Glee just had one of the most uneven seasons we’ve seen in our lives. It was almost as uneven as Grey’s Anatomy season 5 (one of the best and stupidest seasons of the show). Half of the Glee episodes were heartless, confusing, and flashy. The other half of the season would have earned the show an A. Let’s hope the show learns not to try so hard and just goes back to being a good show with heart. Glee is getting a few new writers for season three, so hopefully that will bring some restraint and coherence.
Let’s look back at the high and low points of the season.
High: Our first introduction to the Warblers with their great rendition of "Teenage Dream". Also, their versions of "When I Get You Alone" and "Somewhere Only We Know". Also, Blaine. Mainly Blaine.
Low: Their other covers. Did we really need to hear "Misery"? Who isn’t sick of that song? And "Raise Your Glass" and "Candles" made us want to cover our ears. The group that was capable of a cappella heaven stayed in top 40, overproduced hell most of the time. We feel robbed.
High: Quinn and Sam. He was a loveable dork, and she was a girl trying to take it slow after last year’s drama. And they had some great chemistry. Just watch their duet of "Lucky".
Low: Quinn most of the time. She started cheating again, got back with Finn, slapped Rachel, chose the Cheerios over Glee for a second, and had that stupid meltdown at Nationals. Plus, the prom queen obsession. That character regressed and has become almost completely unlikeable, and it makes no sense.
High: Rachel’s rendition of "What I Did For Love" in the first episode.
Low: Rachel’s bangs, her dramatic weight loss, and most of the other songs she sang. "Firework" and "The Only Exception" were completely unnecessary.
High: Gwyneth Paltrow’s first guest appearance, where she sang Cee Lo and played a fun part well.
Low: Gwyneth Paltrow’s other guest appearances, where she was uninspired, butchered ADELE, acted like a slut, and just wasted our time.
High: Burt’s sex talk with Kurt. We’re still crying and muttering, “Amen.”
Low: Too much focus on Kurt. As one blogger put it, “He works better in an ensemble. He’s just been the moral of every story, rather than a character.” A little Kurt goes a long way. Half of his storyline this season was touching and awesome. The other half was heavy-handed and preachy.
High: Jesse coming back
Low: Jesse not getting great material, just being a straight douche, and not singing enough.
High: That they gave us more Brittany and Santana.
Low: Too much Artie
High: Brittany’s dancing.
Low: Theme episodes, as a whole.
High: How fair the religion episode was.
Low: How safe and dull the religion episode was.
High: Sam forming “The Justin Beiber Experience,” which was hilarious, however you feel about “The Beebs”.
Low: The episode where Kurt and Finn’s parents got married, the vows and reception were all about Kurt, Sue married herself, and Carol Burnett wasn’t that great (for once in her life).
High: Finn and Rachel being such a nice, healthy couple for the first half of the season.
All-time Low: THE BEISTE KISS
High: The first two original songs, "Loser Like Me" and "Get it Right".
Low: The Christmas episode, which was just an excuse to sell us a Christmas album.
High: John Stamos
Low: The Will/Emma relationship
High: The Rachel/Blaine duet and drunk Rachel.
Low: The way Sue was used this season. Especially when she was mean to Becky and nice to the Glee club. What?
High: All the Fleetwood Mac covers.
Low: All the songs they sang at prom. (Leeard VEHEMENTLY disagrees with this one, but Ern insisted on putting it here).
High: No Mr. Schue rapping.
Low: Artie rapping, too much autotune, and too many top 40 hits. We already have those songs, show. Introduce us to lesser-known stuff and classic stuff.
Leeard's season grade: C
Ern's season grade: B-