I don't know if I should cut my losses and let the show go.
( just more talk about disappointment and anger )
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Writing a Fringe/Bones crossover is getting harder and harder to do, Fringe has changed so much from season 1 to season 4 I don't know how to reconcile or justify writing the crossover anymore. I mean I want season 1 Fringe with season 3/4 Bones but personally I can't seem to just write season 1 Olivia knowing what I know about Olivia now.
Actually just writing a gen Fringe casefic is getting harder for me to do. This ties in to wanting to read and write a gen case fic in the vein of the X-Files case fics of yore but I can't seem to. It's more of a mental block though.
And, um, this is going to come off as character bashing but this is just me trying to articulate part of the reasons why I can't get into it. Part of it and that biggest block?
Glee is the ultimate pop-cultural hate-fuck for me. It gets so much right, champions the unloved and unlovely, produces some genuinely sublime, can’t-stop-smiling coups de theatre, and is, when all’s said and done, one of the most heart-felt, funny and truly progressive shows on television today. Or ever.
But FUCK ME if it isn’t also skull-poundingly awful, misogynistic, bi-phobic, atrociously plotted, bloated with its own sense of moral superiority and forever teetering on the edge of eye-clawing insanity. It drives me berzerk that I cannot stop watching it, even as I’m throwing things at the television and screaming “What the fuck do you mean ‘I’m relatively sane, for a girl.’?! You’re just fucking with me now, aren’t you Murphy?”
RM and Glee’s Powers-That-Be have so far to go to make the show into a consistent, cohesive whole, but they keep falling back into dropped plots and contemptibly lazy characterisation. I keep waiting and waiting for them to pull it together, even for a single episode, and it never quite happens.
And yet. And yet. I love it. I do. It’s so frustrating to hear Ryan Murphy’s hacky bloviations on his own self-importance, and his overweening sense of creative pomposity. But I still feel intensely, heart-breakingly grateful to him for making moments like this happen. Every time I think I’m out, they just keep pulling me back in. So if you’ll excuse me, I need to go lie down and think about Darren Criss’s dreamy, dreamy eyes for a little while.
— A Small Turnip @ Jezebel
KELLY: That show. I mean, first they say that Mr. Schue doesn’t know anything about choreography, and then like three episodes later he’s this fantastic choreographer? Pick a lane, people! [later] And what was with Jesse’s sudden turn on Rachel between Dream On and Funk? Where the heck did that come from? Honestly, that show… it’s just - it’s irresponsible.