Anyone else rewatching Glee?

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Anyone else rewatching Glee? #1
Posted: 6/26/20 at 9:49pm
I was recently scrolling through Netflix and I discovered that it had Glee. I rewatched the show entirely in the span of about 2 weeks and I had some interesting opinions, I was wondering what everyone else thinks of the show and the characters. Or if anyone wants to share their thoughts. I personally, found the show somewhat dated and rewatching the show now I had many new opinions on characters such as Rachel, Blaine, and Quinn. Thoughts anyone?
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Posted: 6/26/20 at 9:58pm
No.

Absolutely not.
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Posted: 6/26/20 at 10:11pm
I’ve thought about it, but I honestly cannot do it after knowing what I know now about some of the stars, particularly Mark Salling. It’s too bad, because there were parts of it that I really enjoyed, but even watching it the first time, there were aspects of it that were just painful (Rachel’s time on Broadway being a prime example.)

I might go back and watch certain favorite episodes some time, but I could never do a complete rewatch.
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Posted: 6/26/20 at 10:13pm

I started to, but instead I am listening to the podcast that Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz host called "Showmance." Very interesting perspective about the show they were a part of for so long.

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Posted: 6/26/20 at 11:09pm

I never saw the final season and keep saying I am going to watch it. Someday, maybe.

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 12:55am

I'm watching Love, Victor. Highly recommend.

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 1:30am

I really liked the show for the first few seasons, but once they started going off to college and they brought in new (mostly unlikable) characters to the high school I lost interest and quit watching. I don't think I could ever rewatch it, but I do still go back to watch their performance of "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" every now and then because it's my favorite thing that has ever been on television and I cry every time.

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 5:49am

Too much of a train wreck. Plus I can't distinguish Rachel Berry enough from Lea Michelle to want anything good for the character. 

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 10:20am

joevitus said: "Too much of a train wreck. Plus I can't distinguish Rachel Berryenough from Lea Michelle to want anything good for the character."

Funny. I thought Rachel Berry was a pseudonym for Lea Michelle!

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 10:38am

HA! I actually started rewatching it in mid February or so when I saw it was back on Netflix...it was there for a while a few years ago but didn't get around to it before it was taken off again so I have no idea when it came back but def started to watch when I saw it was back on and finished right at the end of March.

I actually hadn't seen any of it since it it all aired...so it was almost like watching it for the first time and/or watching with a whole new set of eyes and perspective. Good GRIEF, I forgot just how completely off the rail bonkers it was! But I can't help but read that as the actual intent. It's not meant to be taken seriously, it's absolute wacky satire. And of course Jane Lynch practically made this what it was, she's the best thing about it. Fight me. Although that didn't hide that it also suffered from some major tone problems and shifts. Some episodes were pure zany comedy whole others are more drama and character driven. At least it was mostly episode to episode rather than in-episode shifts, but it was weird at times, but I never outright hated it, but I still prefer more tone consistency. I think Murphy believes he's more clever than he actually is, but there are some great zingers and gems in there. And LORDT the puppet episode...that was the episode on this rewatch when I realized how absolutely off the wall it was because I was laughing my ass off at the inanity of that episode, I'm pretty sure it was just there to be there, but I couldn't help but laugh like crazy person. 

I don't think I'll rewatch again any time soon, it's something it seems most of us can return to every few years. And that's fine, it's enjoyable in that kind of framework. 

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 10:59am

The first season got me invested in the characters when it aired. The second season threw the already slender logic out the window to shoehorn pop songs in. I got sick of watching the cast switch from likable to terrible on the writers whims. Or forget lessons they learned the week before. The show was more sitcom than serial and that's not my style. I never came back to watch the rest.

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 1:05pm

never

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 1:26pm

The only good characters I liked died years ago so....nope. 

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 1:54pm

Nope,  they lost me when the teacher planted drugs on a student to get him to sing. Which I'm fairly sure was the pilot. (Or have completely lost my memory?)

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 4:15pm

" Nope,  they lost me when the teacher planted drugs on a student to get him to sing. Which I'm fairly sure was the pilot. (Or have completely lost my memory?) "

You did not lose your memory, football teacher planted pot in Finn's locker to blackmail him to sing. Coach had crush on Emma.

Updated On: 6/27/20 at 04:15 PM
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Posted: 6/27/20 at 4:35pm
I thought it was Mr. Schue who planted the drugs?
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Posted: 6/27/20 at 5:53pm

I can't imagine ever rewatching it. I got up to about Season 4, though by then I found complaining about it with friends more enjoyable than actually watching the episodes. It was so wildly uneven, where one minute it would give characters serious problems and ask you to laugh at them, and in another it would suddenly try to be sincere and sentimental. It wanted to have it both ways and never really pulled it off after Season 1.

I always forget how enormous it was at first. For a year it seemed like it was everywhere in the culture, and then within a couple years it had disappeared. But without Glee's success, we might not have got other musical TV shows that have actually been good. So thank you, Glee, I guess?

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 7:30pm

Elfuhbuh - see below.

" Spanish teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) learns that Sandy Ryerson (Stephen Tobolowsky), the head of William McKinley High School's glee club has been fired for inappropriate sexual behavior toward student Hank Saunders (Ben Bledsoe). The school principal, Figgins (Iqbal Theba), gives Will permission to take over the club, and he plans to revitalize it, naming the group New Directions. The club consists of fame-hungry Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), diva Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), flamboyant countertenor Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), paraplegic electric guitar player Artie Abrams (Kevin McHale) and stuttering goth Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz). Will's efforts are derided by Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), head of the school's successful cheerleading team, the Cheerios, who soon plans to abolish the Glee club to restore her money funded towards the spoiled Cheerios. His wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig) is also unsupportive, suggesting that Will become an accountant to increase their income and give up teaching. Rachel threatens to leave the club if Will cannot find a male vocalist with talent comparable to hers. When the school's football coach Ken Tanaka (Patrick Gallagher) allows Will to try to recruit football team members, in return that he put a good word for Emma for him (because Ken likes her), he discovers that quarterback Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) is secretly a talented singer. He plants marijuana in Finn's locker, and blackmails him into joining New Directions. Finn, determined not to disappoint his widowed mother, complies. "

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Posted: 6/27/20 at 10:14pm
I had never watched GLEE but I was attending a choral concert in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (of all places!) and an American woman was seated beside me. She started up a conversation with me before the concert and volunteered that she was a "big Broadway fan". I just let her jabber on and she went on to say that Lea Michelle was the perfect choice to play Fanny Brice.Then the concert started, she shut up and left before intermission.

When I got back to the States I tuned onto GLEE one night and wouldn't you know, Lea Michelle was in FUNNY GIRL? I watched the whole episode, amused that the star's dressing room was so huge and that students and teachers were wandering in and out of the dressing room freely before the performance. I was disappointed with Lea's renditions of the FUNNY GIRL songs and couldn't see her actually playing the role on Broadway.

That said, I've never had any desire to see any other episodes of GLEE.
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Posted: 6/27/20 at 10:50pm
JGPR2, that is not correct. the spanish teacher was also the glee club director and planted the weed.

i rewatched season 1 and 2 up through regionals early 2019. it was... weird. i stopped because i felt the story did not need to continue tbh. and i was obsessed with the show back in the day, how embarrassing is that.
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Posted: 6/28/20 at 9:18am

" JGPR2, that is not correct. the spanish teacher was also the glee club director and planted the weed. "

Ok. I knew it was not Mr. Shue so I looked it up in "Wiki", guess they were wrong and I stand corrected.

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Posted: 6/28/20 at 10:48am

I started re-watching it and then I came up on a season 2 episode where Puck (Mark Salling) and Lauren (Ashley Rae Fink) filmed a pseudo sex tape so that they can get instant fame/recognition a la Kim Kardashian and Ray J. 

Holly Holiday (Gwyneth Paltrow) realizes what they are doing and reminds them that they are underage and the authorities would charge them with child pornography if they ever found out they had the sex tape uploaded (to Puck's laptop).

Aaaaaand that's when I turned it off.... 

Updated On: 6/28/20 at 10:48 AM
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Posted: 6/28/20 at 12:51pm

Just to clear things up.

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Mr Shue planted pot “ the chronic lady” in Finns locker to blackmail him to join Glee club. Shue got the pot from Sandy, the former glee director who Rachel got fired.

Updated On: 6/28/20 at 12:51 PM
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Posted: 6/28/20 at 4:06pm
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Posted: 6/28/20 at 6:45pm

I'm on Hulu more these days (Desperate Housewives), but I did rewatch some of it...maybe last year? When it came out, yes, it was big. I liked it! What I don't like is people celebrating Mark Sallings death. That's just cruel. I am perfectly aware of  what he did, but celebrating a life lost is not how to handle your feelings towards him. Maybe there's something wrong with me, but I find fault in celebrating someone taking their own life.