Earlier today I was talking with my friends about tonight’s “Rocky Horror Glee Show,” and a lot of us thought we’d be rather disappointed with it. We thought that with all the hype surrounding the episode, it would be nearly impossible to live up to expectations.
And I’m afraid that was the case here.
It’s not that it wasn’t good — because it was, although it didn’t meet the usual Glee standard — it just wasn’t nearly as good as everyone hoped it would be.
I can’t explain why the episode felt so wrong to me, but it did. It may have just been that I felt pretty let down. All the build up and publicity made me think it was going to be fantastic, but it wasn’t. At all. It wasn’t even as good as most of the season has been so far.
My main issue with the episode was the Mr. Shue/Emma/Carl thing they was going on throughout the episode. First of all, since this episode was in honor of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” I think they should have made that the main focal point of the episode.
Second of all, it was really creepy, and it made me start to dislike Mr. Shue. He’s never been one of my favorite characters — I’ve always found him to be a bit melodramatic and “mushy” — but tonight he was even worse than usual. His flirting with Emma was totally out of line, seeing as she’s dating Carl (who I really like). And apologizing for it in a little two-minute soul-bearing session didn’t make it any better.
Also, before the episode aired, I loved Glee’s rendition of “Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me,” but after seeing Emma and Will perform it, it wasn’t nearly as fun. Just disturbing. Brittany and Santana watching from the window didn’t make it any better.
However, it did have some good aspects: The intro was especially well-interpreted, although it was cut too short in my opinion. It lived up to, if not surpassed, the original song, and the lips were perfect. Also, I’m loving Emma and Carl; I think they make a really good couple, plus he’s helping her to overcome her OCD, which is huge. (But you know it’s not going to last. They’re going to figure out a way to get rid of Carl and get her back together with Will, and when that happens I’ll be so mad.)
But overall, the episode was kind of a disappointment. I think the producers were setting themselves up for failure, taking on something so huge. And it stinks, because I was so excited for the episode, and it turned out being mediocre.
There will be yet another two-week break for Glee, with the next episode, “Never Been Kissed,” airing on Nov. 9. Make sure to watch on FOX 43 at 8 p.m. Maybe they can redeem themselves for the mess we were given tonight.Read More