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Monday, March 04, 2013 10:38 AM

I am obsessed with Glee.

There, I said it. I don’t know if it’s “cool” or not to like this show but I love it. I don’t watch it when it’s on, but I watch on Hulu, and I have marathon sessions. Sure, it can be cheesy and contrived but I am captivated in spite of its flaws. I’m telling you, my love for this show is unconditional.

So why, you might ask, am I so enamored with this show? How do I love Glee? Let me count the ways:

It focuses on important, relevant issues such as bullying. There are several gay characters, even a transgendered a character, and as we’re all aware, people tend to be afraid of what they don’t understand. Glee tackles these issues head-on, exploring the reasons why people are scared of and therefore treat anyone who is different poorly. I generally cry at least once during every episode; I find it so moving.

The music. I love the singing, the dancing, the wholehearted way every actor and actress throws themselves into the roles. The mash-ups are my favorite, when they combine two semi-related songs and turn them into a brand-new musical extravaganza.

Jane Lynch. I especially fancy this woman, whose one-line zingers are simply amazing every single episode. She is wonderfully hilarious.

The clothes. I love how every character has a distinct way of dressing. I’m  particularly  fond  of  Rachel  Berry’s wardrobe. Lea Michele plays her perfectly  and  she’s  blossomed from  a nerdy bookworm to a gorgeous siren from last season to this. I adore her both ways.

The slushies. Just about every episode, at least one member of the glee club gets slushied, when “popular” students throw extra-large slushies in the faces of glee club members. It chills me to the bone just watching. I can’t believe these actors actually go through that.

Lima, Ohio. That’s right. Lima gets recognized on a regular basis because that is where this otherwise fictional school and glee club are located.

Guest stars. Glee is famous for its A-list roster. Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Britney Spears are just a few of the celebrities to make appearances on the show, some multiple times. They are all excellent.

I could go on, but I’ll stop there. Seven is a lucky number. I covered the most important reasons. To make this a complete  top  ten list,  I urge you to watch the show yourself if you haven’t. Sure, it’s over-the-top. It can be unrealistic. Regardless, it features poignant themes and always roots for the underdog.

That, alone, makes me “Glee”ful.

 

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