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Ryan Murphy Listened To ‘Fan Demand’ For Kurt + Blaine To Kiss

I don’t think it’s too much if it’s done, you know, honestly and with the right intent. You know, I mean part of the stuff for some of that was just the fan demand for those two was so strong, so we listen to that once in a while, but, I don’t know, I love that story.

—Ryan Murphy, who runs things over at Glee, lets gay fans think they can call the shots when it comes to Kurt and Blaine’s smooching [via]

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  • Loop

    Last month, he said “It’s my job as showrunner to keep them apart as long as possible”.

    He failed.

  • Cam

    I think it also plays into the old “Guys and girls can’t be friends” “Gays can’t be friends” etc…

    I thought they made good friends, and would have been a fun support network when each of them started dating.

  • Tommy Marx

    Gotta agree with Cam. It felt rushed and unnecessary. I’d rather the two be confidantes.

  • Travis

    We still don’t know how this relationship is going to pan out, it may end up that they decide they are in fact better as friends. I know that’s happened to me when I’ve tried to be more than friends with some of my close gay friends.
    Either way i’m all for pursuing these two characters, whether they’re together or apart.

  • TwlightoftheDogs

    I have a problem with the “one is either a friend or lover” view pushed by Cam.

    Not everyone looks for strangers from which to find lovers. Some people like to be friends first. In fact, I know a guy who only dates exclusively from guys with whom he’s developed a friendship first. I dated a guy from the UK who said that I was a unique situation for him because he had always found guys to date in the process of hanging out as friends with them.

    I did not particularly find last night rushed, especially given Blaine’s character, who admits he is a mess when it comes to knowing what he wants. That does not bode well for a great future, but the idea of friends becoming lovers fast is not particularly odd.

  • Mangina

    I agree the whole Blaine Kurt storyline feels rushed. I don’t see the actor who plays Blaine staying on very long before he breaks Kurt’s heart.

  • TwlightoftheDogs

    @Mangina: He signed for next season.

  • Jim

    If you have watched any of Ryan Murphy’s other shows, “Popular” or “Nip/Tuck”, the shows have never been known for their in depth stories. While the writing is witty, the actual storytelling falls short. Murphy constantly has his characters appear to learn a lesson but then only have them make the same mistakes over and over again. Murphy’s characters also tend to all fall in love with each other at some point throughout their time on the show. This usually happens without any real character development, and most likely, the characters will fall in and out of love multiple times as a cheap way to spice up the current story line.

    Just look at Glee: Almost all the female characters have had some connection with Puck at some point. Even a character like Mercedes was written to have some involvement with Puck. It was like they just needed something to stir up the pot for that one hour episode and then we never hear about it again.

    I’d love to see Murphy return to the way he used to write like in the first three seasons of “Nip/Tuck” or the second season of “Popular”. If anything, pull a Joss Whedon by making it take a really long time for two characters to fall madly in love then end the relationship in a heartbreaking way. This way we can actually care about Finn and Quinn’s relationship – or Finn and Rachel.

    All I ask for is for characters to not fall for someone in one episode and dating someone else by the next one.

  • TwlightoftheDogs

    @Jim: Yeah, he’s not known for that kind of writing. So Buffy’esque tortured souls.

  • Jeffree

    @Jim:;@Twilight:; Great points about Murphy’s writing & character “development.” Reminds me of Marc Cherry’s “Desperate Housewives” where the plotlines zig & zag so fast that you’d swear you’ve missed an episode even if you didn’t. I hope the show can pare down the number of concurrent story lines too…. It’s dizzying!

    To be honest, I also could do without the guest stars, but I’m cranky that way!

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