Wednesday 25 March 2015

The End of GLEE!

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Source: Wikipedia

I used to be a hardcore GLEEK. For those of you who don't know what a 'gleek' is:

Anyone who is obsessed with the television show Glee may call themselves a "Gleek". It is a combination of the words "glee" and "geek," implying that the person is a "Glee Geek."

I watched the episodes as soon as they came out and downloaded their versions of popular songs as soon as I could, or listened to them on YouTube constantly. My data limit was always maxed out well before the end of the month. Everyone at work hated me for posting the songs on Facebook or Twitter constantly and were sick of listening to Glee's version of songs in the office - but that didn't stop me - they gave in eventually and dealt with my 'weird' taste in music (according to them).

The phase then passed ... so you might say I wasn't a hardcore gleek because what gleek would get bored with Glee or their songs ... well I did. Don't get me wrong I still enjoyed the episodes every week but I just lost interest - probably because other more interesting (and you possibly could say) more grown up programmes were showing (such as Vampire Diaries, Revenge, The Originals etc).

When I heard about Cory Monteith's death and that that the sixth season would be Glee's last I was quite shocked - I thought Glee was going to be one of those shows like Friends or ER that would last for lots of series.

So I've rambled enough about the backstory so ... last night I watched the last two episodes of Glee and to be honest I wasn't that impressed.

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Source: Zap2it

Episode 12 was a flashback episode to the first lot of New Directions and how some of them dealt with problems before they joined the glee club and how the glee club helped them with those problems - Kurt was considering suicide before the glee club, Mercedes wanted to be recognized for her singing in other places rather than just her church or it might have been racism as she was upset that Rachel got chosen for the play (whom is white) and Mercedes (whom is black) didn't get chosen - you with me?

I really liked this episode as it was great to go 'back in time' - I'm not sure whether this was actually filmed recently or whether these were clips that were cut from the first season that didn't make it into the actual episodes - either way I really enjoyed it. It was great to see a little backing to the main characters featured. What I did notice was that they only focused on the 'main' characters so that was Rachel, Kurt, Tina, Artie, Mercedes - they didn't really bring anyone into it - I've noticed a few critics pick this up and I would have liked to have known some of the supporting casts background and why they really joined the glee club.

The episode starts with the words 'present day' so we're back in the present - and we're anxiously waiting to see if the glee club has won nationals - which they do! We then flash-forward 3 months and the superintendent has decided to change McKinley High into a school of arts and make Will Schuster the principle because of all his hard work and enthusiasm.

Sam (now jobless) because the football team has been stopped (because its a school of art now) is recruited by Will to lead the new directions as their teacher! So we're all happy about that.

Mercedes also received amazing news that she will be the opening act for Beyonce's world tour. We flash forward five more years and she has her own world tour and is famous.

We then flash forward again - so we're around 2020 now. Sue is Vice President of the US and her and Becky are best friends again - Becky is actually her head of security. Will is still the principle of the school and has 3 children with Emma and both are happy.

Source: PMCTV

Rachel is married to Jessie St. James and we join them on an award night where she is up for a Toni Award - she wins the award and dedicated it to Will. She is also heavily pregnant with Blaine and Kurt's baby (she agreed to be a surrogate to them). Jessie also hopes that once she has given birth - they can start a family of their own.

Kurt and Blaine end up living in New York and going round all the little schools singing songs - I'm sure they did more than that but I can't recall much about their future. As I mentioned above Rachel has a baby for them too.

Artie and Tina end up getting together (finally!) and one of Artie's films gets into a film festival - woo!

finn hudson glee
Source: Uproxx

The show ends where it all began back in the Auditorium where Sue is renaming the Auditorium after Finn Hudson. Then glee members past and present come on stage and sing together and that was the end.

The show ends with a picture of Finn next to the plaque with 'Finn Hudson Auditorium'.

Source: US Magazine

So that's the end of Glee! Did you watch it? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

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