Saturday, June 29, 2013

'Glee' is switching up its main cast

Fox's musical dramedy, Glee, is switching up its main cast for its upcoming fifth season. Amber Riley (Mercedes), Mark Salling ("Puck"), Heather Morris (Brittany) and Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) will not be returning as main cast members. Not so surprising, considering most of them made only minor appearances last season. In addition, Dianna Agron (Quinn), who was taken out of the main cast for the fourth season, will not be returning either. That's disappointing, considering Agron is a great actress and Quinn is such a great, multi-faceted character. It's good to here everybody else will be returning though (hopefully).

But that's not all Glee is changing. Previous recurring cast members Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique) have all been promoted to series regulars. It seems as though the series' "new class" is overtaking Glee. While it's good on one level that the writers are keeping things real with these new characters, I don't see why they just could've kept all the original Glee club members. Perhaps they would've gotten criticized for having a series featuring characters that never leave high school, but it still would've been entertaining. I miss the early days of Glee with all the original characters all together. Not only that, the new characters (particularly Kitty) are just annoying at times. Look for season 5 of Glee to premiere Thursday, September 19. 

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