Anyone that is aware of my interests know I love musical theatre and pop culture.
In the past I’ve told you how much I enjoyed Glee when it premiered a few years ago, with its story of students struggling to make it at McKinley High.
I really loved the various story lines including Kurt’s relationship with his dad, and Rachael’s never ending quest for fame and fortune.
Arty’s performance of “Safety Dance” from his wheelchair is also a highlight from the early years of the show. And who could forget Kurt’s stunning version of a “House Is Not A Home”, Finn’s “Beth” or the ensemble number “New York State Of Mind”.
But recently I’ve lost faith in the show, with its characters all made-over to look like Vogue models, and their voices auto-tuned to the point where every song almost sounds like Cher’s “Believe”!
The storylines have lost their punch too. It now seems like the scriptwriters have strung together some lines just so they could fit another Britney Spears song into the episode.
It’s a real shame, because at its peak a few years ago Glee was one of the top rated shows in Australia. Today we learnt that Glee has been axed by Ten and moved to the digital channel after having the dubious honour of being one of the biggest prime time flops last week in Australian TV history.
Sorry to the loyal Gleeks, but this once great show is a shadow of it’s former self.