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@Yashvi: "Is there nothing in his life that the viewers would be interested in? Same thing with Santana."
You're kidding right? As far as I know the whole Season 3A is about Santana. Even Rachel got sidelined a bit. But yes I agree. It has been long since Will got a storyline. But looking at 2012, I think his plot will soon advance with Emma. It's the thing with big cast, you can't have everyone's plots advanced over 40 minutes.
What was going on?! Seriously where is the continuation or story lines here? Is it so impossible to integrate the regular glee with a Christmas theme like last time. I was bored too. Glee has just too many characters and not that its a bad thing but sometimes people get sidelined, Will for example. Is there nothing in his life that the viewers would be interested in? Same thing with Santana.
But 2 songs by Blaine! Loved those! And the last scene with Finn and Rachel was really sweet. Loved that too.
I was honestly sad about the song choices. I think the idea of making it around a tv show was it's biggest downfall. I was expecting more cutesy scenes with the characters, and they just weren't there. And Will and Emma's duet not being included broke my heart. That was the biggest disappointment. Too cliche~
I thought this episode was one of the funniest and crackiest (in a good way) shows that Glee has ever done. I especially loved the Black and White TV show but it may help that I am older and saw a lot of those type of specials and also recently watched the Judy Garland Xmas Special on You Tube so the satire really appealed to me.
Um, you can't review glee like a normal tv show?! Wtf not?! I'm sick of glee getting a free pass because people sing. He storylines beer follow through, character arcs disappear, and any development of the characters get pushed back when it suits them. Rachel is case and point- everytime they make her more mature, less selfish, in the next episode she's right back to step one
I really don't think Murphy and Co. meant to use this episode to enhance the plot. Last weeks episode with sectionals and the group finally being rejoined was truly the mid-season finale. This was just a holiday special as the group said and completely separate. A lot of shows do this... its not unusual and while cheesy it was fun
I agree the episode was a little weird.. lol but to be honest i did find the christmas special kind of funny.. it was almost impossible for me to keep watching it... literally painful.. but i thought that was amusing.. but yes it was wayy to much music.. not enough storyline..at least last year we had the whole finn/rachel issues going on. Anywho, i just wanted to make a quick reference to the issue with rachel being jewish..yes obviously she doesn't celebrate christmas religiously, but they weren't doing Christmas as a religious holiday .. infact when does a tv progam ever do it as a religious holiday??? They made christmas about giving, being charitable to those who don't have anything.. and so on.... nothing religious, meaning even tho she is jewish, it doesn't mean she can't get in on the giving and taking (which she was clearly over the top with) which is why at the end she learned her lesson. At least they got that right lol oh well.. we'll see what happens in 2012.. btw have wil
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| what he said.
This has got to be the stupidest review ever. You can't critique Glee as a normal tv show, you need to critique it by what Glee actually is. You say there are no attempts at plot, or references to the storylines?
-Sam going through being homeless last season
-Sam's reference to Quinn about her hard year
-Artie being a director
-Mercedes reference to last year's Christmas episode
-At the end, Rachel makes note of being jewish
-Sue referencing her sister
-Mercedes seducing Sam during "All I Want for Christmas"
The list goes on.
I don't think episodes like this (or tribute episodes) can be held on the same standard as other episodes. This season has been said to have 2 major arcs, episodes 1-8 and episodes 10-22. This episode is the odd man out and it was FUN, it wasn't supposed to be anything more than that.
Absolute cr*p! I don't expect things to be realistic, but I was bored!
Okay so at first I didn't enjoy this episode at all but Rory's christmas reading and Finchel saved it for me. and I enjoyed it at the end
Ryan Murphy gets bored with all of his shows after a certain point, no surprise here. Wasn't Santana supposed to sing Santa Baby?
Very disappointed in tonight's episode as it was the most waste of time on an episode. Glee always has great music. Ditto to the review. Hated last season's christmas episode because it was stupid but this was supposed to be a mockery of the old TV shows but came way short of it. Absolutely hoped for the new writers to infuse some new life into the show but this was a bust.
Okay. FIrst off, Rachel was an extreme B**ch in this episode. Hello Ms. Rachel Berry! You're Jewish WTH are you doing practically DEMANDING CHRISTMAS presents?!?!?!?! Second, why were some songs from the CD not on the episode and vice versa??? My Favorite Things happens to be one of my favorite Christmas songs. And, I was really looking forward to Santana's Santa Baby. THIRD, I know I heard Samuel Larsen AND Alex from The Glee Project singing Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I Hear (again two moreof my favorite songs) and these songs weren't even on the episode either!!! The only good parts of this episode were Mercede singing All I Want for Christmas and when Rory read about the birth of Jesus from the Bible to remind everyone what Christmas was all about. Well, and of course them going to the homeless shelter in the end too, oh and Chewbacca (even though Star Wars had no place on this episode lol).
Why couldn't we see something that would actually build on the character plo
Annoyed that once again RM&Co have given us a "meaningful" musical number where the song choice was utterly inappropriate. I'm talking, of course, about singing "Do They Know It's Christmas?" to hungry people in a homeless shelter. I *love* that song, and I didn't hate their cover of it (although I can always do with less Lea Michele), but to show them singing lines like "and the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom" to a room full of homeless children? Disgusting. Bob Geldof didn't write this song to be sung TO STARVING AFRICANS. I often feel that the writers get half an idea and just go with it without thinking things through, and tonight was no exception.
I totally agree with the review. Absolute waste and non sense writing for the 50's christmas special. Did not see any humor in it at all. STUPID LAME The only half way good part was the homeless shelter scene but that is what christmas is about but not Glee in IMO. Way too many songs for the show. If I wanted to listen to an hours worth of carols I'll listen to the radio. I grew up in the 50's and watched Judy Garland and various other shows at xmas and they were a hundred times better than this. The think that got my attention finally were scenes from the next episode. So I absolutely agree with the reviewers assessment. If Alie Adler ever mentions how cute the show is again I'll think twice about its content as lame.
@Aquariuz (=liarsunited): I agree. If the show is truly nothing but song after song, it's not for me. Murphy and company talked about a new direction on season three, they hired a new staff to create ongoing character development and storylines, and we've seen hints of it here and there.
But I'll see what 2012 brings. More of that and I'll remain on board. More of this and I will happily assign another critic to simply rave about each of the fun performances.
December 13th, 2011 9:42 PM
You watch Glee for the plot? What the hell is the matter with you?
Can't find a more appropriate comment for the writer.
If you want to see plot and character development, I suggest you stop reviewing Glee, dude. Bring in a Gleek to review the episodes.
I LOVED the black and white part - it was made to be schmaltzy as it could be, and it delivered. The parts in color were totally pointless, though.
Uh... you do know that the Black and White PBS Special was supposed to be bad, right? It was making fun of all those old Christmas shows... that's why it was funny.
@Jordan: I would agree with that point, if this weren't a common issue for Glee. It's always faced a continuity problem. The Britney Spears episode is another obvious example of an episode with no attempt at a storyline.
I understand if some viewers truly want nothing but song after song... but that's not a TV show to me. That's a quasi concert event, which is what this felt like, with cliched, predictable, cheesy Christmas messages tacked on at the end.
Yes I agree but none of those shows are a musical such as Glee, they're Dramas which have no choice but to continue a storyline. Sometimes it's a good thing to take a week off from a big dramatic episode to a more light-hearted fun one!
@Jordan: Every show on TV airs a Christmas episode. But others still have actual plots and continuations of ongoing storylines. They don't just stop everything to air something based around the holidays. I don't watch them and legitimately wonder if they were written in 45 seconds.
Plus, now I have all these awesome Ram/Sory stories going on in my head... like sugarplums... speaking of sugar, where the hell is she?
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