Glee followed a lackluster season premiere with a dull as heck second episode. In “I am Unicorn,” all of the plot points you knew and loved in Season 1, when they were new, are back again. Only this time they aren’t new, interesting, fun or clever.
- Quinn is evil.
- Kurt is gay.
- Sue is crazy.
- Emma has an OCD.
All of these issues and more are explored in my Yahoo! TV article 2, “Glee’s Return to Basics Has Left Season 3 Dull So Far”
Other things that were weird to me left unmentioned in the article:
Will running against Sue for a congressional seat. I actually kind of get this because Matthew Morrison has said many times he is always among the first to check out of a project. Ever since the first time I heard him say that, I kind of felt like he might leave Glee when those initial three year contracts expired. Will obtaining some type of position is the perfect way for that to happen.
Rachel and Finn. Rachel and Finn. Chemistry, chemistry, chemistry as long as you aren’t dating. However, it isn’t the fault of Cory Montieth or Lea Michele. I think the writers are already trying to establish the problems we are going to have to watch these two live with throughout the season and/or break-up over again. Why can’t they just be happy, crazy kids for a few minutes?
I still think it would be awesome if Rachel and/or Finn was going to take over the glee club after Will leaves. Maybe not on the show, but their characters to fade away like that…with that intention. Will’s whole character is about someone who accepted small town life despite having potential. There are always people who choose that. Rachel and Finn are the obvious choices for such a plot development.
Oh, final weirdness. Quinn is going to stage/attempt to stage a custody battle. That is going to work out real well on a prime-time teen/young adult show.
I’m looking forward to third episode to see if it begins to pull out of the muck. If this is a somewhat standard 26 episode season, 1/13th of it has already been squandered on crud. Not looking good.