Gleeful Ending

As mentioned in my previous posting, I have been sent into a post-finale depression with all these deaths, chronic illnesses, and divorces. It’s bad enough that my favorite shows are ending for the season, but the creators have to leave me crying on my couch as the credits roll, backdropped with sappy music.

So I was pleasantly surprised with Glee’s finale that aired Monday night, and of course, watched today on my DVR.

I’ve been a fan of Glee since Fox so geniusly (not a word technically…) aired a sneak peak episode around season finale time, getting us viewers excited for the fall premiere as if we’ve been watching the show for seasons. Over the past year, we’ve watched the misfits become friends, Mr. Schuester and Sue Sylvester go head to head, and lots and lots of singing. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t downloaded some of the Glee covers. In the process, I’ve become a fan of Glee (though I won’t go so far as to call myself a “Gleeker”), and have been looking forward to regionals perhaps as much as Schuester himself.

Although a bit disappointed (but not surprised) that New Directions didn’t even place at regionals, I was thrilled that the season was left on a happy and conclusive note. Sue showed yet another glimpse of humanity by convincing the principal to extend New Directions one more year, and a lovely rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow duet played the show out by Schuester and Puck.

All I’m saying is, season finales can end on happy notes, without cliff hangers and dead people, and I’ll still look forward to the next season…

Originally posted June 9, 2010

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