Glee is a musical comedy television series that is coming to Fox this fall. It focuses on a high school Glee Club and the teacher that is attempting to lead it. The pilot was originally aired after this month’s American Idol finally. It is available now on Hulu. I’m not sure for how long though. It will be available on fox.com all summer.
This series follows an optimistic high school teacher as he tries to transform the school’s Glee Club and inspire a group of ragtag performers to make it to the biggest competition of them all, The Nationals. McKinley High School’s Glee Club used to be at the top of the Glee Club world, but years later, it has degraded into a haven for misfits and social outcasts. Spanish teacher, Will Schuester, has offered to take on the Herculean task of restoring the Glee Club to its former glory.
The show pokes fun at the caste system of students, teachers and administrators, that is high school. None of the adults want to see him succeed. Schuester’s wife is a self and Pottery Barn obsessed impediment to his dream. The cheerleading squad’s coach has been uber-successful and wants no part in seeing Glee Club steal her spotlight. The principal just sees Glee Club as a means to getting Schuester to do free detention duty. Meanwhile, the students are so caught up their own egos they can’t get beyond their supposed talent.
Production value are high. It has a large ensemble cast, many of whom you might recognize from other productions. Each one hour show will have four musical numbers. Embedded in the soundtrack are a Capella versions of popular songs. They lend to the Glee Club theme. Glee works because it offers something different than your run of the mill high school drama or comedy.
The picture with today’s post is some more art from Chris’ camera. Today’s header is shows some water lilies in the Park. Here is one up close: