Why Glee has Lost its Charm
May 3, 2012 § 2 Comments
Glee has lost its charm. I’m sorry to say it but it really has. The musical show used to be about fun, amusing one-liners and tongue in cheek plots. It put musicals on the map, made geeks look cool and allowed you to enter a world where some people’s lives sucked a little bit more than yours.
Now, it’s like watching an episode of Saved by the Bell but without Screech and Mr Belding. While this show was originally targeted at teenagers, it also received an older demographic which once upon a time it catered for. Now it’s just trying to teach me something, and as a fully grown adult I don’t need to be told what’s right and wrong. I learnt all that myself when I was younger.
You might be reading this and thinking “well it’s a show for kids” and you’re right – but it also became a show for adults and now it’s in fear of losing half of its demographic. What happened to Sue Sylvester? She’s about as cold as a hot water bottle. What happened to Brittany’s brain? She seems to be showing sense. What happened to Rachel’s annoying attitude? She’s actually liked by the rest of the New Direction kids.
I understand the show has to change in order for it to still appear fresh for the audience, but they are changing the characters and not the storylines. How tiresome it is to watch Rachel and Finn look into each other’s eyes all sickly. How boring it can be to see Blaine or Kurt come close to having another affair. Do something different!
Glee is also full of the most useless characters in the world. Think about it, what exactly does Tina do? She says the odd line when Quinn isn’t around. Where’s Puck? Has even had a storyline this season? The one saving grace this season was the newbie Rory and even he seems to have dropped off the radar.
The fact that Rachel, Kurt, Finn and Puck will all be bowing out this year too also makes me really wonder what will become of New Directions. As this show is seriously running out of storylines, and the characters left can’t match the big personalities of Lea Michele and Chris Colfer. The only thing that might give this show one more season is Darren Criss, and even he is lacking his usual energy.
Glee needs to go back to its roots. It needs to be everything we watched it for. It needs to be different.