Anonymous asked :
Is Glee a big thing in France? I live in Belgium right now, but when I was in London it was sort of a guilty pleasure thing and not nearly as huge as I hear it is in the states. But then, I see a LOT of awesome Naya gifs on your blog and I love that show, no matter how *bad* it probably actually is.
Hahaha, I can’t really be objective… I write fanfiction about it and my personal blog is like a huge bubble of fluffy Glee xD And I don’t think it’s such a terrible show, it’s entertaining and funny, and God knows we all need to laugh :)
This is a “thing” for sure, but I doubt it’s a big thing. You can only watch it on cable channels, the public channels stopped broadcasting it a while ago.
French are not hardcore fans about TV shows as Anglophones can be for a simple reason: the language. Our French TV shows are nothing to be proud about and dubbed TV shows are just terrible to watch. The translations are awful, and I don’t even mention the voices… (The legend says your ears can burn.) Half of a TV show originality is lost during the translating process. Real fans will watch it in the original language, but again, very few will be able to understand all the references to the country’s culture, and they hardly know slang.
This is specifically true about Glee because the amount of jokes and slang is just insane. I started watching it two years ago maybe, and my level in slang English wasn’t as good as it is today. I remember spending episodes pausing, checking a word on Urban Dictionary or a name on google to get what the hell they were talking about and then playing again xD For French learning English, this show is gold though ‘cause it’s really challenging to try to understand everything. Since I’ve done it, I can tell you it’s hard work! I honestly learned half on my slang from Glee and True Blood…
The French version is… terrible like… terrible. I should show you scenes of it in French so you can see the disaster xD