Is anyone else still watching Glee? I'm not sure when I went from being moderately amused to being mostly annoyed.
I do remember when I went from loving it to being only moderately amused. I love, love loved this show in the first season. I loved the subversive, quirky storylines. The characters' bad behavior. The silliness. And that started to fade for me some time early in the second season. In fact, I found this blog post from 18 months ago, and clearly I was already having issues, yet somehow I kept watching... But I'm hitting that point where it's dangling on the precipice of being deleted from my DVR lineup. Glee you have been warned.
It's not that I don't love mindless TV. I totally do. I'm thinking about a discussion we had in the comments last week when Sinead mentioned that there are TV shows that she always records, but doesn't always watch right away. The really heavy dramas are often like that for me too. I love them. They are my favorite things on TV. BUT... I need to be in the right mood to watch them. At the end of a day of writing or revising or whatever, I don't usually feel like something that will require actual thought or even my full attention. This is why I love reality TV and a few sitcoms and why I used to love Glee.
But, is it just me or is it starting to feel like they pick the songs first and then try to fit story lines around the songs, rather than the other way around? Or pick an "issue" and then decide which character will highlight the issue, rather than thinking about what the characters actually might do, or even attempting character arcs or storylines that go past a few episodes. I swear they put Quinn in a wheelchair just so that she and Artie could sing I'm Still Standing.
At best, it's a tad ridiculous that she was in this big car crash, doesn't have a scratch or a bruise or a broken bone or any sign of the craxh, but has a spinal injury bad enough to put her in a chair??? And even if that is possible, or this is supposed to be, say four months later (which clearly it's not), you'd think they've had at least spent a day teaching the actress how to fake being paralyzed. (The guy who plays Artie seems to have it down.) But she kept using her abs and thighs to lift her butt off the chair and for some reason it made me a little cray-cray.
Clearly I'm in a bad mood right now. But how strange (ironic?) is it that my bad mood came from watching Glee. :)