you know what… this is better.
edit: i made a mistake earlier. my mother’s favorite is Order My Steps. This is Total Praise. i have no clue how i mixed them up.
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Glee and its double standards when it comes to the treatment of boys vs. the treatment of girls.
the first one is bull…not representative of the actual story AT. ALL.
but the others are true.
Glee: serving sexism with a side of music for the kids. you know everything goes down better with music.
[UPDATED: Previous version was difficult to read]
[ERRATA: Blocks: should read E* (5*), F (6) and Q* (4*)]
Time for a new edition of “Andrew graphs Glee’s ratings” !!!!
This time around, I’ve grouped the ratings according to “broadcast blocks”, which are basically subdivisions of a season. This gives a better picture of the overall trends, I think, rather than the 5-point moving averages I was using before.
- Yellow - maximum viewership in block
- Blue - average viewership in block
- Red/orange - minimum viewership in block
And a broad explanation of block/season equivalences:
- Season 1 - 0, A, B, C
- Season 2 - D, E, F
- Season 3 - G, H, I, J
- Season 4 - K, L, M, N, O
- Season 5 - P, Q*, (R)
For full methodology and explanatory notes, see under the cut.
I used to do this (tracking their ratings on graph) for a very brief period of time… and this is showing what we’ve always known, that Glee’s most watched season was actually the second one…before it became clear how problematic AND poorly written it would be and when it was still very much an ensemble. Once season 3 started, it decreased back to a number similar to who was watching in season 1…. and has been declining ever since then.
I contacted the OP with a few questions about it, but it looks like he’s plotting the average number of viewers per block (keep in mind a block is several episodes). Now, to be fair, it probably makes more sense to plot the demo rating… but i think it would show the same thing when it comes to Glee (unlike, say, Grey’s Anatomy which has seen a decline in the number of millions, but not so much in the demo rating).
UPDATE: the demo ratings proved too difficult to find. Also the three lines aren’t all averages based on three different sources (i was thinking yellow is the average of the highest ratings provided for the episode, the blue is the average of the typical ratings, and the red is the average of the lowest ratings). It’s actually three different values from the same data node.
it’s not three different sources, but three values from one source.
Yellow is the max of the block. Blue is the average of block. Red is the minimum of the block. So you actually see a bit of the spread just from looking at the difference there.
Seasons of Love (Glee Cast Version)
Seasons of Love (Glee Cast Version)
Glee did a great job on the music for what is looking to be the best episode they’ve ever done, and the most painful because of the tragedy surrounding it.
I’ll be sharing one song a day until the episode airs.
sounds like the lead is Amber Riley
Last night Glee did an episode where one of boys revealed he was molested when he was 11 by his 17 yr old, female babysitter. He told his trusted glee club mates and in return the older boys (seniors getting ready to graduate and go to college or the workforce) mocked him. They said he should have been glad to get the attention, that any boy would have been and something is wrong with him. They listed 80s movies where this was the goal. They were completely insensitive to his victimization and patriarchal in their socialization of this kid. It was disgusting, but not unrealistic since we know that’s how men are socialized to respond to the idea of unwanted sexual attention from a “hot” girl to a male in a patriarchal society such as ours… they are taught to think they should always want it and to respond favorably or something is wrong with them.
What was horrifying was the total lack of correction. There was no real admonition of their behavior. There was no resolution involving the young men who mocked him. There was no clear “these young men are wrong for saying these things and need to change their ways of thinking because sexual abuse is real regardless of gender and no, boys, you are not expected to like when someone touches you inappropriately or without your permission. Men can be victims of sexual abuse and often are. Your feelings are valid. Your victimhood is real. It doesn’t make you weak. It’s not funny. And if you’re struggling with dealing with it, there are resources”. (In fact, immediately after the rebuff from his friends and older models of maleness, the character was compelled to retract any acknowledged feelings of victimhood or displeasure with being molested by a young woman and pretend like he was just being ridiculous. They actually made him high five the seniors and say “I was lucky”.)
Instead, we were treated with another student (female) telling him in private that she too was molested, then subsequently bullied into silence. Then they all sang together. All of them. Including the young men who mocked him. That was it. They never apologized. They never realized their egregious error and dearth of compassion and/or tact. They just moved on and led some fun songs and we’ll never hear about it again… and we’ve just further normalized their reaction. We haven’t shown why it was wrong. We haven’t taken a stand against it.
And you’re telling me nobody in control over at Glee had the sense to say “this is wrong; we can’t send this message out to kids”?
Even in the little “if you’re being molested, you’re not alone. call this hotline” PSA at the end, the only two people involved were the two who played the molested characters. They didn’t even take that opportunity to bring in the two guys who played the laughing/mocking/dehumanizing older friends to say “this is not a laughing matter. this isn’t a joke. young boys are sexually abused at the rate of ____. It is very real and no you are not expected to like it. you are not wrong for feeling icky about it”. They never acknowledged that it was wrong to respond the way these young men did. They never allowed young men who had not been victimized to empathize with and support boys who had.
I would like to say I’m shocked at Glee, but I’m not…unfortunately. Glee has had about as much finesse as an SVU writer “not” writing about Chris Brown when it comes to social matters. They’re horrid and that’s nothing new. But I am shocked at the media’s reluctance or complete unwillingness to discuss the level of irresponsibility and general lack of foresight over there.
People or networks who think every lesbian couple portrayed on television should include some “hot” blonde or think it’s perfectly okay to ignore brown/black/asian lgbt or think it’s cool to exclude fat people or think it’s the responsibility of a lesbian to look your definition of fuckable should you ever decide to fantasize about her. Fuck. You.
Well, they aired it, seemingly unchanged. And it’s now for sale in the US iTunes store. They also got in touch with my peeps to basically say that they’re within their legal rights to do this, and that I should be happy for the exposure (even though they do not credit me, and have not even publicly acknowledged that it’s my version – so you know, it’s kind of SECRET exposure).
in which Glee bullied the shit out of him
For those of you still unaware, I’m trying to spread the word about this to get as many people in the know as possible.
As you will find in the article linked to this picture, Glee has ripped off Jonathan Coulton with their newest acoustic rendition of Sir MixaLot’s “Baby Got Back” - a rendition completely identical to the one Coulton released in 2006 (you can find a side-by-side in the article) without contacting him beforehand. They even sing “Johnny C’s in trouble,” as Coulton did in 2006.
This is a disrespectful and shameful theft of intellectual property and it makes me sick - not only that they stole his idea without asking him or crediting him, but that if this song really does air in six days as is planned (which I hope to God it doesn’t), there will be thousands of people who will think that Glee came up with the idea to do an acoustic version of “Baby Got Back,” and Glee will take all the credit the Jonathan Coulton deserves.
Please, spread the word and contact FOX on Twitter, Facebook, what have you - let them know that what they’re doing is cheap and wrong.
Jonathan Coulton is also the composer who wrote “Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” from the Portal series. Hope this extra information can spread the message a little further!
because this is art theft and belongs where people can see it
as a show full of artists, I’d like to assume the singers just didn’t know.
ohana means family. family means nobody gets left behind. or forgotten.
But the Jones family were both forgotten and left behind. Wonder what that makes them.
RIGHT. for those who don’t know, EVERY character but that Black girl had family on this show called Glee… and the Black girl was a main cast member from day one, season one. You can only say that for 4 of the people in this set.
So it doesn’t bother me if they don’t have a lot of lines that episode or aren’t even in it, because the show is done well enough that I’m entertained regardless. I only do the whole “let me know when ___ is on because I don’t feel like watching otherwise” if the show is terrible besides that character or actor or this is the only place i can see the actor. That speaks volumes about the quality of the show….
Examples… I LOVE Grey’s Anatomy. There are so many characters I enjoy watching that it doesn’t bother me if Cristina is missing for a couple of episodes or Calzona isn’t really focused on for a little while or Bailey or Callie are in the background or the Twisted Sisters aren’t interacting and I don’t have any new material for Japril or Jackson in general and Mark is gone.. as long as ALL of this isn’t happening simultaneously. The show is done well.
I LOVE Once Upon A Time… the only episode that had me a little like …. please get these women off of my screen… was the most recent episode and that was because the wolfpack was actually terrible at acting. Other than that, they’ve done a marvelous job at picking the right people for the roles. Charming/David is a little annoying and the kid is getting on my nerves at times (he needs to turn evil soon or something… or just stop being all Lexie Grey with the pestering so i’ll care when things happen to him) but everyone else is doing a bangarang job. So i’m fine when it isn’t all about Regina or Snow or Emma or Rumple but just uses them to move the story along at times.
Scandal is the one i’m starting to worry about because they’re pulling a Glee on me. I’m interested in several characters but they seem to be getting pushed to the background a little too often. I’m noticing a lot of focus on Quinn, Abbey, and the prosecutor. I’m not here for it. I want Olivia, Cyrus, the wife, Fitz, Huck, and Columbus Short aka the Season 1 focal points.
I hate Glee. Glee was an ensemble show and then it became about Rachel Berry and Blaine Anderson. That would be ok if the show was written well and I cared about these characters. But neither is true. Because the craftsmaship of the writing/producing/lighting/editing/song-choice is so terrible, I had to rely on who gave me the best performances… who could sing and make me believe it? Who could dance and make me feel it? Answers: Mercedes, Santana, Mike, and Brittany. So I was watching strictly for Mercedes, Santana, Mike, Brittany… and what eventually became the Trouble Tones, Brittana, and Samcedes (this is basically different combinations of these people or their relationships). Guess who’s not really there anymore?… Mercedes, Santana, and Mike. But even before now, they completely shifted the focus in season 2… that’s when it became Rachel Berry and Destiny’s prom dumpster babies… with the lack of Beyonce-level talent.
I watch Private Practice for one character/couple now that Naomi and Dell are gone… that character is Charlotte King. I tolerate Cooper when he’s in “being a great man for Charlotte and dad for Mason” mode. Sheldon and Amelia are also awesome when they wrestle screen from Addison. Other than that, not really here for this show anymore. It was written well and then it wasn’t. too much whiny women - Addison and Violet - taking the attention away from the ensemble and not even making me interested in them.
Bottom line… if the ensemble is written well and doesn’t become the equivalent of doo-wop for one whiny chick, I’ll most likely continue to love it and won’t be on some immature “THERE WAS NO ____ IN THIS EPISODE. I’M SO DONE!” blah blah blah foolishness because I probably stopped watching the night of a while ago anyway if it got to that point.
There are two types of people on my dash - those who watched Glee and those who didn’t. guess who’s happy?
I watched the first 10 minutes, Saw Chris Colfer’s name come up first then realized that I’m not watching anymore. And from what I am hearing from other folks that did watch Fox better start looking for a mid-season replacement
we knew people would be upset though. I’m just wondering how upset people really are… like complain upset or eff this, i’m just not watching anymore. i don’t need this headache upset… because, to be completely honest, the only one they care about is the second one if enough people get fed up. all the moaning does nothing. they’ve been ignoring it for 3 years.