Last Saturday the final episode of Glee aired, I’m sure you could hear the fangirls all across the internet crying over the finale. At least I’m assuming thats what happened, I haven’t actually checked.
I’ve been trying to work out why I don’t care anymore. Because I used to be a massive fan of Glee. I would watch the episodes as they were aired live in America (since I’m in the UK this involved staying up till 2am), I had all the albums, I even went to the Glee Live concert in London. And now I’m not that bothered, I can’t tell if it is because I changed or if it is because Glee changed. Or maybe it was a bit of both.
I didn’t actually watch Glee when it first aired in the UK. It was because of Tumblr that I became a fan. Or part of the ‘fandom’ as the kids would say. I’m sure that Tumblr is the reason why many television shows have the fandom it does. Its a place where you can meet and talk to thousands and even millions of people who like the same thing as you. The only problem with this is the fans.
Tumblr was the place where people could talk about the things they liked, the problem is people don’t all like the same things. You would assume people would accept this and move on but not on Tumblr. You would see arguments because some person’s favourite character wasn’t getting as many songs as another character. You would see arguments because some person’s character wasn’t in every episode.
And then there was the shipping wars (if you’re confused a ‘ship’ is when a person thinks two people should be in a relationship). I didn’t realise it was possible for so many people to argue about the love lives of fictional characters. Eventually I grew tired of the constant arguing. It sounds ironic to say but at least part of the reason I stopped watching Glee was because of the fans.
Thats not the only reason I stopped watching Glee. In all honesty it got weird. I watched an episode a few weeks ago and Kurt went from dating a 40-year-old man to marrying Blaine in 20 minutes. And thats not even the strangest thing that has happened.
I think along the way the makers of Glee forgot what it was supposed to be about. Its a musical/ comedy about the kids in a show choir. But it stayed with those kids after the graduated school while still showing what was going on in the choir. It was almost like it should have been split into two separate television shows and wasn’t.
I have not been a fan of Glee for a long time. I enjoy the songs but I have no intention of watching the finale or any episode from season 6. It just feels strange because I still remember being a fan. Its almost like I think I should be feeling some sort of emotion over the finale and don’t. As a friend put it:
Glee finished last night
Didn’t even care to watch
Been shit for 5 years