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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Regina, Sep 20, 2011.
Puck could pull off "fifth year senior". And probably even sixth.
I agree. After last season I decided I was done with Glee. Last night, I happened to catch it just as it started and figured I'd watch. I only made it half way through before bailing. There are elements I like about the show and others that, ultimately, caused me to stop watching.
I've just gone back and read a few of the things that caused this whole controversy in the first place and apparently, the plan is still to have them graduate. The confusion came because there were originally plans for a spin off for those three characters so that they'd no longer be on Glee, but they'd still be employed in the Glee Universe. But that plan has since been put on hold and as far as I know, the current plan is to simply have the seniors graduate at the end of this season and then evaluate things at that time.
Yeah.. I think the confusion/assumption was that graduate == not on the show anymore in any capacity. Sorta like they did with most of the Friday Night Lights students.
Of course, FNL was't really about the kids/students, so it's probably not a fair comparison.
Yes that was Roxanne Bojarski (Vanessa Lengies) from American Dreams as Sugar. Character looks to be recurring at this point.
really? that was Roxanne from "American Dreams"? She looked familair, but i could not place her.
How long has that show been off the air? She can still get away with playing a high school student? IIRC, she was a senior (or maybe had even left school) when American Dreams went off the air?
It helps when the entire cast is in their mid-20s... as long as none stand out as being younger or older than anyone else, it works. If you were to get an actual high-school aged actor in there, it would be immediately obvious for many of these actors.
The final episode of the third (last) season aired in March 2005.
Thanks. I still miss that show.
That makes sense.
Still, it's somewhat suprising.
How long has "The O.C." been off the air? One of the high school kids from that show (Summer/Rachel Bilson) is now playing an MD (and not in medical school) on a new show.
Similarly, Chord Overstreet, who last season played the high school aged Sam on Glee, just appeared over on "The Middle" as a grade school teacher.
The last episode aired in Feb. 2007, so 4.5 years ago. But Rachel Bilson just turned 30 last month, so it's plausible she could be finished with med school already.
I agree that Sue's character is way over the top. She completely ruins the show. Looks like I am back to fast forwarding to the singing parts only.
sure.. That was my point. How old is the actress who played Roxxane? She could pass for the same, I bet. But she is still playing a high school kid. I just found it weird.
Anyway, not to dwell on the age thing too much.. I wonder if she ever makes it into glee club?
I thought this episode was better than a lot of last year..except ... SUE.
I suspend my belief a lot on TV.. but her being violent to school property is just ridiculous. And her campaign to get votes.. just TOO dumb.
NO repercussions for her, yet Santana gets ousted from Glee for helping Sue. Huh?
They really don't need Sue's character. It really takes the show down.
Shue has the spine to do something. Figgins is a pushover.
Vanessa Lengies just turned 26. Seems like she actually was pretty close to high school age when American Dreams was being produced.
And while we're on the subject, here are the ages of some of the other cast members:
Cory Montieth (Finn): May 11, 1982 - 29
Mark Salling (Puck): August 17, 1982 - 29
Amber Riley (Mercedes): February 15, 1986 - 25
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina): April 28, 1986 - 25
Dianna Agron (Quinn): April 30, 1986 - 25
Lea Michele (Rachel): August 29, 1986 - 25
Naya Rivera (Santana): January 12, 1987 - 24
Heather Morris (Brittany): February 1, 1987 - 24
Darren Criss (Blaine): February 5, 1987 - 24
Kevin McHale (Artie): June 14, 1988 - 23
Chris Colfer (Kurt): May 27, 1990 - 21
And Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schu) was born on October 30, 1978 making him less than four years older than Finn and Puck. Jayma Mays (Emma) was born on July 16, 1979 so she's barely three years older than Finn and Puck.
I think the problem is that when the show started, Sue's character was the comic relief and she was great. She won an Emmy and brought a lot of notoriety to the show. However, her character has gone from being the comic relief in a couple scenes per episode to the driving force for much of the dramatic tension for the storylines, thin as they may be.
So while the show has evolved and really doesn't need her anymore, they've entrenched her even further by the way they've written her character. There's no way they're getting rid of her.
How long before Q comes back to the New Directions?
You can tell she is struggling. You could see it when Rachel was trying to talk her into it. You saw it again when she was observing their performance at the end of the show.
They should add a new student, who is an idiot savant, with their special skill being the ability to do expert but unlicensed surgeries on obscure medical conditions, and who is also "suffers" a sex addiction. That will gain them the Grey's Anatomy viewers.
I think I'm the only one that likes Sue. She has done some good for the school (she paid for the wheel chair ramps herself)