Remember When Glee Was All the Rage?

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Remember when Glee was all the rage?
“It may be too distant a memory to recall clearly now, but once upon a time, Glee was the greatest show on TV ever,” says Kevin Fallon. “It was the first of its genre, the modern train-wreck masterpieces, messy, fun, and ambitious shows like Empire and Scandal and Orange Is the New Black and, of course, American Horror Story that we have come to love. That first episode of Glee was perfect. Even those of us with the foggiest memories will remember the chills and goosebumps from the final notes of Don’t Stop Believing.” PLUS: Glee scored 207 hit songs, Glee cast Season 1 vs. Season 6, Glee started getting bad with Episode 2, the best and worst of Sue Sylvester, the gay legacy of Glee — it was the gayest show ever, Lea Michele remembers her audition and shooting the pilot, 10 lessons from Glee that we forgot, that 1st season was almost perfect, 36 Glee guest-stars you probably forgot, all the times Glee could have ended but didn’t, Chris Colfer on going from high school to Glee, and why Glee still matters.

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