Glee is probably my favorite new show of the Fall TV season. At times, it’s a little cheesy, but it just makes me feel good to watch it and I love hearing talented people sing. It’s really the only show I look forward to all week and watch on the night it airs because I can’t wait to see it.
Even though I think Jane Lynch is a genius and probably the best character on the show, I’d like to call for less plotlines around the adults and more around the kids. I also am a fan of Matthew Morrison, who plays the teacher Will Schuester. He’s ridiculously cute and very, very talented. However, the plot where his annoying (stop talking in a breathy baby-girl voice!) and self-serving wife is faking her pregnancy (is he so stupid that he really hasn’t noticed?) crosses the line of cheesy and passes into telenovella/soap territory. I could do with a lot less of the wife – and by extension, her sister, who just makes my skin crawl. And going back to Jane Lynch – I guess I’m a bit torn, because I’m all for her having more screen time, but her character Sue Sylvester’s romantic storyline in last Wednesday’s episode felt awkward and out of place.
I’m also a bit over the Emma/Ken Tanaka storyline – he’s desperately in love with her and she’s desperately in love with already-married Will Schuester, yet she agrees to marry Ken anyway. Although, again, I’m a bit torn – living in LA, I know people who know Jayma Mays, so by association, I am always rooting for her to succeed in whatever she does. She really is great on Glee, and the moment when she accepted Ken’s marriage proposal was, for me, one of the saddest and most real moments on the show since it started.
Yet despite all of this, the parts I most look forward to revolve around the kids. Will Finn and Rachel ever get together? Their chemistry is undeniable. Although, perhaps Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, just has good chemistry with everyone, because I did melt a little bit on Wednesday when she sat on Puck’s lap and helped him wash slushie out of his hair (not that much slushie could actually stick to a mohawk, but still, it was a good moment). I want to hate Quinn for being a bitch, lying to Finn and being the roadblock between him and Rachel, but I just can’t help but feel sorry for her. Her character could have been very one-dimensional and she’s developing some wonderful layers.
At the end of the day, it’s a show about high school, isn’t it? So please, give us a little more of the high schoolers.