This is not to say that the show was without significance. I know from personal experience talking about it with high-school groups around the country that it advanced the public youth dialogue on LGBT issues in a significant way, and that it forwarded the momentum started by High School Musical in popularizing, and bringing attention to the importance of, the performing arts in school curricula. It also succeeded in providing parents and kids something from which they could derive joy—together, and often for the same reasons. And it granted a prominent stage to a group of terrific performers. I could not be happier about getting to know the actors I met through covering the show, all of whom are incredibly talented and generous people who use their platform to create positive change in the world. I very much look forward to following them in their future ventures. I just can’t bear watching, promoting, and writing about this one anymore.
Or, possibly: Why do you still watch?