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.
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