Friday, May 22, 2009

Glee


Did you guys watch the GLEE pilot? I loved it. The tone is really fun and wacky, and it's different than anything you'll see on TV right now. I mean, a one-hour musical comedy? Really? I'm also excited about the fact that Fox is offering up something much less testosteroney than its usual fare (besides Idol, the Kool-Aid of which I refuse to drink).

It's also interesting that Fox chose to air the pilot this week to gain buzz, while the show won't be on regularly until the fall. I feel like pulling shows off the air for months at a time can be damaging - but this might be different since it was only the pilot.

Anyway, you can check it out on Hulu.


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10 comments:

kelseyyy said...

You know, I was thinking the same thing about showing the pilot in spring, but I think they ended up doing a lot of promotion during Idol commercial breaks and stuff, so maybe they wanted to reel in a bunch of musically-inclined viewers while they still could.

Edwar81 said...

Whatever the reason, I'm glad they did...and mad as anything that I have to wait for the fall. Loved the pilot and am looking forward to more!

Little Lyme to Big Apple said...

I love this show. I saw a screener a few weeks ago and I liked that cut more but I LOVE this show. I want to write for this show.

Hope it makes it.

Chris said...

I liked it a lot, but I'm not buying the lead girl character. I don't remember any girls that hot not having friends in high school, no matter how crazy/annoying.

Dan Williams said...

Hulu doesn't stream it to Canada. Guess I'll have to wait til Fall. Sounds interesting, though.

Ryan Canty said...

I loved it...it brought back memories of being in high school...

Chris: actually, why isn't she believable to you? I knew plenty of girls just like Rachel in high school--seen as being very attractive yet didn't have any friends because of a whole multitude of issues--i think all the characters in the show are very close to what many people experienced in high school...or, may have even been.

i mean, i have friends who do NOT even watch tv that are amped about the show and are going to watch...

so i loved it. the tone is great, and i KNOW Ryan Murphy is the KING of snark so i expect him to be in rare form this fall! :)

Chub to Chic in Chicago said...

i'm just excited for all my nerdy broadway people (lea michele and matthew morrison) getting to be on tv!

The Feral Kid said...
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The Feral Kid said...

Umm, actually it's a mess as far as pilots are concerned. I'm surprised you didn't notice.

Mr. Epstein points out the obvious problems.

http://complicationsensue.blogspot.com/2009/05/glee.html

Little Miss Nomad said...

Yeah, it definitely had problems. The kids aren't at the forefront, and certainly not the ugly ones. I thought it was going to be a musical Freaks and Geeks, but it's just completely unfocused. The writers really need to go back to the drawing board on this one. At this point, I can't see how they can maintain any kind of storyline, let alone attract a LOYAL viewership.