Glee (season 4)

So, a lot of TV-shows lately and there is one more to go after this one before I’m finished for a while. As for my baking fans; don’t worry! I have a plan for a new recipe and if it succeeds you will be seeing it on Monday. Way back in October I reviewed the first three seasons of Glee, if you have missed it then I suggest you check it out.

Glee is a joyful musical show focusing on different characters that teenagers can identify themselves with. It is set in a high school where the characters are all part of a glee club. This season we also Get to see the characters that have graduated as well as the new ones who just joined the glee club.

I am conflicted, because I do believe that glee is good in some aspects. The actors can actually sing and it’s not all auto tune (see live performances if you don’t believe me) which I appreciate since auto tune may make songs sound funny but I still value talent over it. Sure some songs are miserable fails but some are actually very good (ex the scientist (originally by Coldplay.) Another good thing is the positivity and their attempt to create relatable characters.

To the bad parts… Over the last few seasons all the focus was on some selected members from the glee club. The seniors got pretty much all the attention. I did not like many of the oldest characters, but I thought it was still all good since I thought that the others would get their time. Unfortunately I was wrong, the attention went to the ones who had already graduated and the newcomers and that is fine, but it was not what I wanted to see, especially not after three years of focusing on the seniors. This gave us a messy plot which I did not like at all.

As far as creating believable and good characters I was really impressed some years ago. Now? Not so much, sure to make the characters work on TV you have to heighten their personalities but that actually makes them less relatable. Many can probably identify with wanting to reach fame. But does that mean that they would relate to an annoying girl who is impossibly full of herself. Or the gay guy (Kurt) is another one many could identify with. But adding a flamboyant over girly and stereotypical personality to him and I don’t think that he is as good anymore. I mean seriously! Most homosexuals are not like him and sure it could be fun to see “the fabulous gay boy stereotype”, but TV has already done this immensely.

Actually I have a lot to say about this show, a lot. So much that I could lead a debate on it. But I won’t bore you so, do you agree, disagree have anything special on your mind. Hit the comments! Glee is still a decent fairly original show, but I really hope they improve their next season. 6 / 10

A little comment on the song: This is one of the best ones glee covered and I only like one song by Coldplay and it was not The Scientist because before Glee’s cover I had never heard it. I was struck by the power in the song and I think Glee did a good job in making it unique and that is basically how I think any cove should be. That was not a little comment either now was it? Well I’ll be quiet and let you enjoy the music.

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Pretty Little Liars

Yesterday the season finale of the best show for teens I have seen. The show is based from the novels by Sara Sheppard and so far there has been three seasons. The teen drama works a lot with mystery and suspense to capture the viewer’s attention.

The show is about four girls who have lost their friend Allison. In the first episode we see her disappear and one year later mysterious things are happening. The girls get’s threatening text messages about secrets that no one should know about. The text messages are from A, but if she is dead who are threatening the girls? Dramatic events will follow and the girls learn that you can’t trust anyone in their surroundings.

All the; “who threatens who” and “who will be the next victim” to A’s acts remind me of the Saw franchise. Just like A, Jigsaw has all the information and even though it’s mainly psychological threats set into action we see in Pretty Little Liars it gives you the same suspense feeling. This is something that I find extremely important for the show as it would be quite plain without it.

At the end of each episode we also get to see A, or more like A’s hands planning who to attack next, which creates even more suspense and you know what to look out for in the next episode. The four girls are very different characteristic vise and even though you can recognize the characters from other shows they work exceptionally good in a thriller show like this. The background characters are also perfect for adding to the suspense, as you never know which one of them to trust.

The story in itself is also quite unique and I really like it, I have not really been a mystery person but this show really brings out the best from that genre. Sure, not all episodes are perfect but it really is the best teen show I have seen, and surprisingly most critics seem to agree with me. 9 / 10

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