I posted a Sam Tsui / Kurt Hugo Schneider video on Facebook earlier in the week, which was a cover of Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ and someone commented that he was actually covering the “Glee” version of the track.
Skip to me then checking out what Glee was (on their recommendation), and I instantly knew that I had to watch this series – I am the biggest musical theatre fan you’re ever likely to meet, and love this style of choral/group music! 😀 I also really like this type of TV show format.
“Glee” 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: Nationals.
It’s already been shown in Australia (I believe) and started airing in the US from September 9th 2009. In the UK, E4 will be showing the series from January 2010. The series is 22 episodes long, so there’s an exciting amount of musical numbers packed in!
From what I’ve seen and read, it’s been a runaway smash hit and has really connected with it’s target audience. Forget ‘Britannia High’ (ugh), The Glee Club at William McKinnley High School is where it’s at! 😀 As I predicted, E4 were the ones in the UK to pick this up, though I have been able to source the whole series online so am already ahead – hurrah!
I am loving the look of the soundtrack too!
An additional music highlight (thus far) was Episode 5’s sing-off betwen Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked) and Lea Michele (Spring Awakening) on ‘Maybe This Time’ – which was a musical theatre enthusiast’s dream! It was great to see Chenoweth in a role that wasn’t ditzy Glinda, but I do think that Michele just pipped her vocal in this song.
(the choral version of ‘Rehab’ is AWESOME!)
Oh, and as for the fantastic Sam Tsui / Kurt Hugo Schneider video, here that is! 😀
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