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I agree with this review. As much as I love Rachel/Lea Michele I so sick of her storyline. The writers really need to take a hard look at what they are writing. I miss season 1 when Rachel was annoying but you still fell in love with her. Im also not fond of Sues storyline, its not consistent and Jane Lynch deserves better. Disco inferno was amazing and Amber showed how talented she is. I wish that they would stick to a character profile rather thanb going back and forth all the time. Wade/Unique was also amazing

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DeAnn wrote: "Take away the time for commercial breaks, and you've got roughly 22 minutes to make a whole show, with musical numbers, dramatic/comedic scenes, etc. That's not a lot of time..."

And that's another thing. I'm not sure if it's the writing or the network, but there are 6 or 7 commercial breaks every show, the last one occurring less than 10 minutes before the show ends. Maybe they'd have more time for character development if they didn't break up the show into bite-sized pieces.

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@tootz its not like I like all of the episodes that come on but I'm not going to point out everything that was wrong with that episode I just wait until the next one come on and that one will probably be better...and by the way I didn't say what I said on my first comment to put down anybody thoughts about the show so maybe u should rethink visiting forums if you won't let anybody state their....thoughts.

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I think they've also done way too many tributes this season- I like it better when the songs sung are in service of the plot or character.
I'm also totally and utterly over finchel. Really I just find their love annoying. Bring on samcedes!!!!!

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I agree, glee does seem to be lacking storyline and character development( well, for anyone who isn't Rachel, Finn, Kurt or Blaine that is), this season. But I don't think that that's a new development, it's just become more apparent this season. I actually think, in a weird way, that the lack of storyline and character development was made so obvious in season 3 through the writers attempts at adding "layers" to the kids of McKinley high. What made season 1 and, to a lesser extent,season 2 so fun and light hearted, was how typical and clinched these characters were. We didn't need backstory on them because we already knew them- the mean girl, the dumb cheerleader, the over zealous theatre geek, The kind-but-oafish jock, Etc., etc. I mean, how much more fun is sue sylvester when she plotting some form of diabolical revenge on the glee club? Or how much more likable Rachel is when she's really obnoxious?
I think they've also done way too many tributes this season- I like it better when the songs sung are in service of the plot or character.
I'm also totally and utterly over finchel. Really I just find their love annoying. Bring on samcedes!!!!!

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CRINGE!!!! Poor Glee. It was a great idea season 1. And now they can only do introduction monologues for new characters and dramatic moments that come out of left field. The musical numbers are cringeworth...the story telling is poor. It is sad. So sad.

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@marly:
I never said it was character development. I simply pointed out that, contrary to what Matt said about her dad never being mentioned at all, he actually was.
Also, I'm slightly curious as to why another storyline that was touched on in the episode wasn't brought up at all in this review: Wade/Unique. Personally, I enjoyed it.

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BTW, it makes perfect sense for a Midwestern dentist not to be supportive of a singing career for his daughter. My parents, (a former teacher who negotiated teacher contracts for the union and a nurse) were horrified when I changed my major from nursing school to theater and history. They felt, as many practical Midwesterners do, that jobs in the arts are tremendously difficult to come by, and therefore you should have a more practical career path and do something in the arts as a hobby. I went on to graduate school to get a master's degree in writing, and I've worked as an editor and a journalist my whole life, so I've got to say that they were right, but then, I didn't have the talent of these kids, either.

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I agree with the review. Completely. The entire senior thing has been confusing for a while. I was under the impression from the beginning of this season that Puck, Rachel, Quinn, Finn, and Kurt were the seniors. Now its everyone? After seasons of focusing and sort of developing characters like Rachel, Finn, and Kurt while somehow making room for newbie Blaine they still neglected Mercedes, Tina, Mike etc. And now they'll be gone before we ever got the chance to know them. Stuff is sort of being wrapped in a pretty bow but we've been deprived of so much that its not nearly as satisfying as it should be. Samcedes action made me smile but the random character descriptions of her were off.same with Santana...just yes. I actually loved this episode but I concur with this review in its entirety.

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Was that Neil Patrick Harris for two milliseconds in the beginning? Does anyone know the inside scoop behind that oh-so-brief appearance?




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