Monday, May 3, 2010

Why's Glee so dang popular?

The number one television show right now is Glee. The show is fun and the characters are fantastic, but the plots SUCK. I wholeheartedly believe that without the musical aspect of the show that it would fail. Not to mention Tuesday's (4/27/2010) episode what entirely too Broadway-esk to keep a mainstream audience tuned in. I believe the continued success of Glee rides on the gimmicky themed episodes such as the Madonna episode that aired on April 20th, 2010 and the much anticipated (by me) Lady Gaga (my first blog was Lady Gaga fan themed) themed episode.

It is interesting to see a show that I believe only has value on the ditsy blond cheer leader's (Brittany) stupid remarks and the groups musical numbers, be hugely successful. There are so many shows struggling on television today that have much better writing.

So I turn to you readers: Why do you think Glee is so popular?


  1. I can't get onto the Glee train either. I think people love it because a) the songs are great [can't really deny that] and b) it's supposedly making fun of itself. But it's just a little too cornball to me.

  2. I'm not gunna lie, I can't help but love Glee. I've always been a fan of musicals, so this is why I love it so much, but I'm not sure why it's so popular for everyone else too. It definitely helps that everyone on the show is a phenomenal singer. It could also be the fact that it has a lot of good looking people in the cast (Finn, Puck, name a few). But you're probably right that the weekly themed aspect of the show is what draws most people in.