October 6th, 2010
01:01 PM ET
Dear Cheesus, could you please stop making the "Glee" characters act so mean?
Seriously, I'm still trying to deal with how annoying Rachel has become and now Kurt starts acting up?
I get that he’s an atheist and has issues with the church because of their stance on gays, but seriously dude, the Glee Club members are supposed to be your friends. Coming off the high that was last week’s hilarious Britney/Brittany episode, this week just felt kind of forced to me.
Whenever a show takes on spirituality and/or religion, I always cringe just a bit for fear that it’s going to be way over the top either way it swings. But my main issue with this week’s “Glee” is that it pretty much felt like the for-your-Emmy-consideration reel of Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel.
Basically, Kurt refuses to attend the ritual dinner his dad enjoys putting on as a family every Friday and then dad has a heart attack. Cue the remorse and lots of close-ups of his tear-stained, tortured face.
I just didn’t get the anger Kurt directed at his fellow Gleeks for their attempts to offer support in the form of prayers. It all felt very overwrought and I wish we could have had more of the sub-plot of Sue Sylvester and her crisis of faith over God not helping her sister who has Down Syndrome. That storyline was a rich, barely tapped vein as far as I am concerned.
Even the music didn’t really move me this time around. I just knew that they are going to have Rachel perform something from "Yentl" since she’s Jewish and a Streisand fan, and then BAM, “Papa Can You Hear Me.” Color me not surprised.
As for the whole “Finn/Grilled Cheesus” sandwich plot, it just made me crave a grilled cheese and bowl of tomato soup (hey, it is that time of the year). Otherwise, it seemed pretty silly. So, if you haven't figure it out yet, this wasn’t one of my favorite episodes.
I pray next week will be better.
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