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

I had sex with you because you got me drunk on wine coolers and I felt fat that day. But it was a mistake.

Quinn [to Puck]

We met right here. I took this man's hand and we ran down that hallway. Those of you who know me know I'm not in the habit of taking the hands of people I've never met before, but I think that my soul knew something that my body and my mind didn't know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever. Which is why it's never really felt like I've been getting to know you. It's always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime that you and I have ever lived we've chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over, for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I've ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?

Blaine