Who joined Mario Lopez in this list of TV's 10 worst of the year
No. 9 - 'Glee'
Every few months, "Glee" uncorks a decent, carefully arced episode in which the characters all behave consistently, the songs all relate well to a broader theme and Mr. Schuester is nowhere to be seen. I think 2011 probably included three or four of those episodes. Unfortunately, those episodes are enough to force me to regularly watch "Glee," but they aren't enough to make the rest of the episodes any less bizarrely half-baked. And with "Glee," you can always count on the writers to screw things up whenever they threaten to get good. Like how did the story of Santana's coming out -- marvelously acted by Naya Rivera -- get drowned in the reprecussion-free hideousness of Finn's involvement? Remember when Sue Sylvester was a character and not a one-liner generator with more personalities than Tara from Showtime? I don't. Remember when Darren Criss' Blaine was likable and not a variably aged extra with strange anger issues who existed only to give Kurt a love life? I don't. Was Emma ever an appealing character? I don't recall anymore. And what the heck did Dianna Agron do to make the writers hate her and Quinn so much? With each week, "Glee" has fewer people aggressively defending it and more people shrugging in frustrated resignation.