Okay, continuing that thought…
Yes, Glee has broken my heart and made me cry and scream at my tv on occasion.
BUT. The spirit of the show is in the music, and how music can feel triumphant when nothing else does. Music can bring the unlikeliest of people together - I’ve seen it happen in real life. Music is transcendent; it can reach down deep in your core and touch places that you thought weren’t able to be touched. MUSIC is joy.
And the camaraderie that Glee shows? That’s real. The drama? That’s real too. I know that it’s not the most realistic show ever, I know it has problems and issues, but GOD it makes me feel things that I never thought I’d feel again after high school, and that’s why I watch it. Because it makes me so fucking happy, because I love the characters more than I ever thought I’d love fictional tv people (usually I limit my fictional love affairs with book-characters), because the music is always and forever playing on my iPod.
Unpopular opinion: Glee, for me, is joy. And love. And acceptance. And I’m going to watch the show, and I’m going to enjoy it, until it goes off the air.