Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why I'm annoyed with Glee

I am going to do the unthinkable; make a whole bunch of Gleeks mad.
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I mean, hopefully I wont, but I probably will.  I used to love Glee.  Back when everyone but Kurt was straight and they had really good songs.  I mean, do we remember this amazing number? 
The show got an agenda, which honestly is fine by me.  I mean good for them.  I don't have a TV show where I get to talk about everything I believe.  They figured out how to do it so I'm not poo-pooing on that.  It's my choice to watch it and I did, off and on depending on how I felt when I was watching it.  If I felt yucky then I would just turn it off and move on.  I didn't care.  They made it clear from the beginning what they believed so it's not my place to be annoyed by it for choosing to watch it.  This is logic. 
Now a days everyone on the show Glee is gay.  Or Bi-sexual.  Or a cross dresser.  But hey, I'm not going to pretend like I sin prettier than they do so I'm not poo-pooing on that either.  But there was  an abortion on the show and that pretty much put the nail in the coffin for me.  They didn't make a big statement out of it but did do it so I choose to just not watch it anymore.  Although I did catch this, and I loved it.  I think it's my intense love for nerdy boys. And there are some seriously adorable nerdy boys in this video.  I think my favorite is the Weaselly twins look alike. 
As you know a few months ago their main character Finn, who was played by Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose in Canada.  He was an amazing character.  The cool guy who befriended the dork Glee club and basically because he stood up for them they all became successful.  Remember this?  It's my favorite all time song that he sang. (Those line of De Fox Glee Propiedad are annoying) 
  He had mixed Heroine and Alcohol and after years of struggling with addiction it finally took his life.  It is so sad.  My own mother lost her life to addiction and I understand the struggle as an onlooker.  It happens to the rich, poor, ugly and the beautiful.  It is a disease and it needs to be addressed.  So I did tune in this last week where I thought for sure that a show that has such a big platform that discusses such serious issues would make it honoring to him and help others through his struggles. 
I was truly disappointed.  The first line that Kurt said was "It didn't matter how he died."  Really?  It doesn't matter that he died of overdosing on Heroine?  This is a show that tells us that we need to live the way that makes us happy and do whatever feels good and when one of their characters dies by living this way then "it doesn't matter?"  This is hypocrisy at its best and I'm disappointed. 
Also, I was annoyed with how everyone over acted. Some of these people cried more than I did at my cousins funeral.  Rachel who was his TV and real life girlfriend was the only one that I believed.  She was so real and it's the only reason I didn't throw my Ipad out the window from pure frustration and lost opportunities. 
So there you have it.  What did you think of it all?  Did they do it classy or did they miss it?   


ashley said...

i have watched it, off and on, as well. i haven't watched any of this season yet, but i will check in with you after i do!

Sarah Shetland said...

I think that they did not address the issue because they didn't want to make anyone upset. Which in a way it's is upsetting because not only did they miss chances to have families talk about drugs and what happens when you use them, but they also used the worldly viewpoint of live how you want and do what ever makes you happy and it doesn't matter. Which to me is the more upsetting point of glee.