by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
After a four months break, Glee has returned.
Glee (www.fox.com/glee/), a musical comedy-drama television series, bubbly and sweet like a glass of champagne, follows a bunch of misfits that have joined the Glee Club, as they sing and dance and dodge the slurries the popular bullies throw at them on the halls.
But although, the musical numbers are great, what makes the show such a pleasure to watch, for me, are the characters.
We have Rachel, the super achiever raised by two gay fathers, who has accomplished more things before breakfast I get done in a week. She likes Finn, the confused basketball player who was dating Quinn, the most popular cheerleader, until she got pregnant by Puck, the Latino kid, with the Mohawk hairdo and the macho attitude.
There is also Kurt who dresses and moves as if he is in a ever present catwalk and Mercedes, the African American girl who wants to date him without realizing he is gay, Tina, the Gothic Asian American girl and wheelchair-bound, bass guitar player Artie. Two more cheerleaders sent by their coach to spy on the Club and bring it down at any costs, round up the group.
And if you think the kids are out of the box, wait to hear about the grown-ups:
William is the Spanish teacher who runs the club and just broke up with his wife, who was pretending to be pregnant, while the counselor who is totally OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) watches him doe eyed and almost gets married to the basketball coach, who, after being stood on their wedding day now drowns his sorrows on greasy food. And best of all, Sue Sylvester, the cheerleaders coach who has a TV show so politically incorrect you don’t know whether to be outraged out of your mind or cheer for her.
As Glee left us before the break, Sue everybody’s favorite antagonist, had been fired. But fear not, she is back again in full swing after blackmailing the principal into her job by drugging his drink and having his picture taken, shirtless in bed.
In this week’s episode Sue has decided that the best strategy to empower her cheerios is by exposing them to Madonna. The best role model there is, according to her.
As outrageous as the idea may sound at first, it made perfect sense to me after watching the show.
So don’t be shy, go ahead and watch this episode by clicking this link http://www.hulu.com/watch/141737/glee-the-power-of-madonna
And in case you didn’t notice, let me remind you that the Material Girl is, by definition, one of us, a middle age woman so not ready for granny pants.
Carmen, what a fabulous, right-on review! I adore the show and you captured every character, as well as the flavor of the entire program, perfectly! Can’t wait to get my next fix of Glee!