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Glee had this coming all by itself. The whole episode looked like Cooter beat up Beiste in order to bring in domestic violence just so they can sing Chicago cell block tango.
And Rachel.... they also had to trash Rachel's dream just so she can sing that sad song in the end.
Glee is putting songs ahead of its story and doing terrible jobs creating reasonable plots. I hope Fox will do a clean up and fire all the current writers including the producers after this season.
Maybe. MAYBE, in the middle of the season the PSA eps can keep things interesting but at the pointy end who needs them. We have Prom, we have Nationals, we have Will&Emma's wedding, we have Rachel choking on her big Nyada audition. Surely that is more than enough to be going on with?
I am not surprised at all Glee has become what it is. Nip/Tuck everyone? At least Nip/Tuck managed to stay cool for three seasons, and one in the middle, but it became a joke of what it was about in the beggining. And same with Glee. The show is about kids singing? THey'll sing anything, especially popular. They need romance? They'll do anything, even if it doesn't make sense? Glee teaches something at times? Let's shove the teachings in their throats. Nip/Tuck was sick and wrong, but it became just stupid later on. Glee is no different.
I'm glad American Horror Story's story was closed. Now at least they won't ruin any character.
Ryan Murphy tries to shove his beliefs down our throat. Who does he think he is to make everyone make light of cross dressers and lesbian sex tapes and gay love scenes, and then make it like joe shouldn't need to withstand from sex bc of his beliefs, he believes in abstinence, let him be! He clearly has issues and needs us all to have them as well. Screw him
I agree with ur reviews week after week this show is horrible. I was a huge fan in season one and this show isn't even a light spark of the show it used to be. The characters are not recognizable and the plots make me want to rip my skin off. It's hard to even discuss it because it's truly terrible. I can't even enjoy the music bc of how awful it's become. Will Schuster is a tool- and did him and Emma still never do it? All of a sudden no one cares? I hate it!!!!
Why can't Glee stay away from PSAs? RM needs to stop preaching to its audience. I'm growing extremely tired of watching these kids talk about issues that they normally don't deal with and I do know that it does happen in real life. But for the love of god, don't tackle serious issues if you can't write about them seriously. It's bad enough that these PSAs aren't incorporated into ANY s/l, now their just coming out of the wood work. This show needs to get back to its original format of HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA, having dreams and how to follow them and then sing the RIGHT SONGS about it. NO MORE TRIBUTES, PSAs and GUEST STARS. ENOUGH ALREADY!!!
I dont understand why they dont just stay away from topics like these. They just seem to brush past them thinking it will make a difference. I started watching glee as it was fun and light hearted. Keep it that way. Make some character developments instead of not giving puck a song since season 1 then 2 seasons later he sings again. i want to see these characters develop. i want to care when quinn gets hit by a car. I want to care when puck fails but i cant keep up with it all when the writers arnt even keeping up with it!
He's a violent patriot?
Why was the Cooder (sp?) wearing an American Flag pin?
They should be consistent though. The domestic violence and Beiste's behaviour following it is a sad but true reality that occurs a lot (returning to the abuse), but the girl's behaviour was repulsive and they certainly didn't deserve to be credited for Beiste facing up to what happened to her or helping in any way (they did NOTHING except look like pathetic, nasty idiots). Role models or not they have never come across as heartless or cruel as in this episode. I adore Mercedes usually but this was another occasion where the writers failed her, she's been much smarter and sensitive about tough issues before. Very sad they wrote the girls so badly, they may not be the smartest people but I never had them pegged as so stupid, insensitive or cruel.
it was just aimed at giving some screen time to minor characters, that's what side plot are for. Anyway, I don't think the viewers need to be baby-sitted all the time by scripted TV. People seems to try to put a lot on TV (I even read a columnist this week getting mad at Private PRactice for having bumper in Henry's crib). Scripted TV is scripted TV. It's not news or documentary, just to have a good time watching TV. And actually, I thought the domestict abuse was treaten in a realistic way (a lot of women, unfortunately, go back with their abuse husband). Glee characters (or any TV characters) are not role model, they are not real.
Do teenagers really make light of domestic abuse like that? That sat really badly with me, Apart from Brittany and Sugar the other girls usually appear very worldly (apart from one-offs when like the sex-ed episode where they all had lobotomies), it was so out of character for the likes of Mercedes, Santana and Tina to think someone being beaten up was funny. Really sick, and even worse we have to hear Beiste tell them at the end they may have 'saved her life' (ignoring the fact she went back to the creep), how exactly? Sue and Roz were the ones who alerted her to the realities of domestic abuse, this episode just made me really lose respect for the girls (and believe me I have very little for them anyway these days).
The domestic violence story: insulting! It was silly, ill-conceived, lazy, and was an insult to everyone who has ever been in a violent situation like that. I don't know where to begin. The Chicago song - awesome. That's about it. I'm not going to complain about this humanizing Sue, because we know her character and her response from last night is pretty well in character for a situation like this. But Roz? Really? I don't like her particularly, and it seems like this was just a way to get her and Beiste back into the story. What's more insulting is the way they ended it. They left it sort of in the air, in case they ever want to return to it again. The conversation between Sue, Roz, and Beiste concerning Cooter's abuse sounded like it was lifted directly from a TEXTBOOK or one of Emma's pamphlets. I hated everything about this part of the episode, and it really ruined what would have otherwise been a solid hour of Glee. Domestic Violence is a serious matter, and for them
@Matt-I agree with you this time! I used to get annoyed with your negative reviews but this episode has brought Glee to the breaking point for me. I'm hoping that Prom-a-saurus and the Nationals episodes will make up for this.
I'll definitely concede that the storyline revolving around Rachel and Kurt was amazing. We should have had more of this in the episode. Stories like this are why I fell in love with Glee in the first place. I was honestly shocked when Rachel choked, and as corny and sappy as it would be, I'm rooting for her to get into NYADA anyways. We've been building up to this moment, and for the first episode in ages it seems, I cared about the fate of a character. I have no complaints about that storyline. It was amazing.
The domestic violence story: insulting! It was silly, ill-conceived, lazy, and was an insult to everyone who has ever been in a violent situation like that. I don't know where to begin. The Chicago song - awesome. That's about it. I'
The only good thing is that they took for this plot character that absolutely didn't fit here. It was in thone "it can be anyone".
There should be more said about it, if they really wanted to use it. Maybe later there will be some development in this matter, as Cooter is still in the picture. "Cell block tango"? Really?? I'm with Sue here - Glee ruined this song.
With the way they treated such important topic I'm actually suprised that they didn't do "Kiss with a fist" by Florence + the Machine. That would better fit into joy of "Glee-world".
Also Pucks dad just appearing out of nowhere?? Huge shortcut!
*cue Artie voice *PREACH! I was unfathomably torn. Because I knew what they were trying to do and yet it failed so miserably ...the storyline came out of nowhere. The subject matter was glossed over and mishandled instead of being tackled appropriately and tactfully. It wasn't granted the ...anything really, that ut deserved. Wedged between Rachel and Kurt whining about sequins and auditions and Puck's innappropriate sexual advances towards a teacher to get better grades. It was lazy storytelling and insulting to boot.
I'm only putting myself through this show which has become so horrible this season to see Ryan Murphy's revolutionary solution on how to keep the seniors around next year.
Does anyone else remember that Ryan claimed Season 3 will focus more on story and character development? Had I known it'll be this bad, I'd rather have the show do 6 songs each episode
I no longer watch Glee... I am actually sad when I remember how blew away and excited I was about the 13 first episodes, thinking that it was so promising... It all unravelled from there. I was already a little disappointed by second part of season 1 and I held on through season 2 (despite many "rolling eyes"), thinking "it'll improve, won't it???". But then I gave up even watching the first episode of season 3. However, I was still reading your review that I always found really accurate, just to prove me right... Or maybe hoping I'd read "Glee's back" and I'd tune in again. It's a waste of talent caused by terrible writing
SO agree. according to your website, cougar town and glee had a difference of viewing of less than a million people. so can someone PLEASE explain to me why glee gets all the praise, the awards, the automatic renewal, and cougar town, which is such a better tv show is probably going to get cancelled? I hate the networks.
@lilAngel: You don't see the problem with taking a very serious real-life issue, and making it a side plot? Do you think Ryan Murphy wants you to blow it off or take it seriously?
If the answer is the former, why is it there? If it's the latter, why is it given 5 minutes?
really? who cares what way it shows those subjects, they are just side-plots. They don't matter and actually, it is just fiction, it's not supposed to depict reality (no scripted TV is supposed to show reality).
My answer to that poll is. Who cares, just cancel the damn thing already!
Glee is nothing more than a giant PSA with some music and poorly written characters and stories.
Let it die already.
I used to LOVE Glee. It was once my favorite show. And I was honestly insulted as I watched last night. It's just become LAZY storytelling. They don't care what characters they have to throw into these ridiculous story lines, so long as they fit in with the PSA Of The Week. It's a damn shame.
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