And That’s What You Really Missed is a positive reflection and inside analysis of the hit show Glee


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“And that’s what you missed on Glee.

This is a familiar phrase to anyone who has seen at least one episode of Glee. Although the show has been over for a little under a decade, Glee stars Kevin McHale (Arties Abrams) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) have taken it upon themselves to rewatch all six seasons and recap each individual episode through the form of a podcast.

The podcast is named And That’s What You REALLY Missed after the iconic line said after the recap at the beginning of each episode. McHale and Ushkowitz watch an episode, then record a podcast recapping it and giving a behind-the-scenes point of view.

The onset stories and quirks they talk about truly enhance the light-hearted feeling of the show as a whole. After such a negative tabloid-type show like The Price of Glee that was just released, this podcast is like a breath of fresh air.

The podcast aired last October and has accumulated many viewers since then. With the personalities of McHale and Ushkowitz and the funny tidbits and secrets they include, it creates an entertaining listen that any Glee fan would enjoy.

Along with their recaps of each episode, they have also had guest appearances, such as the creator of the show, Ryan Murphy, and even some of their co-stars such as Amber Riley, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and more. Hearing the point of view of each star brings the behind-the-scenes aspects of the show to life and builds a new perspective for listeners.

Hearing about the audition process, filming, and rehearsing is a point of view that fans have never experienced before. While they do discuss how exhausting and strenuous the filming process was, they also make light of their situation and acknowledge the gratitude they owe the show for their success.

With the personalities of McHale and Ushkowitz and the funny tidbits and secrets they include, it creates an entertaining listen that any Glee fan would enjoy.

After McHale and Ushkowitz finish recapping the episode they had just watched and giving the inside scoop behind filming it, they do a segment featuring their favorite songs, dance moves, and props from the episode. Along with those categories, they also discuss things that haven’t aged well.

Since the show premiered in 2009, there were a lot of controversial lines and scenes within the show, and the fact that they can find one in almost every episode is astonishing. After they pick out the most controversial aspect of the episode, they discuss how wrong it seems now. It’s nice to see actors acknowledging their mistakes along with making light of the situation because it was a different time.

The connection this cast still has after over ten years is remarkable and it shows their unmatched bond. Even through their individual successes, different cast members take time to guest-host an episode and rehash their time on Glee.

Unlike some other recent Glee media, And That’s What You REALLY Missed is a fun lighthearted listen for fans or anyone who is thinking about watching the show. McHale and Ushkowitz reflect on the good times along with the bad while simultaneously bringing in some classic Glee humor. This podcast creates a positive environment and a positive way to reflect on the past while also bringing content to all fans, new and old.