So, I want to talk about why I think it’s wrong to bash the creators of characters that you claim to love.
I’m not talking about criticism, I’m not talking about thinking deeply about the ways a story works and doesn’t work for you, I’m talking about nothing but what I can’t percieve as anything but hate.
See, the thing is, Kurt Hummel wasn’t born out of thin air. Neither was Rachel Berry, neither was Blaine Anderson.
Creators aren’t in the business of ruining what they've created. They're telling these stories, they're here to engage a wide audience - which is, by the way, very different from serving shippers or character stans.
So I think it’s extremely wrong to call these people ‘shitty TV professionals’, even solely because they’ve clearly created character that you deem worth rewriting. You’re here. They must have done something right. Whatever you think of Glee now, there’s significance in what it’s created so large that erasing it in the name of having a catchy project name feels very, very wrong to me.
It’s a fantasy season. Let’s be real here - you can’t fix something that you have very little idea about. You have no means of judging whether it’s poorly written, because you have not seen it yet. You have some out-of-context spoilers. You don’t love the content, which is fine, there’s many possible reasons for that, but you should call it what it is. You can’t judge the quality of the writing based on those.
And that’s not even getting into how much easier it is to write fanfiction than it is to write TV. You’re playing in an already prepared playground. You have a very specific audience catered to enjoy what you enjoy. You don’t have schedules and pregnancies and availibility and death and network demands and specific formating and copyright and budgets and a milion other things to juggle.
I wish I could enjoy this fandom project. I think that people coming together to create things is the best thing about fandom. I want to support it. But I honestly can’t even begin to think about it now, and I don’t think I’m alone in it. So it’d be worth putting some thought into.