January 8, 2011

My Open Letter to Glee

Dear Glee,

I've let you slide on a lot of things. I was able to forgive you for "Hairography" and "Home". That horrible fake pregnancy storyline from last season is water under the bridge. I was even able to get past the general blahness of "Britney/Brittany" and "The Rocky Horror Glee Show", but I draw the line at Justin Bieber. I've had your back when people kept judging you because you focused too much on guest stars, overblown musical numbers, sloppy writing, and relied on your hype rather than quality. This is how you repay me?

Sure, it kind of makes sense that you'd incorporate one of the bigger pop stars of the last couple of years, but Justin Bieber...seriously?!?! Out of all of the musical acts you could pay homage to, you pick this kid? Madonna made sense, Lady Gaga made sense, Britney Spears made sense, but dedicating a whole episode to this little boy defies logic and taste. Maybe you really do just care about selling songs on iTunes rather than putting on good television.

Unfortunately, I know that I just can't quit you, and I just hope that the rest of Season 2 isn't a letdown. Bringing back Gwyneth Paltrow is a good first step towards keeping around, but you're officially on thin ice Glee. It's not going to take a lot to keep me happy; just a refocus on interesting characters and stories that make sense with some fun musical moments sprinkled in. Is that too much to ask? While I'll more than likely be skipping the February 15 episode, I'm willing to stick by you for a little while longer. Don't make me regret it.



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