sue sylvester as nicki minajThe Glee season 5 premiere will be here before we know it. And Fox doesn't want us to forget that, so they've released a teaser entitled, "Once Again." Just like every year. Except this isn't every year. This year, the cast, crew, and Glee fans around the world are still mourning the loss of Cory Monteith ...

And for that reason, it is a bit jarring to see a Glee promo with the same light and liveliness and color that it had before. As Jezebel put it, it might rub some as "eerily chipper." But at the same time ... what did we expect?

Here's the clip if you haven't seen it yet ...

Okay, sure, it may be off-putting, weird, bizarre, or simply depressing to think about Glee's return being as "whoopdeedoo," carefree, spirited as this promo makes it seem. But it looks like this was meant as a reminder that Lea Michele & Co. are delivering Glee to us "once again," even in light of a traumatic situation. A reminder that life and Glee goes on. (As Cory probably would have wanted it to.)

Not that it still isn't hard for us to separate reality from fiction. And not that it isn't normal for fans to watch this and feel like something's missing, because it isn't somber in tone or even acknowledging Cory. But that will come too. In the meantime, there's no harm in knowing the next installment of Glee will be as entertaining as it's sure to be tearjerking at times.

What are your thoughts on the promo?

 

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