America’s Favorite Cliché Storm
A critic is expected to present certain shades of grey. As a result, modern reviews are filled with weak, almost self-contradictory clauses of “Absolutely golden, with the following flaws” and “Terrible, but not without it’s good points”. This is a show that allows me to, for a brief moment, break that trend. A show that allows for a single pure, unambiguous reaction.
Glee sucks unrepentantly. Glee sucks in a manner so flawless and complete that one has to admire the brazenness of it. Glee sucks enough to create a singularity of bad writing and half-assed covers strong enough to pull in the couch potato hivemind. Glee sucks in a way that makes the average teen sitcom's cookie-cutter characters and heavy-handed themes appear more complex than Paradise Lost. Glee is the modern avatar of suck.
This show’s survival in the same timeslot as Lost and Community is nothing short of a dark miracle. I recommend it slightly less than Ebola.
Eh, I like it.
29th Aug 10
Then your stomach is far stronger than mine. Enjoy it.
1st Sep 10
you watch community, your argument is invalid
loljk there is no argument. TRY HARDER
8th Sep 10
To clarify, you probably need more concrete arguments for a review than "it sucks".
15th Sep 10
Indeed. If only I'd said something about writing quality, song quality, derivative characters, and dropping anvils like they're going out of style.
19th Sep 10
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19th Sep 10
See, that's why I like Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester. She's been given a character with very few tools. We all know that Glee club is going to triumph in the end in a joyous sea of rainbows, and thus the villain can't be too intelligent because she'd easily thwart the hapless Glee club and that would make the audience very sad. Still, she's more than a match for Schue, who can barely keep his own twelve-member club from imploding.
19th Sep 10
23rd Sep 10
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, you all should have given the show some more time. sue does end up getting Glee Club in the 12th episode.
27th Sep 10
That was great, you should write for Sue.
15th Oct 10
Can you explain WHY you think Glee sucks? I'm just saying, a good review must not only say whether something is good or bad, but it must say WHY something is good or bad. Your review here doesn't really say much other than you think Glee sucks.
25th Nov 10
"All in all, Glee is too happy, too pretty, and feels to fake to be likeable. And the show is made even worse - at least to me - on account that most of the songs that are performed in it are simply not my cup of tea." Explain to me how being too happy makes a show bad? I'm very confused on that point. I can understand if you think the show is saccharine, but saying you don't like a show because it is happy makes you sound very depressed.
12th Dec 10
26th Dec 10
^There's plenty of people who would rather view the world in black and white. And then cry when reality isn't so simple.
27th Dec 10
Very true troacctid (I think that's a stellar name for a line of medication if you ever get some capital), but that's part of my point. This show sucked to such a degree that I couldn't pull out the conventional "but at least there's X". In Glee, I found a program without mitigating qualities.
3rd Jan 11
What point are you trying to get across?
8th Jan 11
^ That glee sucks. I am amazed you didn't get that.
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26th Mar 11
Funny, I had no idea Sue Sylvester was a troper.
17th Apr 11
@Reviewer: Are you sure this isn't a comment instead of a review? :p
18th Jun 11
Amen, reviewer. You speak the truth.
11th Oct 11
23rd Oct 11
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