*SPOILER ALERTS*

Well, I finally finished the first season of Glee. It was quite a journey from their days as 5 kids that couldn’t put together a decent version of Grease‘s “You’re the One That I Want.” The kids grew and developed and really came into their own over the course of the season, and the show matured into an entirely different product than when it first started. For a show that I was incredibly hesitant to watch at first, it’s really become one of my favorite shows to still currently be on TV, and I hope after 7 discs worth of reviews, I may have convinced someone out there to give it a try.

This disc was only two episodes so this review will hopefully be shorter than normal. The first episode “Funk” has Jesse St. James return to Vocal Adrenaline and simultaneously break Rachel’s heart. New Directions tries to get out of an emotional “funk” by literally performing funk numbers, and Will tries to seduce Sue in order to break her before  the cheerleading’s national championship. “Regionals” is exactly what it sounds like. New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline finally come head to head, and Vocal Adrenaline comes out on top while New Directions finish third. Quinn also finally has her baby, Beth, which is adopted by Vocal Adrenaline’s coach Shelby. “Funk” is one of the weaker episodes of the season, but “Regionals” is a spectacular and appropriate ending to the season.

For Regionals, the New Directions did a medley of Journey songs including “Faithfully,” a mash-up of “Any Way You Want It” and “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” and the classic “Don’t Stop Believing”. It was one of New Directions’ best performances of the season. It was suitably epic and met the challenge of ending the season. However, Vocal Adrenaline was better. Their performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” still stands as one of the high-points of the entire series. From Jesse St. James’ singing to the group’s choreography, it was simply an A+ performance. New Directions might have more members that actual sing at any given time whereas Vocal Adrenaline is pretty much just Jesse St. James, but Vocal Adrenaline has a better total package because their choreography is so superb.

The next TV series that I will be reviewing on here is season 3 of True Blood cause the new season starts in like a month. But while I’m reviewing that, I’ll still be reviewing the second season of Glee  as well. I’ll probably have the second season finished by the time that the season finale rolls around. This blog has turned into a great way to focus my love of TV and movies into something slightly more constructive than me vegetating in front of the TV screen all summer. Hopefully, there’s somebody out there enjoying my effort as well.

Score in Progress: B+

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