I have to say this. After four seasons of Flint suffering, it was so satisfying seeing him so happy as he hugged and kissed the love of his life. It’s been four(?) days and I’m still thinking about it. There was something I couldn’t explain. It wasn’t bitterness (at all) but you know, after the first impact (I mean I screamed and cried for two days straight) I felt like something was off. And then I realiazed: I’m not used to it.
Every queer character in television ends up tragically dying or unhappy anyway. This was the first time that not only the main character was gay, but he (and almost every other queer character) also got a happy ending. I was so expecting Flint’s tragic end, that I didn’t truly realize there was the actual chance for him to be happy.
I was hoping for it, obviously, but not expecting it. It stunned me. It completely stunned me.
Groundbreaking: pioneering , first to come. Claim: Klaine is groundbreaking bc teenage lgbt couple on TV. Actual Fact: Jack and Tobey on Dawson's Creek 2001; Marco and Dylan on Degrassi Next-gen 2004; Marissa and Alex on The O C 2005; Paige and Alex on Degrassi Next-gen 2006; Calvin and Heath on Greek 2007; Eric and Jonathan on Gossip Girl 2008; Adrianna and Gia on 90210 2010; Marshall and Lionel on United States of Tara 2010. So far TEN YEARS. Then we get Kurt and Blaine on Glee 2011.