Seems like Glee writers really don’t have much of a story to tell! Season 4 is an evidence to this fact. When Glee first started, it was highly appreciated for its fresh approach towards making something different – a Musical. It changed the whole perspective of Glee clubs in schools. I really loved the show’s format and was into the mashups they created. But now it seems like the new season is nothing but old wine in a new bottle as the same story is being retold with new faces!
So there was this loser guy who wanted to bring a revolution of sorts by trying to get kids enroll in a Glee club (Mr.Shuester), and an underdog (Rachel) who was tremendously talented but lacked oomph!
And she was in love with this famous dude (Finn). And there was this mean cheerleader (Quinn) whose objective in life was to keep the underdog away from the man she is in love with – yes the same famous dude .
Then there was this black kid who was really really talented (Mercedes) but was always cheated of the right part in the musicals because she always had to fight for it with the heavily talented underdog! And there was a stud (Puck,Mother of god, was he a hunk!) who was rebellious and stupid but also equally famous!
And now check this out. In Season 4 again comes a loser dude (the formerly famous Finn who is at a cul-de-sac both personally and professionally) who wants to “revoltionize” Glee club (seriously now!). Enter underdog junior (Marley) with a crush on famous dude junior (Ryder).
Cheerleader Kitty, who formerly had a thing for the rebellious- stupid- famous Jake (Puck’s half- brother, no claps please!!), also likes the famous dude junior which is why she plays some really mean tricks with Marley (Gag reflex episode grossed me out totally!). And then there is a black kid (Wade Adams) who is also cheated of some really great roles because he is “unique” (phfft!). I don’t want to forget to mention this – Brittany quips, “welcome back Mercedes” to Wade this season..(ROFLOCOPTER)!
So I am predicting that as the season progresses, there will be “new” characters who can replace the old Santana, Artie, Brittany, Blaine, Kurt, Tina and whoever was left in Season 3! I think it’s time to pull the curtains down for the show once and for all now. This would strategically avoid Glee from the abyss it is falling into and also save it from contending with something as glamorous and as huge as Smash. Time to say Bye Bye “Gleeks”.. The term doesn’t sound cool either now.. Does it? ;)