Sunday, December 13, 2009

Glee Must Die

Don’t get me wrong, me loves the show, especially these last three weeks with all the baby shenanigans being revealed and, Oh My Gawd, Rachel’s version of “Don’t Rain On My Parade”, AMAZING! How do you get better than this:

But stop, now. All the story lines are wrapped up, at least the important ones, and leave something to our imaginations. The only thing I want to see more of is Sue, but she can get her own show. Maybe she can team up with Jack and Karen from Will & Grace for a spin-off combo.

Why must shows go on and on only to be remembered for their lack lustre, rating declining years? Dallas? Anyone? Never should have brought Bobby back from the dead. That should have been the end. And once Jane Wyman went into a coma, was Falcon Crest ever really the same? Twin Peaks too should have been a one season (maybe two because of Audrey) show.

The BBC, as Little Lord Fauntleroy points out, has it right. Their series have a beginning, middle and a not painful ending. Queer As Folk is a perfect example. Unlike the North American version that dragged on only to become predictable and too sweet, the UK series left you wanting more.

Absolutely Fabulous was a tad overdone to be sure, and the absence of any Patsy Stone costumes this Halloween is proof of that. Ab Fab aside, they seem to get fresh new shows every couple of years that work really well and give us characters you love.

If Little Dorrit had been an American production and shared the same success this side of the pond, I assure you there would have been a sequel. Don’t believe me? Was there not a Gone With the Wind Part II? Hmmmm? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

So, Sue, pack your bags and head to NY (with a stopover in Washington to get Audrey) and start butting heads with Karen. That would be delicious. And you can send Grace back to Twin Peaks so they can get rid of her once and for all.


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