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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Glee - Christmas episode

Nothing happened in this week’s Glee, except Brittany still believes in Santa, Sue was “The Grinch,” Blaine and Kurt sang a romantic song together, and Artie got a creepy contraption that enables him to walk…slowly. There was one really funny part: when Sue gave Will shears for Christmas so he could shave off his sheep hair.

It was too cheesy, cliche, and childlike for us, except for the obligatory holiday romances, because TV often tries to turn Christmas into a less-lame Valentine's Day. We had to hear Wham!'s "Last Christmas," and the boring "Merry Christmas, Darling." Then Will pointed out that Christmas isn't magical when you are an adult, and we got depressed. There might have been some good lines, but how are we supposed to catch them with all the mumblers on the screen?

With the exception of two or three charming moments, the Glee Christmas episode was icky to watch. This episode was one big excuse to sell us a Christmas album, which one of us bought, so the joke's on us.

Episode grade: Somewhere between a C and a D+ (one might say a C-?)

Watch it here, if you wish:
Glee will be on hiatus until February 6th. It's going to be a theme episode (ughhh), because it's the Super Bowl opener.
Too many more theme episodes, and at least one of the bloggers will shun this show for good and just download the singles from iTunes, story be darned.

Okay, the other blogger had to comment on this now, because she just watched the episode last night. She liked it a LOT more than the writer of this post did. Christmas episodes are always different, and since Glee didn't do one last year, this blogger is a lot more willing to allow this particular theme episode. Also, the duet between Blaine and Kurt is probably her second favorite moment this whole season.
Her grade: B+


  1. I agree and disagree. I went into the episode with the "It's a Christmas episode" mindset. Christmas episodes are almost never good episodes, they are just full of warm fuzzies and music.

    My issue with this episode was Finn/Rachel. It feels awkward and forced. I don't like Finn. I've never liked Finn. But now when he's hurting Rachel, I like him even less. Whatever, she made out with Puck because she was hurt. It was skanky, it was mean, it was low.

    Get over it.

    The rest of the episode... I loved the Sue the Grinch scene and how she stole Christmas by replacing the Secret Santa. I loved the teacher throwing a shoe at them (some days I'd like to do that too). I like that Beist is independently wealthy. Can't wait until everyone sucks up to her when they find out. I loved the song with Kurt and Blaine.

    I don't call this a theme episode because (though it is) it's Christmas. Everyone is allowed a holiday episode, even if it's depressing and awkward. (Case and point: Grey's Thanksgiving episode, season 2(?)) I do agree that they need to start making quality episodes again or I'm going to be cynical as I watch it!

  2. You don't like Finn? Wow, you're the first Finn-hater we've seen. We agree that he is (clearly) not good enough for Rachel though.

    Grey's Thanksgiving through Christmas episode last season was super-rushed, but the season two Thanksgiving was way more boring.

    We just want more regular episodes. We counted three out of ten this fall. That's right, SEVEN devoted to guest stars and themes. We would allow Glee it's Christmas if it hadn't taken a Britney day, a Gwyneth day, a Halloween, a Charice day, etc.