for me i believed that blogging while watching/right after watching each episode would be the easiest and most efficient way to accomplish this assignment.
glee is not a show i am familiar with, but i am glad i got to watch the first episode of the season.. i do feel like this will make it a little easier to understand the show.
so here is my reflection on the first episode, season 1 episode 1 - "pilot"
right off the bat it was plain to see that the cheerleaders played a big role in this high school, because of their opening into the show and because of their reputation and that they have won a high award the year before and were on television.
another thing i sawKurt being picked on because he is "gay." but something very subliminal was Fin being a little nice to him letting him take off his new Michael Kors jacket and backpack before dumping him into the trash can.
as the episode progressed i could clearly make out all of the stereotypes and cliques that high school really does have.
Kurt's gayness and the other kids (dont know his name) handicapped-ness is talked about throughout the episode significantly.
for the second episode i watched - season 2, epi 6 - never been kissed
within the first 27 seconds i could see how this club has expanded greatly.. even Fin's now EX girlfriend was shown to be sitting in the glee club..
of course the first couple mins talks about sexuality and sex with the two "hottest" girls
Kurt being pushed into a locker for doing absolutely nothing but walking the hall way.
some girl making a comment about gay jokes.
the episode also makes a clear division between girls and boys.. This is where Kurt goes and stands with the girls and Professor Shu makes sure that he goes to his directed side.
i dont even know how Kurt could honestly be the only gay guy at school, i can already tell that this pressure is a lot for him, and this is why he finally stands up to the jock that keeps pushing him against the lockers.
Kurt finds a different school where he finally feels like he can fit in; he feels like his gay-ness would not be a problem here.
Kurt is very hurt that his bullying is not important to his school.. they displayed his gay-ness by crying.. which is considered a very "unstraight" thing to do, by guy code and tough guise of course.
Kurt finally finds a rock for him, an inspiration.. Blaine. who texts him a simple word "courage" where he stands up to the jock and actually finds out hes gay himself. something that would be socially wrong.
even after the confrontation and the kiss; the jock continued to hurting Kurt, just to keep the social idea that it is wrong to be gay.
another thing i picked up from this episode was that coach beast, since she has a non girlish figure, a deeper voice, and short hair she was automatically assumed to be a lesbian.
episode three -- season 2, episode 8 "Furt"
this is the episode where Kurt and Fins single parents get engaged.
i thought it was disrespectful when Kurt and Shu go to Sue to new principals office, and Sue calls Kurt "lady" and more than once.
this episode also demonstrates bullying and violence importance in young boys. - the glee boys could not talk to Kurts bully without violence, which also lead to Sam being punched in the face.
this episode was very different from the other two that we were told to watch. this was the episode were unions were formed and trust and brotherly love was form. this is where Kurt and Fin become brothers and it looks like things are going up.
i personally have never watched or enjoyed musical shows such as these, but glee was a very a good story and portrays lots of high school stereotypes. especially about homophobia, violence and masculinity. loved this blog post.
high school is portrayed to be an unsafe place where the social status is the most important thing..
do you think this show showed a lot of TRUE characteristics of high school?
what would you do differently if you were KURT?
high schooler comes out to 300+ students that he is gay.. listen to reaction