Last time, from the inner-workings of Glee, we were told that this season would be Lea Michele and Chris Colfer’s final season. That the seniors were going to graduate and new cast members would join the show. There was a possibility that Michele and Colfer would also receive Glee spinoffs.
Now Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly says, “There will not be a Glee spinoff.” He also says that Lea Michele will still be a part of the show. Which means that the students will graduate and we’ll most likely be following them in college or post-grad while also following the McKinley High gang.
And that’s a problem.
Despite it’s terrible writing, I always thought Glee was one of those shows that could last because it’s about the Glee club, not necessarily those kids. And that meant they could have students graduate and introduce new ones without losing their audience. But apparently no one else agrees.
How many shows have attempted the life-after-high school storylines only to have the show fall apart? The O.C., Gossip Girl and for a moment there Degrassi:TNG waned with its Emma/Manny in college plot. It seems like shows (and characters) just aren’t as interesting when they’re in college. Maybe because you can do whatever you want? Maybe because unrealistic plotting seems even more ridiculous when you’re over 18? I don’t know.
I do know that Glee is not as strong (in writing) now as some of the shows listed above before they took a nose dive with their after-high school stories. So what does this all mean?
Honey, it means that apparently we haven’t suffered enough. There’s going to be a lot more knee sock-wearing. A lot more one sleeved sweaters. And a lot more karaoke hits ruined for us all.