November 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm #1298luckeyParticipant
I do like the show, but are my 60 years just out of touch with the current high school atmosphere? Everything seems so nasty and vindictive, both with students and faculty, that I find it hard to watch. I worked in education for 30 years on all levels from primary to higher ed and I never saw that type of behavior to that extreme. Yes, there were and always will be personality conflicts among all age levels, but it just seems so mean when watching this show. Is it just the way they are writing the show?November 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm #1802153tdogsParticipant
changed – and not exactly for the better. Even the last time I worked in a school was 33 years ago – kids weren’t like that then either. I know there are some wonderful and great kids out there who earn good grades, study hard, try and excel, respect their elders and don’t tatoo or pierce anything it just seems they never get the publicity or the commendations – and I do blame it on television for a good deal of it. I’ve never watched Glee – but then I’m an old fogie, I don’t even want to watch the teenyboppers (told you I was old) on Days.November 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm #18170
the current culture I believe, at least in part is due to parental permissiveness. Kids over the past generation have been considered little darlings who have been given a generous lifestyle of entitlement, more interested in the latest techno-toys – cells, video games, etc – than school. They have lost disrespect for elders and believe they are the rulers of their world where you better not mess with them.
If you watch any reality or teen television, the screen is rampant with foul-mouthed, nasty behaving kids who have become far too big for their britches and out for blood over anyone who “disses” them.
And what about this growing number of teens who are committing suicide over bullying?
I’m so glad I’m not raising kids in today’s environment.November 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm #18172DeeLanParticipant
I agree about the loss of disraspect for elders.
When I was younger all of my parent’s friends were Mr. and Mrs. My friend’s parents were Mr. and Mrs. There was a respect that came with that title, even if you didn’t like the person you had a respect for the title. Now kids call all adults by their first name and that puts them on even ground with their elders so that respect isn’t there anymore.
If I got in trouble at school when I came home the first question my mom would ask "what did you do to deserve it?" If my parents had a problem with a teacher’s treatment of me I never knew it as it was discussed in private. Now if a kid gets in trouble at school or the teacher looks at the kid crosseyed the parents are ready to attack the teacher. "How dare he treat my little darling like that" The parents don’t have any respect for those in authority so why should the kids.
Parents are too afraid of their kids not liking them and wanting them to be their friends. Tell you what, the time to be a friend will come AFTER you raise your little darling to be a contributing, well mannered member of society. Until then be a parent.
Off my soapbox now.November 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm #1817553tdogsParticipant
nailed it! So true!November 15, 2010 at 8:52 pm #18178Carol JParticipant
I’m a big fan of all that is Broadway so Glee feeds into my obsession. Where else can you see the stars of Wicked on TV? You are so right about what is feeding into the outright nastiness that pervades most of Glee’s plots. I guess kids are so used to seeing this on reality TV they have become numb to it. At least they are trying to address the bullying of the openly gay character.November 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm #18234ellenkbParticipant
;November 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm #18268
and just wondered what everyone thinks of Gwyneth Paltrow’s turn at a vocal career? What happened to her acting?
Will Nicole Kidman be next?!November 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm #18272BonbonParticipant
and did a pretty good job of it. However, it’s pretty easy now days with all the sound technology available to make practically anybody sound good. All they really have to do is be able to hit the notes. They can even manipulate them staying on key if need be.November 18, 2010 at 11:21 pm #18283
I forgot about M. Rouge. But is Paltrow seriously capable of carving out a niche in the music industry? She has a passable voice but I’m not sure what originality she brings to the table – enough to make her stand out in the long term. Good for her though if she proves me wrong!December 8, 2010 at 11:36 pm #18821Carol JParticipant
Gwyneth Paltrow & Huey Lewis sang " Cruisin’ ", from the movie "Duets" (2000). It was a pretty big hit at the time; she has a pleasant enough voice but I think she ehould stick to acting.December 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm #18830BonbonParticipant
Country Something-Or-Other, she plays a country singer and does quite a bit of singing, even doing a concert in front of thousands. I’ve got a feeling her career is going to continue in that vein rather than acting.December 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm #18845PattiParticipant
Country Music Awards. She doesn’t have a bad voice, but no stage presence whatsoever. Yeah, stick to acting.
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