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In Topic: Newtown

14 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

How was that character assassination for becky? and becky has always been insecure deep down inside, she had two episode devoted to that last year, yes/no (i think? i can't remember now but the one when she and artie went out) and prom-o-saurus, where it was explored that she has always felt like she wasn't enough, despite the strong, bitchy front she puts up. Also if you note, in the scene with her and Brittany, Brit told her if she prepared herself, the world wouldn't seem like such a scary place, which imo is what lead to the gun,
because she misunderstood what Brittany was saying and took it in the literally physical sense.

Which is stupid. It doesn't make sense, has nothing to do with her character, and doesn't even fit the "school shooting" scenario. It was a cop-out excuse so Glee could have the drama without the actual event going down.

And you'll note the Yes/No insecurity was about Artie turning her down because of her Downs Syndrome, not some vague, apparently haunting, notion that the world was out to get her and she couldn't handle it. I don't recall the Prom Queen one having anything to do with that either. I just remember her banging Puck :lol: . But even then she was devoted to getting what she wanted. Where all this was coming from, I have no clue.

In Topic: Newtown

14 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

<p>It probably was too soon for families involved in Newtown...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>But I think the bigger problem was that it was so cheap and exploitative. Yes, the drama of the moment was excellent. But the story was a character assassination for Becky, who suddenly lost her confidence and had such a huge fear of graduating that she... brought a gun to school? For some reason?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And while the atmosphere and acting was great in the drama, they were clearly using it as an opportunity to spew &quot;teachable moment&quot; clichés about being yourself, resolve unrelated character drama, and to praise Glee club, which was a bit like the writers having the characters praise their own show.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And then the episode ends without Becky having anything happen with her! Sue tells Will to watch out for her after she covers for her, but that is it.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>What exactly are we supposed to learn from that? What is there to discuss? It's scary to be in a school shooting? Great. Carpe diem? Cheap and been done. I for one was wondering if they were going to go all out when the gunshots happened, or if they would chicken out like pregnancy plot-line. They chickened out.</p>

In Topic: Episode Recap: Swan Song

09 December 2012 - 07:49 AM

Chris told reporters that the music staff originally wanted this in a higher key, and he had to fight to be allowed to use his rich lower register for this "man song." The result is glorious.

Ha, really? I've always complained that I wanted more of Kurt's wonderful lower register.

It's interesting that Marley doesn't have news about her eating disorder, and we saw reactions from Tina (who had her character assassinated since 401), but not mamma or Kitty.

An interesting thing is that my sister is a singer and watched the show with me and was not impressed by Rachel's performance. The two major problems she had were her vowels (some of them actually changed midstream) and the squeaks of her slipping and sliding at the beginning and ending of notes. For Kurt she commented that his mouth was like a "black hole" :lol: .

Also, the people singing along with Rachel at the end just looked really funny to me.

In Topic: Brittany and Sam in "Swan Song"

07 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

The meta was painful to sit through.

I think I would have liked the relationship by itself. Scratch that, I would have loved it. But with these characters four seasons in, it really felt out of the blue and completely random and sort of casting off their character histories up until now.

In Topic: Brody and Cassandra

17 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

I was disappointed that Brody essentially became a mannequin with abs for this plot-line. I was hoping we'd get more backstory from Cassie's comment about him and that would be their relationship hurdle.

As a revenge plot it just didn't follow. To teach Rachel her place you... sleep with her not-quite boy-toy? Wha?