Last night’s Glee struck a nerve with viewers loyal and otherwise. But how could it not?
The episode addressed one of the most sensitive issues of recent memory, as McKinley High School was put under high alert after gunshots were fired in the school. Naturally, one can assume that this is the show’s way of tackling a topical subject that four months ago rose to the top of public consciousness in wake of the stomach-churning tragedy in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six faculty dead.
Glee has never shied away from tackling heavy topics. In fact, episodes usually have more than one topic du jour. (Last night’s school shooting hour also included a “catfishing” storyline.) In the past, students have dealt with everything from homophobia, bullies, eating disorders, domestic abuse, and teen sex. The latter, actually drew some negative attention from a parent group.
But that’s what Glee does — it rocks the boat. And a quick glance at the comments on EW’s recap is evidence that this episode did exactly the same.
I’d never fault anyone for feeling one way or another. Everyone has their own bar of sensitivity and we shouldn’t attack each other because we feel differently. (Hate to sound like a Glee episode, but it’s true.) So let’s try to play nice as we talk this out.//static.polldaddy.com/p/7032902.js Take Our Poll