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Can I be serious for a minute?

Glee is awesome.

seriously, it's awesome

But it’s come to my attention that there are a lot of people out there who don’t like it.  Now, I’ve never seen a specific comment on this website stating dislike for Glee, but I’m going to assume that there are bunch of you guys who hate it.  My first response to you, if you’re out there, is Fuck you faggot Glee rules. My second response is Have you seen it? You probably answered that question with a “no,” because this is a website where we give albums a rating of “1″ just because we heard the beginning of “Tik Tok” on the radio and turned it off, repulsed and intent on lowering Ke$ha’s rating when we get home.  So what have you heard about Glee?  That it’s like High School Musical for people who enjoyed High School Musical but are now slightly older?  That it’s full of high school drama that you will most likely find beneath you?  That it’s gay?

Well, first of all, High School Musical was awesome too.

i'm ashley tisdale's homosexual twin, he's the... black girl

Second of all, I got news for ya.  It’s all of those things!  But in a good way.  I can hear you guys now:  ”But how can something that’s a bit gay actually be good?”  Well, we all listen to Animal Collective, right?  Those guys seriously just masturbate back and forth onto each other and call it music.  Besides, it’s a well-documented fact that being gay is very cool right now.  And Glee isn’t really gay anyways.  I mean, it has a gay character, and dear lord he’s just about the most inherently gay person I’ve ever seen, but it’s more nerdy than anything.  It’s got tons of pop culture references, and I can hear you now:  ”Pop culture is stupid.  Why we glorify fact-finding about meaningless celebrities is something I’ll never figure out.”  Listen up, bud; Animal Collective is part of pop culture too.  Still wanna argue?

Okay, I said I was going to be serious.  Here it goes:

What better network show is there right now than Glee? I could talk about how it makes us happy in an economic climate that leaves happiness locked outside our doors, but that’s missing the point of what really makes the show great.  What better show is there for us, specifically?  We music lovers who have found ourselves constantly overlooked by network execs who think that a show like Gary Unmarried is a good idea, or who turn music into a mockery, an exhibit, on American Idol?  Glee is about drama, yes, about what it’s like to be in high school, about identity, but mostly it’s about music, and isn’t that the thing that we live for here at Sputnikmusic?  Look around you!  Well, imagine that all of Sputnik’s users are gathered in a big huge circle.  Now, look around you!  There are people here from all over the world, people of different color, different sexual orientation, different social cliques, and what has brought us together?  When everything else fails you, what can you turn to?

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our different favorite bands, our different opinions, that we forget that it really is all about the music.  Not in some stupid VH1 way, where a show that’s purportedly about metal only talks about bands like KISS and Def Leppard, or in an American Idol way, where music is used as an escalator to success, where you don’t even need to move your feet to get to the top.  So yes, Glee features high school kids with high school problems.  But it’s about how music supplements the events in our lives, about how singing your favorite song can ease the pain or heighten the pleasure.  My first experience with the show came immediately after I was dumped.  By the end of the first episode, which features the cast covering “Don’t Stop Believin’,” I was smiling like a moron and happier than I had been in a long, long time.  I guess some people will say that Glee isn’t for everybody, but come on, yes it fucking is for everybody.  Dexter isn’t for everybody.  Arrested Development wasn’t for everybody.  But Glee definitely is.

this is me as the gay kid doing the "single ladies" dance

Watch Glee. Do it for me.

GDandBlinkfan76 (11:33:18 PM): you are making a cameo
GDandBlinkfan76 (11:33:21 PM): in this edition of chans plans
JesusDeEspana (11:33:25 PM): what is the cameo
GDandBlinkfan76 (11:33:32 PM): its a surprise
JesusDeEspana (11:34:20 PM): ok
JesusDeEspana (11:34:35 PM): i do request that you ask permission to post pictures of me CHANNING
GDandBlinkfan76 (11:34:40 PM): do i have your permission
JesusDeEspana (11:34:49 PM): specific permission
GDandBlinkfan76 (11:34:59 PM): just general please
JesusDeEspana (11:35:01 PM): no




mynameischan
04.14.10
find me somebody to loooove

Iluvatar
04.14.10
of course channing.

of course.

iarescientists
04.14.10
least surprising blog post yet

mynameischan
04.14.10
it was only a matter of time

theacademy
04.14.10
I can hear you guys now: ”But how can something that’s a bit gay actually be good?” Well, we all listen to Animal Collective, right? Those guys seriously just masturbate back and forth onto each other and call it music.

win. i have fully supported glee since it launched just bc i like the folks working on it, but i really have no reason to watch it. not my thing.

sniper
04.14.10
A show about high school band would be better.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
channing is goddamn lucky i introduce him to everything good in his life

except the office

Oceanus
04.14.10
I've never seen the show, so I don't have an opinion on it, but I met the kid who plays the kid in the wheelchair a few times where I work, and he's a pretty nice guy.

bornthetravestyofman
04.14.10
But I can't even TV. Only computer.

PanasonicYouth
04.14.10
dude your photoshopping skills are the shit
also fuck glee i ain't gonna watch that gay shit
never seen it tbh

theacademy
04.14.10
What better show is there for us, specifically?

we are the adult swim demographic. as far as the networks are concerned, we don't matter bc we steal everything via the internet. and if you have a problem with programming platforms, don't condescend. a lot of dumb people like schlock like Gary Unmarried, the Office, 30 Rock, Idol, CSI, and 24. a lot of old people do too. and they watch a lot more tv.

iarescientists
04.14.10
thanks for explaining how television works theacademy!

Meatplow
04.14.10
i'm too much of a social leper to enjoy Glee

mynameischan
04.14.10
he isn't even making sense

mynameischan
04.14.10
dave don't you fucking lie to me

JWT155
04.14.10
LOST>GLEE.

theacademy
04.14.10
i don't think i said anything all that profound, complicated, inventive, or original... not hard to see that bad television plays big in other demographics (right?)

iarescientists
04.14.10
yes you didn't say anythign profound, complicated, inventive or original

THAT IS WHY WE'RE MOCKING YOU YOU STUPID FAGGOT

mynameischan
04.14.10
yeah people like bad tv shows

what's your point

theacademy
04.14.10
"he isn't even making sense"

basically, what doesn't make sense? im really not going to fight about something this trivial. at least not enough to use caps.

iarescientists
04.14.10
what doesn't make sense is that you dont' get that you're FUCKING RETARDED

theacademy
04.14.10
that glee isn't everybody's solution to being 'constantly overlooked by network execs' who greenlight shit television. there's a reason fringe, culty shit that people on sputnik make lists about runs on sci-fi or BBC or adult swim and not in glee's timeslot. same reason most sputnikers call the show 'gay'

Nikkolae
04.14.10
"why watch glee when you can play ps3"

thissss, glee is ok, not my thing really but i saw a couple of episodes

Iluvatar
04.14.10
dave you dont really get it

mynameischan
04.14.10
no it is always awesome

even the all american rejects cover

Prophet178
04.14.10
"Well, imagine that all of Sputnik’s users are gathered in a big huge circle. Now, look around you! There are people here from all over the world, people of different color, different sexual orientation, different social cliques"

And still no girls.

theacademy
04.14.10
i lol'd^

Eclectic
04.14.10
Lol, its funny because you keep talking about how the music is the best part of the show, I hate the music in it, its terrible. Honestly, the plot is just pathetic (what reason does that dumb bitch have to ruin Glee? Oh yeah, she doesn't have one, she just has to be the arbitrary "villain") and most of the acting is too.

mynameischan
04.14.10
she's got reasons you're just an idiot

theacademy
04.14.10
"Popular" was a good show about high school problems and hot girls.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
uh its taking money and attention away from her cheerleading squad which is her life, and also she is just a bitch. how are those not reasons

Eclectic
04.14.10
Please, state them Chan, because I watched several episodes and the only one I could see was that she was worried Glee was going to take away her cheerleaders, and that's just being pathetic.

mynameischan
04.14.10
it's her life

it's like if someone was going to take away your ability to be an idiot

you're prob be pissed

Eclectic
04.14.10
Right, Hanson answered it precisely the way I expected you to, I'm sorry I don't accept that as a viable reason for ruining somebody's marriage.

mynameischan
04.14.10
lol how did she ruin their marriage

did you watch the show, his wife ruined it

Iluvatar
04.14.10
she is a vindictive bitch, she doesnt need a reason. 70% of shows have more retarded villains

AtavanHalen
04.14.10
Glee fucking rules. Really love the show, as well as listening to both of the soundtracks I have.

mynameischan
04.14.10
the drama is awesome yeah, every part of the show is awesome

Eclectic
04.14.10
Yes, I did watch it Chan, and I distinctly remember her conspiring to ruin their marriage by telling his wife he was cheating on her.
Hanson: and 90% of shows suck

mynameischan
04.14.10
you sound pretty jaded user eclectic

maybe you should cheer up with an episode of glee

Iluvatar
04.14.10
good thing that glee is all 10% of shows that dont suck

AtavanHalen
04.14.10
I have to ask, Chan - favourite character and favourite song performed on the show?

Kurt and Defying Gravity for me.

mynameischan
04.14.10
hmm

probably Kurt as well and "Somebody To Love"

Eclectic
04.14.10
Lol, I think I'll just go watch some Daria, even though it will make me happy for about a minute before I realise its showing me just how crap the world is :)

AtavanHalen
04.14.10
eclectic has that whole teen angst thing going for him, let's work on that.

Nice choice, Chan - Somebody To Love is epic, especially when it builds back up at the end.

Ghostechoes
04.14.10
I have a gay friend who loves this show, but his taste in music, or entertainment in general, is really derivative, so I am hesitant about giving this show a try. Moreover, I stopped watching TV a long time ago.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
best character is kurt but the best song is obviously My Life Would Suck Without U

mynameischan
04.14.10
yeah that one's close

AtavanHalen
04.14.10
My Life Would Suck Without You? Really?
It's a great song, but I feel like it was waaaay too close to the original.

ThePalaceOfWisdom
04.14.10
I'd rather watch Skins tbh.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
also Bust Your Windows was super badass.

Eclectic
04.14.10
I wouldn't exactly call it teen angst, I'd calling it being a critic and being frustrated that I'm surrounded by mindless drivel everywhere I go. If noticing that a lot of things are poorly done, and therefore hating them for it, is teen angst, then I have bucketloads of it I guess.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
id call that teen angst tbh

Iluvatar
04.14.10
I just watched tonights episode, and I wasn't the biggest fan of it.

theacademy
04.14.10
"Veronica Mars" is a good show about high school problems.

theacademy
04.14.10
except for most of season 3

Iluvatar
04.14.10
First two seasons of Veronica Mars ruled. after that why joss whyyy

illmitch
04.14.10
hey chan if i sucked your d*ck would you put me in one of those photoshopped pictures i have lots of pics on facebook and i make funny faces sometimes

WatchItExplode
04.14.10
tl:dr

theacademy
04.14.10
"after that why joss whyyy"

you mean rob? joss' cameo was ssn 2...

klap
04.14.10
how many months until the # of chan's plans exceeds chan's reviews

mynameischan
04.14.10
why do 90% of the comments addressed to me talk about sucking my dick

Iluvatar
04.14.10
hmmm i seem to be mixed up

theacademy
04.14.10
"why do 90% of the comments addressed to me talk about sucking my dick"

it's probably the glee talking

illmitch
04.14.10
sorry i guess i got too excited :(

mmfarva
04.14.10
Add me to the Lost > Glee faction.

mynameischan
04.14.10
it's okay mitch

you do make awesome faces and also are not a moron, so i think you do deserve a place in future chan's plans!

DaveyBoy
04.14.10
Chan just mentioned Def Leppard & American Idol in the same sentence... Chan loves me... Chan's gay.

illmitch
04.14.10
omg my heart would be so aflutter i think i would die

Emim
04.14.10
Best parts of these are the IM transcripts at the end.

tiesthatbind
04.14.10
lol Def Leppard

qwe3
04.14.10
glee rules

scotish
04.14.10
so basically, you're saying it's generic American high school show, but WITH MUSIC?

scotish
04.14.10
didn't mean for that to come out sounding so surprised

mynameischan
04.14.10
it's not generic, no

plane
04.14.10
Maybe I was blinded by the gay but I didn't care at all about the characters or anything they did, and then the songs.

SmurkinGherkin
04.14.10
i watched glee when i was sick once

it was p gay

VicariousIntent
04.14.10
My girlfriend always watches this show, but I haven't got into it yet. Maybe I'll watch it with her this season.

Boognish3
04.14.10
not gonna read all this but i understand your general sentiment and agree with it.

however, glee still sucks. i've watched it

thetree
04.14.10
Never watched it. But you have persuaded me now

OllieS
04.14.10
It's possibly the gayest thing ever.

Roach
04.14.10
i enjoyed this chan plan

theacademy
04.14.10
dude gleeks are like juggalos. i'm glad for them that they form this seedy little subculture around some entertainment phenomenon, but i'd also prefer if they stayed away from me.

joshuatree
04.14.10
don't think my raging homophobia will allow me to watch this show!

Phantom
04.14.10
Seen it, don't like it, but nice chan's plan eipsode.

bloc
04.14.10
I like Glee, good show.

porch
04.14.10
its terrible. yes we all know how awesomely open minded you are but that doesn't change that fact that its terrible

Inveigh
04.14.10
I've been forced to watch a couple episodes with my fiancee and it's fucking awful. I've never seen High School Musical, but I imagine it sucked even harder. What better network shows are there? Well, other than The Office and 30 Rock, search me man. But I don't like most network tv, just like I don't like most mainstream radio. Watch Dexter, or Californication, or The Wire on DVD or some shit. Or watch movies.

then again, there's nothing wrong with guilty pleasures, it just doesn't seem like you feel guilty about this one.

StreetlightRock
04.14.10
Fucking awesome, Glee is amazing.

Poet
04.14.10
"dude gleeks are like juggalos"
lol wow.

And High School musical rules.

kitsch
04.14.10
i watched glee with my sister. the actual show seemed like something i would watch on nickelodeon. the songs were absolutely ugh. when they did "gold digger" i almost had a schism

robertsona
04.14.10
lea michele is by far the biggest reason to watch this. killer voice

robertsona
04.14.10
oh also this show's pretty bad. i mean it's easy to pin down anyone who doesnt like it as someone who doesnt like fun or guilty pleasures (i.e. the same people who troll rate lady gaga bieber et al) but honestly i cant like this show at all

ConsciousLife
04.14.10
Fucking love Glee.

plane
04.14.10
For the record, 30 Rock is amazing.

Lucid
04.14.10
Glee is so awesome!!

Iluvatar
04.14.10
dexter. glee and mad men are my favorite shows on tv. DEAL WITH IT BITCHES

joshuatree
04.14.10
30 rock, mad men, office is it as in that's IT

joshuatree
04.14.10
cue academy response

joshuatree
04.14.10
oh yeah that and dexter but nothing else

PirateSquid
04.14.10
The show would be so much better without that gay kid who can't sing or do anything whatsoever besides provide stupid gay camp

Iluvatar
04.14.10
also burn notice is pretty high levels of awesome. although the second half of last season was kind of ehhhhh

Inveigh
04.14.10
none of the shows mentioned count as network except Office and 30 Rock. oh, and Lost. rest are cable or premium channel, which is better anyways.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
wait why are we talking about network and cable differences.

Inveigh
04.14.10
"What better network show is there right now than Glee? I could talk about how it makes us happy in an economic climate that leaves happiness locked outside our doors, but that’s missing the point of what really makes the show great. What better show is there for us, specifically? We music lovers who have found ourselves constantly overlooked by network execs who think that a show like Gary Unmarried is a good idea, or who turn music into a mockery, an exhibit, on American Idol?"

because that was the premise of the discussion, at least it was when the discussion started.

Iluvatar
04.14.10
oh i couldnt care less about that i was just expressing how awesomely open minded i am

Inveigh
04.14.10
omg you're so open-minded it's awesome!!! but yeah Dexter and Mad Men are fuckin sweet.

iarescientists
04.14.10
you guys are clearly forgetting that the best show on tv is glenn beck

robertsona
04.14.10
spongebob and the office are all i watch

mynameischan
04.15.10
so we all agree that glee rules, i'm so glad

kirktastic
04.15.10
i don't think glee rules...

Pizza
04.15.10
this was stupid, i might try watching the show at some point though.

ant4tbc
04.15.10
glee is awesome, lost is awesome, 30 rock is awesome.

'nuff said.

illmitch
04.15.10
sportscenter rules during football and basketball season

mynameischan
04.15.10
sportscenter is great yeah

or at least it was back in like 2003/04/05

TheyTookOurJobs
04.15.10
glee is fucking sick. i dont know why though

PirateSquid
04.15.10
What's entertaining about Sportscenter?

I'm gay and athletic and not even I care for seeing a bunch of sweaty grown men crawl over each other each other to handle some balls.

Ice skating and soccer are fucking boss, though.

Baphomet
04.15.10
I don't hate Glee, it's just meh to me. Hey it ryhmes!

Anyway as for better shows: Burn Notice, Dexter, C.S.I., Dollhouse, Top Gear, The Big Bang Theory, Friends re-runs, Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, Better off Ted... and so on

Yazz_Flute
04.18.10
I actually haven't seen one scene of Glee.

Ire
04.18.10
"Not in some stupid VH1 way, where a show that’s purportedly about metal only talks about bands like KISS and Def Leppardz"

THANK YOU. I hope that was a That Metal Show reference.

mynameischan
04.18.10
it was yup

rubybliels
04.20.10
In the only episode I saw some guy asked for a mashup with Thong Song and I was like no way are they going to have kyuss in a tv show but it turns out it was some pop song

Also, Lost > Glee

Transient
04.22.10
watched all of the episodes in 2 days, makes me wonder why i didn't watch it before

IndieOut
05.15.10
I watched the show once, and thought it was pretty gay, just cause the characters were all terrible and the plot was formulaic and unbelievable. Music is fine. I just have a disposition against the show because once me and my friends were troll chirping a friend of mine for liking it, and he responded with, "Glee is all about being yourself and not caring what others think about you". I just think he's really gay for that and have assumed that it is a product of Glee's homosexual nuances.

and fuck highschool musical

Tulannical
05.20.10
show absolutely rules

dylantheairplane
05.20.10
The show has its moments. The cheerleading coach, I don't know her characters name, but she's pretty damn hilarious most of the time.

dylantheairplane
05.20.10
oh and...

"Lost > Glee"

duh.

Tulannical
05.20.10
never got into lost

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