As a big fan of all of Ryan Murphy’s shows, I was thrilled when I heard the news that he was adding a musical comedy to his resume. I watched the pilot and was instantly hooked. It really was everything I wanted in a TV show and more. I quickly hyped the hell out of Glee and got all my friends on board.
We even started Glee nights. Every Tuesday we’d alternate houses and we’d make dinner and sit and watch the episode together. So it was a no brainer when Glee Live came around that we’d get tickets and go. We were like our own little glee club, except more tone deaf.
What I loved about the show was of course the music, but the fact that they all had each others backs. Everyone in New Directions may not have been best buds 100% of the time but that is the nature of the beast when you’re in high school. But time and time again they all had each other’s backs at the end of the day.
However, with Glee, it’s so much more than a show about a high school glee club. The dialogue was cutting and sarcastic but still allowed you to harbor nothing but love for Sue Sylvester. Maybe this is partially due to Jane Lynch, but never the less it’s unique to Glee.
Unfortunately my friends interests started to lag around the middle of Season 3 and the new Thursday night time slot made it difficult to do dinner. I kept on trucking though. Season 3 wasn’t the best and season 4, well that was just kind of a train wreck. But no matter how bad I felt the season was there were always those 2 or 3 episodes that gave me hope that we would see the spark that season 1 and 2 had.
I feel more than hopeful that the upcoming shift to New York will be a welcomed change. We all have to leave High School at some point, and now after 100 episodes in the halls of McKinley it’s time to take a step forward and watch our favorite Glee Club members take on the challenges that the ‘real world’ has in store for them.
Here’s to you Glee, for giving me amazing times with my friends, helping me meet new friends, and allowing me an hour of Darren Criss viewing each week. Happy 100 Episodes!