'Glee' premiere ratings down 32 percent from last year. Why didn't you watch?

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They probably can’t blame it on the alcohol this time: Glee, which saw its third season debut last night, was down 32 percent in the ratings compared to last year’s premiere episode. With just 8.9 million viewers tuning in Tuesday night, it seems cast member shake-up and evolving storyline fatigue may have scared some former Gleeks off.

I, for one, PopWatchers, am among those who opted to tune out this year. While I loved the first season (honestly, who didn’t?), I couldn’t help but be frustrated with the second season, thanks to uneven or downright unbelievable plot lines. (Even in the Glee universe, it’s really hard to accept the notion that Sue Sylvester would remain gainfully employed as an educator.) Plus, it didn’t help that season 2 ended on a blossoming, if not entirely out-of-left-field, romance between Mercedes and Sam — that twist, in retrospect, seemed pointless after we learned over the summer that actor Chord Overstreet would not be returning as a regular. So much for a cliffhanger.

Of course, these are early numbers. If word gets out that Glee is not only back, but better than ever (judging from some of your comments in EW’s Glee recap, as well as the laughs coming from my roommate watching it in our living room last night, the show is on course to do just that), all the people that were weary of watching the third season could just as easily be swayed to come back. Or has all the goodwill for the series come and gone as quickly as Sunshine Corazon?

So why didn’t you tune in, fellow former Gleeks? Are you fed up with the show? Or were you simply too busy watching Dancing with the Stars, The Biggest Loser, or 90210 to tune in? Vote and share your comments below!


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  • Ummm…..

    ..because it’s sucks?

    • UGH

      Too repetitive.

      • jeff m

        yes it does this is the worst show on tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • RK

        hahahahahahahhahahah I bet all of gleew.com is crying

      • Casey Anthony

        Because it’s boring. Because it’s the same thing again and again. And again. Because it’s too cutesy. Because it’s too self-indulgent. Because it’s unrealistic. Because.. do I need to go on?

      • ‘Chel

        Too repetitive is right. What do they think their repetitive appeal is?

      • Yorky

        @ Casey Anthony: Cause it’s unrealistic? That’s most of TV sweetie.

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      • TEN REASONS WHY I QUIT GLEE

        …because Sue Sylvester has become a tired, annoying character, despite being played by a brilliant actress.
        …because the characters change personalities to fit whatever the “theme of the week” is, rather than the other way around.
        …because Quinn’s story arc in season 1 was very interesting to me and then in season 2 they just completely ignored all of the changes she went through (including her wonderful, unusual friendship with Mercedes).
        …because the characters of color are consistently neglected, and after waiting two years for them to give a real storyline to Mercedes (and more than 2 lines to Tina), I am convinced that they never will, and it will be All-Wonderbread-White All The Time.
        …because the tribute episodes and guest stars detracted from the show, instead of adding to it.
        …because Santanna and Britanny were GREAT when they were small parts, but are not 3-dimensional enough to sustain the large roles they have been given.
        …because the show’s recurring use of disabled characters is usually done in ways that exploitative and manipulative.
        …because, after watching him in interviews, I learned just how insufferable and annoying Ryan Murphy actually is.
        …because they made a 3D movie out of something that had no reason to be 3D except to rape our wallets.
        …because Mr. Schuster is the most condescending and inept teacher I have ever seen on television.

      • Vander_V

        @ the post above me

        AMEN to That. Took the words right out of my mouth. Esp # 10.

      • Ruby

        Agree all the way with “TEN REASONS WHY I QUIT GLEE”. Especially numbers 1, 2, and 8.

      • Pall

        The only reason why I watched season 2 was because I was hoping to see Jonathan Groff Reprise his role as Jesse St. James. Since the writers screwed that up royally I stopped watching it. They ruined most of their characters. For example, Rachel became a needy, inconsiderate girl, Finn was always a douche bag and the list goes on…

      • Kirk

        I think the first season they used better songs. I think this season was really weird when it came to music selection. That could be it.

      • jenny

        most people don’t have really great memories about High School or that those who go to High School today, probably don’t want anything to do with it in their free time. Maybe that’s why? How far can you really take the concept about a high school Glee club anyways?

      • SC

        Santana was one of the few good things about last year. She was the only character who developed at all, and is easily one of the most interesting people on the show at this point.

      • Casey Anthony

        No, TV and movies and books all have to contain a certain amount of realism to draw in viewers (even high-fantasy), otherwise audiences do not relate to the characters. If characters do things that are unrealistic given the setting and the plot—it will turn off viewers. “Glee” has that problem.

      • Franklymydear

        I just can’t relate to every character being either overtly or covertly gay and singing at every opportunity. Show sucks, plain and simple.

      • Lily

        I cannot relate to the gay characters but I can relate to their feelings of isolation (Kurt) and confusion (Blaine, Karofsky) and wanting to blend in (Blaine)…

      • Lily

        Yeah, want some Asians and Mercedes fun ! Where are they ?

      • Craig

        I agree with “Too repetitive” plus I did not like how they treated Chord Overstreet over the summer, Sam had become my favorite character, I can’t invest in this anymore!

      • iconclastor

        Where was Finn? Finn is the everyman in this tale. He is not specially talented liked Rachel or Kurt, he makes mistakes, he is the most human of them all and a character a lot of ordinary people can relate to. I hope this show can show that ordinary people can also achieve greatness if they persist and dream and plan. Cory Monteith’s acting is also a very underrated on this show. He is not over-the-top like some of the other actors but he shows strength and subtelty in his performances. I think it will be a potentiall wonderful plotline for Glee.

      • Tim Possible

        Glee jumped the Shark, and the name of the shark is Blaine!

    • What?

      Because Lea Michele is repulsive and the entire show is whack.

      • Hi Sarah!

        Lea Michele is amazing! The only reason I tuned in last night was because she was still on the show. It was MUCH better than season 2 (actual laughter and FUN musical numbers!), though the recycling of storylines (another rival for Rachel? Because that worked so well last season?) and overly sappy dialog (Kurt and his boyfriend are too shmoopy for me) are making me regret giving it another chance. I’m waiting to see if they can follow through with the no guest stars and less flash. My hope is that Rachel, Kurt & Finn all graduate this year and I can stop watching.

      • awhitt32

        agreed

      • awhitt32

        *agreed with @what?

      • rude

        please so rude and uncalled for. The hate on the internet is so ridiculous.

      • Lea FTW

        Lea is one of the only reason to watch. I can’t wait for her to leave so I can too.

      • Gramps

        I am just not a gleeful person. Glee is the gayest show on earth…except whatever Richard Simmons is on.

      • @Gramps

        I love music and gay people, but… I actually agree with you. That episode was totally gay-tastic. I kept thinking, I do not know one straight guy that would watch this episode without turning it off.
        How about a perspective from Puck?
        Oh, and WAY too many songs/solos by Rachel.

    • Flip

      …because they fired Jessalyn Gilsig, the only reason to watch this stupid show!

      • Ben

        Oh no she is actually horrible. All of her storylines were crap. Too much nip tuck BS to be in a high school show. The show was funny but I didn’t care for any of last nights musical numbers. I download the show and I skipped all the musical numbers. I did enjoy seeing the contest winner on the show. Hope she sticks around and I can’t wait to see the other winners.

      • Laura

        I quit watching when my favorite character left. Without Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), there’s no reason for me to watch anymore. I’m moving on to her next project. She’s the reason why I started watching in the first place anyway.

      • ‘Chel

        Personally I thought Jessalyn added a lot to the show! They need her back.

      • kellade

        I guess now that you’re not on Glee, you have a lot of time to spam the internets Jessalyn.

    • bruno

      yes. because . it. sucks.

      • Regina George

        I watched it! And you’re probably not the target audience, so no one really cares what you think. It was great.

      • Kim

        I care bruno!

    • ronny

      yep, its an awful show. and I really enjoy good TV

    • Nicotine

      I don’t think Glee is a bad show at all, but I grew tired of it after last season. The first season was new and it was interesting, but then once it caught fire, it got too preachy. I’m all about acceptance of differences and all, but Glee went overboard.
      And to be honest, most people watched the show for the popular songs. But the show started doing more and more broadway songs that we’re not familiar with and then the original songs that no one really cared for.
      And the main reason I stopped watching was because of the cast. Lea Michele is too full of herself. The same can be said for most of the main cast. I hate to miss Dianna Agron on my TV (because she’s gorgeous) but I just couldn’t watch it anymore without shaking my head in shame.
      I watched every episode of the first two seasons, but I have to bow out gracefully.

      • ajmalzx

        Dude… you and me. we’re on the same wavelength. Proof you can be continents apart and still think the exact same thing.

      • LOL

        Oh please! The main reason you stop watching is because of the cast? I call BS on that. Besides, all Dianna is is “gorgeous” (thanks to 2 nose jobs and now, apparently, a boob job, too). If she and her character left it would be a much better show. Relaly, the girl couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag.

      • Lily

        Diana Agron is not my favoriteactor but I liked her when she was portraying this small town mentality of Quinn of “I have to be prom queen or my life will be over”.. and I like Quinn’s confrontations with Rachel… the girl with small town dreams against the girl with her head in the (New York) air,

      • DIanna rocks!

        Dianna Agron is amazing.
        Whether being sarcastic, sensitive, nasty or kind, I always buy it. I think she is the best one in the cast.

      • LAJackie

        Funny because I normally fast forward through all the new songs and love the Broadway ones!

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    • Lisa Simpson

      Yeah, count me among the many who didn’t love the first season (yes, we exists and are legion). The episodes I tried the second season were even worse.

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    • kate middleton

      Exactly. Blame Season 2. Just too absurd and not cute anymore.

    • 10 REASONS WHY I QUIT GLEE

      …because Sue Sylvester has become a tired, annoying character, despite being played by a brilliant actress.

      …because the characters change personalities to fit whatever the “theme of the week” is, rather than the other way around.

      …because Quinn’s story arc in season 1 was very interesting to me and then in season 2 they just completely ignored all of the changes she went through (including her wonderful, unusual friendship with Mercedes).

      …because the characters of color are consistently neglected, and after waiting two years for them to give a real storyline to Mercedes (and more than 2 lines to Tina), I am convinced that they never will, and it will be All-Wonderbread-White All The Time.

      …because the tribute episodes and guest stars detracted from the show, instead of adding to it.

      …because Santanna and Britanny were GREAT when they were small parts, but are not 3-dimensional enough to sustain the large roles they have been given.

      …because the show’s recurring use of disabled characters is usually done in ways that exploitative and manipulative.

      …because, after watching him in interviews, I learned just how insufferable and annoying Ryan Murphy actually is.

      …because they made a 3D movie out of something that had no reason to be 3D except to rape our wallets.

      …because Mr. Schuster is the most condescending and inept teacher I have ever seen on television.

      • @ 10 REASONS

        I agree with every one of those 10 reasons.

      • Lisapeth

        Seriously, can Ryan Murphy please stop acting like having him offer to Glee-ify their songs is not the biggest honour that could ever be bestowed upon an artist? Is it really that hard to believe that a band like Kings of Leon or Foo Fighters don’t want their music re-arranged so that 8 year olds who don’t understand them will add them to their iPods?

      • kate middleton

        Very well said, 10 reasons. I couldn’t agree more.

      • @ TEN REASONS

        AMEN!
        All ten of those reasons are right on!

      • jj

        I’m still watching the show, but with great trepidation because of all the reasons you’ve listed. I’m cautiously optimistic after the premiere for this year.

      • Tarc

        Wow, 8 of 10 are nonsense…

      • Liz

        Agree with the top 10 reasons. On “The Glee Project,” I appreciated the kids but found Ryan Murphy insufferable. Lea Michele is also full of herself. I’ll start watching again for Idina Menzel’s story arc.

      • When did Shue and Emma get together?

        I agree with your reasons. I still watch but I’m annoyed.
        Sue’s storyline hasn’t changed one iota since season 1. Really? I just fast-forward through her stuff now, it’s not even funny (it’s predictable).
        Lea Michelle isn’t full of herself, as others have stated – but I think her voice is a one-trick pony and they give her way too many songs & solos.

      • Andyd22

        Totally agree with reasons 5-9

      • Anne

        Another reason: There are times where I have an extremely difficult time hearing & understanding what they’re saying…they sometimes talk as fast as lightening…so I suppose the show is no longer meant for me to watch…?

      • Lily

        The third episode this season is called “Asian F”… so let’s see what they will do with the people of colour in this episode…

    • dani

      I want chord overstreet back and I’m just irritated with ryan murphy suggesting that some core characters will not return. It to me is like watching a funeral if this is the case

      • kahuna

        The dismissal of Chord was a real turn off. It just didn’t make sense. He’s very likable and can sing well. And he’s cute. That was just a dumb move.

      • Dan

        I agree. By letting Chord Overstreet go, they made ME let go of GLEE as appointment television. I’ll hunt in down on ON-DEMAND in a week or so probably… or not. But its not a priority. Sam was a really cool, NORMAL guy who was developed (and developing) into someone I was really looking forward to see what had coming next. Bring back Chord… offer him a contract, and I’ll be back watching GLEE live again.

      • Craig

        same here, bring back Chord, and I know a lot of people will watch again, Darrn Criss is so annoying, and I say this as a gay guy!

      • Futurama

        Chord left on his own. They offered him a contract and he rejected it.

      • Tim Possible

        ACTUALLY CHORD WAS NOT MADE A SERIES REGULAR, AND WAS ASKED TO WRAP UP HIS STORYLINE IN A COUPLE EPISODES AND HE DECLINED, AND I DON’T BLAME HIM!

    • Delon

      They just lost it. I used to be a rabid fan, but last night i found myself asking why am i watching this show. It’s no longer fresh, edgy and biting. The show used to make me feel good, but now it seems like it only exists to make Ryan Murphy feel good.

      • Alienate

        Exactly!!!!
        I will watch a few more eps, and then decide whether or not to delete it from my DVR schedule.
        I DO hope it gets better, but I have my doubts.

    • Mike

      This. It’s just not good anymore. The few characters who actually contribute any comedy at all (Puck, Brittany, and SOMETIMES Sue) don’t get enough screen time. Everything is so contrived on the show, it doesn’t know if it wants to be a slapstick dramedy or a heartfelt comedy… and it doesn’t work as either.

      • No more Brittany

        Brittan is better as a background, one-liner character. When she’s had to caryr any real storyline they’ve all fallen flat. Too much dumb blonde cheerleader fo rme. Personally, I think the focuse change to Kurt, Snatana, and Brittany in the 2nd season hurt. It’s like they didn’t have a narrative planned and couldn’t keep anything going.

      • LAJackie

        Personally I think Sue gets too much screen time. She was more effective when she was around less.

    • GSG

      They tried from the beginning to market this show to the fickle “Top 40″ crowd who refuse to think for themselves and consume whatever’s popular. The fact that so much time was spent paying homage to trash like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and My Chemical Romance is proof of this. Did anyone really expect that trend-obsessed crowd NOT to jump ship the second popular opinion turned against the show? Bandwagoning is all they know!

    • AngusParvo

      Show totally sucks now.

      • Rachel

        I disagree. It sucked big time last season in general, although there were a few good moments. We’ve only had one episode this season so far, but it seems as though it may be getting back to basics: the things that made it fun in the beginning.

    • Rush

      Overexposure kills.

      • Lily

        true

    • Cygnus

      FOr those of us that watched, it was disappointing flat start to the season. This could very well be cancelled after this season.

      • Tubey

        I disagree. I thought the premiere episode was pretty good. Getting back to the early good stuff. Let’s just hope it stays on this path and doesn’t drown itself like last season. I think it could be good again. Trying to be positive. Still missing my Sam, though.

    • DJ

      It might have worked for one season, but people got tired of the same stories, Sue’s same rants etc. There is better TV on so it is an easy decision to turn this one off now.

    • Ang

      Thank you. I enjoy the singing, but could care less about the story line.

    • Tea Party

      Jane Lynch trashed the Tea Party at the Emmys. That’s why the ratings are down.

      • Tarc

        There’s a very, very good reason that everyone that’s not in the Tea party (99.5% of us) trashes the Tea Party… plus, the morons in the Tea party already don’t watch Glee.

    • Necro

      Um, I concur. It was garbage from the start. They destroy every good song.

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    • semoto

      I agree with the verdict that it’s too repetitive.

      Just how many times can you watch a character get a slushee in the face, for instance? (In real life, slushee-throwing would get students expelled.)

    • Martika

      I liked this show better when it was called Kids Incorporated.

  • Samantha

    I turned it off after 15ish minutes. I’m just over it. It’s offensive, annoying and I don’t care about any of the characters anymore.

    • BP

      How is it offensive?

      • Samantha

        asperger jokes aren’t really amusing to me…

      • Damien

        Do you watch South Park, Samantha? Because it’s even more “offensive”.

      • kate middleton

        I agree with Samantha on that. Glee has always walked the line of being offensive, but I thought the Asperger’s stuff was in poor taste.

        And Damien, you can’t compare Glee to South Park. South Park has always made fun of anything and everything.

      • Samantha

        @damien no I don’t.

      • Michelle

        I totally agree with the asperger jokes they are not funny. That so not how people with asperger act. they don’t insult people and then say “asperger”, they general don’t realize what they are saying is insulting

    • Viv

      I had it on mute in the back ground while I cleaned so I wouldn’t miss New Girl. Even that was too much. Just catching glimpses of Lea Michele and Chris Colfer strut around like they are gods gift was too much.

      • ger

        God, I really can’t stand people like you.

      • Aura Lee

        I would like to defend that Lea Michele and Chris Colfer wouldn’t be as obnoxious if their storylines/characters weren’t written so poorly. I think both would be likeable characters if the writers had any clue how to write likeable people.

      • Ruby

        Chris Colfer really is the most annoying fictional character on television today.

      • Vivian

        Chris Colfer is not a fictional character. Kurt Hummel, however, is.

      • Tego Livi

        I never watched it, have no interest in a “musical” that just recycles the same old crap they play on the radio, plust that girl with the big nose and nasal voice is very annoying.

      • Ms Juice Ortiz

        @Aura
        Have you ever met her? Insufferable might be a kind thing to say about her. A “self righteous, better than you, I’m so famous” word that rhymes with witch is a far better description. But when mommy and daddy groom you to be famous I guess that’s what happens.

      • Lily

        Kurt Hummel is one of the most annoying characters on Glee and that is why I like him so much…

      • Tubey

        Viv, too bad you didn’t stick around to see them get knocked down a few pegs. It was awesome.

  • Lindsay

    I used to love Glee but honestly, after the ups and downs that was last season and the overload of Glee news (plus that concert movie) this past summer has really become a little too much. It became more annoying than charming!

    • Mike

      I agree. A lot of the stories never took off and it didn’t seem to know where it was going. It got too over the top at times and (even a problem in season 1) it still can’t find it’s comedic/dramatic tone. By the start of season 3, this should not be a problem. If it is… well, look at Heroes.

      Plus all the other stuff is too much. It’s an overkill.

    • Damien

      True. Whatever happened to the school April Rhodes taught? AND WHY WASN’T CHARICE IN THERE MORE OFTEN!!??

      • Eric

        Charice is a talentless dwarf who couldn’t act and more stunt casting- let her go back to whatever country she came from.

      • erica

        @eric – she maybe talentless to you but she can sing her dwarf ass off than anybody!. you’re a racist! get a life!

      • khatman

        One has to wonder how much of that 32% drop in tv ratings is comprised of Chasters (Charice fans) who number in the millions.

      • noyb

        You are a racist. Charice have more talent than most of the other character in Glee. A big part of the 32% drop could be attributed to the fans of Charice who are not watching the series anymore.

    • Liz

      Season two was too erratic. That’s it. We all know it’s on its way out. Probably will be canceled by the end of this season. Too bad, cause it had such a great first season.

  • cl

    the show SUCKS!

  • cam

    I’ve watching season 2 DVD’s and really enjoying them. There’s Some really solid episodes: Grilled Cheesus, Rocky Horror, the X-Mas one, the Gwen ones really weren’t that bad. Sure there’s a ton to complain about if you want, but you’re supposed to take Glee with a wink to its own Glee rules in it’s own goofy Glee universe. Hater’s gunna hate here, but personally I just hope the show stays away from the negative comments here (which aren’t constructive) and don’t try any “stunts” to gain more viewers. That’d just make it worse. Just do what ya do Glee.

    • Amy

      The problem with Glee is that the universe has no rules. Even if it is supposed to be whimsical and a little dreamy, the world still has to bear some semblance to reality. At first, Glee was corny and melodramatic but had enough moments to make it still feel grounded; now it’s just ludicrous, not to mention unfunny and seriously hypocritical.

      • ebby

        Wait, I’m sorry, your school didn’t have a glee club for whom your school symphony would drop everything it was doing in order to play an impromptu performance? Or football players who were allowed to miss their halftime talk so that they could be dressed and made up for Thriller?

        Your high school experience was lacking… JEESH.

      • Tarc

        ebby – It’s more than a little ridiculous that you don ‘t understand what SURREAL means. It’s no wonder you don’t get Glee…

      • @Tarc

        And YOU clearly don’t understand sarcasm.

    • kate middleton

      “Grilled Cheesus” was when I really turned against it. The show just takes itself SO seriously sometimes and got really holier-than-thou last season.

      • thin

        Yeah, that one was a big nail in the coffin for me, too. It wasn’t just ridiculous for its preachiness, it was the episode where I realized how little consistency the show gave its characters and how much it would bend their personalities to fit whatever plot they wanted to run in a given episode.

      • Lily

        Grilled Cheesus was so spot on.. maybe because I love drama… still the ridiculous Finn- intermezzo’s were well done as well …

    • Jane Doe

      I enjoyed Grilled Cheesus and Xmas too – but that was because there was some great acting and real emotion in there. Of course Chris Colfer had a chance to show another side to Kurt and Cory Monteith is so under-rated but he really gave so much emotion to those episodes. But the rest of the seasons his arc was – what exactly – being a ‘douche bag’ acting implausibly based on the previous season. An episode where both of them shone was ‘Furt’ but what should have been a highlight of the seasons was trashed because Sue ‘married herself’ and a wedding of his Dad to Finn’s mom was overshadowed by way too many references to Kurt before he transferred to Dalton (the biggest mistake last season). Real emotion runined. And who wrote that episode? Ryan Murphy… who showed in Glee 3D and The Glee Project why he paid no mind to what everyone was saying – because he is an arrogant…..

  • Amber

    I watched, but I don’t think I’ll be tuning in every week. I’m kinda just over it. Last night just kinda chugged along and I never really got into it. Also, I don’t listen to showtunes, so the songs last night weren’t my cup of tea either. Can I get a Justin Timberlake or John Mayer or a new beyonce song or something?

    • what

      Try something new expand your mind. If you want current hits, listen to the radio

    • elr

      I don’t mind the showtunes so much, but what really gets me is how everyone at the school still HATES the Glee Club. This along with Sue’s preposterousness is what is ruining the show for me.

    • Lily

      Showtunes is not for everyone… Same with Top 40 songs… it is not for everyone.. Glee cannot please everybody… I loove showtunes but I liked the Season 2 songs, because I live under a rock and had no clue about current music..

  • Robert Taylor

    Okay, we all know ratings dropped off in the spring half of the second season. Everyone is going on about how it’s 34 percent down from last season’s PREMIER, but what is it down from last season’s FINALE?

    Last week, every rating article was going on about how “Parenthood’s” premier was down a lot from its second season premier but that was okay because it lost NOTHING from the finale ratings. Why isn’t that holding true for “Glee” as well?

    • julie

      Interesting. I never thought about how different it was from the ratings for the season 2 finale. I’d like to know this, too.

    • Rae

      Actually to answer your question the finale last season had a little over 9 million viewers so its down from the season 2 finale. I honestly think it was cuz of the glee overkill we had this summer. People are just over it. I dont see the average viewer rating being higher than 10 million again.

      • Rae

        I was wrong about over 9 million people watching the season 2 finale. The number was actually 11.48 million people, a more signifigant drop-off.

      • Lisapeth

        It is the only show from last season for which I never bothered to catch the finale. I watched every other episode, was busy the week of the finale, and just didn’t care enough to go back and watch it. I never, ever do that but Glee just felt more like a chore than entertainment.

      • elr

        The finale was the low point of season 2 for me. What Glee Club would go to Nationals so unprepared. None of the finale made any sense whatsoever.

      • @elr

        YESSS!! EXACTLY!! I mean really, you get on the plane with no music rehearsed (and yet you performed about 27 songs during the year)?

    • Zturk

      @ Robert Taylor
      The Reason that this is important and bad news is that you look at premiere to ppremiere ratings instead of finale to priemiere ratings because ratings have a usual slip from priemere to finale over the course of a season so low premiere to premiere ratings suggest larger degradation in the future.

  • Tom in STL

    I watched it off the DVR, but found myself multitasking through the majority of it. It’s just not as interesting and I feel like I’m just watching it because I always have.

  • Laurie

    I watched it, but I know a lot of people who gave up after s2. I can close to not watching, but I’m giving it a chance and the first ep of s3 was good.

    • Mellissa

      I’m in that boat. I don’t know if I’ll be watching for much longer, because this episode was good, but it wasn’t GREAT!

    • Robbie

      I’m with you too. I was ready to jump ship after the awful season 2 and then later when I learned Sam would be gone, but I figured I’d give it one more chance and was satisfied with the first season 3 episode, so I’ll continue until they ruin it. Hopefully they won’t.

  • LisaJR

    ’cause I can’t get Fox to come in on my tv, no cable (too expensive), and Fox decided to drop a big ball of fail all over my wednesday morning catchup via Hulu

    • Ashleigh

      OH! Completely agree! Epic Fail on Fox’s part, only allowing certain people (Dish or DirectTV subscribers?) to access the full episode online the next day on the Fox website. I didn’t even try Hulu. We normal folks have to wait 8 days until we can watch it online?!?!?! booooooo.

      • TonnaG

        sidereel.com

    • eyeheartnyc

      Yeah – what the heck is with having to wait 8 days to watch last nights episode? It’s not like they’re going to repeat it anytime between now and then. I think that will work against them in the long run.

      • D

        This completely s*cks!

    • Holly

      I watched it on Hulu today. Maybe it was Hulu +.

      • Kat

        Yeah, you have to have Hulu+.

    • craftylime

      Ditto! My interest in the show was waning anyway. But my antenna doesn’t pick up Fox, and I Hulu everything. Fox’s decision to make next day access only available to Dish and H+ subscribers was the tipping point for me!

    • JosiePosie

      That was a really stupid decision by Fox. People are just going to illegally download or stream the show instead of waiting 8 days. I used to occassionally watch Glee live, but now I’m determined to only watch the show online just to spite the network. The CW already does this as well, but I really hope the other 3 (ABC,NBC, and CBS) don’t follow their lead.

      • JosiePosie

        I wante to clarify that I’m not goint to watch it live anymore, because that’s what Fox wants. They want more people watching the show on tv and less online.

  • Zzzzzzz

    The first half hour I was getting disappointed that it was REALLY boring. The last half hour was really funny. I loved the visit to the school and the glee project girl and troupe number. And Brittany is just lol funny all the time. I’m looking forward to the glee project winners if they do as well as the girl…can not remember her name.

  • Ed Southwick

    The ultra-gorgeous Dianna Agron is the best thing about Glee and the only reason I’ve watched it.
    There are so many z-lister prima donnas on that show who will be doing straight to DVD and television movies when Glee is cancelled but she isn’t one of them.

    • LOL

      And Dianna Agron is one of them! I hope you like DVDs because that’s where you’ll be seeing her. I mean, can someone explain to the girl that there’s a difference between monologue and monotone, please!

    • boregron

      please Dianna is one of the worse actors on the show.

      • @ boregron

        Besides Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron is the BEST actor on the show.

  • Bethany

    Honestly, I have never cared for Glee. I tried to watch the first episode and wasn’t into it. Just not my cup of tea. I do like some of the songs the Glee cast does though. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “Somewhere Only We Know” are the two I have on my iPod.

    • ICK

      Two of the WORST songs Glee have ever done. You should get Bust Your Windows or Valerie or Take a Bow — those are GOOD Glee versions of the songs.

      • Still a Gleek for now

        Goodness ICk, haven’t you ever to each his own? I like the ones you listed, but also countless others. There are quite a few I didn’t enjoy, but won’t bash someone else for liking it.

      • Lily

        Yeah, I love both the sentimental songs mentioned by Bethany AND the fierce songs mentioned ICK…

      • Lily

        Sorry, “take a bow” is not a fierce song…but love it as well as “somewhere only we know”..

  • Amy

    I have to admit that after vowing to quit after season 2, I sort of watched last night – but it was only because I’m at college and the people in my dorm wanted to watch. I was half listening and making snarky comments and half doing actual homework. But from the snippets I did pay attention to, it doesn’t look promising at all. The musical numbers, while not horrible, were forgettable; the characters seem just as fickle and over-the-top as they were last year; the plot was completely nonsensical; and the jokes were alternately redundant and offensive (seriously, do they understand Asperger’s at all?). I gave them a semi-shot, and now I’m officially done. Screw community hour.

  • JohnT

    You are wrong about one thing; “all the people that were weary of watching the third season could just as easily be swayed to come back” Ehm, no. Getting viewers back is a lot harder then loosing them. That`s why most shows loose viewers as seasons progress.

    • LOL

      Fonzie jumped over Glee on his motorcycle. It’s over.

      • Tim Possible

        great comment, my thoughts exactly, for me the sharks name was Blaine!

    • Olivya

      I watched season 1, loved Glee. Season 2 I watched with growing dismay. I completely gave up on season 3.

    • SooosieQ

      LOSE (verb), not loose (adjective), as in not tight.

      • JohnT

        Whatever, english is my third language anyway so I`m gonna have a lot of bad grammar and bad spelling. Doesn`t take anything away from my point though.

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