Hello everyone! Welcome to the opening post of the Glee 100th episode celebration here on The Glee Rewatch Project! I’ll be trying to bring you fun posts in the coming weeks for this momentous occasion!
They’re coming for you in a singing rainbow.
I always had a soft spot for the villain of the story.
I always felt bad for the witch and the ugly stepsisters. I think that’s why I like Wicked so much.
I like bad guys especially ones that are sympathetic.
Villains on Glee are something exists all over the place. Now I refuse to believe that people in Glee will EVER exist in real life. Dear God I wouldn’t be able to function or free because I would be in jail for assault.
Sorry. That was kind of dark wasn’t it?
Anyway Glee villains are a bit like the villains from those old animated shorts except without twirling their mustaches and tying people to train tracks.
Now some people, like Dave Karofsky, I won’t consider a villain. Yes I know that all dickery (supposedly) has a root cause. I just believe that the villains I’ve picked are villains because of their choices versus acting out because of their repressed sexuality. Some of the villains are sympathetic and even pitiable in hindsight, but yeah this is subjective and Dave’s not going to be here.
As stated last year, the Glee Christmas special has become a holiday tradition of the show. Ever since the second season, they have aired a Christmas themed episode. Ever since the first season, they have, at least, released one song of Christmas themed.
With the snowflake it looks like a bastard child between “i” and “L”
(Yes this is true. “Last Christmas” was released Christmas 2009.)
Now as I’ve mentioned in talking about episodes past, GleeChristmas specials don’t really fit with continuity of anything. They’re usually after Sectionals. Maybe a plot thread or two of the overall season arc with appear such as Marley’s eating disorder in “Glee, Actually” (season four episode ten).
For the most part though, they’re pretty harmless. And they don’t fuck up continuity too bad.
So what about an episode that is totally and one hundred percent separate of Glee’s continuity (such as it is)? Well let’s look at “Previously Unaired Christmas” (season five episode 8) and talk shall we?
They always have been there and they always will be there. Some people hate it. Some people love it. Some people are meh on it.
They have always been there. They will always be there. As long as their as artists who are more than happy to let glee peruse their song catalogue then they will happen.
Gooood. Goood. Yes we need more tributes.
Love it. Embrace it. Move on.
More often then not something like this happens. At least once in the episode.
The most recent tribute episode was one about The Beatles. There is also an upcoming Billy Joel tribute episode. It’s something that will be done until glee ends. Like I said, embrace it.
Now tributes for the most part can be hit or miss. It’s usually just a bunch of songs crammed in by the artist with some thinly made plot. Ultimately the music is pretty awesome, but it’s really just a filler episode. Oh and then all the teenagers blurt out random facts about the artist/band they are covering. That part always sounds super weird.
Now there are some cases where a balance between song, plot, and tribute is somewhat well maintained. Some of these examples include “Power of Madonna” (season one episode fourteen), “Saturday Night Glee-ver” (season three episode sixteen), and “Dance With Somebody” (season three episode seventeen).
So what other artists should glee pay tribute too?
Yeah. I…I couldn’t think of anything guest star related for this week guys.
Well that and about Wizarding America at the turn of the century.
So I figure that we should talk about the music. Now the website I work for PopWrapped has released like a metric ton of song spoilers if you want to check them out. So I know some of the artists that are going to be covered this season in Glee.
Well at least for episodes three and four. Since you know everyone knows that the Beatles are the first two.
Anyway I’ve done lists in the past about songs I would like to see.
This list is not about any particular song I would like to see covered. Rather it’s just a general thing about an artist that I think the show should cover. It could be an artist they covered in the past or one that they haven’t covered yet. Hell it could be an artist that flat out rejected them in the past. Coldplay has taught us all they are more than welcome to changing their minds.
Oh my God Matthew Morrison. Why do you have to be so sexy?
And in case you ask yes I want “Viva la Vida” to be done goddammit.
So tonight glee is back with those crazy kids in New York.
Before you ask, yes I know about Rachel singing “Don’t Stop Believin'” solo. However, I am not going to get into my deep seated feelings of RAGE right now about it. If you want to read more than either go over to PopWrapped to read my glee-cap of “Sweet Dreams” (season four episode nineteen) or read this article about it. My feelings pretty much haven’t changed since then.
Needless to say, Rachel (while I may throw a hypothetical solo or two her way) is not going to be heavily featured on this list.
Also because there is a lack of characters on the NYC side of the story, I’m shortening the list to fifteen for my own sanity. The Lima side had a lot more characters for me to work with. NYC…not as much.
I may also throw in a hypothetical future character or two because the NYC cast isn’t that big yet. Also I don’t know if Meredith Baxter and Patty Duke’s lesbian couple are going to NYC or not. I’ll throw them in here. Why not?
Welcome all to my twenty-fifth OFFICIAL Glee Rewatch Project blog post!!!
This does require some celebration doesn’t it?
This was just epic and hilarious.
God bless you Sam Evans
Right so I bet you all were expecting something deep and introspective or whatever. However, I decided to start a new series instead.
Life Lessons from Glee.
It’s a pretty self explanatory title. For this series, we are going to take a long hard look at the life lessons that glee teaches us. Some of them are silly. Some of them are serious. Some of them are just plain weird. However, a good chunk of them are applicable to life in some way.
Or first life lesson from glee?
Screw the brooding bad boy, adorkable guys are the best.