This is the first installment of a new feature we have here on the T.J. The Sports Geek blog, Things Everybody Else Loves That I Hate, a series of things that everybody else is crazy about and immensely enjoys, but I don’t.
So without further adieu, here we go.
For the last year and a half, I have been bombarded by this awful piece of television on Fox, and you’re probably in love with this show, but I am not. Glee.
First off, the singing is awful, so many songs they sing were ones I really liked and that they have totally butchered. Second of all, I won’t say this show is for girls, because I know a lot of guys who have turned in their man cards in order to view this as well, it’s more like a show for people who once were/are popular in high school. I was not popular in high school; in fact, I was run out of the school I attended for three and a half years. If you ever had garbage thrown at you while you roaming the halls in your school, chances are this isn’t going to be a show you will be tuning into every week.
Thirdly, they already did this show back in the 1980s, it was called Fame, and it was much, much better and so was the singing and the cast was more famous. I don’t know one actor’s name on that show other than Jane Lynch, who’s probably doing this show in-between movies she appears in directed by Judd Apatow. Fame starred Debbie Allen, who was in the movie that the series was based on, and they had Janet Jackson in season four, not to mention the cutest cast member in Nia Peeples who was on for the last three seasons.
Finally, I just don’t get the appeal of the show. Is it because of High School Musical that this show is popular? Is it because you guys were/are popular in high school? What exactly is the appeal? I really don’t see it. But that’s okay, because I don’t need to see it, the Giants are in a pennant race. September baseball, game on!