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I actually really enjoyed the black-and-white TV special! Kurt and Rachel were hillarious. Yeah, there wasn't much plot but I wasn't bored, not for a second. I wish Santana would get a scene though (still no Britanna kiss!:), but I guess she did had a lot of them in the past few episodes. I really don't think this was a bad episode! I would give it 3 starts and a half!
Everyone in the world is a critic, and most of the critics here have nothing positive to say. The critics always think they can do a better job. No one is perfect. Plots character development are you serious? Television has always had two purposes to inform and entertain. I for one think that Glee does a good job at both informing and entertaining. It is just a television show, the people working the show are having the time of their lives is that such a bad thing? Why can't people just have fun for once?
If you don't like the show write something better see if you can sell it to a network and get people to watch it, but wait that might be a lot of work. Maybe your better off just changing the channel.
Self-indulgent bullshit. That's what Glee has become. Still, viewers will keep coming back until the majority realize it's as unbearable as House is now.
Sorry one more thing ! What did everyone think of "Let It Snow" ?? I can't really decide on one hand I kinda wanted it to be more like "Baby Its Cold Outside" which is one of my favourites, but on the other I liked the new spin on it with a bit faster pace. I'm torn but you gotta love Klaine/Blurt duets!! :)
I dont know it had its moments and the songs were good, but agreed you just sat there thinking ok when is the real glee going to start and suddenly the credits were rolling. What's worse is that they didn't need a christmas episode, they had one last year. If you are going to make another to sing some christmas songs, have a good story going along with it. I did like all the references to past christmas specials (Rachel "All I want is my fair share" any body else catch that from the Charlie Brown Christmas haha) and i did actually laugh at a few of the joke through the episode, especially when Kurt introduced Blaine as his best friend and holiday roommate at the door. Overall not the greatest but not bad!
Thank goodness it wasn't just me that cringing the entire way through this episode! That's an hour of my life I'll never get back, worst episode ever.
Not in any way a glee fanatic, it's a bit of fun, occasionally with something interesting to say, and a few nice acting moments (Chris Colfer, I look to you for these in particular).
Christmas specials are always a bit dodgy, usually cheesy and often cliché, and I had little doubt that Glee would fall into all these traps with spectacular aplomb. The music was Christmas tacky, but that was to be expected. I thought the pastiche of the Judy Garland Christmas show was mildly entertaining, sufficiently tongue in cheek, with just enough of a fixed smile to keep it from falling into danger - it did drag though, and Kurt and Blaine's 'bachelor roommates' routine grated somewhat.
It's all very well putting the plots on hold for a one off episode, but I do wish the characterisation wasn't put on hold at the same time - Rachel's revolting behaviour made an already difficult character completely repellent (and could have done with more than an elbowed in 'Happy Hanukah' at the end in referen
Ariel Harris You made me "LMAO". I did too miss the charm and satire because I turned to another channel for the first time ever since Glee started because it sucked so bad. At first I felt like a heel for being a scrooge with my total disgust for the episode but soon got over it when I started watching a really good episode of NCIS. As an older person who has always been an avid follower of Glee and enjoyed most of the shows I remembered times watching Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell and many more that I can't think of right now. I never had a feeling of dread how schmucky schmaltzy those were at the time and remember fondly. But Glee's version was absolutely awful.
Someone mentioned on another forum and it was a wonderful idea which I don't want to take away from them was since the ND are back together but still somewhat fragmented with issues and feelings unresolved that having a xmas party given by Wemma was a a great idea. Wemma having t
By the way, I grew up watching those old b&w sit coms and christmas specials, and I have a post graduate degree, so I'm not stupid. I totally missed out on the charm and the satire some reviewers saw though - but possibly that's because I fell asleep out of sheer boredom before the charm and satire came through ...
The b&w special put me to sleep. Didn't see the end of the special or the end of the episode. That about sums it up for me.
So sorry my computer went nuts and sent all by itself. Where did it go I'm not done yet. As I was saying Oh, I really missed the Santana and Finn shopping together spoiler(Oops) but it wasn't there. Santana had only one line. I guess kind of good because she has had several episodes about her and still will. Rachel was great last week's episode a better person to share the singing then she is all wanting presents as a Jew. Didn't get that either. She was like Sally in Charlie Brown so ok but I never liked Charlie Brown. Maybe why I couldn't get into this. But the old TV show stuff was slow and just not for me. I miss enjoying this episode so much wanting eagerly to be entertained but it didn't. I guess what I should say I liked would take less time. Sue's helicopter ride with Sara Palin to shoot reindeer. Blaine liked being called Burt Reynolds. Sam being the bigger and better person to mentor Rory and remember his last year's troubles being homeless. Quinn was really s
I was actually really excited for this episode but then they go ruin it! They even ruined the scene between Kurt and Blaine!! :(
I appreciate reviewers who are ready to tell the truth instead of smoothing over a review to make the episode sound better than it was. Because some do. And some really like to keep it close and personal to the biggies of shows so they can keep a foot in the door for first hand scoops. Thanx for your honesty. It was on the money. I was very excited about this episode at the start you know getting all ready for xmas in the spirit of it all. I enjoyed Mercedes song then the special came on and I wondered WTF is this? I really tried to laugh but it was painful as someone said. I have loved this show since the pilot and never turned to another channel but I did on this episode. It just never took off with anything of interest to me. Lackluster. I'm one to defend whatever the show does story wise what ever they choose to write about but I couldn't get into it. It was just too boring and nothingness. Wow, I was shocked but I got to see NCIS first time in a while. It was good.
I really liked this episode to. It was meant to be a stand alone episode, so even though they didn't continue any plotlines, I thoroughly enjoyed it - I was smiling and laughing the whole time. As for Rachel and Puck being Jewish, well the episode never mentioned or impied Puck celebrating Christmas, he was just there. And Rachel asking for presents, well she was just being Rachel, if a little more selfish than normal. And the black and white special? I thought it was hilarious and well done as a spoof. I also really loved all the songs.
I realise I am definitely in the minority here, but I absolutely loved it! I had a smile on my face through most of the episode and it made me excited for Christmas. Although smiling when singing about people dying in Africa was in bad taste, but that is honestly my only complaint.
One more thing: Quinn and Sam actually went and helped the needy, istead of doing the TV special. So, not all the kids didn't care about the needy, Quinn and Sam did. If they didn't care, then why would they have gone?
usually, I don't agree with your reviews, but this one is spot on.
it's sad, actually, glee has an amazing cast and so much potential to be ground breaking and different, but not like this. zero plot (and I know this was a special christmas episode but still, it's also a television show and therefore should have a story to tell), no interest in character development, and the continuity problem has been mentioned a thousand times. it's frustrating!I wanna watch glee for fun, singing, dancing AND its characters and their stories. so I'm hoping for 2012, I know you can do better glee:)
p.s.: sorry for any mistakes, English is not my first language
I actually liked this episode. I loved the songs, and I liked the Black and White TV special that they did. It was also cute in some parts.
Unfortunately, I agree with those who feel you missed the point.
I find this show often absolutely stupid. In this case, it was meant to be that way. It seems clearly intended to be a standalone episode where all of the plot lines are frozen while we get a bunch of Christmas tunes. This also seems to be why the two Jewish characters play along...and they didn't forget she was Jewish. They actually allude to it in the ep.
So I can't fault the show for that. And I thought the black and white public access special was funny in how stupid it was. It was clearly meant, again, to be stupid.
But many of the songs sucked. And it was disgusting on so many levels for the beatific Glee teens to be singing a song about starving Africans to a group of homeless people with their own problems. Had I not been sitting alone, I would have punched anyone close enough to me, I was that appalled.
Is the Irish guy supposed to be mildly retarded? Cause that's how he's coming off.
No continuity in this episode! What happened to Rachel and Mercedes hating each other after West Side Story. Now, they're just best friends again? I don't understand!
I agreed last night that the episode was crap, and for a lot of the same reasons that people have sounded off about here. Glee is always inconsistent, and they usually follow up the high of one great episode with something not as entertaining or put together. The first two minutes of the episode were great, only to be followed by an additional 58 minutes of silliness.
This show is supposed to be fun, but that episode wasn't fun or funny in the least. I think they RM&Co. could've kept their mockery of old Christmas specials and given their fans some good stuff to talk about during the hiatus.
You are so right this episode is REALLY Bad ! thanks for the review !
Glee has a become a show where they do good musical numbers but that's it. It's not character compelling or strong story material, which is a shame because a lot of teenagers could be influenced by this show.
Great music, not great story.
I know you say it's a Christmas episode and we shouldn't judge so hard, but other shows have succesfully done the christmas episode incorporating it to the storyline and remaining true to the characters. So it's not mistaken to expect more from a show that has good writers and good actors.
I didn't think it was THAT bad. Sure it wasn't the best, and it did kind of fall back into the how bad it can be, but during the whole "Christmas TV Special", I was laughing my ass off. I was also happy to see more of Damian (Rory). He ACTUALLY HAD LINES...AND A SONG!! The only REALLY annoying part of the episode was Artie being a controlling jerk and Rachel just being, well, Rachel.
If you didn't like this episode, you completely missed the POINT of the episode. A super cheesy holiday special with a message. It wasn't meant to advance the plot or show character development. The point was to be ridiculous and heartwarming and it was. It was perfect.
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