Glee: Now we’re taking on existentialism? I approve.

What a commentary on organized religion in America. Bravo, Ryan Murphy. Finn is praying to made up deities, Kurt questions a religion that condemns everything he stands for. Rachel threatens her relationship with Finn and brings up a common issue within relationships – are the kids going to be raised in the Church? In a synagogue? None of the above? Sue talks about the apparent lack of separation between the church and state within education these days (taking evolution out of textbooks, really?), and Will struggles with figuring out how to give his students something to believe in, while including all faiths. I really liked the implications of the religion discussion tonight. They managed to raise questions without turning it into some 700 Club episode, or a religious PSA…or make it overly political. Thank God(dess). I kinda feel bad for athiests though. Damn.

I can say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the musical numbers tonight. Puck’s Billy Joel rendition was cute. I’m over the Rachel/Barbara Streisand thing as well as the Mercedes/Whitney Houston thing. They both have amazing voices and the producers obviously know how to use them. But how many wailing church hymns am I going to have to endure? It’s been killed. I’m over it. But wait… Finn did R.E.M.! I love, love, love Michael Stipe and “Losing My Religion”…but then again, I kinda feel like this whole episode was written with this song in mind. I mean just Google the lyrics. Maybe Ryan Murphy was humming the song and was like OH WE NEED TO DO A RELIGION EPISODE AND FINN NEEDS TO QUESTION HIS FAITH. Seriously Finn, shut up…you’re dumb.

I did love Kurt’s rendition of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles. …and the montage was moving, but like I mentioned in a previous post: I don’t cry during TV shows. Sorry to say.

I didn’t really like the ensemble rendition of “What if God Was One of Us?” by Joan Osborne. This coming from a girl who was obsessed with Alanis, Joan and Jewel in the 90s doesn’t mean much though. It would have taken a lot for them to do that song justice.

All in all, there weren’t that many A+ musical numbers, but I think the storyline was moving and raised some important questions. Kind of a breath of fresh air for my fellow writers out there. Last week’s Britney episode was musically epic, but the storyline was SO ridiculous.

I have one question though…did Finn really eat that grilled cheesus though? How many days long was this episode? Gross.

It looks like Glee is going back to its regularly scheduled formula. Duets, y’all! I’M EXCITED! Stay tuned for my “what’s next on Glee” post!

My favorite quotes of the night:

“Sing Along Sound of Music is important to me!” – Kurt

“The reason I don’t go to church is because most churches don’t think very much of gay people, or women…or science” – Kurt

“I’m a total Jew for Jesus, he’s like my number one Heeb” – Puck

“Every time I make out with a girl, I see god” – Puck

“Her boobs aren’t that great, but they’re still girl boobs” – Finn

“If your kids want to praise Jesus in class, I suggest they enroll at Sweet Holy Mother of God Academy on I Love Jesus Street but not here…” – Sue

“I made him a card that said heart attacks are from living too much” – Brittnay

Tina: “last week we were too sexy, this week we’re too religious, we can’t win.” Brittnay: “now I know what Miley feels like.”

“I’m very impressed by everyone’s Sunday best…it’s so CHRIST CHIC!” – Kurt

What’d you guys think about this week’s episode?

One Response to “Glee: Now we’re taking on existentialism? I approve.”
  1. monique says:

    I loved Britney “I wrote a book report on heartattacks, maybe you can give it to the Dr’s”… oh and seriously that Cheesus was way too old to be eaten. Health should come first here kids! As far as Joan goes though… it’s all about Joan of Arcadia!!! Sigh… miss that show.

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