Man, it really did not take me long at all to get cynical about Lea Michele again you guys, I have to apologize. I wanted to stay sympathetic to her forever and ever, but something about her personality is such a draw on my empathy stores that I couldn’t keep it up for long. I’m sorry.
In the four months since Cory Monteith‘s tragic overdose, all we’ve kept hearing is how much strength and bravery it took for Lea Michele to return to the set and keep filming. We were told that she kept doing it because it was a way to say goodbye and because she didn’t want the rest of the cast and crew to be unemployed. We were reminded how courageous it was of Lea to finish out the final two seasons of the show in her boyfriend’s absence, and even praised Ryan Murphy for deciding that the show’s sixth season would be its last. It would’ve been ideal if the farewell episode to Cory’s character Finn Hudson hadn’t been quite so exploitative, but we were grateful that the team was finally seeing the light and accepting that the time had come for the show to end, however belatedly.
But I have to take a lot of that back now, because apparently Ryan is giving Lea her very own spinoff show where she can continue playing Rachel Berry even after Glee itself ends. Really milking the franchise and the tragedy for all they’re worth, huh guys?
“They’re making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself — in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging.”
Yeah, why would you want to go out gracefully, having handled the devastating death of a cast member as respectfully as possible? Isn’t it more important to keep clinging to sinking wreckage that is Glee? And to keep Lea and her career firmly tied to Cory’s memory? (Even though we’re kind of buying into the rumors that their relationship wasn’t even real in the first place.) That seems like the best way to keep squeezing money out of this franchise by exploiting viewer nostalgia. Congratulations.
The spinoff hasn’t been made official by FOX or anyone involved, nor do we have a name for it or anything, but according to an anonymous insider, ‘this will be announced soon’.
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