Oh, Glee, what a tumultuous relationship you seem to insist on having with us!
Why, oh why do they insist on continuing to change the way the music is presented on this show that was perfectly fantastic when it was just all about the glee club actually performing the songs? And why, Glee, why, did you insist on already having an entirely pointless side-story about Will forming an a cappella group when keeping the main focus of the kids in school working on the glee club was amazing?
Also, I must ask why on earth Jane Lynch was hardly in this episode! In the first and second episodes, I laughed out loud about ten times, and in this week's episode, I'd say I laughed about twice.
I understand if they don't want her hilariousness to take over the show since the cheerleaders aren't the focus, but her war with Will over the glee club is comedy gold, and just showing her in her office giving the cheerleaders orders this week was not anywhere near enough.
Also, I get that the actor playing Will, Matthew Morrison, is a great singer and they want to give him the chance to shine, but him singing with the glee club at practice highlights him perfectly well, and it doesn't cause for totally unreasonable extra storylines like his creative and I'm-going-to-be-a-dad crisis of the a cappella group.
Along with that, as noted earlier, I don't understand why they keep changing up how the musical numbers are presented. The first episode was just straight glee club singing at practice and try-outs. The second episode suddenly had dubbed over songs that were probably them really singing and was still restricted to them practicing, performing, and trying out, but it was really strange to have them singing in a regular stage way in the pilot then dub over most songs in the second episode suspending the reality a little too far.
Now in the third episode, we're expected to accept a fantasy song at the car wash! I appreciate that it was at least not what actually happened, but I much preferred the style of Rachel's ending song last week where yes, it was a bit music video-like, but at least it started out showing her just singing on the stage practicing. I think breaking out into imaginary songs is too much for what they originally set up on this show.
So that long list of complaints aside, I still adore this show, I'm just nervous for what it's going to become considering they present new ways of doing the show and new, random storylines that seem like a lame attempt at mixing up a show that shouldn't be needed until somewhere much further along the line into Season 2 or 3.
What did you think? Were you annoyed and disappointed with the switch of focus this week or did you still really enjoy getting the new episode?