I am a self-confessed Gleek. I loved Glee when it premiered and even endured season three where it seemed like plot wasn’t a priority. So I’m a little disappointed that the season four premiere channels season three, in that scenes are written just to incorporate the next song.
Season four, premiering Thurs., Sept. 13 at 9/8c on Fox, finds us in New York, with Rachel struggling at NYADA and dealing with a mean dance teacher, aptly named Miss July, played by Kate Hudson. She’s one of a few name-dropper celebrities we’ll see this season, along with both new and familiar faces. Back in Lima, the New Directions are struggling to figure out what to do with a group of only seven — and no star performer. Who will be their new Rachel Berry?
First of all, in the season four premiere, I thought they were saying MIATA the entire time, and it turns out it’s NYADA for the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. They really should show some signage with the name, because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who misheard it.
Secondly, why are all the teachers except for Mr. Schuester mean-spirited bitches? July lets loose on Rachel, naming her “Schwimmer” after David Schwimmer on Friends. Rachel has no clue who this is, and the joke is lost on her, but that begs the question: If Rachel’s fathers named her after Rachel Green on Friends, how does she not know who David Schwimmer is?
Not surprisingly, they cover Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe,” and Hudson does a mashup of J Lo’s “Dance Again” and Lady Gaga’s “Americano.” Neither is better than the originals, but still fun to watch.
Where’s Finn? He’s in the army now and will be out of the first few eps, but rest assured, he’ll be back.
Sounds like I’m bashing on Glee, but I’m still a Gleek and I’ll still watch it. If not for the music, then to see what outfit Blaine or Wade will be wearing.
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