I have read all the rave reviews of this show and I agree with parts of all of them. However while watching each episode my mind cringes at the implausibility of most of the dramatic and singing scenes. I know its t.v. and meant for entertainment but I like my entertainment at least somewhat grounded in reality.
The last episode "Throwdown" truly shows what I'm talking about. Regarding the singing, there is a scene where the kids are actually singing together in their real voices. As opposed to another scene where the "minority" kids get their song and immediately erupt into a professionally done version of the song with choreography and all. Where is the practice? Where is the patience? Or maybe these kids are undiscovered singing and dancing prodigies hiding in public school?
The personal drama between the other characters is equally fake. What kind of wife/mother to be would go to such irrational lengths hide such things from her husband? What kind of husband doesn't smell something fishy about his exclusion from any event regarding his baby? Would any teacher get away with the behavior of the cheerleading coach...attempted black mail of the principle with ridiculous threats, maniacal plots to destroy the glee club stemming from a silly accident with a photocopier?
All this said I keep watching the show waiting for all of this to explode with the devastation of an atom bomb. I do feel they could get the same (and better) laughs by injecting a bit more plausibility in the story.