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"Glee" -- Done for 2013??

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, May 29, 2013.

  1. Jul 16, 2013 #61 of 124
    Lori

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    I would have guessed longer.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2013 #62 of 124
    busyba

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    Except for the fact that the interviewer is Leno....
     
  3. Jul 16, 2013 #63 of 124
    JohnB1000

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    Skimmed the thread but why are we assuming he will be killed off. He could just have left for any number of other reasons.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2013 #64 of 124
    cmontyburns

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    The Finn-Rachel relationship is the centerpiece of the show, and -- oddly, for such a large ensemble -- Finn is arguably the most important character. If they try to shuffle him off quietly it just won't play dramatically, and that's not even considering the hyper-awareness that Glee fans have of Monteith's death.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2013 #65 of 124
    Kamakzie

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    JohnB1000

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    But he was shuffled off once before. If it was me that's exactly what I would do. He rejoins the Army, or gets a job in another country. All the fans will know the truth and you don't have to create a potentially uncomfortable situation.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2013 #67 of 124
    cmontyburns

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    There's a difference between being moved to the background for a few episodes, and being written out.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2013 #68 of 124
    Tracy

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    I predict that Finn dies from some sort of accident that has nothing to do with drugs or drunk driving. I like the idea posted earlier of the show starting with Finn's funeral, but we see it in a montage to a sad song. Images of people in black hugging each other, a casket, a picture of Finn, people speaking at the funeral (but we don't hear what they are saying) and then the drive to the cemetery, etc. Maybe we see a newspaper on a car seat with an article about the accident. At the very end we cut to see Rachel, in NYC. She is sitting on a couch in her loft between her two dads. She was too upset to go to the funeral. She looks strained and tired, but hard--as if this death has caused her to close off. Her dads exchange a worried look. The camera pans to a photo of Finn and Rachel on a shelf. They are performing in some competition. The camera zooms in and the picture begins moving and we see a sequence of Finn's vocal performances and memorable moments from the show. At the end, a still shot of his smiling face and a note acknowledging the loss of the actor.

    Rachel's storyline can be very focused on work and school. People are concerned about her. Two-thirds of the way in to the season, she can break down and deal with Finn's death. The actress should be ready by then.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2013 #69 of 124
    cheerdude

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    Any other couple... I can see that. But being that this was your real-life fiance and not just your acting partner, it would be tough.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 #70 of 124
    jsmeeker

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    Kamakzie

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    TonyD79

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    Not to pick on you but it is called acting for a reason. Much of it is very tough. Emotional. Women who braved breast cancer have acted it out. Actors have lost loved ones and acted it out.

    We cannot put our personal lives on par with what actors do. They hide pain. They display pain.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2013 #73 of 124
    GoPackGo

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    That seems quicker than most celeb autopsies. Is it because he was in Canada and not in Hollywood?
     
  14. Jul 16, 2013 #74 of 124
    YCantAngieRead

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    It's TOUGH. And method actors do that by design-find something extremely painful to connect with to make a good show. By the same token, you have to disconnect from that pain or go nuts.

    I have seen the go nuts thing many, many times.

    My personal opinion is in two months, she SHOULD be able to do whatever is necessary. Whether or not she has the acting chops to do it, is another story. And of course, at the same time, no one should FORCE her to do anything.

    Acting is hard. Extremely hard. I wanted more than anything to be good at it. But nope. :(
     
  15. Jul 16, 2013 #75 of 124
    dswallow

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    I would love for the storyline to include Rachel dying with Finn in an accident. That solves two problems with Glee. Maybe three.
     
  16. Jul 16, 2013 #76 of 124
    Lori

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    And the other component is if we want to watch her do it. I really, really don't. It feels voyeuristic and exploitative.

    It's why I don't like reality TV.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2013 #77 of 124
    Cearbhaill

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    I can't even express how strongly I disagree with this.
    Two months is nothing when your entire world has been rocked.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2013 #78 of 124
    YCantAngieRead

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    But that is acting. The things I've seen real actors do...it's mind blowing. I'm saying a good actor could do it. No one should force her, but a good actor puts themselves in that painful situation every time they go on stage to do a tough part. Trust me. It's draining and horrible and cleansing.

    As far as it being voyeuristic, that is a decision the producers should be making.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2013 #79 of 124
    YCantAngieRead

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    By the way, as a former theatre writer and director, if I were writing this, I would write a very, very small part for her-one that perhaps she doesn't even have to speak or be shown up close, and then write her off for a couple more months, if she desires.
     
  20. Jul 17, 2013 #80 of 124
    IndyJones1023

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    I'm in the camp that thinks they'll address it on the show. If Lea Michelle can handle it they'll do a funeral scene. If she can't, they'll probably have stunned students in school saying things like "it's not the same around here without him."
     

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