After Quinn’s texting and driving-caused car-crash at the end of the first half of this season, fans were devastated. They wondered, “Would Quinn die? Would Ryan Murphy have the balls to do that, after everything was finally going well for her?” Well, no, he didn’t.
The pilot episode of Glee was so fast-paced and explosive that it completely overcame its misdirected marketing campaign and excited viewers of the prospect of yet another hour of must-watch television.
Even though viewing figures for the finale of American Idol were down once again this year, the battle between the dude who won and the other dude in the make-up (sorry, don’t know names, don’t watch it) still managed to draw upwards of 28 million people.
A somewhat odd amalgam of an idea co-created by Ryan Murphy, head writer of Nip/Tuck, Glee combines romantic comedy and mocking satire with coming-of-age awkwardness and some breathtakingly good musical numbers into a singular blend of fun that’s broad appeal will likely be catnip for older and younger viewers alike.