Posts tagged darren criss
Posts tagged darren criss
When one hour of Glee is just not enough for one night…
D-I-N-O-S-A, you are a dinosaur
With the third season of Glee coming to a close, “Choke” is the first episode that I feel focused more on those graduating then other issues. In other words, the episode was not over dominated with Blaine. We actually went an entire episode and Darren did not have a solo. I thought the world might end before that, but I was wrong, thankfully. Obviously that was dramatic and I don’t entirely mean it, but needless to say, I welcomed the lack of Blaine solos. Darren Criss fans really can’t complain either, Blaine still had plenty of screen time (more than many other characters) so it was a nice middle ground. Blaine was still there, he just wasn’t in my face every five seconds.
That all being said, I liked the episode. While it was not the best or my favorite, I feel it began to point the show back into a direction that will help bring it full circle and pull the focus back to the original glee club members and the graduating seniors.
I skipped reviewing Glee last week for two reasons. Firstly, I was not able to watch “Big Brother” on Tuesday, and by the time I was able to watch it, it seemed irrelevant to review. And secondly because my bias against the character of Blaine, would have made for a more negative review than the episode deserved. On a whole level, it was a great episode and guest star Matt Bomer was amazing, but as I have stated previously, I think there has been too much Blaine this season. I do not approve that Blaine gets a brother episode before Finn/Kurt. They are two of the leads (well they were prior to Blaine) yet we’ve never actually seen them have brother time, which is disappointing.
I was hoping that “Saturday Night Gleever” may bring a break to the Blaine centric songs, but to my dismay the first person we see and the first solo of the night went to Blaine. Really, Glee? Really? Since when is he the only person on the show? Honestly has Kurt (the only reason Blaine is in New Directions) had a solo since pre- West Side Story? I don’t think so. Seeing as Kurt (not Blaine) is the one graduating, it may be nice to give some of the actual Seniors songs.
It’s funny I don’t actually hate Blaine or Darren Criss, I just feel they have over saturated Glee and I want other characters to sing. There is just too much Blaine, and he’s not all that interesting, to be honest.
Aside from Blaine opening the episode, he actually did fade away, which I was grateful for. The rest of the episode (for me) was overshadowed by the return of Jonathan Groff’s Jesse St James. Although, Groff was only in the episode for probably one minute, he captivated the screen. I really hope he is utilized more in future episodes, because he is far too talented to just have a couple scenes culminating a few seconds each. I hope that they give him more material or a song in the future. He is an amazing guest star and deserves more. However, I loved the scene between him, Kurt and Mercedes. It was perfect. The dynamics and tension were phenomenal.
"On My Way" marked the last new episode of Glee until April. Fans everywhere have begun having nervous breakdowns…but I am sure the weeks will fly by and our favorite musical high schoolers will be back on our screens before we know it.
"Yes/No" was Glee’s first episode back from winter break. While it was a okay episode, as the first one back from some time off, it was relatively uneventful, despite having several storylines. The entire episode surrounded Will and Emma as they work on taking their relationship to the next level. Aside from the main Wemma plot, the rest of the episode was all over the place and a little unbelievable, even for Glee.
"The First Time" may have been the most anticipated and supposedly controversial episode of Glee yet. Knowing the topic of the episode, but no major details, left me worrying about how they would handle the supposed sex scenes. However, I had absolutely no reason to worry. The scene was handled very, very delicately and was really sweet. There was no need for any controversial backlash, people, myself included, were worried over nothing.
The Magic is Back…
… and Finn has character.
Review, recap, random thoughts, after the break.
"Asian F" was getting a lot of buzz as one of the best episodes of Glee. I try not to read spoilers for the show because RIB seem to change their minds on the plot all the time. I found it’s easier to ignore all spoilers and interviews about future episodes, because I don’t want my feelings toward what is happening or might happen in an episode to effect my thoughts beforehand. Similarly, I try not to listen to the songs prior to them airing on the series, because I don’t want any one to be more favored than another.
That being said, despite trying to be impartial going into this episode, all the buzz I was seeing on my Tumblr dash was getting me a little excited for what could happen in “Asian F.”
Glee is back and so is Sue Sylvester’s rage toward the Arts and Glee club. Now she is taking her stand statewide as she runs for Ohio Congress!
To start, lets just get some housekeeping out of the way.
Seniors: Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Mike, Santana, Brittany, Quinn, Mercedes
Juniors: Artie, Tina
Sam is gone; his dad got a job and his family moved.
Lauren is out of Glee club; it’s not cool enough for her.
Wemma is on. As are Finchel, Klaine, and the Asians.