This show used to be about a ragtag group of misfits that could barely hold onto enough warm bodies to compete and got made fun of by the rest of the student body. Now, McKinley can muster up enough interest in the arts, as well as the funds, to have two choirs?  Of course, that story arc is now essentially done, providing yet another example of how this shows tends to send its characters in circles.

What all of us frustrated with the show wish Murphy would listen to is precisely what he seems to ignore.  We’ve asked repeatedly for him to find a way to for Sue to be relevant to the story again by evolving past her attempts to take down the glee club.  She’s shown moments of clear growth and maturing, but, just as quickly, she forgets the truce she had with Will, or the way New Directions planned a lovely funeral for her sister, and is back to physically assaulting students and running for congress as a vehement opponent of arts education.  There is no character development allowed here…one step forward means three steps back.

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One Response to The Trouble With Glee

  1. Magdalena says:

    I just want to say that I agree with you 100% and I wanted to add that as a gay woman, nothing about Santana’s storyline ever rings true to me. It’s really frustrating to see other queer fans of the show praise it just because they’re happy with any representation at all, even though Brittany and Santana’s storylines are generally incredibly condescending. Anyway, good post.

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