Glee is set in a high school in Ohio where an idealistic teacher (Matthew Morrison) is determined to lift the school's glee club to great glory. In doing so, he recruits a group of misfit students. From the creator of Nip/Tuck.
Oh Glee. I love you, I hate you, then I kinda like you again, then I'm throwing things at the set wishing you were dead.
Mostly a fun show that managed to include important issues for the LGBT community and highlight them fabulous with show tunes. The show manages to get some big name Broadway stars and other huge music performers to guest and even play recurring roles. The music is all hits that would not be used by your average small town glee club because royalties are expensive.
Mostly a diverse cast and some inclusion of their different issues though not always done well. The inclusion of a Down's Syndrome character was initially welcome however her storyline became increasingly insulting. The patronizing way they dealt with her sexuality. The way she devolved into a screaming lunatic. Even the episode that was about her they chose another actor to narrate instead of the actor who played Becky. (Yeah, it was Helen Mirren but it was still cheesy and insulting.)
In my opinion Glee is so damn cheesy but there are so many emotional and moving scenes in it that just make you come back anyway. There were a fair amount of episodes I just wanted to skip due to music selections but kept on watching because the plotlines were still intriguing enough to make me want to find out what was going to happen next. I think that the topics they picked up on and how they handled them in the show was pretty great. Also the cast and guest stars were awesome!
I'm a complete sucker for all (non-contest) musical show and I was the biggest glee fan for the first couple of seasons. I only wish they would have stopped maybe two or three seasons earlier. At some point the storylines became very uninspired and safe. Through the majority of season five I was just waiting for the music to start, because those arrangement were the only bits that were remotely bearable. Glee started as a tv culture phenomenon, something new and exciting, but then it became an involuntary parody of what it started out. so sad :(