Glee: Rich in Heart
As I sit down to watch Glee, a show that has become a household title since first airing in 2009, every week, I realize how materialistic and shallow America today has become. Everyone is continually consumed in how much money this person has or what this person was wearing last week. We continue to become a society in which personality and the genuineness of a person no longer matters.
The show consists of a group of teens, practically shunned from the society of their high school, because of their differences from the “norm.” One girl is excluded because she is on the heavier side, a boy in a wheelchair doesn’t have any real friends, and another girl is considered “weird” because she loves theater. Although this show has become extremely popular in American living rooms, the people in it haven’t. These characters may seem like the outcasts, but their kindness and openness to everyone makes them the most rich in their hearts.
I believe the producer of the show aims to spotlight the “underdogs” of society. He wanted to show that just because people don’t fit in, doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to fit it. I realized how meaningful the show is because instead of promoting the people on top, the “popular kids,” it promotes the people on the bottom. And the popularity of the show shows how much people are coming to the realization that it’s the kids who aren’t the most popular that who should be gaining the most respect.