A Collection of Thoughts About Last Night’s ‘Glee’

I don’t have it in me to write a full review of Glee this week. The show has been MUCH better this season than last, but I also can’t say I really missed it while it was on hiatus. So last night I tuned into my Thursday night sitcoms and savedĀ Glee for the DVR. So instead of a full review, here’s a few thoughts:

  • I like a Blaine solo as much as the next Darren Criss fan, but was “Hopelessly Devoted”, like, eight minutes long? It felt it.
  • Sue’s anti-crossdressing, anti-gender confused rant was…unexpected. Sue used to be one of the funniest characters on the show, but now her flip-flopping between having a secret heart of gold and being an offensive bigot is too jarring. Even if it’s to “protect” Unique, or whatever.
  • “Blow Me One Last Kiss”? Awesome.
  • “Like a really good poop” is now a thing that was said on TV, and it’s all thanks to Finn Hudson – a character that has no more purpose on this show. Ugh. And the only thing worse than a useless Finn is a sadsack Finn with no will to leave.
  • Speaking of Finn, the whole “r-word” thing? Why did it have to be him? We already had that storyline years ago, when he used another offensive term in reference to Kurt’s home decor. I understand what the show was trying to do – show that even people who are trying hard to be open-minded, like Finn was with Unique, can say the wrong thing in the heat of the moment. But they need to use someone else to teach us a lesson, if this show is going to continue to be so invested in teaching lessons.
  • “Born to hand-jive baby” sounded like something else entirely.
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3 Responses to A Collection of Thoughts About Last Night’s ‘Glee’

  1. Aaron Sirois says:

    Well at least they finally got this Unique thing settled. I couldn’t tell if she was supposed to be a trans character or just a drag queen. Now I can finally get comfortable with the idea, though the name “Unique” is still really stupid.

    Finn staying on as the teacher? I feel like we lost one poor excuse for a character and gained another. Although Finn might be even dumber.

    And if Sam was such a fan of Greased Lighting, you’d think he’d want to play the character who actually sings the song.

  2. Scott says:

    My goodness I hated that episode. I’ve only kept watching this season because of the New York storyline, so I’m close to giving up on Glee for good. I wish the new characters weren’t so obviously copies of Rachel, Finn or Quinn, it just makes the show seem stale.

  3. Aren’t all of these high school-based shows problematic for the same reason? High school. It’s not the be all and end all of life. It’s barely a blip on the radar for most. With high school as your setting and the stubborn desire to keep ot, your characters will have an expiry date. No wonder the show has gone sour.

    They could have graduated the characters who had grown up right off the show. That would have made room for the new ones, and even refreshed it. Or they could have followed those more beloved characters to New York, leaving it open for others to return once they’ve grown up too. Not to mention how it would have opened it up for fresher, more mature story telling and yet again new characters. Either way they could have avoided the mess they’ve made. Keeping most of the graduated cast was a mistake, or keeping McKinley High and its attached characters. Either way. I don’t see Glee being cancelled quite yet, but it’s definitely on its way out.

    It’s sad, really. I loved the first half of season 1… Just about all downhill from there.

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