wigsonfire Ohio vs. NYC
Why doesn’t New York look like this anymore?
Why is it so dull and brown now?
The color scheme in the first picture tells me that New York is exciting, is diverse, is fun. It has a significantly brighter and bolder palette than Lima.
And then for some reason in season 4 the directors decided to make it muted and dark. It’s a palette that works for like, I dunno, a procedural show, but the New York I want to see isn’t CSI New York. I want to see Glee New York. I mean, they were probably going for a more “adult” look but I think it was a poor decision, especially since most adult comedies still have a colorful palette, not to mention how jarring it is when they transition to the more vivid and bright Lima side.
My faves are so excited about living in the city of their dreams and I’m disappointed how their environment and clothing just feels so very weary to me. Why go to New York if you’re going to lose all your color? Well, narratively-speaking of course I want them to be in NY, but visually it doesn’t match up—it’s like Dorothy getting to Oz except it’s Oz that’s in black and white and Kansas that’s in color.