So NERDS are on the rise. Praise God and YIPPEE!!!
My AP Academic kid is stuck on FOX’s show of “GLEE”.
Are you watching? It’s certainly more than an exhibition of thespian/musical nerds. The students that attend the sitcom high school are extremely talented. They’re more like BROADWAY actors in training. Awesome! Let’s meet a few of the stars:
Mercedes Jones [played by Amber Riley] is “diva-in-training who refuses to sing back-up”, with a “flair for fashion”.[Ep.37] In the pilot episode Mercedes auditions for the glee club by performing “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.[Ep.34] Due to Cheerios scheming, Mercedes develops a small crush on Kurt, unaware that he is gay. She is hurt when he rejects her, but Mercedes quickly recovers and she is supportive when he confides his sexuality. After this, the two become especially close friends.[Ep.35] Her father is a dentist.[Ep.38] In The Rhodes Not Taken, when April Rhodes is trying to get the other Glee club members on her side, she teaches Mercedes and Tina how to shoplift, later Mercedes goes to Mr. Schuester with new clothes and accessories saying that they love April.[Ep.22] Dismayed at never receiving solo songs, Mercedes joins the Cheerios along with Kurt.[Ep.28] She briefly dates Puck, but ultimately breaks up with him and quits the cheerleading squad, afraid of turning into someone she does not want to be.
Kurt Hummel [played by Chris Colfer] is a flamboyant singer who is bullied by the football team. In the pilot episode, Kurt auditions for the glee club by performing Mr. Cellophane from the musical Chicago.[Ep.34] Kurt comes out as gay to Mercedes in the episode "Acafellas",[Ep.35] and to his father in the following episode. Kurt has a crush on Finn, and hopes if Finn breaks up with Quinn, he will turn to Kurt for comfort.[Ep.32] He is aware that Rachel also has feelings for Finn, and attempts to sabotage her chances with him by giving her a bad makeover.
Finn Hudson [played by Cory Monteith] is the star quarterback of the school’s football team who risks alienation by his friends to join the Glee Club. Finn “isn’t a dumb jock”, but instead “walks a fine line between following his dreams and balancing what other people expect of him.”[Ep.8] He is dating cheerleader Quinn (whose Prego), and is conflicted by his growing feelings for Rachel.[Ep.14] Finn’s mother then allows Quinn to move in with them.[Ep.32] Finn finds out that Quinn’s baby is Puck’s after Rachel tells him…
Quinn Fabray [played by Dianna Agron] is introduced as Finn’s girlfriend, head of the cheerleading squad and president of the celibacy club.[Ep.27] She is described as Rachel’s enemy, and “terrible, the meanest girl”.[Ep.30] She reveals to Finn that she is pregnant and tells him that the baby is his despite the fact the real father is his best friend Puck.Finn learns from Rachel that Puck is the father of Quinn’s baby. He breaks up with Quinn…
Rachel Berry [played by Lea Michele] is a “strong, driven” member of the glee club, who is misunderstood by her peers.[Ep.20] Rachel is “Not only is she a singer, but she has so much heart — precisely what we need on TV.”[Ep.8] Rachel has a brief relationship with Puck, but ultimately breaks up with him over her feelings for Finn.[Ep.23] She later dates Jesse St. James, the lead singer of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline, who ultimately betrays her in favor of his club.[Ep.24] Rachel discovers that Vocal Adrenaline coach Shelby Corcoran is her birth mother, but the two fail to forge a relationship.[Ep.25] At the end of season one, she and Finn reconcile and he tells her that he loves her.[Ep.26]
This show is about as riveting as I remember Melrose Place being when I was a teen.
However using pages from current youth phases – totally personalizes the scene.
I would have compared it to the historical teen show: 90210
But the writing, the cast and I never made a connective flow.
Glee is about adolescents channeling their energies positively through their gifts,
Digging Glee because growing up is still rough – Positive reflections yield positive lifts.
It’s not a conservative show, or a show for the faint at heart
But it is for honest intellectuals who love seeing real life in reflective art.
Next week the NEW SEASON starts:
Tuesday – 9/21 @ 8/7c
I’m fast becoming a Gleek [..ie a Glee Geek].