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Is there a TV show that everyone around you watches that you really don't get or like? If so, what is it? To what do you ascribe the odd fascination?
This might be a good time to ask:

What the fuck is Glee?

All I know is that it's a Fox show, and that there's a lot of gay in it, which would probably explain the fascination with it among my circle of friends. Because gay = ratings. I guess.


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Jul. 18th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, there's actually not a lot of gay in it. (My favorite character is gay.) It has singing and dancing and I'm a musical freak, so it appeals to me. It's a high school satire-- nothing at all like High School Musical.
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Apparently, it's a very love it or hate it show. About a high school Glee club or something. I just know that it's the subject of lots of wank, between the people who think it's just pure awesome and treats its characters very well and fairly and the people who think it's an ableist, sexist, racist, homophobic piece of tripe. I'm sure it's somewhere in-between.
Jul. 18th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't follow it, but I've caught bits and pieces, and it...pretty much is in between, IMO. It'll have a moment of doing something really right and well, and then it'll turn around and do something else incredibly stupid (the ablism in the episode that centered around the boy in the wheelchair sent my roomie into a frothing rage).
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Jul. 18th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
My coworker whose daughters love the show agrees with this statement.
Jul. 18th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Glee is a fandom that frightens me.
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
It has fun music, which often manages to distract from the fact that the actual plot is actually kinda stupid. On good weeks they have people like Kristen Chenowith, Idina Menzel or Neil Patrick Harris. On weeks when the music falls flat, it's hard to ignore the fact that the show is in fact a high school drama and not a particularly good one.
Jul. 19th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
I actually like Glee quite a bit, which is surprising because I really thought I'd end up hating it. XD The music isn't as bad as people make it out to be, in my opinion. (Oddly enough, the only exception is the final episode of the last season, which was pretty horrible in a few instances.) Obviously you can't hold the actors to the same standards to the original vocalists because they cover some pretty untouchable artists, but with that in mind, the numbers really aren't so bad. Rarely are they painful and most of the time they're at least decent, if not enjoyable. (I actually think this rendition by the cast is better than the original.)

As for the plot, it's a little over-dramatic, but it doesn't cross into soap opera territory. (Trust me. After a year with Stephanie and her General Hospital obsession, I would know.) XD If you're looking for a ground-breaking, mind-boggling story line, look elsewhere, but it serves it's purpose well when you watch it purely for entertainment.

And I'll also add that this show seems to have much more appeal for women than men. XD
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