In 2009, a new kind of television series took the country by storm. Combining dramady with a song and dance element, FOX's Glee broke new ground, easily topping previous efforts to combine music with a regular drama series format. Every week, Jerome Wetzel delves into what makes Glee tick. He examines what is and isn't working for the show, character relationships, musical elements, plot twists, and more. He invites you to join in the discussion in the comments below each article, and share his love for Glee.
Glee returns with strong stories, but weak music, and music-related scenes.
"Asian F" delivers a powerful story for typically supporting players like Mercedes, Emma, and Mike Chang.
Glee tackles West Side Story, parent issues, and a search for masculinity in its newest episode, "I Am Unicorn."
Glee returns with the club down a few members, but lots of light-hearted fun and great performances.
Glee: The Complete Second Season is a blu-ray release that looks great, and has a ton of extras.
Chat with us live following the season 3 premiere of Glee!
Glee ends season one with lots of Journey, both the band and character development, in a fantastic finale.
"Funk" is one of the worst episodes of Glee ever, with terrible music and copious plot holes.
Glee's "Theatricality" has a few mistakes, but is emotionally powerful, and excellent overall.
Glee's "Dream On" has some problems, especially with bad acting and writing, but also has great performances.
Glee's "Laryngitis" doesn't live up to its title, but does have some emotionally raw moments.
"Bad Reputation" is a Glee episode with high production value musical numbers and a relatable story.
Home provides some emotional moments as characters search for where they belong.
Hell-O introduces Jesse St. James and Shelby Corcoran while exploring relationship drama and crazy girls.
"Sectionals" is a masterful Glee episode, but sacrifices some realism to serve their campy tone.
Mattress is a bizarre, atypical episode of Glee with a strangely sad tone.
Glee's "Hairography" is all about distractions, which Quinn and Terri use so they can behave badly.
"Ballad" brings emotional wallop on Glee, but forcing plot to fit chosen music is bad.
"Wheels" is Glee's first big episode about equality for those with disabilities and drastic differences.
"Mash-Up" has no singing mash-ups, but, given the story, is likely meant in the metaphorical sense.