I don't write about TV very often. Not because I don't watch it, because trust me, I do. I don't usually write about TV because I rarely watch something that provokes me enough to want to write something about it. I just don't care that much.
And I don't know why I care so much about this one particular plot point from last night's episode of Glee, but it really irks me, so here goes. Warning: this may be a crazy rant, and if you don't watch Glee, just ignore this whole thing. Or read it. Or watch the show. For the most part, I really enjoy it (even if they really could use a little injection of the sour irony that has been missing from every episode since the pilot). And I loved the mother-daughter Poker Face duet, and Idina's Funny Girl situation, and the Bad Romance number (super awesome). And the guy playing Kurt is a good actor. Also, for the record, I called the Idina Menzel as Rachel's mom thing from the moment they mentioned she was under consideration for a guest appearance (and when whatshisnamehottie was "using Rachel to spy on the glee club"? I didn't believe it. I knew he was spying for Idina because she was Rachel's mom and wanted to get closer to her. Duh.) - but that is not the point of this blog post. Nor is it the cheesier than cheesy "we just all have to be who we are and not be afraid of expressing ourselves" theme (hello, stereotypical high school tv show morals).
The point of this blog post (finally) is the ridiculous plot line surrounding Kurt's dad/Finn's mom/the fact that Finn's mom decided they're moving in with Kurt and his dad without even asking Finn.
Am I the only one who thinks that this is totally unrealistic? I mean,announcing it with crudites, with Kurt, like, "surprise! we all knew about this and you didn't!" (REALLY? REALLY???) Also, why do Kurt and Finn need to share a room? Wasn't there a whole bit about "oh their house is so big! giant TV! 5 bedrooms! 2.5 bathrooms!" And what's happening with Finn/his mom's old house? After the big ole drama fight between Finn and Kurt's dad last night, are they gonna live in their old house again? I sure hope they didn't sell it yet, though in this economy, it's probably still on the market.
I think it's pretty obvious that the whole "we're moving in with them" is nothing more than a plot point inserted simply for the drama that would ensue...and um, ok. Fine. It's Glee. I know there are plenty of "unrealistic" things about it, it's a TV show, blah blah blah. But this crossed the line from "I can suspend my disbelief because it's a crazy show" to "this is distracting me from the show and I cannot connect or empathize with Kurt at all because none of this is realistic at all. I get why Finn is so pissed because this just makes no freaking sense". I honestly thought it was going to be a dream sequence.
Then again, maybe this is something that does happen in real life and I'm just naiive. Maybe some divorced parents actually do just move their kids in with another family, no questions asked (or notice given). And I know I just spent way too much energy on Glee-analysis, but seriously. Am I nuts, or is that plot point ridiculous?