Glee – Road To Sectionals DVD Review: The Real High School Musical
Let me just lay my cards on the table – I’m a huge Glee fan AKA a Gleek and I’ve loved every episode.
But I love it for a good reason; the characters are fun, diverse and as much of a breath of fresh air as the talented actors that play them.
Aside from the glorious singing, the writing is utter genius putting other American teen shows that wouldn’t know a real high school if they were routinely shoved into the ever present hallway lockers to shame. I’m talking to you 90210.
Having the DVD of season 1 is just as satisfying as the individual episodes and not just because it means I can freeze-frame every scene Puck is in it. Though it’s only the first half of the season, I’d say it’s still worth checking out. It’s jam packed with special features but my only gripe is that if you’re a big Gleek like me then you’ve probably already seen half of these features online.
They’re pretty short too but the extras are a little more varied than most other DVDs. You can check out the original audition tapes, video diaries and Rachel and Mercedes’ glee club auditions.
There are also mini feaurettes about things we don’t know about some of the castmembers as well as a look behind the casting process and dance boot camp for the actors. Some of the stars are given much more screen time than the other in the extras with Jenna Ushkowitz left mostly out of proceedings and Mark Salling missing entirely.
It would have been nice to get a sing-along feature but as the Glee kids sang at sectionals: you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes well you just might find you get what you need.
Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.