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I think this is an excellent review that identifies the problems with Glee quite clearly. This idea that one is not permitted to criticize the show is ludicrous. If you just want to park your brain at the door and enjoy it, go for it. But thats not how everyone is wired.

I find Glee to be a preachy, incredibly poorly written mess of a show that really only gives a crap about, maybe, 3 or 4 of its characters, and treats the others like paperdoll cut-outs to be maneuvered around each week with little rhyme or reason. There's a great arrogance in the way Glee is written and run (not surprising given its egomaniac creator). But the tragedy of it is that there is the potential for a good, entertaining show trapped somewhere in there. There's a ton of talent in the cast. But its just squandered on a weekly basis, which is sad.

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Glee STINKS! There are so many better shows on TV than Glee!

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I have to agree that if Glee is going to tackle such serious storylines that they need to handle them with care. And to the person who said they don't have enough time, maybe they shouldn't jam so many storylines into 1 episode. This is where their constant introduction of new characters becomes a problem. Why do I care that Rory likes Sugar? Both characters are barely shown in most episodes and have little to no interaction. And I still don't really get why, if they were going to let Sugar into the club in the end, we had to go through the whole 2 clubs storylines.
But back to the serious stories, as a Christian who struggles with aligning the beliefs of my church on homosexuality with my personal beliefs and knowing what is right, this isn't a decision that can be made overnight. It's something I struggle with all the time.

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Who the hell cares if someone is gay it is not y'all life so stay out of theirs people can't help who they love I am straight but I have some gay friends and I don't judge them but the people who are homophobic I judge you.

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Anyone else feel like Rachel and Finn are throwing their lives away? Why can't they just live together in New York? I think the parents might rather they do that than rush into a teen marriage. If she stays in Ohio just so she can be finn's wife is a waste of time and a waste of a good storyline. I'm a romantic and a Finn and Rachel fan since the begining, but this is so not the direction I'd want to see from them. If they go through with this it will be a mistake. I have a feeling Rachel will back out at the last minute. At least I hope so. Too young, way way too young.

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: It's a show about teenagers who sing. That very fact should lower your expectations and standards considerably.

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I'm glad somebody finally called homosexuality an abomination, even though it was quickly washed out with the additional comments. The Bible also condemns tattoos, so I have a problem with Joe. All the Bible says about Simon is what his political persuasion was. Did they ever show or mention the God Squad before? Were there other members? I hoped we had seen the last of Karofsky, but now they need to follow up and he's suddenly a junior, meaning he was the school's leading bully as a freshman? Rachel's dads are even dumber than I thought. They should have appeared long ago. Isn't Burt supposed to be in the US Congress now?

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Matt, the ratings for season 3 are like the ratings for season 1, the only reason season 2 was so high, was because of all the commercial music.It's funny that you would reference season 2's ratings when you felt that's when Glee went down hill.

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of course, I meant brittana and god squad scenes;)

@Matt: keep on doing your job as a reviewer/critic. you are not the only reviewer I read who is currently frustrated with the show.

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This time, Matt, you were a bit too harsh, although I understand where your frustration with glee is coming from. This was the first episode in a long time that I actually enjoyed watching without rolling my eyes every 5 minutes. The songs were great - especially Mercedes' - and fitting. And the writers finally remembered that they have the britana couple, yeah! Maybe that is one of the main reasons I was able to enjoy the episode. I even liked Rory's version of "home". The god squad scence were a bit over the top, but I guess that was the point.

@jr116: So, you felt offended by this episode, and I feel offended by your homophobic comments hiding behind your religious belief. I don't understand why it is ok for you to question people and their lives so harshly and disrespectfully, but not for others to question certain behaviour by some religious people, isn't that hypocritical?




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