Recap: 'Glee' - 'Comeback'

Is it really a surprise that this week’s "Glee" was a pale imitation of the great one that aired at roughly the same time last week? Of course not. "Glee" isn’t written so much as concocted by a few writers that approach the show in much the same way that amateur cooks would in creating a new stew on a weekly basis. The basic ingredients that go into said stew might not be bad on their own. Some of them might even be pretty tasty. But there’s no thought process about how those ingredients go together. Occasionally, the mix produces brilliant results. But since these would-be Iron Chefs didn’t bother to write down the recipe that produced a winning meal, they are unable to replicate the process after tasting success.

Tortured metaphors aside, "Comeback" could have been a pretty good follow-up to "Silly Love Songs." Intertwining Rachel’s reemergence as a musical, not social, force paired with a lost-then-refocused Sue wouldn’t have exactly set the world on fire, but at least given the show something it so often lacks: thematic focus. Or, you know, just plain ol’ focus. But thrown into the narrative cauldron alongside that twinned storyline was Justin Bieber, Lauren’s stage fright, Will’s visits to a pediatric cancer ward, and other elements that may have worked as a scene but not as part of the whole. Read More...


Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!