Earlier in January, Fox president Kevin Reilly spoke about the future of Glee, which still hasn’t been officially renewed for a fifth season. When discussing plans for the show, he made an intriguing suggestion: let’s move the whole show to New York.
Some people may say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but we think a good thing can always be better. And after four seasons and 88 episodes, even the best show is bound to get stale if you don’t change things up.
That’s why we are in favor of Glee moving to New York full time. But if you want some more specific reasons why a move to Manhattan would be a great choice, keep reading.
The divided storyline works — except when it really doesn’t
We get it — Glee started as a show about a high school glee club. And then half the club graduated! Or did they? Other than a small handful — namely Rachel, Kurt (Chris Colfer), and Quinn (Dianna Agron) — these so-called graduates have barely moved on from their old stomping grounds. In fact, we’re pretty sure Puck (Mark Salling) has spent more time at McKinley this year than he did when he was actually a student.
Glee’s stars are already there — or on their way
We’re definitely not saying that the kids who are still at McKinley aren’t interesting. In fact, we’ve been really impressed with some of the newcomers! But the star of Glee is and always has been Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), the small-town girl whose talent is too big and bright for Lima, Ohio.
And from the look of things, the rest of the show’s most popular characters are either already living in NYC or headed there soon. For example, rumor has it that Santana (Naya Rivera) will make the move to the Big Apple, and we know Blaine (Darren Criss) has NYADA hopes and dreams of his own. So why not make things easier on everyone — cast, crew, and audience — and stick to the location where most of the magic is happening?
More interesting plot possibilities to explore
The problem about a show set in a one-BreadstiX town like Lima is that there’s only so much that can happen there. After three and a half seasons, we kinda feel like all the dramatic aspects of high school life — eating disorders, teen pregnancy, texting-related car accidents — have been played out. But in a thriving metropolis like New York City, the sky’s the limit! So let’s give these writers a bigger playground, huh?
Better guest star opportunities
It’s always seemed a little weird that so many insanely talented people live in or around a small town in Ohio. But in Manhattan, powerhouse guest stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson actually make sense. If the show were to move there exclusively, just think of the possibilities for new — and returning — guest stars.
What do you think? Is an exclusively New York storyline a good idea, or a sure path to shark-jumping territory?