Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sometimes I Really Hate Glee
But last night's episode was blah at best and angering at worst. There wasn't a single musical number that wasn't entirely standard for the show, nothing new or interesting in any way. I don't think Puck, the most engaging character, had a single line the entire episode. In general, they ignored the increasingly interesting supporting cast in favour of the unengaging leads (aka Rachel, Finn and Mr. Shue.
The writers of last night's episode seemed to be working really hard to counterbalance Matthew Morrison's incredible charm. Yes Hollywood writers, absolutely the thing to do with a beloved character who has just embarked on a relationship with another beloved character is to have them make out with Taye Diggs' wife. That makes a lot of sense.
I swear this show is determined to have me hate their characters.
Finn proved to have so few brain cells it's amazing he can walk straight (though, in all fairness, that's not new information). and Rachel (the girl whom the show is bound bent determined to highlight for reasons passing understanding) was yet again a naive and obnoxious diva (again, not new information, but annoying).
What's worse, the highly anticipated guest stars were a mixed bag of unexciting. Idina Menzel's character as the coach of Vocal Adrenaline was actually pretty good. Though Mr. Shuester came off as a dingbat around her, she still proved an engaging character. Broadway's golden boy, however, suffered a tougher fate.
Shape up Glee! Otherwise I fear what depths you might make my beloved Neil Patrick Harris and Joss Whedon sink to.