In 2009, a new kind of television series took the country by storm. Combining dramady with a song and dance element, FOX's Glee broke new ground, easily topping previous efforts to combine music with a regular drama series format. Every week, Jerome Wetzel delves into what makes Glee tick. He examines what is and isn't working for the show, character relationships, musical elements, plot twists, and more. He invites you to join in the discussion in the comments below each article, and share his love for Glee.
Glee's season finale is a great episode, but provides almost no end-of-the-year closure.
Glee's tribute to Stevie Wonder falls flat, both in performances and in story, which contains gaping plot holes.
Glee provides a filler with a hokey hook but good musical numbers, which gets me pondering next season's cast list.
Glee's "Sweet Dreams" suffers from major plot holes in one story, but delivers a solid installment overall.
"Shooting Star" brings gun violence into the halls of McKinley impressively, but possibly out of step with the series.
Glee has great music and nice character moments in "Guilty Pleasures," even if the premise is thin.
The story in Glee this week is pretty good, but the songs lack memorability.
Glee returns good again, now that sweeps are over, with tons of movie song moments.
I don't care for "I Do," Glee's mess of a wedding episode that barely focuses on the wedding.
Diva gets ahead of itself, delivering one of the weakest Glees of the year, both in music and story.
"Naked" starts out terrible, but Glee recovers as the hour unfolds.
"Sadie Hawkins" is a weak point in Glee's season, but at least we get Zizes back!
Glee falls short of Love, Actually aspirations in a weak point for the fourth season.
Glee's New York story soars, while back at McKinley, the series limps along.
Holidays and homecoming dominate Glee Thanksgiving, until it's time for Sectionals.
"Dynamic Duets" feels like a great Glee episode, until one stops and thinks about the plot.
"Glease" disappoints in a few broad categories, but most makes for a wonderful tribute and decent story.
Glee returns with a high school-centric episode, featuring Finn becoming a grown up.
"The Break-Up" is a darker, dramatic turn for Glee, and it's really good!
"Makeover" is not a bad episode of Glee, nor an overly impressive one.