came up with were: The Testostertones (because it sounded manly), the Crescendudes and the one they used, Acafellas.... How great are these names??
Said by the Cheerleading coach to the cheerleaders, "Total disaster ladies. I'm going to ask you to smell your armpits. That's the smell of failure and it's stinking up my office. I'm revoking your tanning priveleges." The cheerleaders leave in tears.
Said by the mean choreographer, " Wheelchair boy, you are cut for not trying hard enough.....at walking!" "You are cut because you are freakishly tall. I feel like a woodland creature."
Said about the mean choreographer, " He's a monster. You can't leave rehearsal for any reason and that includes Heat Exhaustion and Crones Disease."
Said by choir teacher, " I love Josh Groban. I've been friends with him since he accidentally friended my on MySpace."
Said to the OCD guidance counselor when she supported the GLee carwash, " I like the way you use your mental illness to help these kids."
Said when asked what the coach tells you to help with baseball, "If you charge the pitcher, bring a bat."
Said from Coach, "I am a minority, they can't fire me."
Said from Coach to football player, "I am going to put my fist so far down your throat, you can taste my armpit hairs."
Said from one kid to another when trying to do choreographed movements, "My bowels have better moves than you."
I think this show is supposed to make one think and gasp and bop one's head to the music. It's definitely rated TV 14
I LIKE IT.
I have to watch it by myself.
I like it.
I've decided it's my weekly guilty pleasure.
PS I love that Donny Osmond is on Dancing with the Stars too....my pre-teen crush continues!