All I want to do is watch Glee…

by Janice

This fall, I hadn’t watched one single scene of a new series or sitcom, my TiVo had been untouched, my couch unvisited. All I had done was work, travel, and parent.

But the other night, my tweeps called me on my madness — they told me to stop right that moment and realign my priorities. They told me to watch Glee.

GleeI had caught the pilot last spring and was completely hooked. I had wanted to watch this season — so badly — but I just hadn’t given in. I had kept tied to my laptop, refusing to be distracted by the TV.

But that night on Twitter, I listened to my friends’ advice. I found the Canadian network that offers Glee episodes online, (yes – did you know we Canadians can’t even WATCH the shows online on US sites?!?) and I watched Glee.

And I fell in love.

I think it would be impossible to not love Glee. It is brilliant and beautiful in every way. Even the villians are hysterical — in fact, I think they may be the funniest of all the characters.

Tonight, I have posts to write and emails to answer. It is 11:30pm and I am painfully tired. But all I want to do is watch Glee.

Glee is a treat that makes your whole day happier. It makes you giddy and excited to be alive.

The only downside is it makes you want — NEED — more Glee.

THANKS to my Glee-loving Tweeps: @jessicaknows, @annisamayhew, @petit_elefant and @looneytunes

YOUR TURN: What about YOU? What are you watching this season? Have you fallen for Glee?

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1 gretchen October 1, 2009 at 7:58 am

I’m with you….I don’t know what it is, but Glee does make me giddy….is it the feel-good music? Sappy smiles? or maybe it’s characters who experience pure joy when they’re singing? Love it!!


2 Pink Haired Momma October 1, 2009 at 8:04 am

I dont watch glee, but after reading your post I just might. With all my nearing wedding strress, baby screams and just general life drama, i sure need a funny little happy moment and I am thinking Glee is just the ticket. Let you know what I think!! Thanks!!


3 The Gang's Momma October 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

Well, at the risk of sounding like a dissenter, I did watch Glee a few weeks ago (season premier?) and I had to turn it off. The high school humor about sex and alternative lifestyles and such was not appropriate for MY high schooler sitting on the couch with me. It’s amazing how hard it is to sit through a show that talks about getting past first base when hanging out on the couch with one’s son who has largely remained pure of those conversations in his own life. I couldn’t get comfortable at all . . .


4 Renee Garcia October 1, 2009 at 8:27 am

LOVE Glee!!! I got hooked when they did the promo episode in the Spring too! I’m SO glad it’s BACK!!! YAY!!!


5 Bess October 1, 2009 at 8:43 am

We watch Glee here and there…but we’re really big fans of The Office…have been since season 1. :)


6 FamilyFriendlyFoodie October 1, 2009 at 9:06 am

I’ll make time to watch Glee tonight. I’m in the same boat as you were. I heard great things and have it ready to go on my DVR.


7 TCKK October 1, 2009 at 9:46 am

I’ve never watched “Glee” but I’ve been hearing people Twitter about it. Watching your clip above just sold me. I’ve got to check it out now. Thanks for the heads-up. -Cathy


8 Candy October 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

I was a fan of Glee hook line and sinker the second they did the awesome version of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’!! I was a choir loving girl in school so I just love this show.


9 Adrienne October 1, 2009 at 10:29 am

I haven’t watched Glee. But I may have to watch it now. There is a lot of talk about it everywhere.


10 The Queen Of Re October 1, 2009 at 11:19 am

Watched it for the first time the other night on Hulu. To be honest, I really did not like it.


11 Erica October 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I am still on the fence with Glee. Parts of it are cute…other parts are just weird. Even though I was the dorky, choir girl in school, I still have a hard time relating to the show. I think it’s the school teachers that bug me. :)


12 toywithme October 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I have yet to watch an episode but I am hearing non-stop on twitter how amazing and addictive it is. I plan to watch it now though.


13 Jingle October 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I am so excited to watch the episode from yesterday! I watch them online, too, because we don’t have cable service. It is SUCH a great show!! LOVE IT!


14 Mikki October 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm

When I saw the trailers to this awhile back I couldn’t wait to see it. I missed the pilot but was able to download it and take it on the plane with me. After watching it I quickly called home and told my girls not to watch it (they were waiting to hear my verdict)
The dancing and singing stuff is GREAT!! We even caught the single ladies football version online, but I am SOO SOO tired of shows being so egnausiating politically correct. The girls fathers are gay, the boy is gay, the Glee club teacher loves his wife but is flirting with another teacher at school who obviously has the hots for him..
Then to top it off.. the one girl, who is a Christian, pushes the envelope with sex and then prays..
Sorry to get on my soapbox here but it’s so sad to see them take what could be a half way decent plot and throw it away to be so politically correct.
Again, sorry to vent…


15 Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) October 1, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I completely forgot that Global TV shows full episodes of their shows until I read this. Great! I love Glee but I had missed the first couple of episodes. I’m going there right now!


16 Scary Mommy October 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I’ve watched last night’s episode 4 times on DVR. Is there a support group for addicts?


17 Janice October 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

It IS addictive isn’t it??? LOL I just love it – hope those of you who are new to it love it just as much. :)


18 Amy October 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Glee is awesome!


19 Dustin | Engaged Marriage October 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

This show sounds great, I’ll have to check it out. My personal favorite new show this season is Modern Family on ABC…super funny!


20 Michelle October 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I almost peed my pants during the “single ladies” episode. We went to a college football game that weekend and all I could think about was the scene of the football players doing the single ladies dance. Hilarious!!


21 Adventures In Babywearing October 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I just caught up on Hulu and watched all the episodes of Glee before last night’s show and I am hooked!!!



22 Susan October 1, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Susan here… and I am DYING to watch it!!!

I just watched that trailer and I can’t wait to watch the other episodes!!!!! But I have soooo much to do…. ohhhhhh….


23 Pamela M. Kramer October 2, 2009 at 9:11 am

I love that show. It makes me laugh so hard. You’re right, I’m left wanting more. I can’t for the next week.


24 familyfriendlyfoodie October 2, 2009 at 10:40 am

All, Question for you. I’m new to blogging and wanted to know what are the rules for using photos like the one above for Glee. Did you obtain that from a PR website? Do you have to ask for permission? Thanks so much in advance. -Jenn


25 Casual Friday Every Day October 2, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Haven’t watched it, but only hear good things. My husband and I got into FlashForward — really like it!



26 rachel-asouthernfairytale October 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Glee. I love Glee. It makes me gleeful.
GLEE is fabulous! Is it Wednesday yet?


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