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(Huffington Post)   Glee renewed for two more seasons of never again capturing the magic they had in the first one   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2013-04-21 12:16:41 AM
At some point they need to just acknowledge that their Senior year is over.
 
2013-04-21 01:09:49 AM
Yeahfine.  But what about the Glee Project?
 
2013-04-21 08:56:18 AM
These high school kids should be collecting social security by now.
 
2013-04-21 08:59:20 AM
Really? Is there a limited supply of homosexuals and chunky girls and wishful thinking storylines? Also varsity jocks who secretly love members of the United Colors of Glee Club.

Also the retard and the cripple.
 
2013-04-21 09:10:38 AM
Remember this, fans of "Freaks & Geeks". Remember.
 
2013-04-21 09:16:53 AM
...Mrs Coast is fond of the show, and it has its moments - but I think they jumped the shark when they did the school-shooting ep that turned out to be a really bad way to write out Jane Lynch.

And I'm sorry - Lima, OH, just ain't that tolerant of homosexuals and cross-dressers.
 
2013-04-21 09:27:07 AM
www.vincegolangco.com

I'll only watch it if someone is cheering me on...
 
2013-04-21 10:21:58 AM
This is why fark can never be taken seriously, there is such a thing as too much sarcasm
 
2013-04-21 10:28:48 AM

AtlanticCoast63: ...Mrs Coast is fond of the show, and it has its moments - but I think they jumped the shark when they did the school-shooting ep that turned out to be a really bad way to write out Jane Lynch.

And I'm sorry - Lima, OH, just ain't that tolerant of homosexuals and cross-dressers.


They got rid of Jane Lynch? Hell, I've never seen the show, but that's borderline criminal.

/I'm discreet, but I'll haunt your dreams
 
2013-04-21 10:52:56 AM
People watch this?  Glee looks like The GAP and Apple commercial producers came up with a sitcom.
 
2013-04-21 10:59:04 AM

AtlanticCoast63: ...Mrs Coast is fond of the show, and it has its moments - but I think they jumped the shark when they did the school-shooting ep that turned out to be a really bad way to write out Jane Lynch.

And I'm sorry - Lima, OH, just ain't that tolerant of homosexuals and cross-dressers.


Could just be a cliffhanger. I watched that episode this Friday and found it somewhat unsettling. My partner hated it but I was a little confused by the lack of a definite moral message and fairly impressed at how well they straddled the gun control fence.
 
2013-04-21 11:06:23 AM
I absolutely loved the first season, enjoyed the second, and then wondered why the producers would go out of their way to brick in my mouth with each subsequent episode.  How is anyone still watching this?
 
2013-04-21 11:25:48 AM
fark 'em, they're thieves.

//team Coulton
 
2013-04-21 11:39:40 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: They got rid of Jane Lynch? Hell, I've never seen the show, but that's borderline criminal.


This. The only reason I was watching was for her. I'd even fast forward past the musicals.
 
2013-04-21 11:47:09 AM

Gunderson: [www.vincegolangco.com image 628x434]

I'll only watch it if someone is cheering me on...


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2013-04-21 11:53:59 AM
So about half the cast was already breaking willing suspension of disbelief by being really obviously in their 30s or at best late 20s in season 1, I don't even want to know how obviously almost-middle-aged the cast is now.
 
2013-04-21 11:58:52 AM
Hell, the first episode promised a show that would subvert the whole High School Musical crap and pepper in some black comedy throughout. But then they started just doing some kind of Very Special Episode every damn week, wherein Kurt was NEVER WRONG.
 
2013-04-21 12:02:07 PM
My sister is a fan of the show, and she sends me clips of some of their covers; a few of them aren't that bad.  Nowhere near better than the originals, but better in some cases than other covers out there already.  Another show on FOX that needs to get shiatcanned quickly is American Idol.  The show's been on for about 100 seasons now, give or take, and I think you can count the number of truly successful former contestants on one hand.  Chris Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson......and I think that's it.  What's funny is that two of those people didn't even win!
 
2013-04-21 12:51:26 PM
They ran out of stories to tell very early.  Then they started recycling stories.  Then the characters became schizophrenic. Then they all became gay.  And all that happened by the end of the second season.  They should make tv shows that last only a season.  So many good shows end up bad because the studios want to suck as much money out of a hit show as possible.  Glee would have awesome if it ended in the first season with them winning nationals.  Lost would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them getting off the island.  Heroes would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them stopping Sylar. But they tried to squeeze every last dollar out of those shows and people ended up hating them.  Make a story that lasts a season.  If you want to do more seasons tell another story.  The producers of heroes promised to do that but then back tracked at the end when Sylar got popular.
 
2013-04-21 01:00:45 PM

Omis: They ran out of stories to tell very early.  Then they started recycling stories.  Then the characters became schizophrenic. Then they all became gay.  And all that happened by the end of the second season.  They should make tv shows that last only a season.  So many good shows end up bad because the studios want to suck as much money out of a hit show as possible.  Glee would have awesome if it ended in the first season with them winning nationals.  Lost would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them getting off the island.  Heroes would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them stopping Sylar. But they tried to squeeze every last dollar out of those shows and people ended up hating them.  Make a story that lasts a season.  If you want to do more seasons tell another story.  The producers of heroes promised to do that but then back tracked at the end when Sylar got popular.


I kind of think we're moving to that model on cable TV.  Breaking Bad, after all, will end with 62 episodes, which would just be late in the 3rd season on the standard network TV model.  But the show does feel like it's run its course, and you really can't get any more episodes out of it.  On a broadcast network, though, the network would demand them to stretch the storylines out past their breaking point to try to hit that magic 100 episode number.
 
2013-04-21 01:42:59 PM

Omis: They ran out of stories to tell very early.  Then they started recycling stories.  Then the characters became schizophrenic. Then they all became gay.  And all that happened by the end of the second season.  They should make tv shows that last only a season.  So many good shows end up bad because the studios want to suck as much money out of a hit show as possible.  Glee would have awesome if it ended in the first season with them winning nationals.  Lost would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them getting off the island.  Heroes would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them stopping Sylar. But they tried to squeeze every last dollar out of those shows and people ended up hating them.  Make a story that lasts a season.  If you want to do more seasons tell another story.  The producers of heroes promised to do that but then back tracked at the end when Sylar got popular.


This production method is precisely why I love American Horror Story.

/can't wait for Season 3
 
2013-04-21 03:04:47 PM
Season 1 was fine. After that, they just kept ramping up the stupid.

First, they go out of their way to try to make the cast as diverse as possible and it goes far beyond normal to the point that it's impossible to immerse yourself and consider Glee-ville a reality. Every race, disability, and sexual orientation are represented. It's insulting. Our city has a zoo I can visit when I want forced variety.

Secondly, there's too much music. I know, that's the point. But, the musical numbers per episode have increased since season 1. It's at the point where they just jam in little bits of high-drama back-and-forths inbetween the songs so it's not just an hour long stage performance. The stories are not played out slowly or thoughtfully. They're thrust out in as few words as passable with as much drama as possible to make the songs sort of fit the makeshift storyline (usually, they don't anyway, and you can tell).

My theory is the show survives not based on television ratings, but on TV ratings + iTunes sales. They'll be getting money for decades from not 1 source, but two.

Speaking of, the way you can tell out the songs are done in a studio and the actors lipsync during video recording was the first thing I hated about the show, even in season 1. Again, it kills any chance of immersion or belief.
 
2013-04-21 04:11:19 PM
Glee is American Idol in sitcom form.
 
2013-04-21 04:50:54 PM
aren't they all in their 40s by now?
 
2013-04-21 05:40:54 PM
As someone who works with young people, I ave to appreciate that Glee has created a stage on which to air some pretty difficult issues. It seems like one of the few shows that puts good stuff back into the world.

/doesnt watch, but a lot of my students talk about some of the big issues with a confidence that is very encouraging.
 
2013-04-21 06:28:10 PM
Of course they did. There's still Paul and Storm songs to rip off once they finish out Jonathan Coulton's discography.
 
2013-04-21 09:06:38 PM
Most of the main characters have graduated and moved on, and there is a new cast that has been introduced this season. Of the old members still hanging around, the explanation is that they either were underclassmen or (in the case of the cheerleader) they outright flunk. None of the bigger stars from season 1 are still portraying high school students.

It doesn't really feel like they're trying to milk every dollar out of it. It more feels like they are trying really hard to tell stories as valid and groundbreaking as the first season, but they're not really nailing it. It's a worthy effort, though.

As far as to why they are still around - every time they do an old song, that song gets a giant sales boost. The Fleetwood Mac episode isn't even considered one of the best, but after it broadcast Rumors went back to #12 of the Billboard charts. Musicians  begging Glee to cover their songs. On top of that, Fox drops a new album full of Glee tunes every couple of months, which always goes to the top of the charts as well. Glee is making tons of money as a one hour commercial for new music every week. Trust me, Glee's not going anywhere.
 
2013-04-22 03:22:28 PM

Capt. Sparkles: Omis: They ran out of stories to tell very early.  Then they started recycling stories.  Then the characters became schizophrenic. Then they all became gay.  And all that happened by the end of the second season.  They should make tv shows that last only a season.  So many good shows end up bad because the studios want to suck as much money out of a hit show as possible.  Glee would have awesome if it ended in the first season with them winning nationals.  Lost would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them getting off the island.  Heroes would have been awesome if it ended in the first season with them stopping Sylar. But they tried to squeeze every last dollar out of those shows and people ended up hating them.  Make a story that lasts a season.  If you want to do more seasons tell another story.  The producers of heroes promised to do that but then back tracked at the end when Sylar got popular.

This production method is precisely why I love American Horror Story.

/can't wait for Season 3


And both Glee and AMH were created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
 
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