I think all they've said so far is that Michele, Criss, Montieth, and Colfer will be back next season. That was back when the spinoff talks were happening.
I remember somebody saying that Michele would be back, when they announced that there would be no NYADA spinoff, but didn't hear anything about the others. Of course, "they'll be back" and "they'll be back for anything close to 22 episodes" can be two different things.
Overall, this series has become a mess. It started with Season 2 and it has only gotten worse. I used to really enjoy this show and I was a big supporter until Season 2 started having messages shoved down the viewer's throat with PSA-style episodes about bullying, tolerance, etc. Though I applauded the fact that they were trying to deliver a REAL message to youths in a time when bullying had become a nation wide issue, it derailed the series' storylines and tone of what was once CLEARLY a comedy that had now become a borderline drama with the tone becoming inconsistent even within the same episode. It's disappointing. This season once again faces those same issues, not to mention the continuity problems and the problems with storylines that go nowhere or characters dropping in and out when the convoluted plot finds it to be convenient. I would hope that things would get better in Season 4, but I'm doubting it. They need to let the current class just grow up and graduate, and try to start over fresh in Season 4. But as I said, I'm not holding my breath. I've pretty much given up on it.
They need to let the current class just grow up and graduate, and try to start over fresh in Season 4.
Because that worked so well on, say, Fame, or The White Shadow.
Besides, a considerable number of characters are only juniors; the only one I am fairly certain about is Tina, but I think Artie and Brittany are as well.
I'm talking about the confirmed seniors- Kurt, Rachel, Mercedes, Santana, Finn, etc. Unless the show is going to follow those seniors into college, I just don't see how they're going to tackle this series if they try to split the show into following some of them in high school and the others in college. They already can't juggle this cast in the same damn place.
I'm surprised people are criticizing this episode, cause I thought it was pretty fantastic, and I'm the first person ready to criticize this show (cause lord knows, it deserves it most of the time). Sure, Puck's solos were completely boring and Salling looks every bit of his 30 years, but other than that, it was an extremely well-written episode with great drama, character development, but also great, witty dialogue. The show managed to make jokes about domestic violence that weren't offensive at all. That's pretty hard to pull off. The last few episodes, the show has really figured out Sue Sylvester again. She's had some absolutely killer one-liners, and good character stuff as well. It's the first time they've gotten her right since season 1.
Lea Michele was absolutely superb here. From her over-the-top opening sequence to her absolutely heartbreaking audition, she just owned this episode. I heard "Cry" earlier this week and since it's such a carboncopy cover and there's no way Michele could top Clarkson on a song like this, I wasn't very impressed, but seeing it in the context of the episode with the visual of Michele worked very well.
Dot Marie-Jones was wonderful, and I don't really get the criticism that it "came out of nowhere". Sure, we don't see Beastie and especially Cooper a ton, but what have we been shown that this COULDN'T have happened? Domestic violence can come out of nowhere, and in the context of a show like this, where Beastie is not a main character and we aren't seeing her all the time, there's no reason to believe that Cooper wouldn't do this.
Oh, and "Shake It Out". WOW. This is the 3rd episode in a row that there has been a cover that I'm absolutely floored by and will listen to it over and over again (after "Boogie Shoes" and "How Will I Know"). Well done. Oh, and Naya Rivera...you are just insanely good.
My only fault would be, where the F is Quinn? She's left out of the group number in the disco episode, now she's nowhere to be seen here. Is Argon shooting a movie or something?
Since I'm part of "people," I'll say that part of my problem with the domestic abuse storyline was that I missed some plot details about Beiste from a past episode. But either way, I thought that the storyline was misplaced on a show like this, and the content wasn't handled particularly well. The one thing that saved it was Dot Marie Jones who made every scene she was in compelling and dynamic. Nothing funny about the material, but since she was nodded last year, she's a part of the guest actress comedy field again with this episode. There were some good parts to this episode (mostly how Rachel's and Kurt's NYADA auditions played out), but this shoehorned storyline plus too much of a focus on Mark Saling made this a mediocre episode.
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Ep 12 - The Spanish Teacher This was easily one of my least favourite episodes of Glee this season. Ricky Martin's casting was cheap and gimmicky, and basically any plotline that involves Will's terrible teaching skills will bore me to tears. Santana's little speel at the end about how great of a Glee coach he is while he is a shocking Spanish teacher didn't leave me feeling sympathetic towards Will, it just reminded me that Will has become a woeful character - can't stand him. Morrison deserves better writing. Only song I really enjoyed in this episode was 'Don't Want To Lose You' and that was truncated down a fair bit.
Ep 13 - Heart This episode was neither here nor there for me. The love triangle with Rory, Artie and Sugar didn't excite me at all, and Mercedes breaking out into Whitney after breaking up with her high school boyfriend over another guy she had a summer fliing with was out of place and too contrived - a pretty tame situation such as that does not mean you can break out into one of the biggest love songs of all time. Michele and Monteith handled their scenes really well and brought some laughs, while Goldblum and Mitchell were hilarious.
Ep 14 - On My Way Even in the very short scene they appeared in, Goldblum and Mitchell stole the show. Particularly Goldblum when talking about Patti and Barbra talking Rachel out of getting married - laughed so much. The songs were alright, but nothing outstanding. The numbers that Glee Club performed this year at both regionals and sectionals are far below the standard they have been in previous years' competitions - yet this season there doesnt seem to be anywhere near the amount of anxiety as to whether they win or not. Stronger lacked that extra bit of punch that would have made it a series stand out, while the Warblers' numbers were truly shocking. Good cliffhanger, but my cynicism about Glee not being able to follow up storylines well sort of it ruined it for me.
Ep 15 - Big Brother Good showcase episode for Criss, didn't irritate me too much at all. But Fighter was crigne worthy. Good guest spot from Matt Bomer. Didn't care too much for Artie and Quinn, but it wasn't awful. Their two numbers were pretty good by the way. Would have like the brothers' storyline to end with the song in the auditorium and then they both leave separate ways, rather than reconciling. Would have been more effective if you ask me.
Ep 16 - Saturday Night Glee-ver As is the case with most tribute episodes, the songs were great but the storyline that was weaving them all together was weak, flimsy and unrealistic. I just want to punch Finn in the pace - get your act together. And now you want to be an actor? WTF? Rivera's number was a standout, as was her little monologue to the glee club about being famous. Michele sang beautifully, but what's new? Colfer had some good little lines here and there and provided some laughs. Overall, pretty up and down.
Ep 17 - Dance with Somebody Another tribute episode? Really? Quinn and Joe's scenes were nice, as were pretty much all the songs. I did enjoy how they didn't pick all of the super obvious Whitney songs. As in, they weren't all ballads. Opening number was superb, and So Emotional was fantastic. Colfer was MVP this episode and this could be a possible Emmy submission for him. I kept hearing all of these terrible things about his rendition of I Have Nothing, but I thought it was alright. Yes it was shrill, but that's how he always sings. He has a high register, and I thought it suited song reasonably well.
Ep 18 - Choke Domestic abuse storyline - terrible. Puck storyline - terrible. I just don't even want to talk about it. Okay? However, Michele and Colfer were ON FIRE. Michele was absolutely hilarious when preparing in the mirror with Finn, and her post-audition cry was heartbreaking. Whoopi was good too - shame her talents are being wasted on The View.
Glee Season 3 1. The Purple Piano ProjectB+MVP: Michele 2. I Am UnicornA-MVP: Colfer 3. Asian FAMVP: Riley 4. Pot o' GoldB-MVP: Rivera 5. The First TimeA-MVP: Colfer 6. Mash OffA-MVP: Rivera 7. I Kissed A GirlB+MVP: RIvera 8. Hold on to SixteenB+MVP: Michele 9. Extraordinary Merry ChristmasA-MVP: Michele 10. Yes/NoBMVP: Mays 11. MichaelB+MVP: Michele 12. The Spanish Teacher B-MVP: Riley 13. HeartBMVP: Michele 14. On My WayB+MVP: Goldblum 15. Big BrotherBMVP: Bomer 16. Saturday Night Glee-verBMVP: Rivera 17. Dance with SomebodyB+MVP: Colfer 18. ChokeBMVP: Michele
Saturday Night Glee-ver - I wasn't a bit fan of this episode, there were some cute moments and some really random moments, Finn wants to be an actor? WTF? The kid in drag was really random and oh finally we get to see the Kurtcedes relationship again?!?!
Dance WIth Somebody - This was ok, didn't like the Klaine storyline or both of their songs (especially Blaine), the beginning was probably the best part. Not a fan of Quinn/Joe...and I hope Santana goes to University of Louisville, congrats to her! (If the writers remember....)
Choke - ok, I loved the Rachel/Kurt storyline! It was great to see old Rachel again! The Beiste storyline was ok, i didn't like the ending to that and wasn't a big fan of "Cell Block Tango" (love the song, didn't like the rendition) and the Puck storyline was ok, wished they had focused on his father a bit more.
Glee Season 3: 1)The Purple Piano Project - B- MVP: Michele/Colfer 2) I Am Unicorn - A MVP: Agron 3) Asian F - A- MVP: Riley 4) Pot O'Gold - C MVP: McGinty 5) The First Time - B+ MVP: Criss 6) Mash-Off - A- MVP: Rivera 7) I Kissed A Girl - B- MVP: Jones 8) Hold On to Sixteen - A- MVP: Overstreet 9) Extraordinarily Merry Christmas - C- MVP: N/A 10) Yes/No - B+ MVP: Potter/Mirren 11) Michael - B MVP: Gustin 12) The Spanish Teacher - D+ MVP: N/A 13) Heart - B+ MVP: Goldblum/Mitchell 14) On My Way - A- MVP: Adler 15) Big Brother - B+ MVP: Bomer 16) Saturday Night Glee-ver - C MVP: Groff 17) Dance With Somebody - B- MVP: Colfer 18) Choke - B MVP: Michele
Idont know whywhenGleetakesgoodchapters and good storiesthat advancethe plotsay they havebeen of low quality, speakevil orturn away? Saturday NightGlee-view, wasok, weshowedthe future they wantthe charactersthat were previouslylost, andgood if youagree thatfinnwants to bean actor?okthis ifI did not likebutsantana,mercedez werefine,and dancewith somebodywasgreat and Choke was greatto
And comparingthis season withthe second season
Season 2Season 3 Audition - A- The Purple Piano Projet - B Britney/Brittany - D+ I Am Unicorn - A- Grilled Cheesus - B Asian F - A Duets - B+ Pot o Gold - B- The Rocky Horror Gle Show - D- The First Time - A- Never Been Kissed - A- Mash Off - A- The Substitute - A I Kiss A Girl - B- Furt - B- Hold on to Sixteen - B+ Especial Education - B+ Extraordinary Merry Christmas - C+ A Very Glee Christmas - B Yes/No - B The Sue Sylvester Shuffle - C Michael - B+ Sily Love Songs - A- The Spanish Teacher - C- Comeback - B- Heart - B+ Blame It On The Alcohol - B- On My Way - A Sexy - B Big Brother - B+ Original Song - B+ Saturday Night Glee-ver - B A Night Of Neglect - C- Dance With Somebody - A- Bonr This Way - B Choke - B+ Rumours - B- Prom Queen - B+ Funeral - B New York - C+
Brittany Pierce, the senior class president, takes the lead in organizing McKinley High's senior prom, setting a dinosaur theme for the event, and the campaign for prom king and queen begins in earnest. Meanwhile, some of the school's misfits put together their own party instead.
If everybody killed themselves after watching that episode, I wouldn't be surprised.
That episode was eight shades of "meh" with a couple of shakes of WTF.
Are we really supposed to assume that nobody at the prom would ask around to see just who voted for Rachel?
Is Lima such a small town that they can't afford anywhere nice for the senior prom, so they hoid it in the school gymnasium? (If you look carefully enough, during Brittany's dance you can see the wood floor with the school logo.)
And what about the junior prom, seeing as how there are a number of juniors in the glee club? (Then again, if you don't count Sugar, the only girl who's a junior is Tina, and she probably skipped it so she could attend the senior prom with Mike.)