Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CLEARLY, CONTINUITY IS NOT THE SHOW'S STRONG POINT: Vulture has already done a fine job charting the ridiculous inconsistency with which Quinn Fabray swings from "sweetly innocent" to "total psycho hosebeast," and last night's episode only added to that, bringing in a truckload of utterly inexplicable backstory (seriously, neither Sue nor Santana was able to uncover this in their prior machinations?). That said, whenever they bother giving her something with a little meat, Dianna Agron is actually knocking it out of the park, as she did with her monologue to Rachel several episodes back about how she's doomed to live in Lima or with the dramatic material in last night's episode between her and both Rachel and Lauren. Admittedly, she's neither the strongest singer or dancer, but she seems to be the only one taking things even remotely seriously, despite the absurdity of her plotlines.


  1. Christy in Philly4:11 PM

    I agree that Dianna Agron is doing a lot with very little but I disagree that she's the only one taking it seriously.

    Naya Rivera is working with some seriously bizarre storylines. That they are trying to make Karofsky redeemable is totally weird. Santana has clearly always been a bitch and will continue to be one but that character is all over the place. She's racist and rude yet cries at the drop of a hat. She says she doesn't even make eye contact with Rachel but had a big old smile on her face during the Barbra-vension. (The wild inconsistencies on that show are annoying in general.) Despite that, I think Naya has great chemistry with the other actors, is believable as conniving, and is sympathetic when she's making puppy eyes at Britt and Artie.

  2. girard317:36 PM

    Can someone PLEASE stop the insanity that is the "90 minute" long versions of 60 minute shows? What would have been a pretty good episode was marred by senseless filler. UGH!

  3. Yeah, a good 2/3 of the "Barbra Striesand" production number was blatantly shot with extras/dancers as pickup material, and the Kurt solo number was twice as long as it needed to be.  That said, it's interesting that even though it was a 90 minute episode, there were only 6 numbers, which is what they normally do in a 60 minute episode.  Perhaps they're realizing that BIG PRODUCTION NUMBER is not a substitute for plot.