Glee = EPIC FAIL

So, last night was the “Lady Gaga” (I use this term loosely) episode of Glee, “Theatricality”. I had never actually sat down and watched an episode of this show, but I figured, “Hey! I love Lady Gaga! This is gonna be awesome!”.

…not. So. Much.

How dare they use the name of Gaga to get ratings when they use TWO, count them, TWO songs, one of which was such a horribly butchered version of “Poker Face”, I just went to bed. That was the straw that broke the blogger’s back. I’m actually a little nauseous just thinking about it.

Glee‘s “Poker Face”:

Are you kidding me? THIS, “POKER FACE” is what you choose to sing with your MOTHER as some sort of incredible bonding experience? If I was your mother, I would beat the hell out of you for being such a jackass. I don’t know about you guys, but singing a duet with my mother involving anything even remotely related to “my muffin” does not sound like a good time. Do the makers of Glee even know the implications of that song?!

The only part of this show that is any good is the lovably stupid principal who things that all goth kids and Twilight fans are actual vampires. That guy, I like. And the weird Asian goth girl is okay. I want to love the weird, flamboyant gay kid, but no. Can’t even do that. In case you couldn’t tell, this show is epically cliche. You have: The Slutty Cheerleader, The Sassy Fat Black Girl, The Gay, The Sensitive Jock, The Asian Goth, The Handicapped Kid, and The Princess. Really? Hasn’t this been done to death already? John Hughes would kick your ass, Glee.

Glee‘s “Bad Romance”:

This one didn’t make a part of my soul die, thankfully. Nothing like “Poker Face”, but it’s certainly no Lady Gaga. This sounded like such a good idea once upon a time. I just lost an hour of my life to this show. Fool me once, Glee, fool me once…

I’ve learned my lesson: Glee = EPIC FAIL.

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6 thoughts on “Glee = EPIC FAIL

  1. I’ve never seen even one episode of this show. No cable, no desire to see it, and annoyed by everybody loving it so much. I’m not AGAINST seeing it or anything. I just doubt it will live up to all the hype. Although I will say that version of Pokerface was actually released somewhere as like a b-side or something by actual Lady Gaga. But for the life of me I can’t remember why I know that.

    1. You’re not missing much.
      Or anything, really.
      Okay, well if you’re into bad remakes of songs that you might actually enjoy, you’re missing that. A slower version of “Poker Face”? Not so bad.
      Singing a slower version of “Poker Face” with your new-found mother? Notsomuch.

  2. Not to be too harsh, but at any point did you consider that you have watched exactly 1 episode of a show, that has been on, and therefore may have come across the show when it wasn’t at it’s best? So far I would say the Madonna episode or some of the first few episodes are the best. It’s a TV show. It’s fun. Let’s not pretend that everything has to be serious, amazing acting. If the characters are stereotypes, it might be because they represent all the demographics of just about any high school. The fact is that by Glee taking a chance on being essentially a TV musical, it is far more risk taking and original then nearly every other TV show that started this past year. If you don’t enjoy it, that’s fine. You don’t have to watch it (people loved King of the Hill, but I had no time for it. I don’t feel that because a lot of people loved it, that they somehow OWE it to me to cater to my likes. I don’t like it. Therefore I don’t watch it. And I don’t care if others think I’m wrong).

    BTW if you had watched other episodes, you would also know that the sluttiest cheerleader, is also portrayed as the dumbest, while the former cheerleader is also the pregnant former cheerleader. The homosexual character A) has a father who loves and defends his sexuality which is not typical on TV, and B) is the kicker on the football team, which again is atypical. There is a TON more to this show than the 1 episode you watched shows (hell, Sue Sylvester, the cheerleading coach, and maybe more recognizable & quotable character from the series, was barely even IN that episode).

    Go back. Watch a few more. Educate yourself on it. I triple dog dare you. Or perhaps you just don’t WANT to be entertained.

    1. If it’s Glee, I don’t want to be entertained. It’s simply not my kind of thing.
      I can’t remember the exact quote, but in Game Informer this month, there’s something in there along the lines of: Not liking a game is not synonymous with a game being bad. That applies to just about everything in life. If some people didn’t like it, it wouldn’t be on television at all, now would it?

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