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WHAT IS THIS SUE-LESS SONGFIC CRAP?

Brad Falchuk, you racist, sexist, despicable ass, you really want us to believe that Will would call Mike Chang "other Asian"? Will is condescending and horrible, but he does cling to the superficial appearance of political correctness. You think that racist joke was so funny that you'll sacrifice characterization to shove it in?

The glee kids who used to feel resentful that the same few kids always get all the solos and attention now really, really want to sing a song about how special Finn and Quinn are. Right.

Finally an episode about Quinn and her motivation for keeping the pregnancy secret and her home life Bait and switch. It's another episode about how Finn feels about Quinn's pregnancy, and how Finn feels about keeping it secret, and how Quinn's family is intimidating to Finn, and how Finn has to invite Quinn home with him when she gets kicked out.

Poor Will, surrounded by hysterical women. How tragic for you. Women are horrible, just ask Kurt and Brad.

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In this very special episode, Glee focuses on offending people with disabilities.

Othering. Accusing PWD of being problems and a burden. Accusing PWD of getting unearned special treatment and advantages. Accusing PWD of faking it for attention. Currently able-bodied people have to experience what it's like to use a wheelchair, before the challenges faced by wheelchair users become "real". Painting romantic and/or sexual advances from a PWD to a CAP as awkward, and a sign that the PWD does not see or want to see the CAP as "normal".

Bonus lantern-hanging on the fact that the solos always go to white people, and a reminder that gay men are femme and love fashion. Quinn's pregnancy, still all about Finn and Puck. Tina's feeling for Artie, all about Artie. Sue once again is the one shining light of female characters who have lives of their own.

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Mike and Matt are chopped liver. Finn can't sing a solo because he has something in his eye, Artie has to play the bass, and Puck doesn't like the song. So obviously Will has to sing it himself - Kurt, Mike and Matt aren't asked, but at least Kurt gets lines.

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This was a really fun episode, but while I enjoyed it for its humor, it disappointed me deeply. Sue (yay Sue!) in her on-going campaign against Will and the glee club points out how the characters of color are always background decoration, backup singers and dancers, don't have any storylines, have very little dialogue, just a few humorous interjections here and there, and half of them don't even have names.

Thank you Sue, you are absolutely right. It's time we did something about that, by focusing the episode on... the white people practicing their solos without the people of color there to back them up. Hey, at least we know now that Mike is named Mike.

It's another spectacular second premise race-Bechdel test fail for Glee.

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I enjoyed this guest star free episode very much!

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A less enjoyable episode, though not as boring as Acafellas.

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Another enjoyable and very funny episode. So much was going on I could barely keep up. Rachel, I still love you most of all, but Sue is too awesome for words.

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Great episode. And they got to use mountains in the background!

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Glee manages to keep my attention for another episode. The first half of the episode dragged for a bit, but it was still good entertainment.

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Supernatural is back! I've tried hard to remain unspoiled, but I have picked up a few things which may be spoilers or just speculation. Luckily most of them were for this episode, so I don't have to worry about that anymore.

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After watching the second episode of Glee, I now love Rachel even more!

Rachel, I you


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Glee 101

Sep. 10th, 2009 08:07 pm
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I've just watched the first episode of Glee, and I love it! Rachel is a fantastic character. The episode was really funny, and I liked the way the song and dance was integrated in the plot.

I decided to do a Bechdel test, both female and race.
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