Most immediate thought…love the media insight of I’m not saying anything now because Brad will be talking about that in June.
Let the Glee mystery begin!
Creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy has dropped quite the unexpected little bomb about the Fox hit’s sixth and final season:
It won’t be New York-centric. It will jump forward in time. And it will directly involve only a handful of core characters—although Murphy insists that for the final year, “anybody who wants to come back can come back.”
”Everything sort of builds to a head [in the current season’s finale],” Murphy explained to a small group of reporters Monday. “I would say explosion is too harsh of a word, but something big happens and then the final season is the aftermath of that.”
Tonight’s episode, “Tested,” gives fans a flavor of what the new “young adult” era of Glee is about: The storylines are heartfelt, intimate and at times, funny, and center on more mature topics, like STD testing, and complex relationship drama for Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer), and Sam (Chris Colfer), and Mercedes (Amber Riley).
Murphy admits the current season of Glee has had its kinks, but believes the show is undergoing a significant creative resurgence in the next few episodes.
Much of Glee is about redeeming fictional Lima and places like it. That seems weird, because so much shitty stuff happens there, but look, Ryan Murphy is a guy who left small town wherever to have the life he has. That he wants to tell a story where someone leaves, gets successful and is willing and able to go back (Rachel — he’s talked about this often in interviews), is arguably about redeeming place and addressing the wounds of exile.
To redeem Lima, New York City has to stop being a solution. It has to be a place like any other — good, bad, miraculous, terrifying. In a show that is about queerness as both an orientation and a perception of otherness applied to non-queer (in the orientation sense) characters, New York must fail on screen at some point. It must become not a harsh mother, but a fickle and disinterested one.
Bolding mine because small conservative towns are not only either the places you get stuck or the places you escape, and that is possibly the least talked about aspect of Glee that profoundly resonates with me.