I’m going to preface this by saying I’m a huge Gleek. I watch the show faithfully and I love it. I also really liked a lot about last night’s episode (big ups to Heather Morris on the Brittany/Britney numbers. You go girl!).
However, a couple things are sticking in my craw today and so, while I’m not really ranty, I thought I’d toss ’em out.
1) Will Schuester is danger of becoming “that drama teacher”. You know the one I mean. The one who wasn’t good enough to make it out in the real world so he lives through his students and inserts himself into any production possible to show off. Last night’s episode was another example and, while I know it was part of the story, it’s not the first time.
Here’s the problem/ Will actually is talented. There’s no reason he can’t be a teacher who decided to teach instead of going through all of the ups and downs of trying to be in the industry. Steady jobs are sexy these days and so is someone who wants to encourage others to follow their dreams. But I think it means that Will has to be okay with the choice he made. There are lots of ways to work Matthew Morrison’s skills into the show. But if the writer’s aren’t careful, Will’s going to look more pathetic than positive.
2) Why are there no geeks in Glee Club?
Think about it. We have jocks and cheerleaders and goths and the flamboyant gay kid. We have a Diva and even a kid in a wheelchair. But you’re telling me that there’s not a bookish, geeky, DnD, gamer kid in Glee?
While reminiscent of high school and the AV nerds we all knew and loved, the closest thing to a geek Glee gives us is a couple kids who are socially below the Glee kids (and when you go with the premise that the Glee kids are low on the totem pole, that’s pretty low.)
3) Speaking of which, why are the Glee kids as “lame” as they are within the McKinley High social strata? I’m not saying drama and Glee kids weren’t considered strange when I went to school, but plenty of kids went to the shows when I was in school. Plus, in this case, the Glee kids are talented. You’re not talking about an assembly in which the rest of the school is subjected to off-key harmony and bad breakdancing.
Let’s have a little reality. The Empire State Of Mind number last week was really good and you’d have a hard time convicing me that an entire school would have watched that and then just sort of said “meh.
Which means, the Glee kids have to suck less or the school may have to give them just a bit more standing. One less slushy to the face would be a nice start ;-)
4) Finally. I’m sorry, I’m gonna say it. Rachel Berry has no redeeming qualities.
She’s neurotic, she’s selfish, she’s a Diva, she’s a brat and — say what you want — I don’t remember a kid in my drama classes who sat and watched our local Diva sing and smiled. We dealt with her, we tolerated her, but we didn’t like her and we didn’t hang out with her.
Personally, I wish Quinn hadn’t done her the favor of that little locker trick last night. I wish Quinn had told her to go screw herself. Because it was a crappy thing to make Quinn do and, seriously, I’d be okay with a little open animosity on the show.
In my opinion, Rachel needs something to make her likable. Otherwise, I’m gonna start rooting for Mercedes and Kurt to get all the solos and hope that Quinn and Finn get back together.
Hm. Guess I did have a few things to say ;-)
Oh P.S. I like Emma with Carl. And John Stamos was rather adorable. I
hope he can sing.
Edit: Twitter informs me he can ;-)