Don’t Stop Gleein’

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On Friday, March 20th, Glee aired its final episodes and ended it’s six years on Fox. By this point, if you are a true glee, you have read all the reviews of the finale but this review will be different. Instead of just focusing on the show’s finale, I’ll be reviewing the show. In a sense, remembering the good, the bad, and the amazing that this show had on pop culture as well as the million fans. So here are review of Glee (be ready for more Glee nods!)

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith took over Gleek’s hearts as the couple “Finchel” until Monteith’s untimely death before the filming of Glee’s fifth season

Glee was a show about a group of high school students that shouldn’t have gotten along nor hung out with each other. But because of their love for singing, they joined glee club where they were allowed to be themselves without being judge or made fun of.  Then once the main characters graduated, it followed them into the early stages of adult hood. The show taught about how to be yourself and not to feel ashamed if you don’t fit in with the things as they are. It also taught that if you follow your dreams, everything will work out-eventually.

The show also introduced the masses to hundreds of different genres of music through its glee club performances and singles. While many people say that “Glee ruined great music,” it really didn’t. It introduced it to a new group of people. It showed the world that the classics can still be classics and that show tunes really isn’t as bad or a horrible as one may think.

The musically performances were overall good. Some where better than other. The music was extremely well until around season 3. The Songs started to sound a little kids bop-y. The singing of the lead in the song was good but the background music just sounded like they were a backing track (we knew that it was a backing track but it was obvious now). After the story of the show shifted away from the Glee club and more on the alumni in the middle of season 5, the music got better and was amazing in season 6.

One of the biggest flaws of the series was the story. Glee could really never tell a story right. It would either rush it or change it halfway through the arc. It also rushed a story. One major example was when Rachel was looking for her mother in the first season. It took place over two episodes. It felt rushed and just like they were trying hurry it up by the end of the season.

The final season was pretty much amazing and the perfect way to end the show. For my full opinion on season 6, click here to read my thought on it

Overall, the series was amazing. Some seasons and characters were better than others but the show will live on as being one the best musical shows on television. We will miss Glee

Rating: 4 Rachel Berry’s gold star out of 5

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The End is Glee

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Midseason thoughts

There is only three weeks left of Glee and I thought that I would share my thoughts on the newest and final season of American’s version of Degrassi, but Glee knows when it’s time to end.

Season Six of Glee is pretty much amazing. It’s so much better than the last two seasons. The story arches have been good and the music this season has been so good that you kinda want to spent money every week to buy it. Now my only problem with this season, and it’s a problem that the show openly makes fun of (which I love and despise), I want to know more about the lives of the newbies.

Unlike the failed attempt in season four, this new set of Glee kids are actually amazing and I want more of them. I really don’t care to see Rachel, Kurt, and Blaine anymore and I’m tired of dealing with their shiz. I want to know more about Jane, Spencer, Roderick, and the twins that I don’t remember their names (we will call them Jerry and Terry). I think I would care more about the alumni if they interacted more with the newbies. The last set of newbies were just bland and carbon copies as they tried to replace the alumni. The only I liked was Kitty. Her bluntness and evilness is adorable. Then I like that she has a male clone in Spencer who is an absolute dick, who just happens to be gay.

Sue Sylvester is also funnier than ever and well….being Sue. If you thought she funnier before, well she tops herself.

Overall, the season is good and I want more of Glee.

Glee goes in a “New Direction”

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Well, the end is here!!! The countdown to the final episode of everyone’s favorite show to hate-Glee. FOX decided to move it to the Friday night death slot and give us two hours Glee to make up for it. Those two hours were very emotional. So let’s break down those two hours.

Hour 1: Loser Like Me
The show opened up with Rachel Berry pretty much becoming a failure and a laughing-stock of the entertainment world and Lima. From this point on, it became a sob fest. It’s pretty much a “Boo, my life sucks” Rachel episode on steroids. It’s just like 50x times more depressing because it’s not over a guy but because her dreams were smashed in a matter of a few months. But as the episode gets closer towards the end, it starts to get a little more preppier and then it comes to where Rachel takes over the Glee by using the money she earned from her failed TV show pilot…and Glee reboots itself again…but this time, it’s ran by Rachel Berry.

The music in the episode was okay. Lea Michele’s version of “Let it Go” was amazing. She slayed that song. It was really one of the only songs that stood out in the first hour. The other ones were ehhhhhhh.

 

Hour 2: Homecoming

The second hour was Glee at it’s finest. It was almost like season 5 never happened. Don’t get me wrong, Season 5 wasn’t the worst thing in the world. This episode was like it in like a wrecking ball with Season 1 and 2 riding on. It was rather good. It also for the first time since season 3 that they introduced characters that I didn’t want to face punch because they weren’t trying to recreate the characters that graduated (let’s be real: Kitty is pretty much the only likable one).  It also gave us a great looks at the newbies personalities. I just wished they would sing a little more than they did. It also gave us great hope in rest of the season. I also wish that it didn’t focus so much on Rachel and Kurt and their. It would have been nice to catch up with the rest of the cast as they were slightly featured in the episode for McKinley’s homecoming.

The music in this episode was pretty much amazing. I would highly recommend download it because it’s amazing. They are all stand outs.

 

Overall, Hour 2 of Glee was a way better episode than the first hour. Hour 2 just made me want to re-watch all of my favorite Glee episodes and such.

Rating for Loser like Me: 3.5 slushies out of 5

Rating for Homecoming: 4 slushies out of 5

 

What was your thoughts on the newest episode of Glee? Let us know in the comments below

Glee “Frenemies” singles review

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Well it’s that time of year again. Glee is back after it’s mid-winter break and it’s back with power. While the gleek’s are gearing up for its return, we thought we would review the newest songs that glee will be dishing out this week! Here is our first edition of “We review Glee Singles for the week”….I don’t have a catchy title for it yet.

Whenever I Call You Friend

Performed by: Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, and New Direction aka Backing Glee Club Track

Originally performed by: Kenny Loggins & Stevie Nicks

This song is…..ehhh. Personally, I wouldn’t have used these two for this song because it just doesn’t do their voices justice. This song is just okay for me. Maybe when the episode airs with the scene, it might make me change my mind but it’s just not working for me-like at all.

 

Brave

Performed by: Lea Michele and Naya Rivera

Originally performed by: Sara Bareilles

So it’s pretty much a given when you see these do a song that it’s going to be one hell of a song and that is what this song it. It’s pretty much an extremely well done cover of the original, which I’m extremely tired of hearing. Lea and Naya killed it on.

 

My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)

Performed by: Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Matt Morrison and New Directions

Originally performed by: En Vogue

This song is a hundred times better than “Whenever I Call You Friend”. It’s good to hear them take a 90’s classic and do it again. Kevin’s  boy banders days definitely shine on this song and Jenna shines too in her own way. But they should have had Matt sing more than one line…it’s kinda like “Here Matt, have this line in a number to make you feel more important”

Don’t Rain on My Parade

Performed by: Naya Rivera

Originally performed by: Barbra Streisand

OH.MY.GLEE. When I heard that Naya was going to sing this song, I was pretty much like “I NEEEED THIS TO COMPLETE MY LIFE” and that it did. She slayed this song and gave Lea Michele a run for her money, who sang it back during season 1. It’s still wasn’t as good as Lea (she’s pretty much the glee queen) though. The only complaint is the score for this song. The original was a tad bit better but this was still good. Someone needs to make a Naya and Lea duet for this song!!

I Believe In A Thing Called Love

Performed by: Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer

Originally performed by: The Darkness

Pretty much this song is killer song. Adam Lambert’s glee songs have been to DIE for so far (Marry the Night was better than the original). Chris and Adam’s voice really didn’t blend well here besides on the high notes but I’m will to look past it this time. Rock also isn’t Chris’ strong point.

Every Breathe You Take

Performed by: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele

Originally performed by: The Police

This song….and their voices were pretty much the best. This song was extremely well done and Lea and Naya should have duets together all the time. I died listening to this song and then it brought me back-it was that good.

Breakaway

Performed by: Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz

Originally performed by: Kelly Clarkson

This song was okay for me. Darren definitely saved the song from being bad. Jenna and Kevin are good together but they shouldn’t be singing together. There was a reason why they broke up and it wasn’t Harry Shum’s abs…it was because they didn’t work musically.

 

The Verdict: If you don’t want to buy this and save some monday, then I say do it. It’s wasn’t that great of music this week. I would recommend getting the Naya and Lea tracks because they pretty much owned this episode