Fringe has gotten way better.
As for Glee....just because it has music, and takes place in a high school doesn't mean it's HSM! It's soooo much better! And it's dark!! And it's not the type of musical where they just randomly burst into song and dance or anything...all of the brilliantly rendered songs have their place in a storyline that makes sense. Trust me, just watch one episode. You'll like it.