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Dethroning Moment: Glee
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  • Mac Phisto: The much anticipated "Rocky Horror Glee Show" in general for many, many reasons. But special mention goes to the Broken Aesop at the end, which came with many Unfortunate Implications (it's okay to be different, just as long as you don't do it in a way where normal people can see you).
    • bobdrantz: I also disliked the "Rocky Horror Glee Show". However, my reason for disliking it is because it's quite possibly the worst "tribute" (inasmuch as it barely has the right to be called one) for one of the biggest cult films of all time. For one, thing, the casting is all wrong—among other things, Frank N. Furter is played by a female, with no attempt to make her look androgynous, and her acting was bad. Second, the song lyrics are so heavily edited as to lose anything resembling a point.
  • Elegant Vamp: Finn getting kicked out of the Hummel residence for using the word "faggy", to describe a lamp. Mind you, Finn had been going through a lot of crap, much more than Kurt. Finding out that his girlfriend cheated on him and slept with another guy, getting tricked into supporting Quinn throughout her pregnancy for a kid that wasn't even his (and the entire Glee club was in on it), his mother dating Kurt's father and moving in with them without even being consulted about how he felt, and being borderline sexually harassed by Kurt despite him making it clear that he's straight (the flirting, the serenading in Glee club, etc.). Now he has to share a room with him and is understandably uncomfortable with it. Yeah, he used an offensive word. The word was directed at the lamp, the decoration, NOT Kurt. The kid was stressed out and in a bad place. Finn is the only one who gets any kind of punishment, Kurt gets off scott-free. And he holds a grudge even after Finn tries to apologize to him multiple times. Kurt is never called out on his wrongdoings, at all. Oh, and also, Finn and his mother are homeless. Where are they going to go?
  • Capretty: "Brittany/Britney". The episode was the first sign of Glee revealing they only cared about commercialism now. The episode only came about because Power of Madonna had been a success the last season. The episode had a successful music video of Sue Sylvester doing Vogue so they decided to do three music videos within the first half hour for hope at another meme, including a recreation of the Iconic "...Baby One More Time" video, this time starring their lead actress. Oh, and did I mention that these three videos had nothing to do with plot and were unbelievably boring. Meanwhile they were also just trying to get more memes by pushing Brittany to the foreground since her dialogue tends to be a Fountain of Memes. However they gave her so many funny lines that after awhile you just don't care anymore. It's a real shame since her actress is very talented and is trying so hard for her character not to be driven into the ground. Meanwhile the subplots revolving around the Finn/Rachel and Will/Emma romances make Rachel and Will so unlikeable it equals a huge case of What Does She See in Him? for both Finn and Emma.
  • Archduke Cthulhu: The Superbowl after-show did it for me. The football team are all scrappies. There's no way to change that. You can't polish a turd and call it something nice. They're annoying, one dimensional bullies this side of a Stephen King novel and there's no way they should be given spotlight unless its for character development, which no way happens here.
  • Largo Quagmire: "I Kissed a Girl" is one of the most offensive things I've ever seen, for a number of reasons. Firstly, Finn went from a massive idiot to a massive idiot with a God complex, thinking that he could erase the damage he did by outing Santana by having a 'Ladies' Music' week in the club. Secondly, this somehow works in the framework of the plot. Santana forgives and accepts Finn, when, it really should be the other way around - Finn apologizing for his actions and accepting Santana. Thirdly, Glee has never been great at characterization, but seeing everyone throw aside their festering problems because Santana - you know, the girl who has caused them more grief than anyone in the show so far besides maybe Sue and Jesse St. James - is a lesbian, (something they all already knew) was bullshit. Yes, teaching kids to accept their GLBT classmates is a noble goal, but the Glee club is supporting a villainous, bitchy character who, in the previous episode beat someone until they bled for fun. It suspends disbelief at best and brings up a host of unfortunate implications at worst. And finally - the title was a complete fucking lie.
  • Me 4 Justin B: "Saturday Night Glee-ver" did it for me, it's the first episode I've ever hated. Copied from this troper's Tumblr: 1) Will Fucking Schuester. He missed the obvious train station of Appropriateness on his express train to None-Of-His-Business Town. You don't tell your students find a dream or else, you don't tell kids that their goal is not a dream, that's sad, and you don't make creepy wooden models of your students!. 2) Character derailment in general, and Rachel specifically. She goes from little miss Broadway-Or-Bust to Finn's personal satellite, and in the process, lost the one trait (her single-minded determination to achieve her dreams and her detailed plan) that actually made me like her. And for what? So the writers could shoehorn in a few shippy moments between her and Finn? 3) At last, Jesse's back... for one minute. I was so excited for his return, since he's my second favorite character, (not to mention all the hype behind it) and he got all of 60 seconds on screen.
  • Lady In Grey: From the season 3 finale, the fact that Kurt doesn't get into NYADA. Call me a fangirl, but I think he deserved it a lot more than Rachel. He nailed his audition on the first try, while she choked then begged on her knees to try again to the point of creepy harassment. With that said, I'm not unhappy that she got in. Rachel worked hard and it paid off, and that's great for her, but I just think that Kurt really deserved to get more than she did.
    • Tina Banina 96: I agree almost fully with your point there. I felt like it was a great injustice to Kurt, who, not only performed a song that he hadn't originally intended to sing, but freaking hit it out of the park. Kurt took risks and made them fabulous. Rachel chose a safe song (and encouraged Kurt to as well), messed it up, and still got in. I was seriously upset with the outcome of that entire storyline.
  • SMARTALIENQT: I stopped watching regularly as early as "Blame it on the Alcohol", for one reason: Blaine's subplot. Or rather, Kurt's interpretation of Blaine's subplot. The line about how being bi is just an excuse for gay guys to fit in was really, really hurtful to me and other bi people that I know, and Blaine (rightfully) calls him out on it. But at the end, Kurt's proved right. Blaine wasn't bi, the kiss was him being drunk and stupid, and we are again left with no bisexual characters at all except for Brittany (and it's kind of implied that Brittany's not actually bi, she's just really stupid and willing to sleep with anyone who asks).
  • Spiderbreeze: "Big Brother". Because that episode was just a giant middle finger to anyone who cared about Quinn. It's insulting because you would think that with a cliffhanger like one of the main characters getting hit by a truck, the next episode would put a large focus on her recovery right? Wrong! She's fine and she's only fine because we have Matt Bomer and damn it we're going to use him! Blaine matters more than Quinn so her fans will totally not get insulted when we focus on his totally pointless, boring, everyone has this fucking problem brother angst!
  • Aspie: The beginning of Season 3, when Quinn walks into the school with pink hair and starts completely blowing off all of her friends. I cannot be the only one who asked himself what the hell happened there. I mean, Quinn goes from this occasionally catty, but otherwise nice girl in Season 2 to a pink-haired, cigarette smoking rebel who doesn't give a shit about anyone in Season 3, which I would have been okay with if not for the fact that we were given little to no explanation of why this radical change in appearance/personality has occurred.
  • 3flowersinavase: Their cover of "Gangham Style." Not only does it sound offensive, but it's the most blatant example of Glee cashing in on a trend.
  • Gone Rampant: If "This entire season", was an option, Season 4 would probably have taken up half the page- but one plot in particular stands out: Marley's eating disorder. She gets it because Kitty says one thing to her, never decides to check weight scales, her own goddamn mother doesn't notice, and during the aforementioned Gangnam Style number, she passes out. As a troper who went through his teens with bulimia, this is just insulting to me and to everyone I know who's had it or is going through- and with this and all the racism and discrimination, the fact that this show hasn't been pulled off the air yet is just a big slap in the face to everyone who's a realist and know this show is a horrible mess full of monsters, with the biggest Hypocrite Ryan Murphy leading the charge, who said the show was for everyone, proving how much of a lying, sick bastard he is.
  • Highwaystonowhere: As much as I love Glee, I don't like the mistreatment of Tina Cohen Chang. She's not my favorite character, but in season 2 they pushed her to the sidelines when she had the potential to really evolve as a character and in season 4 she underwent serious characterderailment and is suddenly a horrible person for no apparent reason, when just last year she was the sweet, real underdog of Glee. It seems unfair seeing as Jenna Ushkowitz is so talented and has worked just as hard for just as long on set as the rest of the cast, yet her character is constantly getting screwed over.
  • Arya Adrianiel: Glee has been a hugely guilty pleasure for me for a couple of months. I hated most of the characters, I thought the plot lines were kind of stupid, but there was something that kept me coming back every week. I may have seen them as being mindless entertainment, but I never really hated an episode. Until now. It was "I Do" that did it for me. Everything about that episode.... it just really rubbed me the wrong way. I think that it was mainly all of the hookups. I mean, sure, it wasn't really cheating or anything for any of them (what's with all the open relationships all of a sudden?), but to me it just felt like an excuse to get as many of the old couples back together and get as many couples in general having sex.
  • Mew Lettuce Rush: Glee for a while was losing its appeal for me, but that "I Do" proved all the writers care about is pandering to the shippers now and I won't be watching again (and Quinn sleeping with Santana screams Suddenly Sexuality when she hasn't been shown as anything but straight). Also Kurts vapor raped line is where it really died for me because a casual rape joke where it totally didn't happen is sooo funny... it also destroyed any liking I have of Kurt sadly it gets worse from here in Shooting star (how fucking dare would you think a school shooting episode is ok only a few months after Sandy Hook? I live close to Chardon where another one took place and this is not cool at all) Tina In the Sky with Diamonds (ha ha as a bisexual i totally obviously will go for the penis like all bisexual girls huh?) and The Puppet Master (where Klaine is officially abusive and its obvious the only character RIB cares about is Blaine
  • Hawk Of Coul: The final blow... erasing a character's existence in 'Big Brother', not even mentioning Dave Karofsky after he had an important plotline in the earlier two episodes that was left hanging so we could suffer through... erm, enjoy Blaine's utter murder of Christina Aguilera's 'Fighter' and whine about The One Time his brother stole his Action Man. From then on, it was clear that this show was not going to be Glee anymore. No, it was gonna be 'Blee', where everybody shills on how Blaine is the bestest person who ever lived and is justified even when he cheats on his long-suffering boyfriend because he felt Kurt hadn't paid enough attention to him, and blaming him for it, then starts becoming creepier by the second, culminating in a proposal in order to get his boyfriend back into his clutches... erm, I meant arms forever. Glee is seriously claiming that the worse your boyfriend is, the more he loves you!
    • Number Of The Dalek: Even worse was that the episode culminated in them finally having sex. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually gay myself, but throughout the episode we watch Kurt consider his options (if he had any) about consummating his relationship with Blaine for once and for all, and even the attempted Rape Is OK When Its Male On Male bit he has he decency to shove Blaine off, but finally agreeing to do it for the first time just showed that Kurt is exactly who his detractors are- a helpless Queenie bitch who only exists as a slave to Blaine.
  • Xxistent: "The Spanish Teacher" is among the worst episodes in the series. Mr. Schuester has never been depicted as a bad Spanish teacher until this episode, and it's just cringe-worthy to see someone with a teaching degree taking a class to learn how to teach a class that he should already be teaching competently. It gets even worse by ruining his character even more by having him sing racist Latin music. He's supposed to have been teaching Spanish for years, he should know enough about the culture to not create a racial slur. He later gives his job away because apparently the watching the History Channel is enough to teach hundreds of students History. And that's nothing compared to the subplot, in which Sue Sylvester wants a group of teenagers' sperm donations because she wants to have a baby.
  • Shark Toast: My DMOS had to be "The Break-Up". Now I thought this was a good episode, except for the subplot revolving around the Jake/Marley/Kitty love triangle. Not only are the characters clones of Puck, Rachel, and Quinn, but they lack any of the traits that made them interesting. Marley lacks any of Rachel's negative qualities, while Kitty lacks Quinn's positive qualities. Jake is basically Puck in leather pants. I always thought these characters were inspired by fan fiction, and "The Break-Up" proved it.
  • Swim To The Moon: I began watching the show less interested in it as early as "A Very Glee Christmas". In particular, "Baby It's Cold Outside" seemed to have no place in the show and only seemed to serve the purpose of pandering to the shippers. That was the first sign that that was all Ryan Murphy cared about was pandering to the shippers, but as the show went on and up to "The Break-Up", that's when it was clear to me that Ryan Murohy only seems interested in turning the show into "Blee", and trying to justify Blaine's cheating on Kurt was just the nail in the coffin.
  • stupidgeekboy: The resolution of the gay bullying storyline in "Furt". I was on the fence about the story in general as it was an extremely serious story in a show that up until then had been a comedy, but the build up wasn't bad. Thanks in large part to Chris Colfer it wasn't hard to feel Kurt's fear of what may be awaiting him around every corner. So they were acquitting themselves decently of the story, a lot of people were relating to it because it was one of the first shows to do anything with the subject and definitely the biggest show to ever address the issue. The story builds and builds to a conclusion and... Kurt leaves the school and the whole storyline just ends, abruptly and is barely mentioned again, save for one episode when he comes back. It was the first (though sadly not nearly the last) time that Glee would horribly mishandle a very sensitive subject
  • Animeking1108: The very first episode has one. Will thinks that Finn is perfect for the Glee Club, but he refuses to join. So, how does Will convince him to join? He plants drugs on him and threatens to report him for possession. While Finn points out that he'll take a drug test, Will points out that even just getting accused of having drugs will mess up his chances for a good college. So, basically, Will threatens to ruin Finn's life just to get him to join the Glee club. Why in the four years Finn was alive on this show did he not consider suing Will for such an underhanded tactic? I really hope that one day, the principle finds out about this and fires his ass.
  • That Irish Reader: Santana's Unfortunate Implications about bisexuals in "Tina in the Sky With Diamonds" was when I fully realized that season 5 was going to be terrible. Having recently fallen head over heels for cute co-worker Dani, Santana expresses nerves towards Rachel at the fact that this is her first real try at a relationship with a full-on lesbian. That hadn't bothered me so much until Santana says that she doesn't have to worry about a girlfriend "straying for penis". I cannot begin to express how inappropriate and ridiculous that statement was. It implies that just because bisexuals like both genders it makes them twice as likely to cheat on them which of course makes absolutely no sense. Another part in that this line completely throws Santana's and Brittany's relationship out the window just to make Dani appeal more to the viewers. And on another note, Santana herself broke up with Brittany, not the other way around. I really do not understand what this show has against bisexuals but it was completely unnecessary.
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