Ten Reasons Why Glee‘s Claims to Realism Are… Dubious

by Sophia Wetlaufer July 14, 2011 2:12 pm
Ten Reasons Why <I>Glee</I>‘s Claims to Realism Are… Dubious

When Ryan Murphy revealed to The Hollywood Reporter yesterday that Rachel, Finn and Kurt would not be returning to Glee in Season Four because he wanted to keep the show realistic, we had to do a double-take (err, double-read, I guess) . "You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic," he said, "or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year." In any other context, we might applaud this sentiment, but in this case, it's just plain delusional. Glee could claim to be many things that we'd let slide, but realistic? Glee hasn't been realistic since day one -- in fact, part of why it was so unintentionally funny (and now just consistently frustrating) is because of how unrealistic it was. For example, here are ten utterly unbelievable things that have taken place on Glee -- but keep in mind, this is just a small sampling.

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<I>The Glee Project</I>: Everything We Hate About Rachel Berry Without the Actual Talent

Showing remarkably odd timing, The Glee Project debuted last night against the Tony Awards. And while I realize that only about 500 people total watch the Tony Awards and half of them only did because they don't understand the sport of basketball, the Tonys are a pretty big musical theater event. It seems silly that a show that is casting for a series that celebrates musical theater, would debut against it. Then again, I doubt that teenagers are going to care to watch Sutton Foster tap dancing around in a sailor suit, so maybe Oxygen was on to something.

Glee: How to Survive the Show’s Long Hiatus

by Angel Cohn January 27, 2010 9:48 am
<I>Glee</I>: How to Survive the Show’s Long Hiatus

If, like us, you have practically worn out your Glee DVD, already have all of the downloads on a constant loop on your iPod and yet still can't stop thinking about the show, we've come up with some suggestions that will keep a song in your heart while you wait for the series to finally return from its inordinately long hiatus in April.

Glee: The Madonna Songs Each Cast Member Should Sing

by Angel Cohn October 28, 2009 12:42 pm
<I>Glee</I>: The Madonna Songs Each Cast Member Should Sing

Madonna has opened her catalog to the show Glee (let's face it, the woman likes money!), which provides a whole new world of songs for the cast to perform. While the first announced tune is Quinn doing "Papa Don't Preach" (because who better to sing a song about teenage pregnancy than the knocked-up cheerleader), it inspired us to think of our dream tunes for each of the show's stars.

<I>Glee</I> NYC Press Event: Backflips, Adam Lambert Fans and Why Won’t Ryan Murphy Let Jane Lynch Sing? The Glee preview airs tonight after Idol, and I can't say enough good things about the episode. It's hilarious, it's really smart, it's heartwarming, it's perfectly cast, and it's one of the best pilots I've ever seen. Even if you don't like musicals, I would still recommend checking it out -- the production numbers are fantastic, but I promise the show is a lot more than that. Now that I've stated my case for the show, on to yesterday's press event!

Fox Gets Gleeful

by Mindy Monez July 24, 2008 2:42 pm
Fox Gets <I>Glee</I>ful Nip/Tuck and Popular creator Ryan Murphy has had enough of this bleak world and would like to spruce it up with a little glee. His new project is an hour-long Fox comedy called, well, Glee, which centers around a soccer coach who is talked into instructing one of the world's worst high school glee clubs. As we all know, Murphy always does things a little differently, so the cast will be a mix of ethnically diverse and straight and gay characters singing about four songs per episode. And don't worry, he promises he's not going to try to write music -- these will be popular songs you already know and love (or hate). "No original music is being written. People like to see people singing songs they know." So long story short, think Dangerous Minds meets American Idol meets Queer as Folk. Meets... my dreams come true.

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