This Viral Thread Recalling 'Glee's' Most Absurd Plotlines Is Striking A Chord With Fans

If there's one thing fans of 'Glee' love discussing, it's the absolute absurdity of the show. A viral thread on Twitter is bringing out some of the best memories of the Fox musical dramedy.

Twitter user @alisonluffs asked about everyone's favorite terrible plotlines from the show. It was such a popular question, that the original tweet has nearly 2000 replies of people reminiscing about the strange plot points.



Glee was a hit when it premiered in 2009. The show focused on the show choir or 'glee club' for a fictional high school in Lima, Ohio. It saw the ragtag group of performers dealing with challenges to their singing performances, like the antagonistic cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester or rival clubs, while also handling plotlines dealing with teen relationships and social issues.

It was also completely crazy.









The show had a lot less in common with drama/comedies of the time, and more with soap operas and telenovelas. It seemed the show reveled in picking some of the strangest choices for their plotlines. It is this exact mentality that made people love the strange show.

Season 4 tried to shuffle the formula, having many characters graduate, and bringing a fresh batch of new performers. The show split its time between this new glee club, and old characters moving on to New York City to pursue their Broadway dreams.

Which only opened the door to more madness.







The show tried to handle difficult topics, with varying degrees of success. A sensitive topic like a male character being molested as a child is fairly easily brushed off because the abuser was an attractive woman, while earlier seasons treat being hit with a slushie as the ultimate dishonor. The show was a huge, problematic mess, that still seems to elicit a certain fondness.

There was a lot to relate to.







The show ended in 2015, amid declining viewership, controversy surrounding these precise plotlines, and most heartbreaking of all, the real life overdose of Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the show. While we may never get new episodes about our favorite show choir, this thread shows we won't forget the insane memories.


H/T: Teen Vogue, Twitter

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