I have been a fan of Glee since DAY ONE. I remember watching the first episode after the finale of American Idol and being HOOKED. I emailed a friend of mine who'd majored in Vocal Jazz at USC and told her that she needed to watch this show because she was going to love it from the first note. (By the way, she watched and loved it just like I said.)
I have seen every episode. The only reason I haven't purchased the box set is because I'm on a financial mission to get my credit cards paid off. And since my friend Brandon has every episode DVR I'm not too pressed to buy the set just yet. But don't sleep, I am a fan. I'm even trying to be a Cheerio for Halloween.
As a faithful watcher, I've come to expect certain things from the show. Someone is going to be making out with someone else. Kurt is going to be gay. And Brittany is going to say some of the funniest, dumbest stuff you'll ever hear on television. But even knowing all of that I was ILL prepared to see two Cherrios making out and talking about things that I wouldn't want my high schooler (if I had one) talking about. The whole episode threw me off because it came off a little too sexually charged for my liking. And even with all of the unnecessary banter it was kind of boring, save for one performance: Santana and Mercedes.
"River Deep, Mountain High" is one of my all time favorite songs. Of course, the Ike and Tina version trumps all but the Celine Dion version is a strong second. Or at least it was until I saw tonight's performance. Them girls sang the hell out of that song. I watched the show at a friend's house. But I dvr'ed it myself and proceeded to watch Mercedes and Santana tear it up about 15 times. And just when I didn't think I could take it anymore I went on iTunes and downloaded the single. I am currently having some back issues but the minute I get mobile again I will be working out to this song on repeat. Glee truly killed this song.
If you didn't get a chance to see it you can check out some clips here. And for your listening pleasure here's the full audio version.