Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.The May 24, 2011 season finale of "Glee" followed the glee club to their national's competition in New York. The episode set in the big apple was a tremendous disappointment. The second season of "Glee" has been hit and miss, viewers were hoping the season finale would be something to remember. They will remember it but only because it was pretty mediocre, especially for a season finale. There was a lot to hate, and just a little to love in the "New York' episode, here are just a few examples.
1) Brittany's Horribly Good Song - Loved Brittany's crazy ass song "My Cup." What was even better was her enthusiasm while singing, and Artie supporting her in the background. This song will be added to the other "Glee" song classics "My Headband" by Rachel, and "Trouty Mouth" by Santana. They need to start a ridiculously lame original song hall of fame at McKinley. It is impossible not to love these cheesy songs.
2) Patti Lupone - The scene was short but good, maybe the "Glee" budget did not allow them to have her on the show very long. You do not have to be a Broadway fanatic to get excited about an appearance from the uber-talented Patti Lupone. Like many I loved her as Libby Thacher on the remarkable television series "Life Goes On." Viewers would have loved it if the Tony award winner belted out a few notes. Everyone was yelling at the television for Rachel to at least get an autograph for Kurt, he would have died.
3) Love In The Air - Even though it felt rushed and was jammed into the end of the "New York" episode there were some sweet moments. Blaine and Kurt exchanging I love you's was enough to touch the heart of even a cynical viewer. A moment later we see Sam and Mercedes holding hands. All of their characters seem genuinely nice, it will be fascinating to see where the writers take their relationships.
1) Lack of Chaperones - Viewers questioned why a high school would send only one teacher with thirteen students on a school trip. One male chaperone with all these underage children. Then, when they get there, Mr. Schuester leaves them in the hotel to head off to the theater. Later we see him in the bar drinking, there is some great responsibility. They would have been better off all alone.
2) Running Through The Streets Singing And Dancing - Is it such a common thing in New York no body pays attention when a mob of teens runs though the street singing and dancing? Felt like an old episode of "Fame." It would have been a little more realistic if at least a few bystanders looked at them like they were crazy.
3) What Happened To Quinn and Her Evil Plan? - In the last episode, Quinn was extremely pissed and not accepting the fact that Finn broke up with her. Her character alluded to having some evil plan that she would put into motion when they went to Nationals. Unless her evil plan was to make them jealous with her new haircut nothing ever came to fruition. Her scheming was just dropped, and I guess the writers just want the viewers to over look this little tidbit.
4) Insulting Viewers - Fans wonder if the writers just do not care if some of the things they put in the episodes are just too hard to swallow. In the "New York" episode, they showed an excited Rachel showing up with tickets to the Broadway show "Cats." There is no way someone who is obsessed with singing and making it to Broadway she would not know "Cats" was no longer running. Even more insulting they had Quinn point it out to her. All Quinn cares about is her high school popularity and Finn. We do not buy that Quinn would know this fact. It was also unbelievable that the glee club waited until they arrived in New York to come up with two original songs. Between all the running around the city they miraculously had time to write, choreograph and learn two new songs to perform them for competition. It is no wonder they did not make the top ten.
5) Finn, Rachel & Jesse Triangle Crap - Viewers are tired of all the angst and back and forth between Finn and Rachel. We know this is common teenage behavior, but we do not want to see their drama take over the show completely. Viewers especially do not want a love triangle between Finn, Rachel and Jesse. Put everyone out of their misery send Jesse away and stop the nonsense between Finn and Rachel.
6) Weird Ending - The ending of the season two finale was just odd. Other than Santana's brief freak out after not placing at nationals it was business as usual. Everyone was happy and almost philosophical about losing. Seeing Quinn smiling and ushering Finn and Rachel back into the glee classroom was just other dimension bizarre. So now she is fine and dandy with the two of them? Maybe they were jet-lagged, and that is why they were all acting so odd. "Glee" has fallen a long way from the world-wide sensation it once was. Fans are hoping when it is back in the fall for season three we see a return to its previous glory days.
"Glee" repeats will air Thursday nights on FOX during the summer 2011.
More from This Contributor:
- Patti Lupone
- just a little