The Top Ten Best Glee Episodes Of 2013

Happy New Year’s everyone!

My resolution for 2014 is to be more awesome. Because I know I can accomplish that.

Also to try to update this thing more often. I feel bad leaving y’all hanging.

Everyone’s waiting to break out into song for the new year.

So let me clarify the rules for my Top Ten 2013 list. I will be looking at the episodes that were aired in 2013, only. So that means that from “Sadie Hawkins” (season four episode eleven) to “Previously Unaired Christmas” (season five episode eight) is fair game for this list.

Now this list is entirely subjective. So if your favorite episode from 2013 isn’t on here I’m sorry.

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Current Episodes With Past Perspective: “Previously Unaired Christmas”

Happy Holidays, Gleeks!

Fa la la la…Chewie!!!!

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 pastGlee Christmas 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?

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Top Five Dropped Glee Plotlines That Should Not Have Been Dropped

Hi guys. Ummm wow it’s been awhile huh?

You know the drill. It’s my senior year of college. I’m actually preparing for finals right now. Then it’s the special time when I go apply to grad schools. I’ve been swamped with work so unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep this up.

I’m going to try. I got some Christmas-y ideas planned for the rest of December. Holiday cheer and all that!

But yes my apologies and I’ll try to get on a regular posting schedule one finals are over.

So a couple weeks ago, I had to sit through “The End Of Twerk” because I recap Glee for a living. Except not a real living because I don’t get paid but that’s neither here nor there.

Why?

Pretty much the only solidly consistently good thing we had in the episode dealt with Unique and her right to use a bathroom she is comfortable in.

Also Alex Newell sang “If I Were A Boy” and if you have a soul then you have to admit it was a command performance.

Seriously just all the props to it.

Later as I was watching the performance on Glee’s YouTube account, my brain went to a thinking place. Mainly because after the song the guys of New Directions offer to beat up the guys.

Amongst them? Ryder Lynn.

You know the guy Unique Catfished last season? I know that people haven’t forgotten it yet. It’s been mentioned at least once in season five by Kitty.

Why? I think Kitty Wilde has went from uber bitch to the Voice of the People. Which I’m happy for. I love Kitty now.

Anyway yeah I do have to wonder several things.

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Bad Glee Theatre: The Rocky Horror Glee Show

Happy Halloween fellow Gleeks, Ghouls, and Goblins!

I love Halloween. It’s an excuse to dress up and be weird and get free candy. Or if you’re over twenty one drink a lot of beer/wine.

My plans follow a boring, predictable yet comforting pattern.

Come home and hide from trick or treaters in a dark house watching movie marathons/Halloween themed television episodes I like.

Among them? “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” (season two episode five).

Your faces when I admit to liking this episode

Yeah. I kind of like this episode of Glee. It’s bad. It’s God awful but it’s that special kind of bad that Glee gives where it’s SO BAD that I love it.

Let me explain.

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Five Tributes That Glee Should Do

Tribute episodes in glee are a thing.

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?

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My Thoughts On “The Quarterback”

I’ve been reading recaps for this episode as I always do in addition to my own.

For the most part, they’ve been positive (though I do wonder how you can honestly critique such an episode, based on such tragic circumstances and not hate yourself for it).

Last night’s Glee wasn’t a story. It didn’t have a narrative. I honestly didn’t know how long it took place.  I know it was the most beautiful, thoughtful tribute that the show has ever given.

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Saying Goodbye To Our Quarterback Finn Hudson

Goodbye, Finn.

The thing about saying goodbye is that it’s a really heart-wrenching thing to do.

I never say “goodbye”. I say “see ya later,” “ciao,” “I love you,” or something of that variant. I never like to say “goodbye”.  It implies a permanence. I prefer to hope that I will see the person again.

Of course, I said “goodbye” several times in the course of my life to great-grandparents, to grandparents, and (the hardest one) to my mother when I saw her the last time before she died of cancer.

Shortly after his death, I said my “goodbye” to Cory Monteith. His life was short and imperfect with a tragic end but a legacy that will inspire love. It is my hope that Cory will be remembered for the legacy of love and joy over the demons of his death.

Now, though, it is time to say another goodbye to Finn Hudson.

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