'Glee' Recap — The Big Super Bowl Episode Is Less Than Thrilling As Sue Sylvester Becomes Murderous!

Mon, February 7, 2011 12:48am EST by 11 Comments

We are all about suspension of disbelief but for what will no doubt be their biggest episode, ‘Glee’ dropped the ball and gave us one of the most ridiculous hours of television ever!

Where, oh where, to begin with the sometimes good but mostly horrible Glee post-Super Bowl episode? In the sake of leading off positively, the duet of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” by Rachel (Lea Michele) and Puck (Mark Salling) was one of the show’s best musical numbers. Ever. As for a critique, having a teacher finding humor in knowingly killing a student is the worst idea ever — especially for a musical comedy.

Yes, Glee spent an hour having Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) destroy the entire school and try and convince cheerleader Brittany (series MVP Heather Morris) to allow herself to be fired out of a cannon, leading inevitably to death. Now, we know this show goes over the top at times, but this was just ludicrous. It’s not even something that would seem to aid in retaining the new audience the football lead in ensured the show!

What did get in the men no doubt were some lovely changes that came about during this episode. Rachel showed some cleavage at one point (never happens) and some of the Cheerios traded cheerleading outfits for bikini tops (I could see it happening).

Hands down the worst part of this episode however was Rachel’s hair. For a major show to not realize that she went back and forth from having to not having bangs seems like a major miss. To be honest, her hair color even seemed to shift at times!

Positive note. Ummmmmm, oh the creepy all boys school. Now I can’t stand to watch them because it is just too odd and weird, but their rendition of “Bills, Bills, Bills” was great. However, the producers need to get Kurt (Chris Colfer) back to McKinley High. These scenes with him now seem so throwaway, something you want to try and avoid with the actor who just won a Golden Globe for the show. Or at least one would assume.

As for the much anticipated “Thriller” performance — eh. The scene appeared to be shot by Michael Bay so you couldn’t see much of the dancing which was a bummer. Also, wanted WAY more “Heads Will Roll” — that sounded amazing!

Also amazing is the revisiting of Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Finn (Cory Monteith). Their kiss at the end was sweet and nice and they should get back together. Or she should get with Brittany and Santana (Naya Rivera). They seem fun.

Now I won’t even get into the whole football plot because we all just know that is unimaginable. Obviously not the girls playing part, well those girls playing is ridiculous, but more the last second plays, the easy to assemble team and the belief that a group of rhythmless men can learn to dance in a few days. Great little scene for Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) though!

What did you think HollywoodLifers? Did Glee score for you tonight or just miss the uprights (see what I did there? Clever!)?

-Chris Spargo