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I loved this episode as it made the point about the dangers of drinking without being too preachy It showed the reality of teenage drinking and how they see the adults being hypocrites but as Beastie tried to point out those are legal choices adult can make and illegal if made by underage teens Songs were good as always, not my favorites ,but always entertaining What I did not like was the bullying and offensive thing Sue did by pushing the teacher down the stairs that was way too much for even Sue what she did was criminal and uncomfortable to watch down with Sue and up with Beastie !!!!
I meant "she's DONE it before" *oops*
Don't get me wrong, I love Sue and she's one of my favourite characters, but pushing the other coach down the stairs was stupid. I know we're meant to suspend reality and everything as it's not real but the scene was really uncomfortable to watch. It was dark humour but felt wrong even for Sue, and surely someone saw what she did (I know the guy had swelling on the brain). I mean that was attempted murder, at the very least GBH or ABH, those were concrete stairs and she pushed him down them TWICE (I know she's down it before too so even more disturbing)! I love it when Sue is mean, her one liners are usually the saving grace of the show but for me she went too far this week. I didn't find it funny, instead I found it impossible to like her, and I usually do regardless of the nasty things she does.
I thought it was a pretty good episode.The message got across w/o being too preachy and there were still interesting plots going on. I like Kurt but he bugged me in this episode. His lack of support for Blaine, a character who has been nothing but a pillar of strength and support for him was a bit annoying. In Kurt's defense it is difficult seeing that you're mentor is just as confused and human as you are, but still. After the Jeremiah storyline they opened the door to Blaine being more vulnerable and more human...just as self conscious as anyone else...so Kurt has to go with that. Especially if they're heading in the direction of romance. In order for that to ever happen Blaine has to move from mentor to friend to love interest...he's already moved to friend so Kurt should be pleased with this progression. I also didn't like how Kurt was with his father. What I love about Burt is he's the all American, blue collar, guy's guy who is actually accepting and supportive of his gay son! I
they really glorified high school drinking... However, drinking under 21 is illegal! they failed to show consequences for the high schoolers drinking in school!!!! Schuste not only covered for them but then said he will sober up. Hello, he's an adult, not a high school student! I thought the episode was terrible! Furthermore, I adore Sue's humor but enough with the bullying! You can't walk through the hallways and push kids around!
I think i would have felt better if Kurt appologized to Blain for acting out like he did at him. Kurt used to be nice and sweet just trying to figure out who he was. I dont like his charector right now at all. Both his dad and Blain stood up to him but he diddnt get it. He hasnt been forced to come off his high horse. I was looking forward to a little humble Kur pie and I never got it. :( sad. It would be cool if they restored his charector back to a nice guy who's mabey more confident before but also a good friend and honest thoughtful guy like before.
The drunken-ness was amusing, but the episode overall was just kinda meh.
Bummer about Rachel and Blaine - they would be a good couple. Even if they wouldn't ever end up together it was disappointing that their storyline ended so quickly. Rachel's strategy wasn't exactly that great though - of course Blaine won't feel chemistry if she just runs up and kisses him with no ado!
And while I wouldn't have initially agreed with the earlier review that called Kurt a "fun-sucker"...after this episode, I agree. He was downright nasty with Rachel when she went after Blaine (a natural reaction, I suppose, but no excuse) and he simply cannot be pleased when it comes to his father - Burt tries so hard (hello, he was trying to make a souffle!) and it's never enough for Kurt. Shades of this also trickled over into Kurt's argument with Blaine, in which Kurt was once again inexcusably downright nasty. He doesn't deserve someone like Blaine if Kurt is going to have that short of a fuse.
I don't have an opinion one way or another on the "preachiness" of the episode. I have three teenagers myself and I coach a high school sports team. I understand that even with the best parenting and advice some of them are going to choose to engage in activities that are not correct. What do I want to be a parent who lives in denial and a tower of high, oblivious morality OR do I want to approach my kids in a straightfoward honest way that lets them know and understand my position while giving them the support they need to be as safe as possible in their lives so they can hopefully grow up and into people who can make better decisions and choices? For me what Will did was not only smart but also very clever. When doe sit EVER work to say don't do it because I said so, especially with teens? He put the ball in their court, asked them to take responsibility, and gave them an out if they needed it if they slipped and made a mistake - all way modeling the desired behavior himself (even re
G. P. is returning? Yey!
LOL I found amazing the drunk call. Especial cuz I've made couple of those, of course not to the guy I like, nor to a married guy but still, it was funny. And you could see Emma liked it!
"Don't you want me" was soooooo good!
For once, this actually wasn't preachy!!
The pledge they took in the end was less about a moral and more about focus!
This review sort of sucks.
It spends three paragraphs whining bout how it's like a PSA, and barely a sentence on each song.
TV Fanatic needs to spend more time reviewing the music on Glee cause hell, that IS the show.
And Don't You Want Me was AWESOME. Lea and Darren singing together! Finally! And not a predictable power ballad, but a catchy song. Loved it :)
I think the music overall was ace. Damn, Heather Morris can sing.
Not their best effort. Honestly, I fastforwarded through half of it. Parts were entertaining, but as per usual with Glee lately, the message they were trying to send fell flat and I just didn't care. And for the love of all that's holy, PLEASE, PLEASE give Rachel someone decent as a love interest. Not a gay guy, or a jerk that's gonna stab her in the back the second it's turned, or...well, that pretty much sums up who she's dated, actually. On the bright side, Gwyneth Paltrow's coming back, so yay!
For a few months once I lived in a cheap hotel in Florida off season where there were a lot of different groups of us offbeat types personalities, including a group of gays who all worked at the dinner theater in town. Nice guys all.
One-guy-I-got-to-know-pretty-well's roommate was all of a sudden not only NOT exclusive, but went out with girls or anyone. His whole thing was sex, and taking advantage of opportunities as they presented themselves -- but it wasn't the state of things when the two moved in together and the one guy who was pouring out his unhappiness to me, because he was so much more invested in the relationship, had very much the same kind of attitude as Kurt, saying about the same things. He was really hurt, but believed his slut boyfriend would come around to the same final conclusions as Kurt thought Blaine would arrive at.
That is, the Rachel-Blaine-Kurt thing seemed real enough to me. Keep in mind, Rachel and Blaine already had a lot in common (Kurt and mu
I didn't feel like it came across too much like a PSA -- they undercut the message by admitting the kids wouldn't actually stop drinking. Check out my full review here.
okay... this episode was very different. I did like how they handled the underage drinking problem, it was fun and entertaining. Did noone notice the kiss between coach Beiste and Will? Is that leading somewhere or are they just good friends?
Well frankly, my only problem is the reviewer having such a damn problem with the word "preachy" and using it whenever Glee might tackle a serious issue. Yes, in past episodes it has been a little over the top, but i've never felt they were "preachy" or like a "Public Service Anouncement" and i was actually worried the reviewer would say something like this when i saw the preview because, yes, they did an episode on Alcohol, whic a lot of teen shows do...but hey, guess what? Teens do drink a lot and the only sense of a public service announcment is when Will was telling them how bad drinking was and all that. But Will annoys me anyway. I have to say i like drunk Will much more than sober Will.
Didn't really love this episode either but the songs and performances were wonderful.
this epi was soooo funny!!! :D i love Pucker and Artie song hahaha
as far as the Kurt, Blaine and Rachel scene, actually many young people ARE going thru this and are confused and searching. I actually thought it was cute and handled in a good way.
I thought this was the funniest episode yet!!!!
It did not sound preachy to me and really didn't seem to address the dangers but only accented the "fun" aspect of it. This was not the best episode. I like Glee because usually it really drives home a point in a positive way but also in a fun way. This episode did not do that. Teens should not drink, although I know they will and the sexual aspect of this show is going way too far given who is watching and the time it is on but I know sex sells so I am sure it will continue. I still love Glee and the music!
Dude, how much am I loving Burt more and more? For a guy that still considers himself completely in the dark regarding parenting a gay teen, I think he's doing a great job.
It was excellent that he shot down the gay aspect of Kurt's argument. Burt has the same rules if Finn had Quinn or Rachel sleep over. I think Kurt, for the most part, was deflecting his anger and frustration on Blaine onto his dad. All he heard was "You're gay and it's inappropriate and you should apologize for being gay," when Burt's actual message was, "It's inappropriate to have a potential sexual partner in my house without my permission. You should apologize for that."
Because seriously Kurt, had he had Mike or Artie sleep over, his dad would not have any issue.
Is it just me or does it seem like the more episodes in the second season seem like preachy PSA's the less interest I seem to hold in watching it in it's entirety. In season one, I'd be captivated from start to finish for the whole hour; now? Now I'm bored of it.
They always make the promo for the next episode seem more amazing than it actually is. Which I know is suppose to be the job of a promotion but.. either live up to it or stop trying. Which, really? Tik tok? Isn't it Ke$ha's job in almost every song she's ever preformed to sing about intoxication or drugs? Seems like it's defeating the purpose. Plus that vomit? What in the world were they drinking? I know it was a mixture of random things but.. it all looked faker than it was probably meant to be.
As far as the plot of Rachel/Blaine/Kurt. Uh wow, I'm sorry. I'd excuse her acting like an idiot when drunk but how in the world does she just get over one situation and jump onto another like nothing was ever wrong? Don't peop
I thought this week's epiosde was funny, I really liked it. Sure it had it' preachy moments but that's to be expected. I agree that alcohol is a touchy subject for TV and is hard to really get right. But I'm glad they touched on it because it is a really big deal in teen life and it almost doesn't seem realistic to have a whole series about teens and never see them party.
Someone mentioned feeling left out because they didn't address any charcters not being drinkers. I didn't think of that until now but it would make sense for Emma not to be a drinker because when your drunk you can lose so much control of yourself. It definitley would have made sense to mention that.
I think it was kinda messed up for Rachael to be interested in Blaine when she has just started really getting close with Kurt and knows how much it would hurt him. But I can't blame her cause their kiss was really hot. It gave me hope that they can pair her with another guy besides Finn and I would like her with th
i really liked this episode!
i just enjoyed it and to me it didn't feel preachy at all. it was just one of many topics the show made an episode about.
and glee is always a little over the top and likes to exaggerate things, like when sue started calling will an alcoholic. we all know it's not true but sue kinda lives in her own (fantasy) world and so it worked for me.
i actually didn't mind the things kurt said because he was just upset and didn't think about what he was saying. when you're upset you just sometimes stop being rational and say things to try to hurt the other person. that's a normal fight to me and perfectly understandable. even if it sucked for blaine and burt.
people should stop being so serious about glee and just enjoy it.
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