Glee! Season 4

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by altai_rose, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. maatTheViking

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    Yeah, why did Kitty not try to sink her claws in Sam or Jesus? Or Marley date Artie?
     
  2. my little pony

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    ita, plus i cant look at kitty. she looks too old or her pony tail is too tight and makes her face look bad.
     
  3. manhn

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    In the premier episode, I thought the writers were gonna hook up Sam and Marley. But that obviously didn't happen.

    In their defence, they have whatshisname as Puck's half-brother and whatshisothername as Finn's protege.

    I think I am most disappointed in how the originals who are still in Glee club are so utterly ignored (even Idiot Brittany who I normally hate). Those first episodes had them hang out and stuff, but no more--Blaine is sulking alone, Tina and Arties are losing out parts to people who are no longer in high school, and we still have no idea whatever happened to Sam and Mercedes. And Jesus and Sugar have been doing nothing. Sugar should go after whatshisothername or whathisname.

    But ultimately, I still prefer the high school scenes over the New York scenes. I don't buy anything that is taking place there.

    Next season (and unlike some people, I have no concern that this show will be canceled), I think they should Fast Forward the next five years. Rachel et al. have established careers. A lot of them have returned to Ohio (which happens). Mike and Tina are married. Some of them may even have kids. Some are teaching (or student teaching) at McGinley. Brittany can still be a senior. Have a completely new group of students taking part in Glee club. It's not like Marley et al will be that huge a loss.

    ETA: Tonight's episode was pretty good. I enjoyed all the high school scenes (and the phone conversation between Rachel and Finn). As for the New York stuff, I much preferred Kurt's first NYADA audition. Just because the song tonight is more maudlin doesn't mean the performance is more soulful.

    I hope Tina still resents Marley.
     
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  4. judiz

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    I know it's a tv show but seriously, how can a team be disqualified from competition because one of its members faints on stage? How could Mr Schuster not rush out and protest that decision to the judges? And I really cannot believe they are blaming Marley for the loss when two years ago they lost nationals due to Finn and Rachel's kiss. JMO
     
  5. manhn

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    But Santana almost killed Finn and Rachel over that stunt. Maybe that is why Finn did not blame Marley.
     
  6. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I sort of feel bad for Jane Lynch. Her character is utterly thankless now.

    This episode clearly showed that nobody is the "new" Rachael. Her voice is extraordinary when used properly.

    I do think the show was smart with having them lose because it allows the show to follow a totally different formula from the past 3 seasons. That said, it really sucks for Artie, Tina, Sam, and Blaine since this was their senior year and you know they wanted to go out on top. I wish they save that storyline for next season as I don't care if the new kids win or not.

    I did enjoy the group number in the end. "Don't Dream it's Over" is such a great song, and I could've used more of that and a little less of Kurt's unconvincing "Being Alive".

    I guess that's the end of Sugar? Is she going to join Matt, Laura Izes, and Leprechaun into Glee oblivion? On that note if Kurt goes to NYADA, I guess that's no more SJP either?
     
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  7. Latte

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    I had read on several Glee Spoiler pages that Damian/Rory would appear on the Thanksgiving eppie. Since he was not on last week or this week, I guess they cut it because he had filmed it.
    I loved the last song, too bad the rest of the show wasn't that good.
    And why was a Jewish girl singing Oh Holy Night anyway?:D
     
  8. VIETgrlTerifa

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    For Rachael, it was probably less about the content of the song than about being able to show off her higher register.

    Or it was just the writers wanting us to forget she's Jewish, like last year's Christmas episode until the final scene where she said "Happy Hanukkah"
     
  9. mikey

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    Even she was embarassed by the Kiki piece...
     
  10. skipaway

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    I think the Glee club will get a surprise pass into Nationals and that will be their challenge for the season.
     
  11. *Jen*

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    That was a totally different version of the song to the one I grew up with. The version I knew had lots of references to Christ the saviour being born. This one didn't, unless I didn't hear it?
     
  12. maatTheViking

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    I was so confused with the Marley story line, WTH happened to her problems? Shouldn't this have been a wakeup call to everyone in glee, and have them confront Kittty and/or do a Marley intervention?

    Sam/Brittney came out of nowhere, I don't get it.

    Lea Michele has a fantastic voice when they give her the right songs. There is definely no 'new Rachel'.

    I hope Kurt turns down NYADA and decides to go into fashion.
     
  13. Ares

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    I'm a week behind so I'm still on Thanksgiving, but I lurrved the let's have a kiki mash up and SJP's character in general.
     
  14. *Jen*

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    I read somewhere that this isn't the end of the Marley storyline.

    And did anyone else notice that Rachel, when talking to Finn, was talking about "those kids"? They're a year younger than her, if that! When did she suddenly start dressing and acting like an adult?
     
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  15. judiz

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    And how could Rachel know "those kids" respect Finn when she hasn't been home to see Finn and the kids together?
     
  16. BaileyCatts

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    So do I. Something has to transpire in order to get them into Nationals. What's the point of the rest of the season if they don't have any more competitions to get ready for. I mean, we watch the show to watch the Glee Glub, not for 12 random people all participating in separate clubs and not interacting with each other in a group.

    Do we know yet if the show has been renewed for the 2013-14 season?
     
  17. skategal

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    Maybe as defending champion they are allowed to come back and compete?
     
  18. manhn

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    Rachel went back to Lima to see Grease, so may have seen "those kids" interact with Finn.
     
  19. grimey

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    Oh Glee...I have such a love/hate relationship with this show now :( I have no feelings for any of these rehashed characters and Finn as the new Shue REALLY irritates me! Yet I am still compelled to PVR the show. Le sigh.
     
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  20. Ares

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    As usual NY was much more interesting than Lima. The only gripe I have is, the Brody sleeping with Kate Hudson conflict was apparently resolved with Brody's "it's not high school anymore, this is what grown ups do" explanation. I prefer Brody to Finn, but Rachel let him off the hook way too easily.
     
  21. maatTheViking

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    I agree, it isn't that grow up to sleep around...
     
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  22. Ares

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    Not to mention, even if they are just friends, call me crazy but friendship means never having to say "Please don't rock the socks off the woman who is making my life hell 5 minutes after I leave town"
     
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    I liked the little mini-version of "It's A Wonderful Life", at the beginning.
     
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  26. VIETgrlTerifa

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    I think the cafeteria mom's living through her daughter/co-dependency is troubling to say the least.

    Also, Coach Bieste acting as a officiator of their marriage was irresponsible. I'm sure she knows Brittany and Sam well enough, but what if they wouldn't have had sex with one another unless they were married?

    I know I shouldn't expect Glee to treat crimes seriously when Sue Sylvester can commit vandalism, theft, assault & battery, and breaking and entering numerous times and quite publicly. Not to mention she is reckless to the well-being of her Cheerios, but I have higher standards for Coach Bieste.

    I didn't like the It's a Wonderful Life storyline, but that's my own bias against that whole message. Like really? One person's absence means the whole world won't function? Please. Plus, it's not convincing that it's Artie since nobody really notices he's there until he's given his (probably contractual) own special storyline once a season.

    I did like the Kurt/Blaine and the Puckerman storylines.
     
  27. maatTheViking

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    I did like the Puckerman storyline the best, too.

    I felt the episode in general was a bit too multithreaded, and odd, too many characters acting out of character, like Beaste as you said

    I liked the skating - Kim and Brent caught my eye even in the background
     
  28. Latte

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    Better than the last 2 shows, I must say.
    Rory/Damian must have taken some serious acting lessions. He was much better than last year.
    And he looked so much older!
     
  29. manhn

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    I LOVED the girls' rendition of Locked Out of Heaven. I HATED that Tina is again the Writers' Punching Bag. I LOVED how straightforward Marley was regarding her expectations with Jake.

    I found the Warblers' Lance Armstrong Scandal kinda funny, but even if they are disqualified, there is still that Amish group, right?

    The New York scenes are sooo boring. Honestly, who eats dinner at 9pm?
     
  30. BaileyCatts

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    I was half watching Glee and half watching skating, so maybe I missed something when that kid was talking, but how exactly does doping work for a singing group?! That made no sense at all. I'll have to watch it again. You know they have to come up with something to get New Directions at Nationals this year, but doping ... for a choir?!! Dumb and makes no sense. I would have bought something like an ineligible student better. But then again ... it is Glee!! :lol: