Recap: 'Glee' - 'Night of Neglect'

Recap: 'Glee' - 'Night of Neglect'

Well, after what seems like 45 years, "Glee" returned tonight to start the march towards the end of its second season. Many shows would take the time to hone scripts, rethink final arcs, and generally sharpen things up on the way to an all-too-close finale. But "Glee" isn’t most shows, so "A Night of Neglect" was a typical grab bag of plots, tones, and enough characters to fill the wide shots in an epic motion picture. Odd, since so much of the episode took place in a sparsely filled theatre.

[Full recap of Tuesday's (April 19) "Glee" after the break...]

It’s frustrating to type out the same complaints about the show, and I can’t imagine it’s insanely exciting to reach differently worded iterations of the same concerns. But for the first time I think all season, I’m actually struggling to say anything analytical about the show. It’s not that I’m unwilling to talk about the show, except that there was remarkably little to comment upon that wasn’t there in the primary text of the show. Even when "Glee" is horribly bad ("Britney/Brittany," "The Rocky Horror Glee Show"), there’s usually a treasure trove of things to discuss, pick apart, and read between the lines. Tonight? Not so much. "Glee" not only once again neglected the basic building blocks that make up an episode of television, it neglected to be at least interesting while breaking the rules. Read More...


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