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 many teen issues and catered to many of the 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 was on air for a total of seven seasons between 2009-2015. And the heartwarming series is why Gleeks will never "stop believin'." The show holds an overall fresh rating of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
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 are not in love with the third film, "Pitch Perfect 3" will most likely aca-slay the box office—just like its predecessors.
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.