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also want to mention, House MD did a similar dive, though it waited until Season 5 for that to happen. A complex show with extraordinary wit..was it a comedy? a medical show? a mystery? an ensemble drama?...lapsed into soap. Viewers complained. Writers ignored them. the show dwindled to a fraction of what it had been (and its audience dwindled as well). I'd had to see the Glee writers make the same mistake. Listen to your audience, folks!
Glee's been struggling since...well, the middle of its first year. Since then,a drift downward, saved by occasional good episodes.
This episode wasn't a public service announcement. It was a whole lot of public service announcements, one after the other. Don't bully! Don't commit suicide! Set goals! Teen marriage is a mistake! Texting while driving is dangerous!
Not that I disagree with any of the messages, but that's not what I watch TV for. It's sad to see a series that so neatly juggled genres while poking a little dark humor at itself fall into straight soap opera.
On top of that, I found the music performances pretty nothing. Sebastian is not a singer...good lord, how many technical enhancements did they have going on his voice?
And yes, I feel like the gay thing is getting to be total overkill. I've had it. Down to 3 shows, plus Downton.
i just have to mention that i thoroughly enjoyed the warblers! sebastian is so so so attractive and their songs were good. the competion was hillarious and i almost died laughing when brittany responded to a worried puck "are you high - i couldn't hear their instruments at all", i also love that we got to hear her singing voice again. as for rachel - thank goodness she got to shine! i don't know why the writers insist on making us believe that she is always over the top and over-confident only to move along their other plots e.g. Mercedes. speaking of mercedes - stop trying to get us emotionally involved in this ridiculous love triangle when shane is not even present!!! helloooooooooooo!
Glee -writers need to go back to school and learn how to write sensible plotlines that are well developed but as long as i enjoy the music i will still be watching :)
The thing with sebastian and karofsky was stupid and just an excuse to end the bullying between the glee clubs. I mean I'm sure it happened but it seemed forced.
And I also asked a question about rachels dads, why hadn't they been at all the other competitions? I found that odd......
Love glee!! Wish they would start doing more popular/main stream songs ..... I'm less interested when I dont know the songs.....I fast forwarded through two songs this week cause I didn't know the song and got bored.
I started crying as soon as he put the suit out on the bed or tested the strength of the belt, can't remember which came first. I was like nnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I didn't really see it as a PSA, but I can see how u could. On the other end though, this is a show that focuses on teen issues, drama, and angst with splash of humor thrown in for flavor. This (bullying) in the recent years had become a major front runner in teen issues (although when I was in school no one seemed to care about bullying, where was their zero tolerance policy when I needed i?! But I regress), its been an underlying theme in glee all along, I dont see how one character at some point, whether it was karofsky or not, was going to be taking on this tragedy. It was just inevitable to me.
As for quinn, I was shocked, but, eh...... Shes becoming less and less one of my favorites.
Sam and Mercedes could have been the best thing in this season, but too bad there is also invisible Shane. Their love triangle doomed the story into pure stupidity because Samcedes is the only side ever showed to us yet she chooses Shane...
Karofsky's story was heartbreaking because though not well but it is a developed one since season one. The actor also pulled it off nicely.
As for Quinn's car crash, it's a soap cliffhanger which again proved just how awesome those glee writers are. Personally I agree with Karofsky attempting to hang himself as the final scene and cliffhanger would be a lot more powerful.
Quinn won't be dead. Dianna Agron has been filming scenes and recording a song in the studio for the next episode. So, unless you're suggesting that her ghost might be singing a song, well, she's pretty much dead then.
I agreed that Glee might be getting "too" gay lately but I'm proud that there's a show out there that feels the need to tackle this teen sexuality stuff. Although too much spotlight on "gay" people might annoy people.
For those worried about Quinn being killed off, photos of Dianna in a wheelchair on set with Kevin in his have been leaked. Dunno if it's permanent or not (or if she is a ghost) but she WILL end up in a wheelchair, so seemingly will survive (unless like I said she's a ghost, although would a ghost need a wheelchair?).
@Glay, so true!
I'm not a homo-phoebe but there is more to life than the struggle of gay people.
Woah, I did not see the thing with Quinn coming at all until she was in the car.
Glee is poorly constructed. Their intentions are good, but they don't follow them through correctly. CW shows are a bit more professional. The writers of those shows don't let personal views affect their writing. Is there a reason why Kurt is always the hero? Why did they write Quinn to be so bad to the point where we can't sympathize with her?
The best thing has been Sam and Mercedes this season. Not only are they entertaining but their characters have kept their integrity, especially Mercedes. They let this happen over several episodes so we get enough appreciation of the idea. They could tackle so many issues by having them together, e.g. racism or being poor in a relationship. I'm honestly waiting for their scenes every episode.
The song choices and how they are worked into the show aren't as good as they used to be too. I was disappointed in the "Michael" episode.
Glee is all about being gay!!!!the only acceptance it talks about it to accept being gay! it can be s plot for one or two episodes but it seems the writers have nothing else to write about
Ok I love glee and I think it had a great message but to kill off the one person who actually has had the most affect on me and how life comes at you is just wrong.... I really hope she doesn't die I couldn't even watch the show anymore. I mean i love Finn and Rachel but Quinn is the most real person they have on there..
I loved it and I can't wait until it returns
This episode was shocking and not in a good way. I found the Karofsky storyline heartbreaking but was the limited time in previous episodes and the fact that only part of the episode was dedicated, bad on the writers part. cramming all those scenes in one episode was not a good idea. Also didnt like the part where Kurt brushed Quinns issues aside, no matter how rash her words are, homophobic bullying isnt the only issue that leads to suicide and that made hum look judgemental. I personally love Rachel and have missed her voice in the last few episodes but putting her wedding in this episode was not a good idea. I though season three would be better than season2 but it has gotten worse
they should have built the Karofsky storyline in this episode by having him be bullied at school and him trying to call Kurt and his interactions with Sebastion and at the end along with the Quinn accident have him hang himself. that would have been more dramatic.
I've never eaten peanut butter either and never will, sounds gross. :P
I hope that quinn is not dead and if she lives and be in a wheelchair I hope that it is not forever.
the moment Quinn got hit by that car i screamed for the Second time this week at my laptop, OMG! (first time was Castle Cliffhanger) I love Glee and i Love there songs, the more the better. Here's to us was loving.
I liked happy sebastian but give me evil back, what for Karofsky(do i write it correctly?) think it would be shockinger if he died, but hee, I just love drama.
I'm really conflicted on last night's episode. I feel like the Karofsky attempted suicide was only half built. Sure, we could have seen it coming if we wanted, but it deserved more, in my opinion, than being shoved into an episode that also included Regionals. Way more. (And I'm with you--how are there always only three groups performing at these things? And why did Rachel's dads act like they've never heard her before? That was more ludicrous than the thought that Rory had never tried peanut butter.)
But, at least we didn't get more Sam and Mercedes. For once.
One thing I really wish I could change about the show is the way songs are worked into the show. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of times that songs were thrown in completely randomly and I loved the performance itself but for a musical show to really work they need to make the song insertions more fluid! You are supposed to have characters break out into songs that are directly involved with that moment. You obviously can have songs that are just thrown in still because the show is about a glee club but just because they start singing doesn't mean it has to turn into a performance (ie starting the song in a hallway then ending it performing infront of the rest of the glee club). I think if they just worked more at that fact it would improve the show so much.
(Wanted to touch up my post from last night now that I've come down from the post-episode excitement.)
Definitely glad to see at least a little bit of positivity in this week's review. Was the episode perfect? Absolutely not. I'm a Gleek for life but I'm not disillusioned. Maybe because I've been through a lot of what the characters are going through, I found this episode to be one of my favorites. I'm glad they took this matter seriously, because I was a little disappointed last week with how quickly they skipped past Joe Hart's religious dilemma.
The Karofsky/Kurt scenes had me tearing up a bit. Yes, I saw the attempted suicide coming since last week's episode when Dave's classmate saw them at Breadstix. It didn't make it any less emotional, because I like Dave's character and was moved by how much a person can change.
All I could think about this whole episode was Rory and his freaking peanut butter.
Brother: "Where are the guys during Stronger?"
Me: "Probably off eating peanut butter with Rory in the boy's bathroom.."
The performances at Regionals were a little mediocre in my opinion. I wasn't wowed or anything, and it was pretty obvious that New Directions would win. And then Quinn's car accident...such drama, and not good drama. So typical! I'm confused as to why phone calls couldn't be made...because in real life, THAT'S WHAT SOMEONE WOULD DO! I hope that they write her character out, not because I have some weird hatred of Quinn/Dianna, but because 1) it would be kinda refreshing if they managed to keep it a secretly that Dianna would be leaving the show, and 2) the way that truck hit her car, there's almost no chance a person would survive. At least make something in this show the least bit believable.
I rolled my eyes for most of this episode, mainly at Kurt. I really like Karofsky's character and I thought his suicide attempt was sad. However, every time they showed Kurt, I felt like the show was basically giving us Ryan Murphy in character form. And even though Quinn isn't high up on my list of favorite characters (and she expressed her opinion kinda insensitively), what really bothered me was when Kurt basically dismissed her pregnancy as though it wasn't traumatizing enough to ever warrant committing suicide. Bottom line is that you never know what might bring people to their breaking point: bullying, giving birth at the age of 16, dealing with the grief of losing someone you love. So preachy, but that really pushed my buttons when I watched the episode.
This show did have a lot going on as far as competing story lines, but ultimate I thought it was one of the better shows of the season.
The Kurt/Karofsky hospital scene was really well played by both actors.
Believable and memorable.
The ending of the show with Quinn's crash while texting- took my breath away.
That is how it happens, carelessly, in the moment, random.
A lot for one episode- sure. But spend a day in the life of a teenager. They got a lot right and many of the messages are lingering.
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