If you haven’t seen any one of the Glee episodes you may be missing out on conversation at work or even within your own home. A truly unique experience, the show has witty dialogue, well cast characters, and most importantly music. That’s right, complete, all out sing-alongs. Whether you tune in to hear the McKinley High School’s Glee Club interpretation of some classic songs or you just want to copy one of the many insults handed down by Coach Sue Silvester on each of the Glee episodes, there are plenty of reasons to tune in.
Season 1: Episode 1: Pilot. This is a great place to start if you have never seen any of the Glee episodes. Here you can learn about each of the characters including Will Schuster, the teacher that takes over the Glee Club, Sue Silvester, coach of the Cheerios, Quinn the soon to be pregnant teen, the supposed father Finn, and Rachel the girl with her heart set on a gold star and a shot at Broadway. Try to keep up as you meet everyone for the first time.
Season 1: Episode 15: The Power of Madonna. This is the best of the Glee episodes based on the music of one specific artist. While the club does well with some of the classics, there is a very unique approach to “Like a Virgin” with some of the kids and adults looking to lose the big V. Most people tuned in to see Sue Silvester dressed up as the diva herself with her version of “Vogue.”
Season 2: Episode 2: Britney/Brittany. Many of the Glee episodes focus on the cast as a whole, but this time, one person is the center of attention. The character of Brittany has been hiding in the background until now. She comes alive and shows off her dance moves and perfect comedic timing. If you aren’t falling over laughing at her interpretation of the world around here, there is something wrong with you.
Season 2: Episode 5: The Rocky Horror Glee Show. Everyone has those moments when they want to step outside of their own life and step into someone else’s shoes. This is one of the most unique Glee episodes in that the kids get to take on a cult classic. They deal with body image, costuming problems, and even how to cast a transvestite within the ranks of the club; all while doing the “Time Warp.”
Season 2: Episode 21: Funeral. Rarely do Glee episodes bring a tear to your eye. It’ll be tough to watch as one of the cast members lose one of their own and deal with the ensuing grief. While there is a message that every person should take away from this episode, you may be surprised to find that the most touching moment comes in the midst of a song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Each of the Glee episodes is unique in its own way, but these five stand out from the rest.