Last night was the season premiere of Glee and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. After a lackluster second half of last season I was skeptical as to whether they would be able regain the magic that the show once had.
When my 7-year-old son announced to us that he is gay, the last thing I thought about was television. But as he has continued to hold firm to this identity, I have become aware of the lack of gay characters in the television shows and movies he likes to watch.
Let the athletes pump iron -- you can get pumped up to this mix of Glee, Kanye West, and Bon Jovi.
Pentatonix has every chance of becoming the first a cappella group to truly go mainstream. The five of them are a formidable musical force, creating full, interesting arrangements that sound as good (and, on occasion, better) than the songs they're covering.
When it comes to having the guts to tell kids the truth, Glenn Beck just doesn't want to hear it -- and he'd prefer you didn't talk about it.
Gone are the days when no one could take a joke about what might happen in a bed shared by two men or two women. These days, we know gay sex is just as funny, and sometimes tragic, as the other kind.
We've come up with a list of the worst possible spin-offs of currently airing TV shows. And, yes, they're all considerably more watchable than The Choice. In most of these shows, at least the terrible people die at the end.
We in the entertainment industry have the opportunity and even the responsibility to broaden people's horizons to include others who may appear "different."
As children become teens, we've prepared them with mixed messages of love and hate. Pair that with the complexity of identity development and we have the perfect recipe for bullying.
Their friendship will change. They won't have the benefit of seeing each other every day to help keep them connected. But just because it has to change, doesn't mean it has to end.
These days, gay parents are no novelty: We see them strolling through our neighborhoods and appearing on our TV screen. But still many are left wondering: How will these children of gay parents fare?
My love/hate relationship with Glee this season has, at times, been stretched to its limits. Things got a little heavy for the glee club this year, so it seems appropriate that Season 3 would end on such an emotionally confusing note.
Some of us get excited when we see celebrities on the street, pumping their gas, paying their meter or rushing out frustrated from a massage appointment. Andrew Parish cooly serves them drinks.
Social media has become such a huge part of the TV landscape that any network not securing a simple, memorable handle for their new shows is way behind.
This is standard operating procedure for female characters on Glee. I think there is an assumption by the producers that female characters cannot be interesting if they are not mean and/or selfish.