Glee and something called representation

It’s been a while since I last made an entry here, and finally I am back. I did not actually go somewhere else; I just can’t find anything that gets me on a writing mode. And then I watched  Glee’s most recent episode. I admit that I am a fan, but sometimes not.

Glee may be the most liked, unliked, commented, debated, criticized, analyzed, hated, loved, and God knows what other things that goes with this show. Most of us talk about it – It’s definitely the buzz. Check Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and maybe also Friendster (Does it still even exist? We never know), and you will see that Glee is everywhere. That fact alone makes it one of the most popular things now. And maybe (just maybe) being popular might be a best way to put across a message from those people that are treated as unrepresented.

Then I thought that unrepresented is a vague and a relative word. One person can consider a thing unrepresented, but others might consider it as a contrary. Its definition boils down to each one’s experience, knowledge, familiarity, and connection. I don’t think it is logical for people to fight over what’s unrepresented and represented on our society; it makes no sense to me.

Unpretty, gay, lesbian, unloved, brainless, PWD, Asian, fat, etc – These are just some of the topics (or people) that Glee is trying to represent on their show. I know that there are times that the story is too lame to be an episode, because they represent something – It’s just like the producers made that episode just to survive a show. But who can possibly tell this: What if representation is something they prioritize? I mean, of course I am not that stupid to think that they are producers, and there they are not thinking if their show will make money or not. Who knows of their real motive, right? Maybe they really planned to start it right, get the trust of millions of people to watch their show, and then once established, the “real game” begin.

Let’s just make it simple. Glee invites people to think; it invites people to look around them and observe. At least the show invites something to happen – even on a smallest way. How about us, your best friend, your family, yourself? Have we asked if we invite something to happen to our society?

 

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2 comments

  1. I love glee 🙂 Even when the story line is weak, you can always count on a few good songs. When you look at the other shows that are out there for teens (90210, Secret Life of the American Teenager, etc), Glee is head and shoulders above the rest. I don’t know how long the show will last, but I will enjoy it while it is here.

    1. Good to know you also like Glee! Yeah, you are right, at least the great rendition of songs are there. And not to mention, they try bringing out topics that are more socially related.

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