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I think it's good Ryan Murphy is trying to incorporate new characters and avoid what Beverly Hills 90210 did by keeping the characters young while the cast members age more and more. What would be a good idea is pull a One Tree Hill and flash forward a few years with certain characters as teachers or counselors at McKinley, others married to them, possibly Will and/or Emma has a kid. This would allow characters like Rachel, Artie, Finn, etc. to be at the school, as well as new, younger characters playing students. For example, Rachel could become a new theater teacher and co-moderator for glee club with Will; Finn could be a PE teacher and football coach, while butting heads with Sue. Artie could be a school counselor with Emma. All of these have potential to give original cast members AND new students storylines and screen time.
we all know that the day is coming when all of the original cast is gone, and we know that one of the biggest hits in the gut that the show will get is the loss of Rachel (there is no denying that her solos give chills and are breath taking). But I do really feel that Ryan Murphy is moving in the right direction by keeping the show realistic. and there is no denying that the two new characters (Sam & Sunshine) are definitely a good start to the new cast, and we can all agree that he is doing well by not trying to thrust the story at those two characters immediately and gradually working them in. I feel that the loss of the original cast will be a big hit, but I feel that the show will be able to keep on going without them
duh, I can't believe my fellow gleeks didn't see this coming. eventually, u either graduate or quit high school. But I think Kurt could pass for a couple of more years. Chris Colfer is very young looking. And hopefully the original cast would come and visit McKinley from time to time. Having said this, I will REALLY miss the original cast.
I won't watch without the original cast. I can tell you that right now. It will suck without the original cast. I love Sam Evans. He's so adorable, I'm like in love with him ;), but I hope they cast people as great as him if they do continue after the others graduate. :)
We'll see about that when it's come.. as long as that irritating "Charice" not a regular, I will still watch it.
I WONT WATHC IT WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL CAST
yeah it is inevitable that they'll graduate.. but for me it wouldn't be the same w/o the original cast..
@elly... i think that would be a good idea except that its been said that their all in the same grade.. so they kinda all have to leave at the same time unless they held people back... finn could definitely be held back lol
Prediction: Cory Monteith will be the first Glee alumni to direct episodes of the series. How about a spin-off --Finn and Rachel in Arts School together, creating a "glee" club in an underprivileged area...
They did it successful in the UK with Skins. Of course there are people who will always moan about missing the first gen cast but there are an equal number of people who grow to love the second gen cast. Some even more than the first. While I love the original cast I would hate to see Glee go through really contrived plot lines to keep them around forever. Not to mention, if you go back and watch the very first episode Mr. Schue is marketed as the main character, not Rachel and Finn. Anyway, Ryan Murphy and his team definitely have a knack for finding amazing and fresh talent for the show so even though I'll miss the original members (who could always come back for cameos) I've no doubt I'd find the new characters relatable and loveable too.
OMG!!! A GLEE MOVIE???!! Seriously??? I would LOVE THAT! Can't wait. Bring it on!!!
i think it is a reasonable idea but to do it gradually, say at the end of season 2 have maybe the older looking ones like finn, puck, mercedes and santana leave then introduce 4 new characters, end of season 3,artie,rachel,mike, brittany etc. end of season 4 kurt, tina, sam ... that way we have a few of the old cast there while we adjust to the new cast
Will Charice become a regular? She's an international pop star and has got concerts, tours, albums to produce..
Maybe as a guest star but unless she wants to expand her career in US she most probably won't do it.
What will I do without Finn dancing???
:( Not happy!
I think that replacing characters makes sense... in theory. but can you really imagine glee without rachel, or finn, or kurt? yes, chord overstreet has been a nice additon, but the reason his transition in has been so smooth is because we still had the core characters we know and love to fall back on during the adjustment period. i just don't think it will be as special or loveable without the characters we have been rooting for since the beginning. And there are always ways to extend the years of high school (see Dawson's Creek or One Tree Hill, which both had the characters in 10th grade in the first season and still managed to have 4 years of high school).
I'm not saying the logic of it doesn't make sense, just that it will be hard to get the same feeling of glee with replacements. It's difficult (if not impossible) to recreate something that seems so special. Which is why people have a hard time letting go of their "glory days".
I don't trust anything Ryan Murphy says. He always changes his mind.
Btw, they are all contracted for a Glee movie as well.
in season 1, they were sophomores, season 2 they are juniors obviously and yes, when in season 3 they get the senior year, they WILL HAVE to graduate... otherwise it will make no. sense.
unless the fail all the glee club and they have to school it up another year, of course they are gonna graduate.
it sounds like he's made Sam a sophomore so he's at least gonna be there in season 4....(hope not)
maybe even Charice might too. Either way, people shouldnt be shocked they have to leave sometime if they want Glee to last more than 3 seasons....
I seriously don't think the show will continue once the main characters are gone! People will miss the core strength actresses like Lea. Like it or not, they make the characters that everyone tunes in to see! But a spin off could be made... not a Glee club in a university because like another poster put it, for everyone in Glee to end up at the same university is not realistic! BUT, I have a great idea for a spin off that could keep the original cast together along with the popularity of another good show & it could support the continuance of the existing show with cross appearances! You need to hire me as one of your writers Ryan M! LOL
You guys all suck. The fact that most of you are saying if Lea and Cory and so on leave so will you, says a lot. It says that you are not, in any way, fans of the the show. I understand Ryan Murphy's decision and respect it and I trust that he knows what he's doing and will bring us more lovable and memorable characters in the future, when the old cast leaves. That's what true Gleek should say.
If this is the direction he wants to go, some Freshmen better be joining New Directions yesterday, bc it will be even less realistic if all of a sudden everyone's gone and low and behold, a whole new crop of singers...
That being said, they could definitely take it to college as another direction...Boy Meets World anyone? Sue Sylvester as the new Mr. Feeny...Following them everywhere
I think they should leave the show at the end of next years' season. Honestly, that means Quinn had her baby in GRADE 9. At least grade 10 seems more realistic. Obviously, they do need to graduate. We will need to find a new bunch of lovable characters. Its not gonna be easy.
I think we could keep Glee in school and in college. The problem I have with Glee is that most of the stories are set in the school. We should follow the characters home more.. Like when Will was sick and we got to see Terri take care of him. We should follow some of the characters to college and see maybe if Finn tries to start a Glee club there and succeeds or fails. Possible storyline. I think my interest would slowly be gone like it did with OTH once they took out Peyton and Lucas. Some characters can't be taken out of the show.
It is unrealistic if they had all the original characters on the show forever, but I, for one, would most likely not watch it once all the familiar characters leave. After all, Glee is not only about the music, it's also about these characters and their stories, sonmething which I feel that Ryan Murphy forgets at times.
@ LittleAngel Well, I don't know about Beverly Hills, but I can say for Gossip Girl, they were almost never seen at school. They were never at class and even in university, it's little more than a plot point. It's simply not an important part of the show.
Glee on the other hand has everything to do with William Mckinley High, Mr. Schuster champions the Glee club, and it's the only way they can all be together. (And even in school it's obvious that Glee club is the only place they all talk to each other)
If a group as diverse as the Glee kids all ended up at the same university, it would feel highly contrived, and besides, where would Will, Sue and Emma go?
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