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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 11:29 pm (UTC)
There's one more episode in this block and maybe that will wrap up Kurt's plot? We'll see!

I lovelovelove what Ryan Murphy's done with his storyline over the last few weeks.
Astonishing that there are now three very different gay characters on the show - Kurt, Blaine, Kartofsky. That has to be a first for a US show that airs that 8pm!
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[User Picture]From: me_and_thee
2010-11-26 05:04 pm (UTC)
That has to be a first for a US show that airs that 8pm!

ABC's Brothers & Sisters also features 3 gay characters, but they're all grown men, which is why I find Glee's gay teens especially refreshing. =)
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