GLEE: Whats the big friggin’ deal?

10 11 2010

Am I the only person in America between the age of 14 and 34 that is totally uninterested in this show?

I beg to differ with Entertainment Weekly reviewer Ken Tucker who swears “This comedy from Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) is so good– so funny, so bulging with vibrant characters– that it blasts past any defenses you might put up against it.” 

I find that it is an overacted, poorly lipsynched, strategically promoted show on a network (Fox) that has struggled as of late to recreate the successes of scripted programming like 24, Malcom in the Middle, and House M.D.

How can something deemed “blissfully unoriginal in a witty, imaginative way” by the New York Times, and was chastised by Bitch Magazine last November for failing to truly address or set an example for issues like homophobia, racism, and (dis)ableism in their “Very Special” episodes, be the #1 show on television?

So this show that gets a ton of attention, especially lately,  isn’t actually all that groundbreaking. I think it’s just like real high school… no matter how well intentioned they may be, they aren’t dispelling any stereotypes or really befriending any outcasts.  If anything this show is making the situation of oppression worse because they’re singing about it for the whole world to watch, absorb, and emulate.

   

I think there are sincerely talented people on this show, but they aren’t all showcased as prominently as perhaps they should be.  I think Chris Colfer is a distinct character, who is getting alot of deserved attention lately- but I think Heather Morris and Amber Riley should be featured way more!

That said…  I want to kick that Lea Michele girl in the teeth for ruining “Don’t Stop Believin’.”  The thought that 1 million people paid for a copy of her forced, nasally voice going on and on and on and on… baffles me.

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