The time has come for another television recommendation post and this one has me in a pickle because I desperately want to avoid recommending Grey’s Anatomy. Like, sure, I could say that the first half of that show was good, but looking back, I dislike the show for all its melodrama and I don’t want anything to do with it this week. Also, I don’t really want to be stuck with the “drama” part because I have a comedic pick for this week that I have wanted to mention so many times now, and I don’t want to miss this chance!
First of all, I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of Glee (there are other TV-shows that I’m more excited about), but I must say that my time was well spent when I watched the Madonna episode (season 1 episode 15). I don’t know if it was because of Madonna or Glee’s amazing cast and writers but I’d give that episode 4 stars out of 5!
The Glee madness begun almost a year ago, when the pilot was aired on May 19th on FOX – it was September 9th when they returned and delivered again to their fans. And it seems Glee is all about the long waiting, because after the 13th episode aired it took another 4 months until the next episode aired. I must admit, I was one of those who waited all those times just so I can hear them sing a pop or an old-school rap song – nor am I forgetting the story-lines of the characters.
I read yesterday that the show is created by the same guys who brought us Nip/Tuck (which I thought was amazingly weird because the two shows seem to be utterly different) and the other shocker for me was that Kurt wasn’t originally a character at all and it was created especially for Chris Colfer after he tried out for Artie’s role. Isn’t that nice, one of the most likable characters in the show is actually based on the actor himself which shows that the creators were looking for REAL people to play REAL people.
And this is actually the vibe I get from the show, the fact that Finn can’t really dance seems awkward but it works, that Rachel seems too “something” and that Will makes mistakes – gives me a feeling that those are people (not perfect characters).
NB: I’m really looking forward to see Neil Patrick Harris on Glee – I heard his character will be some what bad but I know I’ll love him no matter what!