But my DVR is acting like it is. I have missed out on the first 20 minutes of this week's and last week's episodes, which made me feel like I really can't make a fair assessment of the episodes. However, I went into this week with a really bad attitude and I came out pleasantly surprised.
I won't go as far as to say as the episode was great, just better than I expected. First off, let me say I am more than tired of there being a giant pro-gay marriage message every week. I mean it's completely unorganic (is that word?) at this point. Then Kathy Griffin as Sarah Palin- how unoriginal. If that's the best you've got Ryan Murphy, you might need some type of creativity retreat or something.
Ok, onto the nice stuff. First off, the conversation between Quinn and Rachel was the first real dialogue I have heard on the show in a while. I know I have been pretty hard on the Rachel character lately because I feel like they are making her totally pathetic, while also making Finn look like a jerk/hypocrite. However, this week I felt like they both went back to their roots a little on why we started to root for them in the first place. In reality, I totally feel for Rachel. I am the queen of self-sabotage.
Next, I was so anti the idea of original songs. Once of the reasons I love Glee is because they redo songs that were pretty good to begin with and actually sing them. Not all of the originals were great, but I did enjoy "Get It Right" at Sectionals. It has a classic broadway song feel to it so it did end up winning me over. I don't think they were as impressive this year as they were last year, but at least they won. And Rachel got to have a complex emotion.
P.S. Is Raising Hope they best Fox has for a follow up?
Update: So apparently, I missed a major deet in the beginning of the show with Kurt and Blaine! This is totally not what I was referring to in my post so sorry if I offended anyone. Yeesh, my DVR is killing me! Hulu here I come!