Awesome?

I have read all the rave reviews of this show and I agree with parts of all of them. However while watching each episode my mind cringes at the implausibility of most of the dramatic and singing scenes. I know its t.v. and meant for entertainment but I like my entertainment at least somewhat grounded in reality.


The last episode "Throwdown" truly shows what I'm talking about. Regarding the singing, there is a scene where the kids are actually singing together in their real voices. As opposed to another scene where the "minority" kids get their song and immediately erupt into a professionally done version of the song with choreography and all. Where is the practice? Where is the patience? Or maybe these kids are undiscovered singing and dancing prodigies hiding in public school?


The personal drama between the other characters is equally fake. What kind of wife/mother to be would go to such irrational lengths hide such things from her husband? What kind of husband doesn't smell something fishy about his exclusion from any event regarding his baby? Would any teacher get away with the behavior of the cheerleading coach...attempted black mail of the principle with ridiculous threats, maniacal plots to destroy the glee club stemming from a silly accident with a photocopier?


All this said I keep watching the show waiting for all of this to explode with the devastation of an atom bomb. I do feel they could get the same (and better) laughs by injecting a bit more plausibility in the story.

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Oct 15, 2009 1:11AM EDT

The beauty of Glee is how absurd it really is- and how it's all carried out so matter-of-factly, as if the absurdity makes sense.

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Oct 15, 2009 8:51AM EDT

you suck

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Oct 15, 2009 12:21PM EDT

If the show were based strictly on reality, it wouldn't be any fun. Instead we would just have shows filled with rehearsals and never get to see them perform their amazing songs. In reality, Terri probably wouldn't be able to hide a fake pregnancy from her husband and she never would have gotten the nurse job, Finn would (I hope) not be so dense to believe the hot tub story, Emma wouldn't have accepted Ken's absurd proposal, Sue wouldn't be half as funny, and the football team wouldn't be dancing to "Single Ladies" on the field (funniest scene ever!).
I agree with coalitiongirl, the show is complete absurd, but that is what makes it so great! As with most shows, we have to learn to put reality aside and just enjoy what they have to offer.

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Oct 15, 2009 9:31PM EDT

satire anybody?

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