I admit that for a long time I refused to acknowledge the problems. Klaine was a pairing I use to really like, and there was a lot of investment on my part for what had began as one of the few positive portrayal of a teenaged gay couple making their way through life.
Then the “Murphy Decay” happened. I don’t know if it’s because he does not care anymore for Glee, he’s out of ideas, or he is just good at thinking new concepts and bad at long term writing, but it started to go downhill during season 3.
I started following Glee as a Kurtsie, everything else (Klaine, etc) came later. All that stuff has been stripped away, so I am still a Chris Colfer fan, a Kurtsie, but not much more. I’ll keep watching Glee, I’ll keep coming to tumblr to rant and commiserate.
I think there was a “delayed reaction” in coming to the conclusion that “Klaine” really wasn’t a good depiction of that kind of relationship, for either character. I think a lot of us who DO consider ourselves Kurt (or at minimum Chris) fans started out with high hopes in season 2 when it appeared Kurt and Blaine were getting together, but I also think the cracks started showing in season 3 (for me, it was with the dubious “let’s make out in a car so I can use this to play Tony better….unfortunately, closing MY eyes during that whole scene started feeling like a straight couple…sorry Chris, it’s the voice…..and “hearing” the guy pressuring the girl to have sex….that was pretty much it for me).
Didn’t really pick up on that specific point back then, but now I can see it (but hindsight is always 100%) but there were signs indeed. The one i picked upon immediately was the double standard applied to Kurt texting with Chandler vs. Blaine texting with Sebastian.
Unfortunately, there’s a certain faction of the fanbase that appears to have enough of an unhealthy obsession with one of the actors (not saying who here, but I think you can guess) that any benefit of the doubt that I, for one, ended up thinking the whole concept of Klaine was NOT what was best for anyone here, not just on the show, but in real life, as well. Split the characters up and put them with other characters that are better matches (think we’ve seen that a bit for both characters, really), whatever, but do NOT pretend that a couple of high school kids are the “best thing in each others’ lives”. It’s rarely true, and certainly isn’t in this case.
That’s the part of the fan base that scares me. Splitting the characters, maybe keeping a friendship between them but just a friendship would work better for the characters and the show, butt I think that Ryan Murphy is too enamored with his “endgame” concept and too occupied in pandering to a certain part of the fan base for that to happen.
I’m not sure, but if rumors are correct, you may not be watching a lot of (whatever’s left in the show) in the coming season if you are just watching for Kurt and/or Chris (not necessarily bad news, but don’t want to spoil anyone…if you don’t already know, feel free to ask in my inbox). Well, as I said before, welcome to OUR side of the world….we seem to be growing in leaps and bounds nowadays.
I think I read the rumors you are referring to. Indeed if the are true there may not be much Kurt/Chris stuff for me to watch but I will probably keep watching anyway. And rant about it on Tumblr.