I’m sure everyone has heard the news by now (if you haven’t, get a life and get twitter). Cory Monteith, aka Finn from Glee, died. I know people should’ve “gotten over it” by now (it’s technically been less that 24 hours since the news broke so I don’t see how) but I feel like I owe it to my childhood to say goodbye to one of Generation Y’s most recognisable figures.
Let me get this straight. you can say whatever you want about Glee but you can’t deny that it was a HUGE thing. I mean, who hasn’t heard of Glee? Who hasn’t heard their cover of Don’t Stop Believing (shame on you if you haven’t)? It’s won countless awards and accolades and it’s all over the internet for a reason. If they make a list of what made the millennial generation, I’m pretty sure Glee would be on it.
(i love you blaine)
Now, I was a huge Gleek when I was younger. I followed the first 2 seasons very closely. My favourites were Quinn and Blaine and I would go crazy waiting for the next episode. I felt so emotionally attached to all of the characters that I felt so much pain for Quinn when she gave birth to her child (shut up and don’t judge). I loved the musical numbers so much I’d go learn how to sing them and sang them repeatedly (it is very irritating), I even wrote a secret letter addressed to my principal because I WANTED A GLEE CLUB SO BADLY but obviously I never sent it.
Anyway, I find it strange that I’m really sad because Finn was never my favourite. His voice was good, but it didn’t appeal to me. His character was not to my liking either as I had always thought he was cowardly and blur. Maybe it’s just the death of a childhood icon. I mean, no one likes Ron from Harry Potter but you WOULD be affected if he died. Okay maybe comparing Finn to Ron is being unfair to Finn, but the principle still stands. I mean, I can’t help but feel sad when I look at all the old glee videos where he’s so happy and death doesn’t even cross your mind. And like anyone else that’s died, it’s really sad to know that you’ll never see them again.
I think Glee without Finn is like Friends without Jennifer Anniston: It just isn’t the same anymore.
RIP Cory Monteith
(^This isn’t one of my favourite songs by him but this was the best quality one)
I’m actually slightly crying now (ikr wtf) okay goodbye.