Only rarely does a television series become an immediate phenomenon, and over the past year, that's happened for creator-producer Ryan Murphy's hugely popular and music-infused Fox comedy- drama about a struggling Ohio high-school glee club.
The original episodes take the group to the regionals competition under the tutelage of all-around good guy "Mr. Schue" ( Matthew Morrison). Lea Michele is first among equals as one of the young singers, but the scene stealer every second she's on camera is Jane Lynch, perfect as scheming gym coach Sue Sylvester. Guest stars include Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris and Olivia Newton-John. DVD extras: extended and deleted scenes; "Glee Makeovers"; sing-along karaoke; dance tutorial. **** (Not rated: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun