GLEE on Fox Review (MUST-SEE)

Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Cory Monteith and Jenna Ushkowitz - Glee

You have seen the amazing previews for GLEE for a few weeks now and finally tomorrow, Tuesday May 19 2009 at 9pm, you will be able to see the pilot for yourself. But until then, let me tell you a little bit about Glee.

Glee is a one-hour musical comedy created by Ryan Murphy (creator of “Nip/Tuck”) that follows an optimistic high school teacher who decides to take over the school’s Glee Club for a makeover. His goal to make it to the Nationals competition, but he didn’t anticipate all the challenges along the way.

The first time I saw the promos for Glee I just couldn’t wait to actually see the full episode, but at the same time was scared that it wouldn’t live up to the promo. Well, let me tell you, not only does it live up to it, it surpasses it. Glee is one of the most exciting, original musical show that I have ever seen. I actually had to watch the episode twice I loved it so much (and trust me I very rarely watch episodes more than once). Now of course I am a huge musical fan and since Glee is full with music that was already a big plus for me. But even for those that aren’t big musical fans, don’t worry, characters in Glee don’t burst out singing for no reason. The musical aspect is mostly happening while the characters perform during the Glee club. So in that way it’s not really a musical, but a regular show with musical performances from the Glee club.

I urge you to give this show a chance. This is an absolute must see and I think a lot of you will be surprised by how good it is.

In addition to the music, Glee also has an unusual score (I wouldn’t really know how to describe it, it sounds like a chorus singing), but I don’t think I’ve ever seen any other shows use that. I think it’s going to become Glee‘s trademark, it’s just so specific to the show.

Will (Matthew Morrison) - Glee

The story is set up very well, and within minutes in the episode, you already fall in love with all the characters. And that has to do with the pretty incredible cast. Not only can the actors sing, they can act. Matthew Morrison plays the teacher, Will, who is so passionate and good-hearted, it’s hard not to root for him. Jayma Mays (Heroes) plays Emma, a sweet germophobic teacher who has a weak spot for Will. Lea Michele who plays Rachel, the lead female singer of the Glee club. You might remember her from the promos as the girl who always puts a gold star next to her name. Cory Monteith (Kyle XY) plays Finn, the football jock who gets involved with the Glee club (I won’t tell you how though).
The rest of the cast includes Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, and Mark Salling.

Each and every one of the characters bring something special and original to the show and I think that’s what makes it so good.

The good news is Fox has picked up Glee to return this Fall and so if you love the preview episode, rejoice because there will be more. I for one cannot wait for more Glee. I think it might even become one of my favorites.

And finally for those who like me love the songs from the pilot episode, Fox will make some musical selections from the first episode available on iTunes on May 19.

And so do I even need to repeat it? Don’t miss Glee when it premieres tomorrow, May 19, at 9pm on Fox.

Check out two promos for Glee below (the second one is a little longer and gives a little more away, so you might not want to watch it if you want to be surprised).