The Gleek in Me

Blasphemous, I know. But I just can’t stand how unbelievable the show has become. I mean really, they deserved to lose considering they hadn’t even written the songs by the time they got to New York. Plus, it seemed like none of them really cared about practicing. Instead they went sightseeing. Of course I understand the urge to explore such a magnificent city, but they were there for a competition. A competition that they worked so hard to get to (or not, I never really saw much of that hard work on the show) for two years. Considering how badly they wanted to make it to nationals, you’d think they would get their act together.


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I must admit, however, that despite the fact that I have many more issues with Glee — like the characterization and relationships on the show that I won’t get into here — I feel like last night’s episode may have put it back on track for me. At least a bit.


Rachel usually annoys the hell out of me, but watching her discover her true love in New York and on Broadway was really touching and, wait for it — believable. She’s a diva in the making, it makes perfect sense that she and Kurt went where they went and did what they did. They’re rendition of “For Good” from Wicked was probably my favorite performance on the show in quite a while. It seemed like this episode marked a growth for her, one that I hope (probably in vain) sticks with the character next season. I guess that’s what the show has been missing for me, maturity. Instead it’s a whole lot of melodrama, which is only amusing to a point.


I also have to mention the last few minutes of the finale. Blaine, seeing Kurt’s amazing positivity, says, “I love you.” I have to admit, I squealed. It was just so sweet and natural. No dramatic monologue or fancy dinner. Just simple and true over a cup of coffee. I really couldn’t ask for more. And neither could any other fan of the show probably, considering “Klaine” was a major bright spot in the show this season. I also enjoyed the reveal of the secret relationship between Mercedes and Sam, which, while foreseeable, was cute as well. Finally Mercedes is getting some action. It was about time.


So, while I think Glee can be improved in many ways, there will always be moments that make me smile and performances that make my flesh tingle. It seems, as annoyed as I become, the Gleek in me will probably never stop believing.

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Glee. Did you see the Season Two finale last night? Since you’re reading this I’ll assume you did, or will in the near future. What did you think? Are you the loyally obsessed fangirl type or one of the many whose fervor for the show has waned? The category you fall in will probably determine what you thought of the finale and how you view the show as a whole.

As for me, I’m conflicted. I used to be one of those fangirls, screaming and giggling with my friends when Schuester and Emma kissed for the first time during the mid-season finale in Season One. That was really the pinnacle of the show for me. I almost wish it had ended then so I wouldn’t feel this way now. Instead I cheered when the New Directions didn’t place in the top 10 at Nationals last night.

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