Glee once stood for what was wrong with society.
Highlighting issues such as bullying, homophobia, suicides and drug abuse.
And then one of their own left the world due to a drug problem, and instead of pulling themselves together and coming back even stronger, the show has quickly become what is wrong with people these days.
They had an easy out too, with the option to end at the end of last season, and no one would’ve held it against them, especially after the Cory Monteith situation.
Instead they decided to have one more season, of 13-episodes, to try and “wrap up” a storied series, which spawned hundreds of Billboard Top-Singles and launched many careers.
The only issue was, all their “High-school” students had graduated…so how do you make a show and fill it with nobodies, like you had done in Season 1, and hope to still get people to watch?
Answer: You don’t.
You bring back these now-adults, and give them “jobs” at the schools: teaching, mentoring and bullying.
(Granted, this is all a “TV world”, and everyone, I’m sure, is above age in real life, but let’s consider what this week’s episodes showed us…)
They brought adults into high school, to try and convince the kids that the now-defunct, rejuvenated Glee club, is going to be popular again…and what better way to convince them then:
- Bullying – Yes, they actively call high schoolers “nerds” and put down “Tea party” students for their political views
- Seduction – Adult, alumni, cheerleaders, putting on their old outfits, dancing with the current high school cheerleaders, and rubbing up on the guys there, to try and show that you can be hot, cool, and a singer
Is this really what the show is trying to teach nowadays?
Is that really the best that can be shown in the first 15% of the season?
Has the show lost its touch completely after the loss, or are they trying to work up one final crescendo, before the grand finale?