(Note that I am ignoring the existence of the Christmas episode - I consider it a 'special' episode and therefore am not using it to evaluate the quality of the season as a whole.)
So now we have the second half of the season to look forward to. I've asked a few of my friends what they think the show should do when it returns next year and here are some responses I got.
Make Kurt likable, calm down with all the dating storylines, meet some more of the parents, do a Beatles episode, use Sue in every episode, and get rid of John Stamos.
1) Unskeez Shue
2) More Mercedes - sassy Mercedes, not church Mercedes
3) Bring Kurt back to school, and bring Blain (I hate that name) with him.
4) Explore the characters and their home lives a little more (why haven't Rachel's gay dads met up with Kurt?). What's up with Santana?
5) Britney being dumb is fun, but sometimes it's ridiculous.
6) Fewer mashups
7) Bring in some freshmen so the older kids can eventually graduate
I think something bad is going to happen with Rachel. Really bad. I'm a little worried that she may attempt suicide as a result of how mean everyone in glee club is to her. Also her big "when I'm dead they'll realize how great I was" speech to Kurt in the last episode.
But what do I think they should do? Well, obviously this show isn't gay enough, so I think they should perform songs by Rufus Wainwright, the Scissor Sisters, Elton John and Mika. Mercedes and Santana should sing "It's Raining Men" - the boys can cover The Village People's "Macho Man" - Kurt and Blaine duet to "They Can't Take That Away from Me" - and Rachel can kill it on Kylie's "All the Lovers."
Oh, and four words: Dolly Parton Tribute Episode.
And I think they need to add a few more chorus members. The "we barely have enough people to qualify" storyline is getting dumb and when all the current characters graduate, who are we going to care about?
I want to see Glee go back to it's true comedic roots! Not just one liners from Sue and Brittany either! I'm talking true comedy gold! Remember when Rachel dressed up as a pink lady from Grease and Finn later referred to it as "some strange catwoman costume"? Or the beauty pageant judge at Sectionals who accused the deaf choir of "honking" at her? Genius! I need more clever comedy from Glee, not forced drama! I still really enjoy it, but it needs a bit more comedic oomph!
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So what do y'all think? What should Glee do in the 2nd half of the season?!