Yes, I know that Glee is no longer the coolest kid around, but I am still really enjoying this new season.
After the atrocity known as Season 3, it's nice to see that Glee has found its footing again. Without a doubt, this is the best season since the first.
The new characters are a lot of fun - I'm especially enjoying the newest guy, Ryder. The love triangle between The New Rachel/Puck Jr./and Finn 2.0 is actually fairly interesting, because unlike Rachel and Finn, I have no idea which one Marley will pick.
The episode last night was pretty great, and was filled with a lot of good stuff. I like that we're finally getting some payoff from the break-up episode. Blaine's pained look at Kurt during 'Beauty School Dropout' was almost heartbreaking. Seeing all of the couples back together during 'You're the One That I Want' was a stroke of genius on the writers part.
I could have done without the eating disorder subplot, if only for the fact that you would think Marley would be smart enough to realize that her regular clothes still fit. Whatever, it's a classic Glee example of jumping from point A to point B without actually having to work for it. Let's just hope that they don't keep shoving this message down our throat - that's what killed Season 2. The gay bullying subplot pretty much killed all momentum.
Sue is finally fun again, and kudos to Jane Lynch for taking what could have been a living cartoon and transforming her into a relatable human being.
When are they going to give Tarantula Head something to do? Seriously, he hasn't had a real storyline since he had those Jesus-boners for Quinn back in Season 3. And while we're on the subject, what happened to Irish-McGee?
Either way, Season 4 has been a lot of fun. I'm excited to see where they take Kate Hudson's subplot. Sleeping with a student probably isn't the best idea in the world.
Finally, does anyone else think that it's strange they're airing an episode on Thanksgiving next week? The ratings have been dropping as it is, they really think a Halloween episode will save them?
This show feels like The Simpsons of today. It has characters I like that used to do really entertaining things that are now all somewhat less compelling doing stuff that no longer seems groundbreaking.