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'Glee:' The big blah

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who play Rachel

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who play Rachel and Finn, in a scene from season 3 of "Glee." Credit: Fox

Well, that "Glee" was a lot of nothing. No sex. No nothing, the best I could tell. The kids all ended up in bed at the end, looking dreamily into each others' baby blues, and fully clothed, and probably to remain fully clothed after the cameras were turned off - swearing their undying love to each other until such time is "the right time." It was all a clever bait-and-switch by that clever rascal, Ryan Murphy, who willfully stoked the wild flames of "teen sex...OMG, there will be TEEN SEX ON THIS EPISODE" merely to get anti-bad-stuff-on-TV groups of up arms. it worked! Ratings almost certainly cllimbed; Ryan can say he didn't willfully subvert the morals of underage America; and people will talk about "Glee" once again. And aside from a few strangley morbid and transfixed "Gleeks," no one does that anymore. I wrote a column about all this  nonsense in today's Newsday; my take away is that the episode - and not a bad one either - set up a bunch of red herrings that pointed to a no-sex ending. Maybe I was right. Maybe I was wrong. Whatever - Ryan still wins and gets people to pay attention to his show again. Now, if he can only cook up the same scam on "American Horror Story." (Let me think about this: The Rubber Suit Homicidal Killer is played by Chris Colfer. No, too obvioius. By Darren Criss. Getting warmer. Lea Michele. That's it: Rubber Suit is Lea Michele. I like it. But will Ryan?)  

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