Glee? Karaoke!

I have done my best to avoid the television show “Glee” because I wasn’t interested in anything high school or Madonna or Britney.

Then, one day this week, I was stuck in a situation where I was forced to work in an unfriendly, foreign, environment — meaning I was not in control of the remote control — and the only thing watchable on TV was a Glee rerun of the Madonna show immediately followed by more Glee with Britney.

I sat through the Madonna dross.  I left the room when the Britney rerun started.  The acting on Glee is trite and terrible.  The singing is even worse:  Morose!  What a downer.

I am aware that Glee is a popular show — but after watching a full episode — I have no idea why the program is even allowed to be on television.  Can you explain it to me in minute terms?  Give examples.  Be cleaner and clearer than Glee in expression and execution if you are able.

Glee is lip-sync’d karaoke.  Where is the fun or the delight in that sort of dead, prerecorded, performance?

Glee takes popular songs and music videos and makes exact copies with their actors — and that is supposed to be entertaining?  In what way?  In which universe? Where is the human spirit of a genuine live performance?

Sure, American Idol is terrible, but at least the contestants are generally singing live.  If you want some pretty good singing in live performance, check out The Sing Off on NBC.

Glee is all bad imitation and nothing uniquely expressed.  I have no idea how such a show found success in the marketplace — unless viewers are so aesthetically unindoctricated and desperate for entertainment — that they’ll eat rehash and bathe in backwash and consider it all a sparkling divination that demands rejoicing instead of remedy.

I have watched Glee.  I will never again watch Glee.  I have seen the imitator and I know even a loathsome original is preferable to a poor, groveling, sycophant.