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Glee used to make me cry for every scene, but in a good way. All the
first three seasons were excellent and absolutely fabulous - so
heartbreaking, but joyful, and all of the talks, conflicts, love
struggles made sense and got me really interested in. I used to feel
how all the roles felt. The whole Finchel thing was my favorite, lots
of sad things happened but it was so beautiful.
Now, when came season 4, all the newbies went in. Of course it's cool that Ryan added new members, but they really DOESN'T make any sense to me at all. For example, Tina - she's like arguing about every single thing and it's so freaking annoying and doesn't even make me want to join in the talk. It's so pointless. And in all the three seasons every character was planned out - everyone had a special personality, everyone was different. Now it feels like they are all the same. Also, the songs - some of them still are staying in my mind, but most of them are like forgotten. Songs from seasons before I remember like my birth date. Oh, and, what happened to Rachel.. She has changed so much and I didn't like her style and attitude so much.
But season 5 is the most heartbreaking because of Cory Monteith's death. I was crying my eyes out in ''The Quarterback'' episode, that was a good one. But the first episodes of this season - what's up with the whole Tina thing? NONSENSE.
I love Glee and I'll love it forever I'm sure, it changed my life and my view of life. But now it's too much.
At the time of writing this review, I have seen seasons 1 and 2, and some of season 3. I think I can review this now. My main problem with the show is the clichés that the fans refer to as characters. You've got your typical jocks, cheerleaders, the nice teacher who understands the students, the social outcasts, the fat girl, the comic relief and the obligatory gay and/or disabled people so the fans can feel like they're 'accepting' of anything. I will admit though, one or two of the actors manage to bring something special to their roles. The story is boring and has been done before dozens of times, not to mention unrealistic. A girl releases a sex tape, and she doesn't get into trouble? I call bullsh*t. If I had to say one good thing about the series, it would be the character of Sue, the borderline psychotic gym teacher/principal. Every time she's on screen, I laugh a little bit. Overall score: 3/10
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The fundamental problem with TV Shows is that they go on for far too
long. They aren't properly planned, so it ends up becoming contrived
rather than consistent, and loses all the flavor that made the show
good or great to watch. You sometimes begin to wonder why you have
liked the series in the first place, or you desperately wish when it
back to its original roots.
This has happened to well known adult cartoons,ex. Family Guy, South Park and the Simpsons. This has happened to Heroes,and countless other TV Shows. Glee is no exception.
Glee started off as a show where teacher Will Schuester tried to start the Glee Club, because of the nostalgia he had of being in a Glee Club when he was younger, so he enlists a load of different characters with colourful personalities and talent. Problem? They are low on the 'highschool social ladder' deemed as losers, where obviously the jocks and cheerleaders are high up this ladder. Now in Highschool shows/movies this is fairly common, and for a high school musical TV show like Glee, this isn't a huge surprise.
One of the strong aspects of the show is that we have Finn who is the captain and quarterback of McKinley High and he joins the Glee Club, and he has to balance that out with be captain of the football, and also be dad with his pregnant girlfriend Quinn. I state that this is a 'strong aspect' because Glee is a show that has comedy and drama. You have the pregnant girlfriend, characters who are gay, but remain in the closet due to fear of backlash, thus it is not completely 'over the top' buffoonery as I have heard people proclaim. It can balance out out drama and comedy at times, and because of this you can gradually become more sympathetic towards these characters who were originally appeared to the 'typical jock, bully or annoying girl' and that is the thing; Glee is connotative with expression. What I liked about the series is some of the character's development from being this douche to becoming a likable character all around. Glee is more than just more about 'being in a singing club' it is expressing who they are, and how characters seeing how characters have become more vulnerable. People from different social ladders come together and manage to mesh well with each other, you start to forgot that they were once this person you despised.
For example Puck. In the earlier episodes this character was a typical jock who bullied Artie from the Glee Club, but we start to see more of a vulnerable side as the series progresses, and generally more of a kinder character. The Glee club has always had its issues, personalities clash for different reasons, huge arguments but you see the 'family aspect' of that which has become admirable. That's something I can give credit for. Also the themes that address, one of them such as a 'teen suicide attempt' where one character who was originally a bully towards another gay character tries to end his life, because he couldn't handle the pressure of being gay, or Artie having the dream to become a dancer, but gradually coming to the acceptance that he wouldn't be able to. That being said, the fundamental problem with addressing these themes is that they have terrible execution. Examples
Rachel meeting her mom has amounted to almost nothing in the first season. I am not expecting some so huge, but it is like the writers had one idea, but didn't have time to execute it, so it was 'ok we don't feel a connection, so let's leave it at that' or how the teen suicide attempt merely led to this 'it's get better' and by that, the character never makes an appearance again, and he is arguably one of the best side characters when it comes to development, and the actor was great.
Let's look at Quinn, who was pregnant and gave away her baby so easily. Even though she showed to love her baby, when Puck asked her 'Are you going to give her away' she stated yes, not a moment of hesitation. 'What is the problem, people have different reaction' and that would be fine, but then it turns out she missed her all along and she is venting from depression in the earlier episodes of season 3 (she gave away her baby in season 1, and barely showed enough hints in season 2, she was more sad that Finn dumped her for Rachel) and then in season 3 where she wants to get her baby back, that ultimately leads to nothing. No good execution. My problem with Glee is that it has potential to carry out good story lines and falls flat. Then after she was more concerned being with being prom queen and getting the sympathy vote. My problem is you try to make a multi-layered character but switching story lines as from wanting to get your baby back, to something very trivial in comparison to being the prom queen is ridiculous. These are just examples that come to mind.
The problem is Glee is clogged with these relationships and they could have better use for other main characters. The Mercedes and Rachel Feud, on who gets the lead had become redundant, and instead of wasting time on some relationship, it could be use to add more to characters. Some characters have felt like recurring characters instead of main ones. Characters like Rory had no significance after one episode and this had led to its gradual downfall.
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It may seem unfair to judge an entire TV series based on seeing only
four to six episodes, but based on how I felt about the episodes, I
really don't see any way I could continue to watch it. The premise was
laughable, the characters were one dimensional stereotypes with
everyone but the glee club having flaws to them, there was nothing to
get behind, the comedy was bad, and everything was so predictable.
When I watched the show, one big thing that kept jumping out at me was how boring and stereotypical the characters were. There was the over achieving girl who wants to make it big, the jock who sings, the jock's cheerleader girlfriend, the teacher's dumb blond wife, and so on. None of these characters stuck out to me and none of them were built up from the ground. All of them were based around the stereotypes of whatever they were. Every character had so little flaw it became boring. Having no flaws does not make a good character. Having flaws makes for a good character because they are more interesting. Then, when a character has flaws, they have nothing else. This is not interesting! This is the lowest form of characters you can have!
While I only saw about four or five episodes, I made a bunch of guesses about what was going to happen and checked online to see if I was right. What did I learn? This show is so predictable! I correctly guessed that the celibate cheerleader would get pregnant and it would not be the boyfriend's child. I guessed that the teacher would leave his current wife and marry that other teacher and I was right! I guessed the over achieving girl and the jock would get together and I was right! There was some minor stuff but these were the big things. If I can guess how things are going to turn out from just five episodes, then this show needs to do something to be less predictable.
With the exception of Lea Michele, the acting was awful. She brought a certain something to her performance from what I saw while everyone else, well, they did not to put it simply.
There was one part where I thought I might be able to watch through the series. Things looked like they were getting better, things seemed less forced, and then I saw the football scene. I'm talking about the scene where the football team dances on the football field to confuse the opposing team so they can get the winning point. After that, I called it quits and vowed to not watch the show again.
Is it the worst TV show I've ever watched? Of course not, but it is very bad. Why this has become so popular I do not understand.
Friends of mine recommended the show to me, and from the beginning of season one, I was hooked. I loved the show's premise, and all the characters. The show was the perfect mix of comedy and drama, along with some emotional story lines. Season two was still good, although I felt a substantial increase in the sad and drama-filled episodes. Unfortunately, for me, season three was a complete disappointment, with all sorts of twists and cliffhangers. (Not that I don't enjoy those, they just aren't very suitable, in my opinion, for a show like Glee). I stopped watching the show one episode before the finale. I had, and still don't have, any interest in continuing the show.
It's a good enough show, with quite funny characters and
......fitting...acting. But, for the love of whatever you find holy,
stop fixing every second of singing with massive Auto-Tuning! I
actually believe that many of the actors really are good singers, but
it's impossible to know for sure, since all of them are turned into
pitch perfect robots. And pitch perfect isn't musically perfect. Far
Good ol' "Fame" managed to become popular without resorting to technology. I'm sure it can still be done.
Whaddayouknow...Glee is even mentioned in the Wikipedia article about Auto-Tune..
Watched a few episode and the show simply bore the hell out of me.
The singing is atrocious, acting horrendous, it's a horrible mess with extremely poor story lines and scripts of kids jumping and singing terribly.
This show also has absolutely the worst fanatic fans, especially when they give all those annoying "ship" names and are extremely deluded about their favorite characters. Fancy girls worshiping Chris Cholfer, EWWW!
There are way better comedies out there, this one is a complete waste of time.
I've been a show choir kid my ENTIRE life and I was born and raised in OHIO where the show takes place and I have never been embarrassed about it. After watching this show, I've never felt more embarrassed in my life. Don't get me wrong, the pilot showed A LOT of promise, I even enjoyed it, but after watching episodes two and three, I wanted to gouge my eyes out with a fork. This show is NOTHING what it's like to be in an Ohio show choir. I went to Olentangy High School in Lewis Center, OH and in our show choir, we really did have cheerleaders and football players on board and EVERYBODY supported EVERYBODY. I mean, our quarterback was the lead in our senior play for Christ's sake. Maybe the writer's should visit Olentangy High School and Teays Valley High School to see what show choir life in Ohio is REALLY about!! Key-what?!!! KEYNOTES!!!!
Does anyone remember 'Cop Rock'? No? It was something along the lines of 'Glee' in that it tried to combine a few good ideas in a horrible, horrible bastard child of a TV show. 'Cop Rock' was a combo of 'Hill Street Blues' with 'Fame'. The boys in blue were singing and dancing while booking the bad guys. I think it had an impressive run of a whopping three episodes. 'Glee', like 'Cop Rock' sucks too. This show tries to combine '90210', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Fame', and a number of other marginal shows into one. It includes drama, humor, talent, and human interest in to a tight little package that fails miserably. Sure, it would be good if it were half of those things, but it is seriously too much which makes it a train wreck which is (oddly enough) impossible to watch. I actually feel sorry for the talented actors who signed on for this and hope they can recover from this debacle of as television show.
This show sucked. The only good thing about this show was Cory M. (May he rest in peace). I knew this show was garbage when they let NeNe Gorilla Leakes on the program. Why did they have to go all Planet of the Apes and let Flappy Bird Leakes on the show. This show red me of Sesame Street on crack. Michelle is so annoying. This show is for the freaks and geeks in high school who grow up to be even freakier and geekier. Also this show appeals to the unwanted. It needed to be said. I'm glad this show is almost over. Nene your 15 minutes lasted a long time but at the end of the day you are a sleezy stripper who met Gref when he was married and you will always look like the mated outcome of a gorilla and an ape with flappy bird as your maternal grandfather.
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