Glee > Glee Review: All About Sex!!! > Comments Page 3
i liked it, but wouldve liked a bit of continuation with the puck and quinn and beth story.
This was a superb episode. It had drama and conflict (very realistic conflict) without all the over-the-top hate (that I still can't figure out if we're supposed to ignore or supposed to think it's humor) -- and even showed two of the worst, Santana and Mercedes, smiling, and showed Quinn honest, if only as a device of the choices, in the celibacy club. The acting was good too (Beiste wanting to but scared to believe, Finn's expression about not being recruited, Rachel calling herself a girl in a vulnerable moment, Karofsky carrying onward from his conflict and bullying, and especially Kurt, both with Karofsky and his anger in the backseat of the car). The music (the play) bridged all the drama. Bravo!
Of course, by the previews, it's back to over-the-top hating next week. Oh well.
I believe this episode, #5 in Glee's season three, stands as the best so far in this remarkable series because it so beautifully integrated the topic (teenage sex) not only with great music, but with what I believe is the greatest stage musical of all time, West Side Story. Yes, this show is about teenagers in high school, social issues facing us all, but at its core is the message that art means something and enriches our lives -- and why arts education is so important. Mike Chang's father son conflict presented the theme simply but brutally. But that is the message of the entire show as well -- engagement with art (music, dance, theatre, literature, or the visual arts) will give you a life worth living. Somewhere there is a place for us who believe this, and right now it happens to be Glee.
um, wtf was up with artie in this episode? what a douchey move. why is he forcing everyone to talk about sex to him?! dude, if people don't want to talk about their sex lives, don't make them
but overall i liked the episode, as cringeworthy as it was. it was kind of cool how they put the westside story songs throughout it
I understand your frustration with the episode,
This is what happens with shows that are maturing. They either come of age or become stale. There will be those on both sides of the fence. I for one thought the episode was superb... I like how they are tying a lot of things in with seasons before, instead of making sporadic and sloppy storylines that contradict things from before.
Of course, it's apparent that they've gotten themselves a better writing staff for several reasons, and it's clear that they're trying to head in a specific direction - but the problem is that the complete lack of story and the shallow relations built in season 2 makes it more difficult for them to make it believable when they try and fix that; and even more difficult for the audience to buy it.
I'm going to continue giving it a chance, because that's something this show is finally taking. It really reminds me of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I'm comparing it to that show in terms of its characters and the
I actually loved this episode. It handled the subject in a much better way than the Madonna episode did. While it was more serious then the previous episodes, I think Glee redeemed itself from last weeks disapointer (in my opinion). I LOVED West Side Story and wish we could see the group perform the entire thing. And I loved the very brief focus on Tina.
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