Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What I’m Watching: Glee

Glee: Season 2, Episode 8 “Furt” (B-)

Talk about wedding fever. The notion of one (adult) union in an episode is monumental enough, and to complicate it with a senseless one-person ceremony and a promise ring feels overstuffed to say the least. Sue’s decision to marry herself was simply preposterous, and there’s a limit to which her character is tolerable, and this episode definitely pushed those boundaries as much as it could. It’s a sorry excuse for a guest appearance by Carol Burnett and an attempt at a dramatic plotline that doesn’t quite work. What’s more interesting to me is the realization, made ever so clear in this episode, that the glee club members really have coupled off, with the exception of Kurt and Mercedes, who after a brief crush by the latter on the former turned into the platonic equivalent of a couple (think Rupert Everett and Julia Roberts in “My Best Friend’s Wedding”). It’s also becoming increasingly apparent that Rachel is no longer the main character on the show and, despite his impending and rather shocking transfer, Kurt is the one who more accurately fits that bill. The wedding numbers were quite enjoyable and impressive, and they made for a singular kind of wedding that can’t quite be matched by any other show. It was also hilarious to see Will crooning a tune during the first dance. Will’s closing words before Kurt’s speech are a reminder that Sectionals are coming up again, and the club is going to have to get back to business and really focus to try again for the big win.

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