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Unspoilery Glee thought [Nov. 23rd, 2010|09:26 pm]

Watching Glee tonight, I realize...it's not really an ensemble show any more. There are leads and there are supporting characters. And of the younger characters, Kurt is the lead. He gets the most screen time, the most dramatic plotline.

Now, sure, the writing isn't always stellar and the episode quality fluctuates wildly. But it amazes me that Glee has subtly brought Kurt to the forefront and kept him there: the first ever gay lead in a US network show. Ryan Murphy using, then undermining the conventions of teen TV. And on FOX!

[User Picture]From: tasabian
2010-11-24 11:20 pm (UTC)
When it started, it seemed to me like the show was Rachel/Finn, Will/Emma, Sue......and then everyone else. But there's been a shift towards focusing on the kids (hence less screen time for Emma)

I still wish it would at least try to be an ensemble show, though, because there's just so much untapped potential in all the other characters. I think the show works best when it utilizes all its characters in a single plot, but that rarely happens.
My guess is when the Kurt arc is done, the pendulum will swing back to Rachel & Finn (though I'd much rather see Mercedes get a big plotline next.)
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