TV Fanatic Mid-Season Report Card: Glee

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We must face the sad truth: every single primetime show is on hiatus until 2010. Before the calendar turns, however, let's take a look back.

So far, the TV Fanatic staff has reviewed the ups and downs of The Vampire Diaries, 90210, House, Heroes, NCIS and The Good Wife in our mid-season report cards.

In this edition: Glee.

Best character: Kurt. This was a close call. But while Sue Sylvester utters our the funniest Glee quotes, she doesn't sing. Conversely, we can typically rely on Kurt for a great one-liner and a great note or two dozen during one of the show's countless musical numbers. He was also the focus of our favorite episode so far, "Preggers."

Worst character: Terri. This isn't Jessalyn Gilsig's fault. Her character was simply given grating material. Now that the fake pregnancy storyline has ended, perhaps Terri can return to simply being neurotic and somewhat entertaining.

Glee Club Picture

Best storyline: We referenced it above. When Kurt officially came out of the closet, we got to see Chris Colfer at his acting best; along with a surprisingly strong performance by Mike O'Malley as his father. We also got to watch this incredible scene.

Grade: A.

Hopes for 2010: Sue singing; A divorce for the Schuesters; A Bon Jovi-themed episode; More tension between New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline.

Agree with these assessments? Disagree? What grade would you give Glee so far? Write in. Let us know!

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


i agree glee is the best i give it an A+++++!!!!!! I would love to see puck (soo Hott!!) sing more, Mr. Shoe rap more, and quinn sing more they are my fav. characters and i love Kurt too. i just love all of them.


Best character ? Hard to choose... Sue is simply delightful, Rachel is, indeed, the voice of the show while Will, along with my much-beloved Emma, are the heart of it. As for the show itself, we must admit that the episodes are uneven. Let's face it, the show has never quite reached the quality of its pilot, which was close to perfection in every department (songs, humor, emotion, rythm and writing in general). And I'm not sure the best way to top that is by putting in more songs. Only seems to me that the writers are, in some way, giving up on the dialogues and the storyline. But I love to be proved wrong ! :)


What is Vocal Adrenaline? Never heard...


Yes Rachel Berry is the best character. She just makes it glee. Just cause she doesn't get the flashy one lines, she still has some funny lines, plus she is so expressive and damn she can sing.


My favorite character throughout has been Rachel Berry. My hopes for 2010 is to meet Rachel's dads, lots of good songs, and more Finn & Rachel romance.


1. for the most part agreed with what needs to happen in upcoming season especially SCHUESTER DIVORCE!! i think rachel berry is the best chracter despite my irrevoacable love for jayma mays portration of emma pilsbury (: i cannot wait till april 13 its going to kill me luckily i can buy me the 1st season on tuesday!


Preggers is overrated. It was good but really did we need to see single ladies done 4/5 times? I agree Rachel Berry is the best character, Kurt is the best secondary character, but please can we know something more about him beside that he is gay, we get it. For a character like Rachel Berry she isn't suppose to evil like Sue, but she is still someone who is abrasive, but vulnerable and Lea Michele nails it. The other characters such as Kurt only need to come in throw down a one liner get the laugh and leave for the most part.


Without Kurt, the show would still be good. Without Rachel Berry, there would be no show. He has had a few good scenes but that are basically one note. At the end he was starting to seem a bit bitter too. Rachel on the other hand is growing and maturing and is the lynch pin to the group and the show.


I agree, Rachel Berry is the best character! And I would love to see a scene with her and her dads!!!



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Glee Quotes

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.


I'm engorged with venom, and triumph.