Glee – Episode 1-8 Review

Yes, it’s the show everyone is talking about. Want proof? Just check out the ratings or next week’s Entertainment Weekly cover. Glee is a non-stop phenomenon and I have personally fell in love with the show too. If you aren’t tuning in, you should be! Luckily you have until November 11 when a new episode airs so catch up on the 8 episodes you missed! Most of them are on Hulu. Anyway, for those of you that did watch, here is my recap of tonight’s amazing episode!

Can we talk about how much I am loving Puck? At first, I just thought he was a jerk and I am totally a Finn girl, but man he is quite charming in his own way. I loved the Puck/Rachel hookup this episode! Sure it was only to make Finn and Quinn jealous (and Puck’s mom happy), but I liked it! It was hot! Part of me is sad that it ended so soon. Personally, I do want Finn/Rachel and Puck/Quinn endgame, but we are still in the beginning and I don’t mind seeing other couples hooking up! Also, I think the friendship building between Puck and Rachel is nice. It brings out the good guy in Puck.

Poor Quinn and Finn. Their attempt to wear sunglasses to be cool was hilarious. It’s nice to see that they turn to their friends in Glee for support. I knew that the whole picking football over Glee thing wouldn’t last. I gotta say I thought Puck did a sweet rendition of “Sweet Caroline.” The best part was Finn’s jealousy and Quinn’s amorous looks at Puck. I loved every second of it.

Emma and Will are adorable. It’s obvious they are going to get together. Duh! But, I am loving the obvious sexual tension that is building! Reminds me of how I felt in Seasons 1-3 of The Office with Jim and Pam. It’s like we want to see them get together, but we love the little moments they share when they’re not together. I’m excited to see where this goes! Emma definitely won’t go through with the wedding. As soon as Will finds out that Terri isn’t pregnant, I predict divorce papers. Cue Will/Emma romance!

Sue Sylvester has got to be one of the meanest people on TV. At the same time, you can’t help but love the woman. I felt bad for her this episode with her strange love storyline, but I’m glad she went back to her cruel ways. Kicking Quinn off Cheerios for being pregnant isn’t the nicest thing to do. Jane Lynch (the actress who plays Sue) is brilliant and has superb delivery. Possible Emmy nod? I wouldn’t be surprised.

I don’t just like Glee for the romances in case you were wondering. I know it comes off that way. I love the music. I love that not every actor has the best voice. I love that the songs are sometimes cheesy (OK maybe mostly) and sometimes heartfelt. I really just can’t get enough. The characters are diverse and each has great comedic timing. There is so much potential. We are still in Season 1, people. We still have yet to find out more about Artie, Mercedes and the rest of the Glee clubbers. If you’re a Gleek like me, you can’t wait! And, I don’t know how much longer I can take the baby drama! It’s killing me to see Will and Finn so clueless about their respective babies (or fake babies).

Stay tuned for the Nov 11 episode. In the meantime, get your Glee on by catching up on the first couple episodes!

Sharon Tharp is a freelance writer who has contributed to a variety of publications including Hamptons magazine and the Web sites of both Marie Claire and CosmoGIRL!.

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