OKAY, I have a really important question here – what the heck happened to the once awesome TV show Glee?
It has become extremely boring, draggy and what was that again? Oh yeah, boring! It is now one of the saddest television shows around and it doesn’t seem as if it will get better any time soon.
But that wasn’t always the case, remember?
When the musical TV series about a bunch of singing and dancing high school students premiered in 2009, it was kind of revolutionary.
There were no other shows back then that focused on the fictional underdogs, nerds, geeks and outcasts in schools which got the underdogs, nerds, geeks and outcasts in the real world all excited.
People couldn’t stop talking about the show which revolves around students who are part of their school’s glee (talent) club, called New Directions, which takes part in show choir competitions.
They gave new twists to all-time favourite tunes and also performed hit songs from the likes of Madonna, Kanye West and Lady Gaga. Even Britney Spears made a cameo appearance on the show and gave the series one of its highest ratings ever.
Everyone fell in love with the cast members, made up primarily of Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith and more.
People regarded the show’s producer and writer Ryan Murphy as the most intelligent person in the TV business for creating Glee … that is, until he started spewing nonsense in season two and expected everyone to just play along.
Seriously. How difficult could it be to maintain a TV show for more than one season? The creators of Friends, Seinfeld and Frasier did it. Cheers did it. 24 did it. Lost did … well, hmm … to be fair, the second season of the logic-defying show was pretty insane (and not in a good way at all).
Lost was one of the shows that started off very strong but then the writers eventually got too smart for their own good. Just like the writers of Heroes – a show which totally tanked in its second season.
OMG, who remembers the awesome pilot episode of Heroes and how mind-blowing the entire first season was? *raising both arms*
The second season was unable to provide the audience with the same kind of excitement the show’s debut season did, when everyone was praying for Peter Petrelli (played by Milo Ventimiglia) to “save the cheerleader, save the world”.
Heroes finally met its death after “torturing” viewers for two more years. Many ost of us are not even sure or care about what happened to the cheerleader (played by Hayden Panettiere).
Lost almost met the same kind of ending after producers messed with the fans’ minds by introducing the creepy “Dharma Initiative” and killing off innocent (and good looking) characters in the second season.
But somehow, the show’s writers miraculously got their mojo back and gave viewers a kickass third season, which got everyone hooked on the supernatural drama once again.
The show had a proper ending in its sixth season and even answered all the burning questions fans had about the origin of the island and its mysterious elements.
Well, now it’s time for the creators of Glee to decide which way they want to go – Heroes or Lost. They can either clean up their act and give us a show that would make us beg for more, or continue to stay in a rut and force us to move on to another show.
The show is currently in the middle of its third season and it’s still possible for the writers and creators to return Glee to its former glory.
They should start by NOT introducing new characters to the show and just focus on the cast that they already have.
The audience have come to love the regular faces and there’s no point in forcing people to accept new characters. It just won’t be the same.
And while they are at it, they should also cut down on the number of “revolutionary” ideas they have for the show – you know, like same-sex and hot boy/fat-girl relationship.
Well, it’s nice that the show’s creators are trying to keep it real and include every kind of scenario that could happen in a high school but instead of being educational and inspiring, the storyline looks forced and therefore comes off as fake.
With time, effort and a bit of brain power, the creators could get us all back to loving that once popular show. It’s not as if Glee is a lost cause, right?
That, people, is so totally Gossip Girl. There’s really no saving that show anymore … xoxo.
Sharm says: I know how to get the fans back. Just reduce Lea Michele’s screen time and the creators would see an increase in the ratings in no time!