I don’t know if I should be ashamed to admit this, but I just watched four Justin Bieber videos after watching this week’s Glee episode. I had never seen a Bieber video before, come to think of it, I had never heard a Bieber song all the way through. Didn’t really like any of them. but the kids did so I guess that makes sense. My kids like to watch the Glee songs (and listen to them over and over) and I make sure I show them the “real” version of the songs (most of the time) so that they know that other people wrote what the Glee kids are singing. Bieber sounded kind of phony anyway so did it really matter in this case that they knew who Justin Bieber is? Or that he sings? (I think wrote Bieber too much in this paragraph. The Bieber keyword density is increasing…I can’t stop saying Bieber……………………….Bieber.)
So about Glee Episode 13.
This is the kind of thing they need to do more of. It was fun, light-hearted, didn’t have any of those moments where characters “learn something important about their lives.” Sue was the only one with a “moment” but she plays almost a cartoonish kind of villain so the little tug on the heart strings episodes are okay.
Sam is a fun character too although, like I wrote last week, he’s just one of many dumb guys perpetuating the stereotype and providing a bad role model for adolescent boys (yes, kids tend to mimic what they see on tv…shocker). It is difficult for the show to keep all the characters engaged in some way and Sam gets left out most of the time but that’s the problem with the ensemble cast. As long as things run through Will, Finn and Rachel, the stories tend to work and they actually did that this time. Good for you Glee people.
Did anyone else feel like it ended a bit abruptly? Almost like the story had another sequence to go through before it could be wrapped up? Again, the problem with cramming three story lines into one episode is that there will always be something left untied. The Sue thing, Rachel’s attempted comeback, and the Sam-Quinn-Finn love triangle had to fit into 40 minutes. Imaging if they added a Kurt scene.
I’ll give it a passing grade this week and wait to see how long they stretch out this Regionals thing. They had better do it quickly because the focus will shift to New York and Nationals and such. Now on to some HBO and real television drama.