Last night Glee paid tribute to Whitney Houston. And overall it was pretty good. Not great, but good. The strength of this tribute episode was that Glee didn’t try to over do it, which must have been very difficult for them.
They properly paired voices with the songs and spread around solos. It was certainly one of their stronger tribute episodes, which surprised me. I expected a nightmare of an episode — poorly written and songs never fitting into the story — since the writers swung into full Whitney Tribute production right after her death. But alas, I was wrong. It was good even if it wasn’t necessary. Continue reading
Yesterday Glee was renewed for its fourth season. Jane Lynch quickly tagged the news to the end of a story on Ellen. If she had said it a bit faster, maybe no one would have noticed. Maybe she didn’t want to crush our hopes that this show would be put out of its misery.
Photo: NY Daily News
Glee has been up to all kinds of crazy things. There was this attempt at recreating the Bridesmaids promo art for Rachel and Finn’s wedding:
Oh silly marketing team! Heather Morris should never try and be Kristen Wiig ever again. Please note that Quinn Fabray is NOT in this photo. What was she doing instead of bridesmaiding (Yes I just made up that word)? She was doing this:
Texting while driving is ALWAYS a bad decision.
Yes, she was texting and driving. And getting into a car accident. And now she could be doing nothing because she might be dead.
But here’s the thing; I support this death. Continue reading
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Glee did a Michael Jackson Tribute. After all, they’ve had a Madonna episode and a Britney Spears episode and a Lady Gaga episode too. The interesting thing is that with each new tribute, the musical performances remain entertaining, but they have very little to do with moving along plot.
PHOTO: Washington Post
And for this reason, I skipped watching the episode. Though I’m a MEGA MJ fan, I just couldn’t bare to see them further mangle their plot just so they can sing Michael songs. Performance-wise, the songs were good. Not great. It’s kind of hard to compete with Michael, who was a perfectionist with such an incredible range and energy.
Last time, from the inner-workings of Glee, we were told that this season would be Lea Michele and Chris Colfer’s final season. That the seniors were going to graduate and new cast members would join the show. There was a possibility that Michele and Colfer would also receive Glee spinoffs.
"WE'RE GONNA SING AND DANCE HERE 4EVA YALL!" PHOTO: Glee Wiki
Now Fox Entertainment chief Kevin Reilly says, “There will not be a Glee spinoff.” He also says that Lea Michele will still be a part of the show. Which means that the students will graduate and we’ll most likely be following them in college or post-grad while also following the McKinley High gang.
And that’s a problem. Continue reading