Oh, good lord. I am willing to admit that the two episodes that aired last week were okay. Even kind of good. But I am at the point now where I hate the show so much that it actually pains me to admit that. Because I know that given enough time (usually a week) Glee will squander all the goodwill it earns from NOT being a complete trainwreck by fucking up so hard that it reminds you all over again why you promised yourself you would STOP WATCHING THE SHOW ALREADY, GODDAMMIT!! I will not be watching next season – they’re doing a major overhaul of some kind (per usual, Ryan Murphy is being super cagey about his plans, which to me indicates that he probably has no idea what he’s doing and will decide while yachting around the Hamptons with Gwyneth Paltrow sometime in August), and so I see this as the perfect time to make a clean break. I’m treating this week’s episode as a series finale and then I am moving on, as I imagine most of the original cast members are dying to do (to me, those summer arena tours that they do seem like forced hard labor – I imagine that they are transported around in cages). I like most of the people in the show enough that I’ll check them out in other things (Chris Colfer’s writing/producing feature film debut looks worth checking out and I will follow Jane Lynch anywhere except back to Sue Sylvester’s office). But I fear that the show has ruined Matthew Morrison for me forever. Sorry buddy. It’s really unfortunate that your debut to those of us who don’t follow Broadway had to be playing Will Schusterwurst, because dammmmnnnnnn. That shit leaves an aftertaste that won’t be easy to forget. Goodbye forever, Glee. We’ll always have those first six episodes.
You know … I really do hate this show too. I kind of like the songs, and occasionally I’ll have a moment of character love or really admire a bit of acting and then I remember … it doesn’t belong on this show, and there are several people who are just all around too good for it (Jane Lynch, Dot Marie Jones, and Dianna Agron, to name a few–also, I’m pissed that Jane Lynch left Party Down for this, but then … how could she have known what it would become?). So basically, I second everything Nicole has already said. I actually may have considered continuing to watch, given the reboot factor and that Murphy seems to have completely lost interest in the show (and he’s busy enough for his involvement to be minimal), which means that maybe with new people running the show, it could theoretically improve. Although this season has not really evidenced that. But thankfully, Glee is cutting the cord for me by moving to Thursdays, which are already just too busy to mess with this trifling bullshit. I confess that I’ll probably check out the first ep or two if they REALLY change it up, mostly out of morbid curiosity, but the series recording is getting deleted. Beyond all the silly, stupid crap … I just get sick of the attempts at emotional exploitation and I’m over it.
Unless Ricky Martin comes back.
The New Girl
As an unapologetic fan of Zooey Deschanel and hang-out shows in general, I was destined to like New Girl before it even began, and I really, really do. I liked it right off the bat, but it has really come into its own throughout the first season and of course it introduced us to Schmidt and the concept of the Douchebag Jar for which I will be forever grateful. But to me, the real takeaway from the show has been Mark Jake Johnson, whose character Nick has gone from enjoyably snarky roommate to the funniest character on a show full of funny characters. I just love everything about the way he plays the role, and I think I also identify with his character the most (I worry about what that says about me, but that’s neither here nor there). I was glad that they didn’t jump right into the inevitable Nick/Jess hookup even though I do like them together. For me, I’d rather see a slow build than have the show blow its whole wad in the first season. I know it’s going to happen eventually, but I don’t really want it to happen yet because I’m having too much fun with the current dynamic. I’m definitely in for season two, but please, PLEASE – can we all agree to ban the word ‘adorkable’ from the lexicon forever? Or at least make anyone who used it pay five bucks to the jar?
PLEASE no more adorkable, GOD. But anyway, I was kind of the opposite of you. Zooey Deschanel gets on my nerves, so I was REALLY uncertain about this show, but thankfully, I did give it a shot when they had the pilot episode up for free everywhere (smart move, network!). Obviously the show is really hilarious and charming, and I find Zooey weirdly tolerable in this (maybe it’s the awkwardness), but the guys are really what does it for me. I LOVE Schmidt and Nick, and any time those two get into yelling fights, I DIE. You guys … I kind of love yelling. I’m a naturally loud person, like even just in talking, and people were always yelling from one end of my house to another, and I think yelling fights are hilarious, so this is all basically perfect for me. I don’t even think this show has gotten as good as it’s going to be, and that’s saying a lot, because it’s AWESOME, and totally generational. It definitely became appointment TV for me this year, and I’m excited for next season.
I was so happy to hear that TBS picked the show up before it got shitcanned by ABC. I love the Cul de Sac Crew and will gladly follow them wherever they go, especially now that the whole Travis/Laurie thing seems to be getting some traction. I admit it – I like them together and always have (this is also my selfish way of hoping that it results in even more Dan Byrd on the show, since I think he’s been excellent in everything he’s been in since Aliens in America. Yes, I was one of the five people who loved that show). CT is so enjoyable because it’s funny as hell, and yet also has the most heart of almost any other sitcom on tv right now. I admit it – I get a little misty when the gang rallies to help Bobby get a girl, or when Jules and Ellie have a sweet BFF moment. What other show can make you laugh/cry while watching someone dance around with an ipad duct taped to their face? I’d day-drink and play Penny Can with these guys any day of the week.
I still don’t watch this … let the stoning begin!