Glee-Cap: S4E04- The Break-up
Sometimes the quality of one television episode can retroactively make previous episodes much stronger. With “Glee,” it takes three mediocre episodes to set the stakes for the climax of “The Break-up.” One has to wonder if it’s worth it spending so much time sacrificing crucial early episodes to make one single episode more poignant.
“The Breakup,” as would be expected, deals with each of the “Glee” couples breaking up. It’s surprising that the writers would choose to disband all of the couples, as their storylines are some of the only things that old fans still hold onto. But it’s a brave choice that stands out among some of the safer decisions made this season. Regardless of how it turns out, it’s commendable for the writers to have made a risky choice rather than complacently sit in a storyline that was growing stale.
Though admittedly, some of the breakups were much more tactfully done than others. Kurt and Blaine’s pseudo-breakup had much more time to develop than Santana and Brittany’s. It’s still uncertain if Kurt and Blaine are actually broken up, but Kurt’s discussion with his coworker hints at a possible distraction for him.
So, was it painfully obvious to anyone else that the same-sex couples on Glee didn’t get a “first kiss” moment in their montage that everyone else got?
Glee meets Archie Comics?! Apparently it’s happening
The kids from Riverdale are no strangers to high school angst, worries about fitting in or music. Neither are the teens from “Glee.”
Now, Archie, Betty, Veronica and resident boy genius Dilton Doiley will match wits — and maybe a vocal or two — with the likes of Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel and Rachel Berry in the pages of “Archie Comics,” said Jon Goldwater, the co-chief executive officer.
Do any of my followers watch “The Glee Project”?!
It’s probably my current “summer tv” obsession. It’s so good and so bad!
Who are you guys rooting for?
Glee-cap S3E22: Goodbyes
By Chris Saccaro
Mr. Schuester said it best when he said the only thing left to do was say goodbye. With Nationals behind them, the Glee Club spends this episode completing one of Mr. Schue’s more appropriate weekly assignments–“goodbyes.”
One of the things that “Glee” did really well in this episode, aptly titled “Goodbye,” was bringing back clips from Season 1. Not only did this remind the audience of some understandably forgotten plot points (remember when Schuester planted pot in Finn’s locker?), it also showed us how much these characters changed and grew over the course of three years. When watching “Glee,” it’s easy to get caught up in the drama of the episode and forget that these characters are growing (for the most part). While “Glee” is still guilty of inconsistent character arcs (Quinn’s complete change of character for “Prom-asaurus”), when the writers pull back and give us a full view of the past three seasons, we are forced to see that there has been some character growth.