Dear GLEE

by Jon Frazier

Dear Glee,

We need to talk. This isn’t working anymore. I need some space. I tried to fight it, I tried to hide it, but actually it started around last December. I tried to feel the way I used to when we were together, but the magic is just not there. I tried to care…to get into the drama, the break-ups, the make-ups and I know you tried too. Honestly, our time with Gwyneth Paltrow — but I think that we were both ignoring the real issue, and that we both know by now that getting other people involved is not good for either of us. Flashy new looks and characters only stay flashy for so long. There’s only so much musical theater a man, even a gay man, can take. I’m just not that into you anymore.

It’s not you, it’s me…or maybe it is you. You don’t recognize the best in yourself and until you work that out I don’t see how we can be together. Stop ignoring the parts that matter. You keep looking to other people to find your voice — Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Bieber to name a few. (Bieber alone is reason enough for us to break up, Glee, you know that.) Do something unique, for Streisand’s Sake! You have talent but you ignore it! I know this is going to hurt but it has to be said: You don’t deserve Jane and Chris, Glee.

And you have to admit that you come on a little strong. I mean, 6 DVD releases, 7 Albums, 2 tours, a video game, a movie and a series of, frankly, pretty lame books…come on, Glee, it’s not what you have, but what you do with it. And you’re not doing much, Glee. Don’t take it personal; I think you have a lot of potential. But you’re not trying hard enough…or maybe you are just afraid to try.

Like I said, I need some space. I need to go one day without seeing your face everywhere I go. Until then I won’t know if this will really work…I need to know how much I’ll miss you. If it means anything, I still love you. I’ll always remember our first season together. And once you work out your issues, and I’ve got some space, maybe we can try again. Maybe we don’t have to break-up, maybe we can just be on a break.

With Love-

Jon

Oh, P.S. Could you text me Gwyneth’s number? I misplaced it. Thanks.

Jon Frazier is a writer and filmmaker studying in Boston, MA.