Posted Wed, December 8, 2010 6:14pm EDT

Andy Says: 6 Reasons Why 'Glee' Is Going Downhill Fast — And How To Fix It!

Posted Wed, December 8, 2010 6:14pm EDT

FOX’s once-incredible musical comedy has gone totally downhill — but we know exactly how to fix it!

Like the rest of the world, we absolutely fell in love with Glee when it premiered on FOX last year. The stories, the songs, the charactersGlee was a breath of creative, fresh air in an otherwise stale television landscape. But we’re now midway through the second season, and we’re sad to say the spark that first drew us in has all but fizzled out. The HollywoodLife.com staff put our heads together and came up with six major reasons we think the show is going downhill — and how to turn it around before it’s too late!

  1. There’s way too much Sue Sylvester! Don’t get us wrong — Jane Lynch is easily the funniest actress on Glee, but her character is also a very delicate creature. Sue’s cruel, biting sense of humor has made for some of the funniest scenes in Glee history, but the show’s creative team needs to start using her more sparingly so we don’t get desensitized to her oft-shocking one-liners. Everything in moderation!
  2. There aren’t enough good story lines to follow! One of the reasons we kept coming back to Glee week after week last season was because the story arcs actually engaged us. We were totally invested in Terri’s (Jessalyn Gilsig) fake pregnancy, Quinn’s (Dianna Agron) real pregnancy, and Sue’s ever-progressing plan to take down the Glee club. But what is there to follow this season? We’re finally getting some continuity with Kurt and Blaine’s budding romance, but we need more. You hear that? MORE!
  3. Will needs to get a love life again! Speaking of good story lines, when is Will (Matthew Morrison) going to get himself a real girlfriend? His various romances last season were some of the best parts of the show — from his train wreck marriage to Terri, his hot fling with Emma (Jayma Mays), and even the tiny possibility of a hookup with Rachel (Lea Michele.) But now that Terri’s gone and Emma’s married, the hottest thing going on in Will’s life is an ongoing love affair… with sweater vests.
  4. There’s too much hype surrounding celebrity guests & theme episodes! Isn’t it a little early for Glee to be relying so heavily on stunt casting? We love us some Gwyneth Paltrow, but can’t we just be excited to see our favorite characters every week? And don’t even get us started on the surplus of theme episodes. When an entire episode is structured around a totally out-of-nowhere theme — see the Britney Spears and Rocky Horror Picture Show episodes — the entire hour ends up feeling awkward and forced.
  5. The song choices are getting ridiculous! “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina?” Seriously? We want to know who bought that on iTunes.
  6. We. Want. Charice! When the buzz was building around season two, one of the biggest draws for new viewers was the introduction of international pop sensation Charice as Sunshine — a worthy rival for Rachel. We LOVED her in the season premiere and eagerly awaited her epic return… but sadly, it never came. Please, gods of Glee, return her to us!

— Andy Swift

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Megha

Posted at 2:21 PM on August 29, 2011  

I absolutely loved glee season2 as much as season 1. The new original songs, the introduction of warblers(specially Blaine) was Fantastic. I don’t think at all that this season is a letdown after season 1. The story line may not have been very good but the songs, Charice, Warblers,Rachel,finn made it up.
I absolutely disagree that the britney-Brittany episode was a waste. I just loved her moves!!

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Alfred

Posted at 9:48 AM on August 23, 2011  

It’s insane! Imagine GLEE season 3 with less singing! CHARICE is a unique, stunning and AMAZING SINGER! She deserves to be one of them! RYAN MURPHY, If you want your show to hit worldwide, put CHARICE back on the show!!!!

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bianca

Posted at 6:13 PM on February 23, 2011  

Charice’s character is the only thing keep me interested in glee. I would love to see her act again,im sure she’ll be much better wen she comes. and that voice….unbelievable. i just wana c her face off with rachel again.

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alex

Posted at 5:33 AM on February 5, 2011  

I loved season 1, but when season 2 came, I just got annoyed with the really bad storylines and the over doing of special guests and themes.. now I hate Glee.

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Hollywood Spotlight

Posted at 9:16 PM on March 26, 2011  

Agreed. Couldn’t it say better.

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Adele

Posted at 10:45 PM on January 25, 2011  

Don’t bring charice back!! Horrible for glee’s image for her to be there!! She’s too ugly for the show!!

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Sean

Posted at 11:58 PM on December 23, 2010  

No one cares about Charice. The girl can sing but her acting was really hard to watch. She was awful. They should never have cast her.

Get singers who can also act.

This season is terrible. Too much Kurt is te problem. Bring back Puck, Quinn Rachel and Finn. Characters we care about.

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Kim

Posted at 4:57 AM on December 18, 2010  

Bring back Charice!

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E bridget

Posted at 4:35 AM on December 18, 2010  

i was very disappointed watching the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th episode of Glee…i was like “whats going on? what happend to sunshine? i thought she’s the new cast member why im no longer seing that cute little girl and her giant voice??” sadly, i have to stop watching Glee. its not very entertaining anymore compared to the first episode.

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Nicky

Posted at 4:26 AM on December 18, 2010  

i think they should bring back SUNSHINE i kind of really like her and my classmates from school. i stop watching glee after the 8th episode knowing she won’t be on yet.

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Charlie

Posted at 1:46 AM on December 18, 2010  

They should just replace Shooo-ster entirely!

WOW!!! I’m surprised many Gleeks feel the same, I also stopped watching after the 7th episode where I thought Sunshine was coming back even for a cameo. Now I’m hearing she’s coming back in the post-Super Bowl episode. SHE BETTER, MURPHY!

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anromable

Posted at 2:39 AM on December 17, 2010  

PLS. BRING BACK CHARICE. SHE IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR GLEE’S DOWNFALL.

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R

Posted at 3:05 AM on December 16, 2010  

I bought “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”…

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James

Posted at 2:38 AM on December 16, 2010  

Bring back Charice!!! My 14 year daughter stop watching because she is not there anymore..

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Charlie

Posted at 1:48 AM on December 18, 2010  

Me toooo!!!

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Yobhtron

Posted at 1:15 AM on December 16, 2010  

The producers should bring back SHUNSHINE on the show to make us GLEEful.

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Krappola

Posted at 6:10 PM on December 15, 2010  

The only one I disagree with is the Charice one. I didn’t enjoy her in the pilot

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Christian

Posted at 6:15 PM on December 13, 2010  

It’s really frustrating that charice has not returned to glee..Her incredible talent is the reason why I watch glee..I agree with Queenie..It’s a simple “LAW OF SUPPLY & DEMAND”..Dunno why the producers didn’t bother to analyze the situation knowing the fact that the season 2 pilot episode rating is overwhelming..Big Sigh! =(

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