Singable, Feel-Good Glee

I’m generally not a big enough fan of any TV show to really comment upon them, but Glee’s season finale last week was such a great one that I feel compelled.

Since Glee is all about the music, let’s talk about that:

The very first episode of Glee had a musical number at the end of it that revolutionized the world of television. They sang Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ and it was mind-blowing, not so much because the singing was great or the production was amazing, but because that song is recognizable, singable, and oh-so-feel-good. It’s the kind of melody that makes you want to dance and sing all at once, and the joy is contagious.

I tell you all of that to tell you this: The last episode of Glee for the season was a perfect bookend for the first episode of the season. The ragtag band of singers has finally made it to the regional competition and performed, yes, a Journey medley. I think this speaks not only to the brilliance of the Glee writers for cycling everything back around to the beginning like that, but also to the brilliance of Journey– because it turns out a good number of Journey songs are recognizable, singable, and feel-good.

So, what did you think? Are you a Gleek like me, and did you enjoy the season finale? Who’s your favorite singable, feel-good musician?

  • marquita

    I am a PROUD GLEEK! Heck, it inspired my latest manuscript that I entered into the Ignite the Flame Contest.

    Not that I based it on any of those characters mind you….:)

  • I thought the season finale embodied exactly the qualities I loved about the season as a whole: a frankly astonishing amount of talent hurled at the screen, combined with a certain reckless disregard for the nuances of character and plot in the face of joyous enthusiasm and fun music. I'm looking forward to the second season, and I hope that the show's well-deserved success doesn't change a thing. 🙂

    Alastair

  • That was kind of a back-handed compliment to Glee. 😉 But, yes, I think we agree that it's all about the music, and in this case, plot and character are secondary.

  • Honestly, that sounded a little snarkier than I intended it to. I love the show, and the fact it's endearingly rough around the edges is all part of the charm. 🙂

  • Debra_moore

    Definitely Geek chick. Loved it from the first commercial I saw about it. I thought at the time, “Now *there's* a show I can get behind!” And I was right. It's wonderful.