Glee DVD Review: Road to Sectionals

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It's a credit to the Glee cast, crew, producers and musical numbers that the show has remained so popular despite its unusual scheduling.

First, it premiered a single episode in May 2009. Fans were then forced to wait until September for a true first season.

Now, it's taking the longest hiatus a series has ever gone on mid-season. It won't return with new episodes until April.

Fortunately, Fox recognizes this problem and has taken yet another unique step: it released a DVD this week of just the first half of the show's first season.

Glee DVD

Titled "Road to Sectionals," the four-disc set includes 13 episodes and a few special features. They are:

  • Welcome to McKinley: Principal Figgins-featured video that introduces new students/viewers to the school. 
  • Audition Clips: Full-length videos for Rachel's "Respect" and "On My Own" renditions.
  • Casting Sessions – Crew members and cast members discuss the origins of the show, as well as the casting process for various characters.
  • Deconstructing Glee with Ryan Murphy: The creator analyzes the themes behind the show.
  • Dance Boot Camp: The Glee choreographer and many actors focus on the musical numbers and provide backstage footage from the dance practices.
  • Meet Jane Lynch: Self-explanatory. Hilarious.
  • Video Diaries: Many of the cast members share video diaries they shot during promotional appearances for the comedy.
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Glee Quotes

Rachel: This is what I wanted!
Sam: No, what you wanted was a second chance to get it right and Carmen just gave it to you. If you throw all that away you're going to be making the same mistake all over again

Finn: I seem to recall a rumor about a certain cheerleading coach at this school who once took horse estrogen and posed for Penthouse back in the day. So maybe I can just track that down and make a few copies and sell those to raise money for Regionals.
Sue: That's nothing but a rumor. But if that rumor were true, my Penthouse centerfold so groundbreaking that it completely redefined the term 'hirsute,' and gave birth unto these United States a pose so limber they named it the Regal American Not-So-Bald Spread Eagle, I promise you, my friend, you would never find it.