Glee – We Could Be Heroes

OK, let’s briefly discuss Glee from Thursday, because it featured almost the entire cast dressed in superhero costumes. I expected the superhero theme to be lame, and it was a little. But it didn’t drag down the episode. Once you got on board with that, a lot of the songs were pretty good. This wasn’t my favorite episode, but it was perfectly acceptable – just like the season overall.

I still hate the storyline about Marley’s weight. I mean, all her clothes still fit. She probably owns a scale. I don’t buy that she has this sudden crisis in body image. The dyslexic storyline went better than I expected it to, usually when Glee gets up on a soapbox it makes viewers roll their eyes.

I was impressed that Glee did the Bowie song, I was worried they wouldn’t include it and instead they did a great version. They should really be using Sam more.

“Some Nights” is one of those super-catchy pop songs that Glee always nails as a final group number.

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4 Responses to Glee – We Could Be Heroes

  1. Scott says:

    Oh my goodness I thought this was one of the worst episodes I’ve ever seen of Glee. I’ve never been great at dealing with cringe worthy material, so any scenes with the superheroes had me groaning in embarrassment.

    I hate the Marley-weight storyline. Didn’t Kitty say last week she’d never thrown up before, but now this week she was praising bulimia for helping her?

    I need New York storylines to keep me sane. Lastly, is Finn living in Mr. Schue’s apartment whilst he’s away? It looked like he was wearing his clothes.

    • Jill says:

      I think the sweatervest was just Finn’s way of trying to fill Schu’s shoes. (Haha.)

  2. Aaron Sirois says:

    The superhero thing drove me nuts. I was seriously considering dropping the show once and for all because of it. No way no how something like that happens in a high school environment without someone getting beat up. Plus using Finn as carbon copy of Shu so they can rehash old plot points felt really lazy. Him in a sweater vest was amusing though.

    It helped point out the thing I like least about the show. The fact that each character is really nice and/or cool, but has that one “BUT…” trait that’s supposed to give them depth or something. Like Finn is a really good guy…BUT he’s a moron. Or Ryder is the perfect dude…BUT he’s dyslexic. Which of course caused me to reflect on Brittney. And mulling over her character was a fun ride let me tell you. It’s especially damning for the other characters. Brit is both a hyper-sexualized girl who by her own words has pretty much made her way through the whole school. However, she’s got the emotional and intellectual mind of a small child. She still believes in santa, she thought the Irish kid was a leprechaun, she holds what are essentially tea parties with her cat, etc. She is no way, shape, or form mentally capable of understanding what sex is, or what it represents. And everyone in that show knows what she is like, yet still at least Artie, Puck, and Santana have slept with her. That’s just all kinds of creepy, wrong, sick, and any other negative adjective you can think of.

    Oh, and Kitty is EXACTLY like Quinn. The only difference is that Kitty is a much better singer. The laziness of the show is quite apparent here.

    • Jill says:

      I do agree with a lot of your points – particularly the character of Kitty – though I do think a lot of Glee rides on viewers understanding that there’s quite a strong element of fantasy here. So Brittany has always been one of my favorite characters, because it’s just funny. I think you may be over-analyzing a tad. But I agree that this episode felt rather recycled.

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