I was kinda sad to see Sam go the way of... what's his face, from season 1? Matt! That was it! Just kinda quickly and lazily explained out of the show. Now the producers have to think of a good way to bring him back, which is kinda what they deserve, always dropping people then bringing them back for like one episode until the end of the season.
I love this show, in particular the mean characters like Sue and Santana. I'm not a fan of the fat girl though.
Lauren Zizes is the funniest character on the show (next to Brittany maybe) and I'm pissed that she's only been in like 2 episodes this entire season, considering how prominent and liked she was last season.
Really? I didn't like him in the first season, I didn't like him last season, and now this just pisses me off.
What happened to Cheyenne Jackson? He's a much cooler (and hotter) character and fits that role perfectly. Jesse has basically been shoved into the devious loverboy role which got old before the end of his original run.
Whatever, I can't and won't like all of the storylines; I just have to hope this season has other storylines that I really like. I really only wacthed season 2 for Karofsky's story...
I'd be hard to believe he will not use Gwyneth at least once in season 3.
I really want Gwenyth Paltrow back. She owned her episodes in season 2 and has probably one of the best roles on current television.
I think shelby is an all girl club
I wish they would use that club as a tool for exploring sexism existing in our culture, but no, it's just to spite Rachel... I like Rachel and I like the tension between her and the other girls, but seriously, this is jsut getting dramatic...
The one who dated Quinn and inexplicably suddenly decided he was attracted to Precious-sized African-american girls.
She is a far cry from Precious-sized...
Yeah Mercedes is kind of fluffy filler.
They need to decide on a personality for her, is she the nice heavyset girl, or a raging *****y diva?
She's both, which makes her a good character, but the sometimes-good-sometimes-crappy writers hardly ever utilize her anymore. I was excited to see her so prominent in the first few episodes of this season after her basically nonexistant state in season 2 but then what do they do? Yeah, she was in one shot of last night's episode, excluding the recap.
I hope that the cast slowly gets smaller. There are too many people imo, and I hope that after this season they use the graduation and possible separation of the Glee club this year (between New Directions and Shelby's group) to make a decent amount stop being around. Idk, I just feel like they could better showcase certain people if they had a smaller amount, but that's just me.
That is the single biggest issue, too many main characters, ergo, all their development is quite shallow save for a few folks.
I don't think it is just you. There's a reason season 1 was really good: even though there were like 14 main cast members, it was actually enough to give each person a decent amount of time on-screen and keep the episodes moving.
Now, we have:
Will, Sue, Emma, Shelby, Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Quinn, Santana, Brittany, Artie, Tina (who is horribly ignored), Mike, Blaine, Rory, Lauren, Figgins, Burt, Carole, Beiste, Sugar, Karofsky, now we're about to have Sebastian, Sam, Jesse, and Cooter (ridiculous name)?
There's been a bout of unevenness since Season 2 which, as much as I love his character, basically became the Kurt show for a while before turning into the Rachel-vs.-Finn show which then turned into the Rachel-vs.-everyone else show before going back to the Kurt show and then the Rachel-vs.-Quinn show...
I miss hearing about Tina, Mike has a cool thing going on right now, I'm missing Emma this season (though her brief part on last night's episode was pretty funny)... I'm just getting tired of only seeing the same 4 characters focused on while everyone else (with good storylines or in dire need of a storyline) are left floundering in the shadows doing backup.
Some characters are getting nice developments: Karofsky did last season (and then basically ignored this season); Mercedes finally takes some action on the show; Santana came through last season and coming out this season; Quinn looks like she might have an interesting role this season; Mike has a nice arc unfolding; Blaine obviously has nice development; but there are still a lot of characters I feel are being left out, notably Tina whose brief appearances suggest she would be an awesome character but never given the chance...
As for last night, I forgot how much I loved "America." Probably the catchiest song from Broadway, and Santana and Puck as Anita and Bernardo was spot-on.
Overall, the songs were good (although, c'mon, "Uptown Girl" seemed like it was chosen to balance the homosexuality in the episode which made no sense other than to introduce Sebastian (whose a gay character anyways!)). "America" was a good group number with some sexy costumes and accents that were only slightly offensive.
I liked the way they handled the sex scenes and how they built up to those ultimate scenes. I was a little disappointed about how they stopped Rachel and Finn the first time - yes, Rachel is in love with herself, but having sex just to play a role? That doesn't seem at all like her. I liked the tension between Blaine and Kurt at the bar (which, Sebastian wasn't really necessary to that but whatever) but overall, a good episode.
The small parts with Beiste were just okay - I thought it was lazy of them to say she was still a virgin, but I love that Artie reversed the typical parenting roles with her.
I honestly don't even remember seeing Mr. Schue last night...
The ONLY scenes I found to be useless were the scenes at Dalton, and the way they handled the Karofsky resolution.
I thought the Karofsky scene was good. It sort of explains what happened to him and where he's at now in his journey but also leaves questions for future episodes (which probably won't be addressed until ****ing Christmas...). I think Karofsky had one of the more interesting storylines on the series and I want to see it completely wrap up. Yeah, last night's scene was a little mild, but I like that it leaves him open for another opportunity to grow even more.