Wednesday, September 28, 2011

'Glee' has hit 'Heroes' territory

Once upon a time "Glee" was a fun, heartwarming show about a group of misfits who sang and danced their way into our hearts. Now, it's this ridiculous parody of what it once was.

There was a time when the character's differences were celebrated, but last night Quinn was constantly berated for being different. Sure she was hanging out with a bad crowd, but did she really have to change her look back into the blond perfect princess to be acceptable.

Also, her scheming to get back her happy child from Shelby undercuts the maturity and selflessness of her original decision.

It was great to see Will call her on her selfish behavior and ungratefulness.

In a completely ridiculous, over the top moment, Kurt auditions for Tony "West Side Story" by singing Barbra Streisand's "I'm the Greatest Star." I'm sorry but someone as into musical theater as he is would never choose that song to audition with. He would know better and sing something from the show.

And I get that he's upset that Blaine is a better Tony, but shouldn't he be happy for the boy he loves so much.

At this point "Glee" has become a chore to watch and is only still palatable because of the musical numbers. Not since "Heroes" has a show gone from so good to so terrible so fast.

Every joke, so-called sweet moment and most of the dialogue feels forced. The really bad news is that the ratings have begun to reflect the diminishing quality of the series. Unless Ryan Murphy and Co. want to become the next "Heroes" they need to consider making some changes.

Everything else:

What is the point of Sugar and her anti-glee club? Cut this storyline now.

That Idina Menzel/Lea Michele duet was explosive.

Darren Criss is too talented for this sinking ship. "Something's Coming" was fantastic.

The casting session with Artie, Emma and Beiste was hilarious. The show needs more scenes like this. They are what made them a hit.

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