I’ll Tell You My Dirty Little Secret

I know it’s not Guilty Pleasure Friday, but maybe, just maybe, this little confessional couldn’t wait.  As many of you know, I’ve been a busy bee at work with inventory, which means I’m living nocturnally at the moment, hence the later postings.  But I’ve been preparing.  When someone works the hours of 4pm to 3am and 7pm to 5am, it throws off your sleep schedule!  So, I’ve stocked up on guilty pleasure TV to watch when I get home and I’m wound up, or when I wake up at 2 in the afternoon still tired!

Ok, little known fact about me.  *cough*  I used to be in Show Choir.  It’s not something I would normally admit.  Truth is, for all the time I spent wishing I was in it, the glitz and glamour that is crusty hairsprayed hair and scratchy sequin costumes is not all it’s cracked up to be.  Someday I’ll tell you all about how the director said I ruined his show when I got my hair cut.  True story.

For now, I’m enjoying a little blast down memory lane while watching GLEE.  Yep, there, I’ve admitted it.  I started watching GLEE.  The completely over the top TV dramedy about a show choir at Mt. McKinley High.  The newly reformed “New Directions” Glee Club is full of misfits, misfits who just happen to sing their asses off.  The key performers are Rachel, the mildly annoying, goody-two-shoes, up and coming starlet played by Lea Michelle, who’s been doing lots of interviews lately and is sometimes made fun of for her impeccable posture during said interviews.  It really is kind of unhuman.

Then there’s Finn, the football quarterback/lead male vocalist?  Finn is your all American guy who can’t ever quite decide if he’ll suck up the popularity contest and actually stay in Glee, even if it means getting slushie dumped all over you.

You can’t not take notice of Mercedes, the show’s other stellar singer find!  She’s a young Beyonce’/Jennifer Hudson kind of gal!  I don’t understand why her clothes have so many neon stripes going on all the time, but I’m no fashionista.

And my other favorite is Kirk.  Kirk is kind of the stereotypical gay kid character, but I really like him anyway.  He’s hilarious.  I think my favorite moment is when he helps lead the football team to victory by getting them to dance and loosen up.  It’s pretty awesome.

Still don’t believe me that you should probably watch Glee?

If that video alone doesn’t excite you, then let me introduce to you quite possibly my favorite character on the show:  Sue Sylvester.  Played by Jane Lynch, a favorite actress of mine, Sue only wears Adidas track suits and she coaches the school’s money-making Cheerleading team, the Cheerios!  For years, Sue’s been on top of the teaching world because her team always wins and her group gets pretty much all the funding.  (Their uniforms are dry cleaned in Europe!)  Now that Will Schuester, the Spanish teacher, took over Glee Club, these kids are giving Sue a run for her money.  But she is no easy villain to back down.  Listen to these hilarious clips of Sue’s plans:

Aren’t you already just a little bit hooked?  Don’t you feel that hours spent surfing YouTube videos all about this cast is time well spent?  I do.  I’m now a “Gleek”.

If you’ll excuse me, I have Season 2 to pick up from the library.  What guilty pleasure got you going this week?

15 responses

  1. Sorry, I gave up on Glee last season. It was too…umm…gleeful for my tastes. I prefer my dramas harder edged, “Breaking Bad”-style. Or “The Walking Dead.” Or “The Killing.” As far as guilty pleasure TV, I do have to admit I got back into “Two And A Half Men” this season. That’s just wrong…

    1. I LOVE Walking Dead and Dexter and True Blood, but I’m still kinda hooked on this Glee business so far.

  2. A show I don’t watch! Kinda like American Idol, I refused to get sucked in by this….and so far it’s worked. PLUS, my guy really doesn’t do musicals.

    1. Oh this is a show to be watched with your girls! LOL

  3. I loved Glee last year. This year, not so much. And it breaks my heart. I love Mercedes. And of course Coach Beast. 😉

    I love that you were in show choir.

  4. I thought about watching Glee when it first came out, but I don’t make a lot of time for TV, so I’m really selective. However, my daughter has always watched it. She had voice lessons for years, plays piano, and for a few years worked in a karaoke club. She also did Jesus Christ Superstar locally for about 5 yrs, as wellas other local pruductions. SO, I’ve heard a lot of live Glee-type singing. the karaoke club does an anniversary party annually and my Jen sings in it. Coincidentally, the last one I went to see featured Shoulda put a ring on it and Don’t Stop Believin’. Journey is one of my favorite bands and this song is my all-time favorite song. Needless to say, I loved your post and I think I have to rent Glee and watch it all! I, too, think it’s cool you were in show choir!

    1. How cool for your daughter; she must be very talented and brave to sing in front of people and perform. I don’t mind performing, but I’m not as comfortable singing by myself. I did do choir all growing up and I was in show choir for 2 years (I think – the glitter is blending together).

      Let me know what you think after watching glee. Warning: Watching Glee may make you extremely hyper and walk around like you ARE IN a musical.

  5. Ha! You wear gleek-dom well! (That’s a compliment. ;)) Some of my favorite memories from high school involved singing, though we never had a “show choir” per say.

    I’ve watched a few episodes of Glee and love the way it addresses real, important issues in sympathetic ways. I imagine it makes gleek teens feel less obscure, too… Deservedly so.

    Thanks for the fun post, Jess!

    1. I like that fact about this glee club. They come together in their differences. I don’t think my school was like that, at least not in its show choir. I hope it does help other teens. You know what it reminds me of, it’s a lot like Ugly Betty, another show I loved about a misfit who makes her way in the writing industry.

  6. Welcome! I’m right there with you. What took you so long???

    1. I’m so sorry, Nina, I rebelled. Never again!

  7. I LOVED the first season of Glee- I went to their first concert, it was amazing, and waited in line for hours at conic con to see them. I watched the second season loved most of it, but then the last few episodes dropped the ball, went to the second concert- still amazing, and again in line for hours at comic con to see them. Then I made it three shows into season 3 and stopped watching it- they changed characters, changed plot lines, ignored character growth, and most importantly lied to us at Comic Con- which is a holy place. I hate what the writers have done with with Glee- I hate the blatant plot, growth arch, and character fails on the part of the writers. If I as a writer put a series of books with such mistakes I’d be thrashed by critics.
    I’m bitter- because I loved Glee so much, it makes me so mad at all the the things they have ruined. And BTW where are the parents? Grrr- sorry I’ll go away now.

    1. LOL. Ok, I’ve been warned. I’m gonna pick up season 2 from the library, and when I get to season 3, I’ll come back and vent with you. 😉

      1. You will it’ll drive you nuts- but enjoy season 2!

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