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Glee Review: On My Way

21 Feb

This episode of Glee was predicted to be extremely controversial and many fans expected to hate it before they had seen it, suspecting that Glee would not be able to handle the issue of suicide delicately and appropriately. I believe that they did an adequate job with it. Warning! Spoilers ahead and possible trigger warning.

The show starts off with students at Karofsky’s school calling him ‘fag’ and bullying him (in real life and via internet). There was a montage of his depression leading up to him attempting suicide. I felt that the whole scene was a bit rushed and could have delved a bit more into actual emotion; Kurt suffered through such things for a year (and it should be said that Karofsky himself did them to Kurt) and Karofsky broke after one day. They could have developed more on why.

The next few scenes are where the controversy grows. Everyone at McKinley proceeds to grieve and feel remorse for Karofsky. The teachers say that they should have noticed his struggles that were evident from his bullying. Kurt feels that it’s his fault because he rejected Karofsky and ignored his phone calls.

Many advocate the next statement, and it is one hundred percent true: You can’t blame the victim of bullying for not helping their bully. That in itself sounds wrong. Kurt had no moral obligation to reach out to a boy who harassed and emotionally/physically/sexually harmed him. I believe that Glee didn’t do a good job of emphasizing this until the hospital scene, where of all places you hear Karofsky himself tell Kurt that he didn’t deserve kindness for all the terrible things he had done. That scene was commendable, and in a way makes up for anything Glee hadn’t addressed beforehand. In fact that scene was very well-done in my opinion. I love that they both understand that Kurt doesn’t need to help Dave, but he still does because he is the bigger person; he is a kind and compassionate person with a HUGE heart.

Also, the auditorium scene was VERY well done, and simply for the subject they touched on; everyone who ever wants to commit suicide has a reason. And their reason may sound stupid or completely insignificant, but you never realize how much that one thing got to them or meant to them. A mean comment from a parent might be the one thing that sets them into a depression they can’t get out of; a person in a normal state of mind might say ‘suck it up’ or ‘it was just one stupid comment’. But different things affect people in different ways. If a person really feels like committing suicide, their reason is never stupid to them; and that’s the point. It’s THEIR reason; they want to take their life because something made them feel sad.

Lastly, one line really hit me; when Emma said “Then whose job is it?” It’s basically saying, yes, Karofsky was a bully. It was no one’s job to be nice to a bully, and no one expects you to. But they are still human, and one aspect of being a kind human is always helping others. Karofsky’s actions can never be justified, but can your actions be justified when you ignore a person in need because of the past?

I think that covers all the controversy that I wanted to address; now random things as I remember them will go below! Overall, the episode was obviously not perfect but they did a decent job with such a touchy subject.

~Sebastian; no apology can make up for the things he’s done but it’s never too late to redeem yourself. I love that Glee is always going back to the message of supporting others and putting the past behind you. And he had a scene with Dave; oh my goodness!!! That was terrible (the things the character said, not the scene) but I never thought I’d ever see those two interact so that was cool.

~Blaine and Santana rapping together. That is all.

~Darren and Vanessa are two of the best background actors; hugging/imitating vampires? Made my day.

~I love that they went through with giving the Trouble-Tones their own performance. You know that that’s something they could have easily ignored. By the way, all the regional songs were excellent (although the Rachel solos are getting old).

~Klaine holding hands ^_^

~Tina saying she needs songs, tumblr being mentioned…good job Glee πŸ˜‰

~Le Roy and Hiram are still awesome and hilarious; the fake seizure, Carole’sΒ feminine wilesΒ  ^_^

~Quinn 😦 she’ll be fine though, this is Glee

I think that’s all! Thanks for reading this long post πŸ™‚ Please comment because I love to hear what readers think!

P.S. Happy One Year Anniversary to Klaine! πŸ™‚

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Glee Review: Michael

31 Jan

A quick summary on my thoughts for today’s Glee…perhaps I should do these every episode? Lemme know!

-You’re a vegetable

-Santana and Kurt interaction! I love when she’s nice and defends her friends ^_^

-Sebastians a jerk. But it’s okay because he got owned at the end! By the way, did that last performance remind anyone of Give Up the Funk? (which is one of my all-time favorite performances of Glee)

-I love when they don’t play dirty and do the right thing πŸ™‚

-Rachel shouldn’t say yes, they should be able to be in a relationship without making such serious promises to each other. But I’m guessing that scene with Quinn and Rachel made a lot of Faberry shippers happy πŸ˜‰

-Sorry, but it kind of made me mad that Quinn got into Yale. They have their characters pay barely any attention to school and then decide to go to an Ivy League, and easily get in? However I am glad that she’s finally stable and on her feet. She’s really grown!

-I never realized how much I liked Chord’s voice until now…maybe it’s gotten better while he was gone? Now it’s just full of so much soul!

-Blaine stepping in front of Kurt-eeeiii! He’s such a good boyfriend.

-I refuse to believe that Artie performed Scream. That was Kevin McHale the entire time. Also, I laugh when they used to convince us that Mike couldn’t sing.

-Smooth Criminal! I was more excited for 2CELLOS, who I have been obsessed with since my orchestra teacher showed them to us. It was simply amazing.

-Naya’s voice is amazing. That is all.

-She doesn’t know how to lock doors ^_^

-Kurt and his dad; always the best scenes. That was freaking adorable, I love both of them.

-Eyepatch. He’s a pirate, guys!

-Yay, they got into NYADA!

-That face morph thing near the end; Kurt morphed into Rory. Family resemblance right there! πŸ˜‰

-Trent, aka the Sassy Warbler, is an awesome person. However it worried me that he’s the only one who was honorable throughout all of this. Why are the writers making the Warblers bad guys?

-I am LOVING on how they’re calling Will out on not being a good Spanish teacher. It’s kind of hilarious.

Sorry none of this is in chronological order; I typed them as I thought about the episode