Red Right Hand: GLEE IS LIKE BAD PORN
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

GLEE IS LIKE BAD PORN

Recently, Shawna had some criticisms of Glee, all of which I think are pretty much spot on. Except for one. She'd commented that there were too many songs.

I disagree. In fact, I think maybe there should be more songs. The songs are the only decent part of the show (and that's if you overlook the heavy and undeft use of autotune to force the actor's voices to actually work in the context of something like - I dunno - a song).

Glee is just cover-version-porn. Something I can appreciate. I'm a total whore for song covers. Even if it's a song I don't especially like covered by a singer or band I'm not especially fond of, as long as they've clearly stamped it with their own style or take on it. And after the initial inconsistent characterizations, plot gaps, repetitious stakes and over reliance Jane Lynch, now they've got the A/V club and other contrivances do music videos (not just musical sequences).

I wince at some of the things they come up with to get to a song or video. I find myself thinking that Glee is just bad porn. Too much crappy plot between the action we're really there for. I don't need to see the crappy, wooded acting and I know damn well what's in that pizza box, so just get it on (bang a gong, get it on).*

*Original by T.Rex, cover version by Power Station.
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