I’ll admit. I’m a Glee fan. I love the show and you can find me every Tuesday sitting in front of my television at 7:00 waiting to see what songs the cast will sing that week.
The show is entertaining and can be quite witty. However, I also like it because it has tackeled some of the biggest society/teen issues in the country each complete with a song and a heart wrenching story line. Here are just a few of the issues that the show has tackled.
Young relationships (both gay and straight)
However, the issue that has most effected me lately was the recent story-line on domestic violence. The way the show portrayed it was realistic and very true. On Tuesday’s episode the teacher who was being abused left her husband. The things he said, the way he intimated her and her reaction reminded me of my own experiences. I was watching with A. and as I watched the scenes unfold and the song (of course there was a song it’s Glee) I had tears streaming down my own face. A. let me cry. She was okay that I didn’t want to talk and just let me cry. It was a moment I had needed for a long time (thank you so much A. so much).
It caused me to look at my past and mourn for some things that I have lost and have experienced. I know it’s only a TV show but it was a show that impacted me greatly. I don’t know what I’m trying to say except we can learn and grow from many different places. For me it was this episode of Glee.
This first song was sung in the first installement of the storyline when Biest (the teacher) chooses to return to her husband.
And the second is sung by Biest and Puck (who is my favorite male character) after she leaves for good.