Best musical series: 'Glee' or 'Pitch Perfect'?
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Best musical series: 'Glee' or 'Pitch Perfect'?

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Both "Glee" and "Pitch Perfect" make us wanna sing along! "Glee" was a major hit on FOX for six years, giving Gleeks life with both nostalgia and defining pop cultural music moments. The FOX series preceded the "Pitch Perfect" franchise, and some would argue the movie series seems a little too familiar to "Glee." Still, "Pitch Perfect" is a commercially successful franchise with its own musically talented, star-studded cast of characters. Which musical series is your favorite? 🎤

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Below is the synopsis of "Glee," per IMDb.

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

"Glee" dealt with common teen issues and catered to many high school tropes. More importantly, "Glee" added the musical sounds and performances of popular classics and top-40 hits to its hour-long programming every week. The series remained on-air for a total of seven seasons between 2009 and 2015, and the heartwarming series is why Gleeks will never "stop believin'." The show holds an overall fresh rating of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Back in 2009, Slate's Troy Patterson wrote:

At its best, Glee is not just entertaining but elating, dramatizing Breakfast Club-quality teen angst with the aid of tight production numbers covering new and classic popular songs.

Below is the synopsis of the original "Pitch Perfect," per IMDb.

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

It's all in the name—"Pitch Perfect" is quite literally pitch perfect. Critics thought the original film was "aca-mazing," bringing "gleeful"-like commercial success to the silver screen. The original film holds an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Due to the original's success, the musical-comedy series spun two sequels. The original film grossed over $115 million globally at the box office, while the sequel made more than $287 million worldwide. Although critics were not in love with the third film, fans argue "Pitch Perfect 3" aca-slayed—just like its predecessors—with a worldwide box office of over $184 million.

Back in 2012, Vulture's David Edelstein wrote:

Pitch Perfect starts giving you the sweetest buzz. This a cappella college musical comedy, based on a nonfiction book by Mickey Rapkin, turns out to be the year’s most exhilarating pick-me-up. The screenwriter, Kay Cannon, is an improv comedienne who also writes for 30 Rock, and my guess is she’s so used to trying to top her colleagues that, left alone, she has to keep topping herself, with all that madcap invention carrying over into the singing and dancing. She has the perfect nervy, nerdy, needy alter ego in Anna Kendrick.
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