Secondly, I will adhere to a blogging schedule of one post every Friday no matter what. There may be extra posts, but every Friday there should be a new post of me rambling about one thing or another. And the first topic I want to discuss is the resurrection of Glee.
As a storyteller, what works and doesn't work in a series is of particular interest to me. Season 4 of Glee showed the writers had little idea of why people liked their show. Season 5 pressed upon that point, but now with Season 6, it looks like someone finally told them, or they finally started listening.
When I first started watching Glee, I loved it. It was the quirky little show unlike anything else on television that wasn't afraid to make fun of itself and had a wonderful message, that you didn't have to be perfect to be a star. Here you have the school's misfits, getting on stage and singing their hearts out, and it was magical.
Then Season 4 came and a lot of the kids aged out of high school, and the casting director seemed to have never watched an episode of Glee or at the very least had no idea why anyone else watched it. So then enters Marley, Ryder and Jake, three characters almost no one is missing. When the female lead's major issues are a fear of someday becoming fat, not being able to afford designer clothes and deciding which hot guy to date, a show about social misfits has jumped the fucking tracks.
I think the writers met these actors and were as uninspired as the audience was to keep watching them. So the downward spiral of Glee began...
But now we get to Season 6 and it's like the show has done a 180 (Well more like a 225, but I'll get to that). Sure bringing back half the old guard is unrealistic and a bit depressing when you think about it. After all the big dreams they had, they fail miserably and end up teachers at their old high school. And not even real teachers cause none of them have a college degree. But I can't blame them for bringing back the old guard considering how flat and depressing some of the new guard was.
With that being said, there is one storyline I don't like. That is the one about Coach Bieste transitioning into a man. I mostly dislike it because it goes against everything the character has done up until this point, and seems tacked on as an attempt to show how super diverse and envelope pushing the show is. While I'm all for diversity and pushing the envelope, I don't think it should be done by retconning your characters.
But overall, this last season of Glee is making such a comeback that I'm sorry that it's ending. I look forward to every episode and am watching the moment it airs.