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Review/Recap Glee Season 3 Episode 17 ‘Dance With Somebody’: Begin the goodbyes

April 25, 2012

As another song-loaded Glee, but not another treading-water show, Dance With Somebody restored rocky romance to McKinley, entwined with far fresher and better performances than last week’s disco daze of Saturday Night Fever rehashes. Yes, the Whitney Houston music was grand, but Glee’s love stories also progressed nicely in the process. What’s not to love?


Glee Season 3 Episode 14 Review/Recap ‘On My Way’: Sorrowful, yet meaningful

February 22, 2012

Instantly after Glee’s “winter finale” of On My Way, the Twitterverse erupted. Fans who profess to love a show about tolerance, enlightenment and acceptance were posting threats to kill Ryan Murphy, while other aghast Quinn followers were toning it down to “I’ll never watch again!”

But happily, a few calm heads professed they’d just seen perhaps the most meaningful Glee episode ever — an episode which, via the specter of a young person’s death, made vital points: bullying is soul-destroying and evil and can push victims to suicide, and distracted driving is, in fact, killing thousands of Americans yearly, including many teens texting a message even more non-essential than Quinn’s 10th update to Rachel as she rushed to her wedding: “On my way.”

Yes, Karofsky’s near-suicide and Quinn’s possibly fatal car accident were horrible to behold and consider. But both teen tragedies come from truths which Glee at least has the balls not to disregard, and for that I’m thankful. Such lessons need to be taught, and in the big wide world out there, often the bigger the gain the more hurt and struggle getting there. (more…)

Glee Season 3 Episode 1 Review/Recap ‘The Purple Piano Project’: The beat won’t stop

September 21, 2011

As a card-carrying Gleek, I feel as satiated as a pig given too long at the trough. I’m overflowing with glee over Glee’s Season 3 return, in a premiere episode that’s one of the best ever for this best ever series (if you, like me, are a hopeless musical romantic).

How much can we absorb and process in an hour? And where do I start?

Glee’s 45th episode, The Purple Piano Project (why purple?), had to be one of its most eventful hours ever — and that’s saying something for a show which tries to pack a lot in. It also was one of the most richly entertaining. (more…)