Now that Season 4 is over, I can finally post my Glee Relationship Chart that I’ve been adding to all Season. Since the last one, which I posted in February, not much has changed. Some lines have changed colours and the relationships between the newbies up in the corner has grown. But that’s about it. It’s still cool to step back and look at how crazy this is….
Have I missed any?
If you’re wondering why Katie is on there still, I’ll tell you. Even though Katie is revealed as Unique, I still think that Ryder still likes the idea of Katie. He divulged his deepest secrets and he really liked Katie, but not Unique. So that’s why Katie is still there even though she’s not a real person.
Anyways, I’ve got some neat post ideas coming. Stay tuned! I love you.
Before I bring up things like “this is the worst season ever” or “the new kids ruined it” (which, BTW, are not my opinions, they’re simply opinions I’ve seen expressed over the course of the Season) I’d like to acknowledge the difficult situation Glee was in this season. I don’t think Glee meant to go as far as it is and so when half of the group graduated at the end of Season 3, Glee has a big decision to make. Do they focus solely on the graduates and their new life? Do they keep the highschool plot going? Do they go half and half? Or do they keep both going? The answer they chose was the last one: a bit of both worlds.
Did it work, though? Did Glee make the right choice? I guess that’s up to us to decide. Glee’s basis is the high school element so to focus on the lives of the graduates would be a bit dumb, if you ask me. But to ignore them fully and stick with high school may have gotten repetitive and dry. So I think the way they did it was best.
I think Glee made some risky moves, though. Not bad, per se, but risky. Breaking all of Glee’s fanfave couples up on the fourth episode was huge. And I guess there were cute little moments for all the couples at points in the season, but here we are, at the end of Season 4, and Klaine, Finchel and Brittana are all still apart.
Another huge and risky move was bringing in the new kids. Marley, Jake, Ryder, Kitty and Unique. They got some serious hate simply because they’re new. And as much as I agree that sometimes they were in the way of plots we all kinda wanted, they were needed. I can’t stress this enough. They were needed. New Directions wouldn’t be able to perform at competitions unless they have 12 members so those new kids were needed. One thing that was brought up at the beginning was that the newbies were basically copies of the graduates. Kitty was like Quinn, Marley was like Rachel, Ryder was like Finn, Jake was like Puck, and Unique was like a mix of Mercedes and Kurt. I’ll admit, to some extent, that seemed true. The plots and the personalities did reflect the old characters a bit. Whether that was intentional or not, we’ll never know. But with Glee already covering a multitude of personalities and unique characters, it’s hard to find something totally new that we’ll all like. The new characters was one of the biggest things people hated, or so I saw. Every plot line they had was despised. But a few months ago, I did a poll and out of the 32 votes it got, 78% of them liked the newbies, 4% didn’t and 3% didn’t care. I know my small poll isn’t a good representation of the fandom, but it shows that the new characters aren’t hated by everyone.
Storylines. That’s one thing that Glee may need a bit of help on. Sometimes it feels that Glee knows that they have so much power so they use it to get preachy. Over four years Glee has covered teen pregnancies, fake pregnancies, suicide, car crashes, racism, transgendered kids, homosexuality, intercourse with both gay and straight couples, bullying and child molestation. There’s probably more, too. I mean, the first few were okay. Quinn’s pregnancy in Season 1 was to show that getting pregnant in high school won’t ever be a good thing, no matter how many friends you have. And when Kurt came out as gay to his supportive father, Glee was praised so much for that because it was a TV first and we all have to agree that it was awesome. But now, it seems that Glee’s goal is to tackle every single issue with the world and it can get annoying. But it’s not just the preachy storylines that are disliked, it’s the fact that some storylines serve no purpose. Season 4 had a bunch of those. Like Burt’s cancer. That had really no effect on Kurt at all, or anyone else. It came up twice. Or Quinn and Santana hooking up at the failed wedding. What was the point of that? It was dumb. But if you’re saying that these stupid storylines are recent to Season 4, I’ll argue. There have been meaningless plots in all the seasons. Season 1 had a considerable number less, but there were still a few. What was the point of The Legion Of Evil in Season 2? Or David Martinez in Season 3? POINTLESS. But it’s Glee, and for every useless plot, there’s a bunch of really good ones so I can put up with the weird ones.
But basically, what I’ve told you is facts. Now here’s what I think. I think the season was good. I think Glee did very well considering their extremely difficult situation. They gave us a bit of everything. As much as the breakups were painful, they were needed to make it realistic and all three couples did interact, which was good. I mean, Klaine is on the verge of a possible marriage! However, I think the result of the breakups were kind of dumb. Brody was there at first to be a new friend to Rachel, which was fine. Then they started dating. But once it went on long enough, they needed a reason to get Brody out and get Finn back in. So they made Brody a hooker so we’d all hate him and be glad Finn came back. I’m team Finchel all the way so I didn’t need the story to make me dislike Brody. Bram was a total joke. I would have been fine if they were friends, but their relationship was just dumb to me. Not many people even liked them. It was a waste.
As for the new kids, I can’t say I was totally in love. My least favourite, hands down, would have to be Unique. Why she came back is a mystery to me. Maybe it was the fact that Unique talked in third person and thought she was better than everyone when she really was insecure and scared that bugged me the most. I mean, it’s no wonder why bullies targeted her if she goes around the hall saying thing like ‘Unique doesn’t not like your outfit’ or ‘Unique is looking fly today’. Or maybe it was the fact that I wasn’t even a huge fan of Alex Newell when he was on The Glee Project. Kitty’s rude attitude bugged me too. But once she got nicer, I liked her more. Over all, I didn’t mind them. I know they were needed.
The music was good. There were some killer songs sung this season. I downloaded a lot. One thing I have to say that isn’t really a complaint is that Blaine had a lot of songs. There were only about 5 episodes where he didn’t have either a solo, duet or large standout line(s) in a song. But I love Blaine and his voice so I’m okay with that.
The episodes too, were pretty good. There were some standout ones (‘The Break Up’, ‘Guilty Pleasures’, ‘Shooting Star’ and ‘Glee Actually’) and there were also some weak ones (‘Sadie Hawkins’, ‘Diva’ and ‘Lights Out’). There were a lot more useless plots in Season 4 compared to others, but there were also a lot of interesting ones. Was Season 3 better than Season 4? I don’t know. I can’t really say. Both had positives and negatives, as did Season 1 and Season 2.
So all in all, I have to say that Season 4 wasn’t a total disappointment. There were still some faults, but that’s normal and fine. I think Glee made a good choice regarding what to do with the graduates. I can’t wait to see how Season 5 will work. What do you think?
Hello! I know that this post probably isn’t what you expected I’d be posting. You’d think I’d have a Season 4 overview or a Glee Relationship chart and I swear, those are both on their way so stay tuned, but for now, let’s take a break and continue on Glee’s comic book journey. Today I read this:
It’s number 3 in the 4 Part series. It’s also a game changer in terms of plot. Like in Part 2, there was some more plots, but there was also a huge cliffhanger that makes me super excited for Part 4, the final installment.
I think Part 3 was really good. There were some cute parts, some weird parts, and some interesting parts. If you read Part 2, you’d know that at the end, Glee’s bad boy Puck asked out Archie’s good girl Betty. I love Betty and I don’t think she’s a good match for Puck at all. I think if Glee and Archie were to play around with couples, Betty should be with Finn and Veronica should try with Puck. Veronica likes Reggie and he’s a bad boy so you’d think they’d make a better match. But nonetheless, Petty (Puck and Betty) happened in Part 3. In Glee world, Veronica strikes up an unlikely friendship with Kurt and together they sing an ABBA song, ‘Waterloo’ (can this song happen on Glee? PLEASE?). I like how the friendships are forming between the worlds. Over in Archie world, both Mercedes and Blaine are asked to ditch The Archies (the band) and join Josie And The Pussycats, but only Blaine agrees. Hmmm….. In the end, due to a couple kissing (you’ll have to read to find out who), the two groups may be in danger of returning to their worlds.
One thing I really like is that they’re switching focus on the characters between books so like in Glee, there are many storylines and friendships growing. And as I say every post, they’re doing a really great job capturing the character’s personalities.
One small mistake I noticed was that when Puck and Betty were at Pop’s, they sat in a booth. Puck was on the left side and Betty was on the right, but in one frame, when Cheryl Blossom comes in and sees them, they’re on opposite sides.
So that’s about it. I liked Part 3 more than Part 2, but not as much as Part 1. Either way, I suggest you read this, and the others too. If you can’t find them in stores singly, in August all 4 Parts will be released in one book so keep an eye out for that.
P.S. Betty buys Puck a package of Redvines That’s three fandoms crossing over here for me, if you know what I mean.