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"Glee" -- Done for 2013??

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

  1. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    I don't know if that article mentions it but apparently Ryan Murphy is giving Lea Michele creative control of the tribute episode. Not sure how I feel about that.
     
  2. LoadStar

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    Ryan Murphy not in control? I'm good with that.
     
  3. Langree

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    I'm good with that.
     
  4. dswallow

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    Ryan Murphy not in control? No big deal.

    Lea Michele in control. The episode suckage is going to be huge.
     
  5. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Well its one episode.. I can see why he is doing it. If people complain he can say "well I didn't control that episode."
     
  6. LoadStar

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    I don't follow. What evidence is there that having Lea in creative control would suck?
     
  7. Langree

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    Ya, I actually consider that Murphy himself is not very creative, he has a very narrow view on characters and stereotypes. To me this became blatantly obvious due to the Glee Project.
     
  8. JohnB1000

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    I really don't think that's why he made this decision.
     
  9. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    True, I think the main thing was to be respectful to Lea Michelle. She knew Cory the best so why not let her have the majority of the creative input.
     
  10. aindik

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  11. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Everybody knows they take a hiatus for the playoffs.
     
  12. mbhuff

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    As someone that say Rent on Broadway twenty-three times (yes, I know, that's excessive), I agree that the McElroy version is much better. I saw pretty much all the different cast changes (including the original cast). I was hugely disappointed in the movie mainly because the characters were too old for the parts and the movie was emotionally flat and lacked energy. If anyone saw it on Broadway, energy was one of the key things about the play.

    I was so happy when they released the blu-ray version of the last performance on Broadway. If anyone is a fan of the play, and only saw the movie, please rent/purchase it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rent-Filmed-Live-Broadway-Blu-ray/dp/B001LMAKAQ/ref=atv_dvd_twister

    The extra features are worth it too, seeing the Larson family come back was heartbreaking. For those that don't know, Johnathon Larson wrote Rent and was hugely successful off broadway, the opening night on Broadway he died of a brain aneurysm.
     
  13. MikeCC

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  14. Lori

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    Not to get too off-topic, but I wanted to respond to this. The only character whose age is mentioned in the play is Mimi, who claims that she is 19. The other characters are not at all pinned down. Jonathan Larson wrote this from *his own* experience, and he finished writing it at 35. There are people of many, many ages living lives like this. We only perceive that they must have been "too old" to be in the film because they were so much older than when they originated the roles.

    I was lucky to see the OBC, in November of '96, and I try, but no one comes close for me in those roles. I'd rather watch Adam and Anthony at 50 than a bunch of less-talented young kids. :)
     
  15. Cainebj

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    I agree with you - boy have we swiped this thread.
    My only disappointment was the rest of the original cast was not in it.
    But I do also agree as a movie adaptation it was not good.
     
  16. Lori

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    :)
    Better than talking about deadFinn. :)

    I was glad that they made the movie, because it gives us a permanent record of most of those performances. I was also a little bummed that they didn't make it work with Daphne Rubin Vega or Freddi Walker, but I was glad that they made it work for the other six.

    I just don't think that the energy translated well to the screen. That said, I do watch it a lot. :)
     
  17. aindik

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    And now, what happened to the show to cause me to stop watching it has happened to this thread.
     
  18. That Don Guy

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    Then let's get back on track, sort of: what if the next "school musical" was Rent?

    For that matter, what if they did Hit List (as a tribute to Smash)?
     
  19. aindik

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    It wasn't the failure to stay on track that made me stop watching. It was the emphasis on Broadway.
     
  20. MikeCC

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    Ditto.

    I like musicals, I do. But for some reason, I just ain't fond of Broadway. It seems contradictory, but there it is. So I lost interest in Glee's NY story, and absolutely loathed NBC's Smash.
     

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