By the time I have chased two small children through the house all day, wrangled them in and out of a Target shopping cart, listened to the sound of thousands of Polly Pockets accessories being repeatedly poured out on my floor, coaxed said children to eat meals, washed 10 sippy cups, said "No, you may not watch any more TV" twelve times, cleaned dried Play-Doh chunks off the kitchen chairs, bathed the children, read a story, said two bedtime prayers, sang two bedtime songs, and tucked them into bed, I'm not much in the mood for deep thinking.
By 8:15 pm, I'm ready for some mindless, fun entertainment.
Glee follows a group of veritable high school outcasts whose goal is to revive the school Glee club with the help of their new faculty advisor, Mr. Schuster. They enlist the aid of the star quarterback, some football players, and three sneaky cheerleaders-who are sent as spies by the delightfully snarky cheercoach, Sue (played to perfection by Jane Lynch).
I've never seen Disney's High School Musical, but Glee is not the sappy sweet musical I was expecting. It's not cheesy, nor is it a show geared directly to teens. It balances hilarity with fabulous musical talent...two of the show's main characters are Broadway vets, and the numbers are all sung by the stars themselves, not some lame voice-over back-up person.
To put it into perspective, I was successfully able to hook my own mother on the show. She is the one who told me she would not watch LOST because "it just looks stupid with all those dirty people running around on that silly island and what are they doing there anyways?" She doesn't always *get* the dark comedy, but she can appreciate the talent!
If you've never seen Glee, here's a little peak at the first season. You can catch it on DVD too!
If you're a GLeek like me, here's the preview for what starts back up tonight!
I can't think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night waiting for T to get home from work!
*Hope to see you tonight or tomorrow for the very first Dishing It! party. There's a Giveaway for participants!