it’s nice to see that when ryan scolded fandom and told us to expect dynamic love interests for santana, that what he really meant is that he has already started the sidelining and de-gayification of santana and her love interests.
not only is this love interest completely offscreen, but we have to rely on context clues to divine that the love interest is a lady at all! after all, why would they even show—or even explicitly tell!— a lesbian going on a date with a woman? that’s just too gay.
When Glee tackles any kind of social issue, like as soon as it becomes obvious they’re going to dedicate dialogue to a thing that matters, you can actually sense the collective groan of the entire internet. Not because it’s almost always heavy-handed PSAs with this show, but because nine times out of ten, they jump from the high dive and end up belly-flopping all the water out of the pool. We’ve been watching them muck it up so long now, we’ve actually developed an entirely new standard of measuring their success at social commentary. With other shows, we call offensive things offensive. With Glee, if it isn’t so offensive it makes you want to punch your TV in the face, we call it a win.
AfterElton recap of “Guilty Pleasures” (x)
If someone could tell me what’s “wrong” with Blam beyond “Sam talks to Blaine more than Kurt did last season” I would be surprised.
I think that is reducing the position down a LOT. I find it fundamentally gross that Sam gets to be the great ‘queer whisperer’ to both Blaine and Brittany simply by virtue of his
total blandness straight, white, “normalness” canceling out their non-GA-friendly queerness. Also, and this is personal preference, I just cannot get into white dudebros that much. They’re just not my character type, and I’ve never been a huge fan of Sam because of that. People who like Sam more than I do probably like Blam more.
when you think about it
nothing has really happened on glee this season
- kurt moved to nyc and got an apartment with rachel
- new nd members
- blaine won the class presidency with sam as his vp
- kurt got a job at vogue
- all the couples broke up in some really shitty ways
What OP means is “Nothing that I wanted to happen this season has happened, therefore, nothing that did happens counts”.
lol actually I think I meant that this season has been horribly written all around with no consistent arcs or fleshed out storylines, even for characters I don’t like! :)!
ugh, i can’t believe i am getting in on this, but if you look at that list, half those things don’t matter in the grand scheme of their storytelling. like, say you’re trying to catch someone up on the show and are mentioning what happened this season. if the most detail for kurt’s character arc you need to go into is, “kurt got a job at vogue, but he’s now at nyada,” there’s something seriously wrong with the storytelling. a good story focuses on details and leaves the viewer wanting more, not because details were so sparse, but because the detail kept the viewer rapt with suspense. if somebody asked you what happened with kurt this year (a main character!) and you can summarize everything in ~six bullet points, AND that isn’t leaving out any details, well, that’s just bad storytelling. a good story should make you go, “but you really have to watch it to get it all!”, not keep you scrounging for backstory and character development.
glee by other tv shows
i think this gif is all you need to know about being in fandom: