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The Daily Beast: "Why I Loathe Glee"

Let's just say that Sue Sylvester may have a few things to say about this.

FOX's Glee may have hit a ratings high this week, but the popular show has hit a new low in terms of story.

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, "Why I Loathe Glee," where I offer my take on where the Fox musical-comedy has gone horribly, offensively wrong.

Head to the comments to discuss whether you agree or disagree with my assessment and whether the show has lost its way entirely.

Comments

Amen!

When did copying something become entertainment? There's no satire or homages here, it's just straight up copying.

And I dislike Glee's mean streak, although Sue seems to have lost it this year as you noted.
Cassie said…
I very much agree. Though the episode had some great stuff mainly from Brittany's character, the rest of the story sucked. I have come to groan when I hear that an episode will be coming that features songs of one particular artist because, like you said, it becomes all about the songs and not making the songs fit the story. The writers are definitely getting lazy.

I really hated Rachel's character on this episode. It seemed a little much even for her. Also, I think it was dumb that they just had Tina dump Artie during the break. That's something that could have worked in this season and given an interesting storyline to some beloved characters and getting us to know Asian Mike better and grow his character.
Anonymous said…
I loved Glee when it started. By the end of last year I was wondering where it went wrong. By the end of the Britney episode I knew I was done. For me the show is only worth watching when they aren't singing - and they haven't done anything great outside of a musical # in a long time.
Chris L said…
It's pretty sad, but about half way through the Brittany Spears episode, I couldn't think of a reason for continuing to watch the show - you know, I mean aside from the hot women involved.

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