Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How About That Glee, Hmmm?

I'll admit it: the only reason I started watching Glee in the first place was because the previews last spring had what sounded like (and what turned out to be) an awesome rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'." That's it. It featured Journey, and my line of reasoning was, any television show that incorporated Journey music (and my favorite Journey song of all time--OF ALL TIME) should at least be checked out. And that first episode did not disappoint. In addition to that rendition, Journey was featured all throughout the episode, and after it was over, I had this compulsive need to tune in every week to see what other songs and artists would be featured. During those early episodes, pretty much the only reason why I bothered watching was because of the music (because it was AWESOME, hello); as the show matured and found its stride, I started tuning in for the storytelling as well. And tonight it all culminated into one freaking delicious emotionally-charged season finale WITH Journey (well, Journey music that is--not the actual band, sorry). Friends, I think Glee just earned "must buy on DVD" status. If anything, I'm at least keeping the season finale on my DVR so I can re-watch it all summer long. Whoever composes the music for that show (and the kids who sing it) deserves a freakin' Emmy or Nobel Peace Prize or something because the covers of "Faithfully", "Anyway You Want It", "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" and "Don't Stop Believin'" were EPIC. I'm pretty sure Steve Perry himself cried (and gave himself a PIO--it can happen) when he watched it (because you KNOW he did--even a bad ass hermit like him has some curiousity). Don't believe me? Watch it it here (hurry, before Fox realizes this is on YouTube and takes it down)!

P.S. The show will be picked up for at least another season--I think it would be pretty cool if Steve agreed to do a cameo, like appear as the school's janitor or maybe as a celebrity judge for next year's regionals competition. What do you all think?


  1. This little write-up, and the clips, have intrigued me. I think I will add the show to my DVR. o->--<::: <-- Me, jumping on the bandwagon.

  2. It turned out to be a pretty good show! Like I said, at the beginning the storyline kind of leaves something to be desired, but as you continue to watch it, it gets better. The music throughout is amazing, though. They're re-airing Glee this summer on Fox so you can catch up before season 2 in the fall.