I am probably the last person in the world (or at least the last tele-phile) to check out the hit Fox series Glee. I finally watched a few episodes last week and I really don’t know what to say…do I love it? Hate it? I can’t decide!
On one hand, it’s catchy and strangely addicting. I love the songs. I wish my life could randomly break out into song. That would be awesome. They’re timely and fun. And I’m not alone. The top two downloaded songs on iTunes last week were from Glee. It’s a hit!
I love Sue. Jane Lynch is amazing. Her character is funny and she plays it so well.
I love Kurt, though he’s been a bit whiny in the last few episodes. He’s adorable.
And speaking of adorable, the guy who plays Finn (Cory Monteith) is a dreamboat. But why is Finn such a whiny baby? Get a grip! I have to admit that I watch the show partly because I find this guy so attractive.
But at the same time, I hate it:
The plot is *meh*.
What’s with the stupid high school romances? I mean…I get that this is high school, but does everyone have to be paired up? Really? And the boyfriend/girlfriend plots are so BLEH.
Speaking of which, what was with the promise ring Sam gave to Whatsherface? LAME!
Sam looks so freaking familiar and it drives me crazy. So much so that I can’t stand to watch him (thank goodness for TiVo’s fastforward [or is it skip? I’m still on VHS terms]).
But the reason I decided to write this post this afternoon instead of my planned Happy Thanksgiving post (which may be coming later anyway…) is this week’s episode. Specifically Finn singing Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” to Kurt. Finn, a straight man, singing a love song about a “girl” to his gay step-brother, Kurt. I have no problem with Kurt being gay (except for his stereotypical gayness), but seriously. Choose a different person to sing the song.
And way to under-utilize Carole Burnett.
I’m hoping that the stereotypical characters (in basically every role) are intentional because they’re so blatant. And I think that is one of my favorite yet least favorite aspects of the show. It’s a huge stereotype. And it’s awesome.
But love it or hate it, I’ll still be watching Glee (on hulu.com) for at least the next few weeks. Fox got me!