Friday, April 16, 2010

What I’m Watching: Glee (Spring Premiere)

Glee: Season 1, Episode 14 “Hell-O” (B/B+)

This episode is certainly very enjoyable and it’s great to have the show back, even if some of the stunt casting serves as a bit too much of a tangential distraction. It’s fun to see Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff show off their musical talents, but it would be nice to keep things back at home without going through the competition trying different ways to steal their routines. Within minutes of the show’s opening, it’s clear that things are more than entertaining enough on the home front. Sue is absolutely fantastic, and she her sleazy return to her job obtained by drugging Principal Figgins and threatening to show his wife photos of them in bed together is priceless. Sue easily had ten or twenty terrific quotes in this episode alone, including her bemoaning the disgraceful state of the cheerleading team, referencing how it was only a step above the time she taught cheerleading to a young Sarah Palin. I love the dynamic between Will and Emma, with him accepting all of her tics and not kissing her after they have a moment because she hasn’t had a chance to brush her teeth immediately beforehand. It’s sad that it won’t work out, especially since Emma is still clearly head-over-heels in love with Will. I imagine most fans are upset about Terri showing up at the house and putting a serious dent in their budding romance. The not-quite relationship between Finn and Rachel is quite entertaining, as are the joint efforts of the air-headed duo in trying to seduce Finn and turn him against Rachel and the glee club. It’s certainly fun to have this show back. What did you think of the spring premiere?


Greg Boyd said...

I quit this show around episode 7. The plots were getting way too cheesy and soap opera-ish. I do miss Sue, though. She sounds like she's gotten even more ridiculously evil. It's not enough to make me want to catch up on it, though. Enjoy!

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