I’ve finished season 2. Been to the live show. And probably can completely admit I’m a gleek. I don’t normally get too involved in TV shows as normally I get
pretty obsessed with films (Back to Future and LOTR mainly). But there was something completely welcoming about Glee. It’s fun, easy going, not really that childish, full of very attractive young men, and has lots of lovely songs. So why is Glee uncool. Obviously I understand it can’t be to everyone’s taste but some people seem really to hate it with a passion. I can grasp that some people find musicals uncomfortable, with people bursting in to song, but in Glee that’s really not the case. They generally start singing in a rehearsal or as a performance (though I admit there seems to be hardly any rehearsal periods, where people get the lyrics wrong).
I think the main reason I like it is because I can relate. Glee is really about being a bit of a loser. Not in the ‘it’ crowd basically. I was sort of always the outsider, which didn’t bother me but generally most US TV shows of my childhood, Saved by the Bell and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, were about the cool kids, which wasn’t me. So I like being part of a gang of losers.
I definitely felt part of the gang at Glee Live! last Saturday, at the O2 in London. It was amazing seeing everyone in Glee shirts of all ages and sizes singing and having a lovely time. Even some dragged along boyfriends seemed to be having a little sing along once they realised they knew the song. The best thing was definitely The Warblers, I have a proper crush on Darren Criss and I was really loving seeing him in person, though he didn’t catch my eye and whisk me off for a romantic date 😦 The worst thing about Glee Live! was the prices of merchandise. I wasn’t expecting things to be cheap but £15 for a program and over £120 for a tour jacket, I did feel quite let down. They like us being losers but they require us to be rich losers.
Overall I’m still a gleek. And love it.