Singing and dancing and laughing, oh my!
Alright, I’ll admit it. I love Glee. Yes, I’m referring to the TV show featuring teenagers singing and dancing in their high school’s glee club.
Not that I should be ashamed to love this show–I will openly admit my obsession with it to anyone who asks. What I have to admit is that I am not one of the dedicated fans who started watching right when the show began. I had a feeling I would love it from the moment I saw previews on Fox over a year ago: in high school, singing and dancing were two of the most important parts of my life. But, like so many other shows, I didn’t let myself start watching it when it first aired because I didn’t think I had enough free time to get sucked into it.
This summer, though, I had plenty of free time. So why not start watching some of the shows that I had my eye on? Thus began my discovery of two of my favorite new TV shows.
To make a long story short, Glee is fantastic. I love the singing and variety of songs that are featured on the show, as well as the hilarious drama created by Jane Lynch’s character and the young, fresh dances that accompany the songs I enjoy so much. It’s pretty much the epitome of everything I like in a TV show: it’s funny, shows the challenges of friendships and romantic relationships and features talented young actors and actresses who can really sing and dance.
However, my recent TV addictions don’t end with Glee. I was hanging out with a friend this weekend when she asked if I’d ever seen Modern Family. Although a couple of my close friends who really understand my sense of humor told me I had to watch it, I had yet to put forth the time to check it out. When I told my friend that I hadn’t seen it yet, she made me watch the pilot episode then and there–and let’s just say I’ve watched about six episodes since then. Granted, they are only half-hour episodes, but still, that takes up time, too. Needless to say, I’m pretty much in love with Modern Family now, too.
The “mockumentary” style of Modern Family is pretty entertaining, as is the way the three families chronicled in the show are intertwined. But what I really love about this show is how dynamic the characters are. I find myself laughing out loud for much of each episode as Phil, the dad who thinks he’s cool, makes an incredibly stupid parenting move, or Manny, the fifth-grader who acts like he’s 40 goes to the mall to profess his love to a 16-year-old.
The only unfortunate thing about my newfound favorite shows is that now it’s much harder to focus on homework. But I’ll keep charging through my schoolwork and reward myself with an episode or two of either of these wonderful shows. I’ll be back next week to write a new post…unless I’m too busy laughing at one of Phil’s embarrassing parenting moments or singing along with the cast of Glee.