Do you think that television shows are setting bad examples for children and even adults? Are you sick of the garbage reality shows? Then join the club…the Glee club that is.
Last Spring, one of our International Students borrowed Glee Seasons 1 & 2 from her friend and watched it religiously. We were regularly bombarded with the sounds of the show while we worked around the house. After she left, we sort of missed that experience. Within a couple of weeks, we ended up acquiring season 1 & 2 and made it a mommy and daddy thing to watch at least one episode per night. (It later became a mommy, daddy and the teens thing). Due to priorities, we missed a few nights but there were nights when we would watch 2 or 3 episodes. My wife and I are now confirmed Gleeks.
Glee is a rare show as far as television shows go nowadays. It tackles unsavory issues that are pertinent to teenagers and even adults. Glee, unlike most shows of its kind, does not leave these issues unresolved or resolves them in an unrealistic way. Issues like race, gender, sexuality,obesity, divorce, teenage pregnancy, unprotected sex, unemployment and even death, are dealt with in a stark, “Welcome to the real world”, way. I particular found the father-gay son issue very interesting and learned something from it. Coupled with great music, what’s not to like about this show?