I’m going to have a Glee-ful Easter

MicrophoneI’m sure I don’t have to tell you again how much I love Glee.  Some of my colleagues share my glee  for Glee and think it’s awesome that I have a desktop background with Mr Schuster and Sue Silvester, while others walk past my desk rolling their eyes and wonder why a guy in his mid-twenties has a fascination with a musical TV show set in a highschool.   I’ve never really cared what other people think of me and I’m happy to admit that I’m slightly obsessed with this show. 

While other people will be going away for their Easter weekend, going to the mall to shop or catching the remaining rays of Summer sunshine,  I will be lounging on my couch having a Glee marathon.  The season one DVD is released this Thursday in New Zealand and I’ll be lining up to get my copy.  I’ll have to apologise in advance to my neighbours who’ll be subjected to catchy pop songs (and my singing) one after the other for an entire day.  I can’t wait!

We have Glee: Season One on order at the library so if you’d like to have your own Glee marathon, or maybe take it one episode at a time, you can place a reserve on it now.

Are you suffering Glee withdrawal symptoms?

The first season of one of the best shows on TV ended on Friday night with a great episode that had all the singing, dancing, and drama that I have come to love.  If you watch Glee you know what an awesome show it is and if you don’t watch it you really don’t know what you’re missing.  For the uninitiated Glee is set in McKinnley High School in America and is about the ups and downs of a group of teenagers who belong to the school’s Glee Club (like our school choirs but so much better).  All the stereotypical high school groups are thrown in with lots of teenage issues, which doesn’t make it sound all that appealing but when you add some great musical numbers such as ‘Don’t Stop Believing,’ ‘My Life Would Suck Without You,’ ‘Jump,’ and ‘Gold Digger,’ and some cool dance moves you’ve got a great show.

The music is the best part of the show for me and I can’t get enough of the songs.  While driving to the West Coast and back last week both of the soundtracks got played endless times yet I didn’t get sick of the songs.  If you’re like me I’m sure you’ll have the songs stuck in your head for days.  We now have both Volume One and Volume Two in the library to help you get over your Glee withdrawal symptoms so that you can survive until Season Two returns later in the year.

I’m a gleek!

Fridays have always been the best day of the week in my opinion but now that I have Glee to look forward to every Friday night it is definitely my favourite day.  I’m totally obsessed with this show and I know I’m not the only one.  The  great characters, cool story, singing and dancing make a winning combination and it’s popularity has just been proven with it winning the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical (beating 30 Rock yay!).

I sit down to watch it on Friday nights (and the Glee-peat on Wednesday night on C4) and love every minute of it.  I couldn’t even tell you who my favourite character is because they’re all great, apart from Will Schuster’s wife who really annoys me.

For those of you who love the show and the songs that they sing you can get the first volume of the soundtrack from the library (and hopefully the second volume soon too as it has just been released) and if you’re really keen you could get the music score of the songs so that you can play or sing the songs, or even start up your own Glee club.  They’re all really catchy songs and it’s a great CD to listen to at work to pass the day.

Are you a gleek or are you more of a Sue Silvester who wants to crush Glee?

Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

If you watched the Emmy’s last night and thought the presenter, Neil Patrick Harris was awesome, you love the show How I Met Your Mother, or used to watch Doogie Howser, M.D. then this hilarious super hero musical is for you.  I discovered it while searching on Amazon a few weeks ago, but it started as a free internet show when the writer’s strike was on in America.  It’s the brainchild of Joss, Zack and Jed Whedon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame.  Dr Horrible is an aspiring super villan who is trying to get into the Evil League of Evil and also get the girl of his dreams.  However, his nemesis, Captain Hammer always seems to get in the way.  After being defeated so many times he decides he has to take drastic measures.  Neil Patrick Harris is absolutely amazing as Dr Horrible and he’s a great singer as well as a great actor.  The songs are hilarious, with such titles as ‘My Freeze Ray,’ ‘A Man’s Gotta Do,’ and ‘Everyone’s a Hero.’

You can watch the whole show (in three parts) here on Youtube.  You won’t be disappointed.