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Butchery! Glee or rather RM should be ashamed of himself making these kids sing these songs that were clearly OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE. With the exception of How Will I Know (I'm not even going to get started with how that fits in with the story), each song was terrible. Mercedes and Rachel to an extent should be the only one singing Whitney songs. I know that they can all sing but they all have their limits. Worst song of the night is a tie between I Have Nothing and I Wanna Dance with Somebody. JUST WRONG. My head hurts after watching that episode. The music is the only thing that's keeping me interested in this ridiculous show and they couldn't even get it right. I agree with the reviewer. This eppy should NEVER have been and that's to the respect of Whitney and her songs.
I can imagine Joe and Quinn connecting so quickly because from what I remember about being in high school, I used to get crushes like that all the time. all it would take is one look here or there and all of a sudden I couldn't stop thinking about a guy. In Joe's particular situation I can see him being so confused so fast (and without even knowing if Quinn was also interested) about his sexual feelings and his faith because of him being home schooled. This is a surprising new experience for him. I did like their duet too and thought their voices sounded nice together. He is an awful actor though and I never liked him on The Glee Project.
In some ways I normally agree with the reviews but I still always manage to enjoy the episodes regardless. I too wish for better writing and storylines but I just don't think it is going to happen. So I just enjoy the humor and the music.
I thought most of the songs were good but I think they tried to fit too many in and it resulted in Dance With Somebody and So Emotional sounding sped up. Heather isn't a fantastic singer so I cut that song some slack. But I expected more from Lea and Nya especially since they are 2 of my favorite performers.
I think the Kurt and Blaine story was a good idea but wish we had seen it happening over time. Tina and Mike are in the same situation, how are they handling it?
I kind of agree about Mr Shue. It does borderline being creepy sometimes.
I can imagine Joe and Quinn connecting so quickly because from what I remember about being in high school, I used to get crushes like that all the time. all it would take is one look here or there and all of
Actually don't hate this episode!
t to heart by Santana's locker then performed the song? The way it was in the episode didn't really make sense to me. But the performance was AMAZING!!!!
My favorite performance of the night is I Wanna Dance with Somebody. I love Brittana so it is about time we get a performance with them. I wished we saw more of them in between the songs.
And where was Rory and Sugar????
I know I am probably like 3 episodes late but when did Joe join Glee club? I know he came in time for ND to do disco but when exactly did he join? Did he even sing???
What I liked about this episode was that it dealt with an issue I relate to and that saying goodbye to high school and graduating. I'm a senior too so I enjoy how my journey of moving forward is on the same pace as the characters of Glee.
This was a weak episode for me. The story lines in between the singing were very agonizing to watch. I completely agree with Matt about Quinn and Joe, Kurt and Blaine, and Will. I am not a huge fan of tribute episodes because I know how easy it is to take the focus away from the characters and that is a big No, but since this is suppose to be one, it bothers me that Whitney Houston wasn't really mentioned that much or at all as the episode progressed. By the end, I forgot this episode was suppose to honor her because yeah they sung her songs, but by the end, it wasn't really made clear why SHE was an impact on this episode.
I LOVE Santana and Rachel's performance of So Emotional (my second favorite number of the episode). But I found it odd that they performed it together then afterwards they talked out their problems they had throughout high school. Were they forced to do the song together thus causing them to realize how amazing they sing together? Or should they have had that hear
You're sick of writing them, Matt? THEN STOP. I'm close to POSITIVE that there is someone else who would take over.
You're sick of writing them. We're sick of reading them.
Anyways, I loved the episode once again. I will be slightly biased because Kurt and Blaine comprise my favorite couple in the history of the world. That was a bit intense and I think my heart stopped beating for a second or two there, then started again when they had that counseling session. Also, Kurt and Burt scene =
Well I'll be damned...the waters just got deeper. Oh, make no mistake--the"flavor of the week" thing is getting old, but at least there was some emotion in the dialog, even if the story seems to progress too quickly (the Joe-Quinn thing). I was never a fan of Houston though I respected her talent and I thought the cast did a great job covering her songs (and yes, I DID well up during Kurt's solo); however I didn't like Kurt and Blaine vocally airing their dirty laundry and humiliating each other in public.
I considered not watching this episode, but I'm glad I did.
I know there's a lot of Brittana fans but they butchered 'I wanna dance with somebody' and Rachel/Santana slaughtered 'So emotional' too. T'was truly painful, I almost pressed mute (wish I had now), only didn't cos I was hoping they'd improve (way too optimistic).
The opening number, Kurt's solo, the final song (only to finally hear Mercedes & Artie duet, was crap when everyone else cheesily joined in *bleurgh*) and Quinn/dreadlocks chap's songs were the only decent ones that did the originals justice.
I am a huge Blaine/Darren stan, but his version of Not Right was awful!
And really, Mercedes has said for THREE YEARS that Whitney was one of her biggest idols (she even said it last week too), but now Rachel AND Kurt are bigger fans than Mercedes???? Also Sam and Mercedes had a big moment last episode, and now they barely even look at each other, after that psuedo type argument they had early on. Now this is what I mean about the inconsistent writing.
This show needs to step up big time, before there is no Season 5…
I wrote this over at TV Line and I wanted to share it with you.
I was soooooooooo disappointed with this show tonight. And I’m usually not the one to sit and say bad things about Glee, because all in all I’ve really enjoyed it (including the shoving of Finchel every five seconds down my throat). But this, this was bad. I mean, really bad. The writing was inconsistent. The song arrangements were horrible. The best part of the night was HWIK and that’s because Amber’s (and a little of Lea) voice makes up for the entire thing. She should have had at least most (if not all of the solos). She is the only one, who I feel, can do Whitney songs any kind of justice.
I love Heather Morris to pieces, but she should not have been allowed to breathe near, let alone sing, a Whitney song. Her dancing was amazing though.
Chris Colfer BUTCHERED IHN. An entire song in FALSETTO…ugh! My ears nearly bled to death.
I love how people are asking why a reviewer on a site that reviews things dares write a review (that isn't positive).
More to the point if you liked the episode so much and don't care to read negative reviews why waste your time on a site that does just that, especially if you know beforehand that the reviewer isn't a fawning fan who's going to sugarcoat their review? *lol*
I'm sorry but if people don't like a review simple answer is write your own, taste is subjective, if you think you can do a better job prove it.
What some view as harsh, others view as a fair assessment. This episode seemed a desperate exploitation of Whitney Houston's name and music. I'm not sure how many 18 year olds honestly grew up with Houston's music, but to suggest that she was this generation's Princess Di seems bizarre. Other tributes have been for living artists, so to tribute a recently deceased star is rather suspect. Call me cynical, but this show has been sinking and it stinks of trawling for ratings. And the storyline with Joe having a crisis of faith for sex strikes me, as a Christian (granted, one who gave in to "sins of the flesh") as ridiculous. Not to mention that the guy who plays Joe is such a dry actor I tune out whenever he's on screen. Sure he can sing, but he can't act his way out of a paper bag.
I think people should just let it go and stop caring what this reviewer rates the episode. Everyone has different opinions and we all know that. Not like this rating is going to give Glee "The Worst Show on Earth Award" or affect the chances of it grabbing awards for the year or something =="
Critics are critics, and everyone has different views, so who cares what they say. At least he's being 'critical' and not simply bashing like SO many people on the net do.
Thank you for writing this, Matt. I have been reading your reviews for awhile, and I feel like you are one of the only critics who actually looks at things with a critical eye instead of mindlessly accepting everything presented on screen. Glee has been heading in the wrong direction for a long time, and it's disappointing. But unlike most reviews I read, you actually call them out on their failings.
As a Quinn Fabray fan, this season has been frustrating, but her post-accident storyline is simply insulting. It was obvious that her accident was simply used as a plot device to postpone the Finchel wedding and give a little PSA. It was never about Quinn, and the most traumatic part of it was just glossed over.
Now her physical therapy has been reduced to a plot device for one of the worst possible romantic pairings this show has ever attempted - all because it's obvious that the writers don't have a clue what to do with their Glee Project winner (they also apparently don't know how
"but I assure you: I'm sick of writing them."
And we assure you: We're sick of your reviews. So why can we all have a win-win solution?
I cannot believe how overly harsh this review was. I watch the episodes before even clicking on TV Fanatic these days, so that I cannot possibly stumble across the star rating. When I clicked on the site after watching, I was expecting at least 3.5 stars. I thought this episode was a great set-up for the upcoming departures of the Glee Club from high school. They're graduating and growing up. I don't understand why you watch and review if you have such hatred for Glee and its characters. Joe/Quinn and Kurt/Blaine in this episode were so very believable. Will/Emma, I see your concerns with, but not enough to bring the mark down so much. I'm shocked.
WAY HARSH! And I agree with Max as well. If you hate the show this much, why do you waste your time writing this review. I feel that it was a beautiful episode. Not perfect, but a good tribute to Ms. Whitney, and that's what mattered this week.
Also, I'll be graduating in 47 days from high school. So hearing Rachel say they only had 42 days to be friends hits home. I will be attending NYU in the fall for musical theater so the whole scene with Kurt and Burt really hit home.
This show has helped me and so many other people deal with important issues. Bullying, teen pregnancy, suicide, ect, this may sounds weird, but it's more than a show to me. Yes, it's had it's share of bad episodes. But every series has that. Again if you REALLY don't like Glee, leave it alone.
This was actually horrible.
Like actually a horrible hour of television. I agree with everything you said in this review, and usually I don't agree. But this is Whitney Houston. And they did NOT do her justice. SMH.
Where is season 1 of Glee? I'm trying to stick with this show but after this week...I'm not sure that I can. TERRIBLE. It's like an insult to my intelligence as a viewer!!
I thought it was a fun episode, not the best, but still Gleeful.
I just always hate your reviews.
Yep, I'm with Max on this one. Although you feel that there was nothing but "fodder" in between songs; I felt that they were the beginning of new story lines for next season.
Whitney Houston deserved a beautiful tribute to her music and Glee was the perfect stage to do it on.
I'm 46 years old and a huge fan of Glee. Yes, I like the "old" Glee episodes too but I think the direction that has been taken by the new writers has shown creativity and is keeping the show on a pedestal high above many of the shows on tv right now.
Religion IS part of many teenage lives. Sex IS part of many teenage lives. Suicide, bullying, tragedies, accidents, pregnancies, gay/lesbian lives. Although Glee can be light and fun in so much of the episodes; the fact that they are tackling these huge issues is fantastic in my eyes.
I will continue to watch Glee, enjoy the music, and if and when the time comes, sink with the ship. Hopefully that won't be for several seasons to come though.
I'm sorry, but you are way to harsh. Sure, Glee does many ridiculous story lines, but it is not so bad it can't be on tv??? it is extremely enjoyable and emotional, sure it was not a terrific episode, but it wasn't SO BAD?! You, sir, need to either stop attacking glee almost every week or just stop watching all together.
Episode- 3.5/5 Stars
Reasonable, yet dry episode.
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