Saturday, June 11, 2011

Glee: Season 1 - DVD Review

Glee was the breakout show on FOX in the 2009-2010 season and everyone really got into it, so I was ecstatic when I was chosen for the Glee Complete Season 1 BzzCampaign from BzzAgent! Musicals are hardly a new concept in TV shows as there are always the odd special musical episode on a number of hit TV shows. But the creator of the series Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) was the first to have the whole show as a giant musical. With the success of Disney's High School Musical, it was only a matter of time before something like Glee came about, though Glee is nothing like the sugar-coated Disney-fied scenarios of HSM.

Season 1 of Glee finds Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) trying to revive a dying Glee Club by recruiting new members. Only a handful of misfits join but as the season progresses, the club doubles in size, with jocks and cheerleaders joining the Glee Club, though all with different reasons or motives for being there. The musical numbers are always fun to watch and listen to. Glee covers a diverse group of songs and the cast does an amazing job with the covers. The mash-ups are always really cool. As the show gained more popularity, there were more celebrity guest stars including Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris. It's difficult to pick a favorite episode because I really liked them all.

There are 22 episodes in season 1 and the DVD set is chock full of special features, including Glee Sing-Along Karaoke, Casting Sessions, and cast interviews, including one with Jane Lynch. There are over 2-hours of extra features which is sure to keep any Glee fan happy!

Glee is such a unique show and I can't wait for the next season. I will definitely be holding Glee marathons this summer! You can pick up the 7-disc set of Glee - The Complete First Season in stores now!

Disclaimer: The product mentioned above has been given free of charge from BzzAgent for review. The opinions expressed in this post are those of Seapotato and have not been influenced in any other way.

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