Television Review Glee Season 6 episode 1 and 2


We saw Glee return to our screens with a brand new series and we’re treat to a double episode (Loser Like Me and Homecoming). Giving that this is to be their final season, I feel that they will need to pull out all the stops so that they can end on a high note to make this a success, after watching season 5 fail, in my eyes.

Season 5 ended with all the original gang going their separate ways, leading us to believe we will be following Rachel on her new journey as she stars in her own show. When we return to season 6, we find out that the show has failed, massively, and she is returning home to get her life back on track, away from everything.

I really enjoyed these episodes, simply because it had the feel of how original seasons had. For me, the New York season failed because they were trying something different. They brought in a new cast, mixed with a few cameos of the old cast and they tried to force us liking the new people instead of letting us make our own minds up.

There was quite a lot going on in the first 2 episodes of this season so I’ll try and keep the key points of it short. Kurt returned home to join Rachel and we find out that him and Blaine have split up again following an argument. Kurt has set his sights on getting Blaine back but finds out that Blaine has been dating Karofsky. Sam returned to McKinley as assistant coach to coach Beiste Due to Sue cancelling the glee club, Rachel went to the board to get it back in the school by funding it herself with the money made from her show, and she will also now be coaching the New Directions. This obviously led to Sue bringing back her plans to destroy the glee club again. We find out that Blaine has been appointed the new coach of the Warblers and Will has become the coach of Vocal Adrenaline. The rest of the original cast will be back to help mentor new members of the New Directions after Rachel asked them all to return.

We get introduced to a few new characters. The three that stand out are Roderick, who has kept himself to himself, not wanting to get on the wrong side of anyone and pretty much flies below the radar of anyone, until Rachel hears him singing and tracks him down. And begs him to join the club. We have Spencer, a football player who is also gay. This being brought up as we learn that gay people have now been accepted at McKinley and anyone who has a problem has to answer to Beiste. He looks like he could be quite a good character as Sue tries to recruit him, like she did with the Quinn, Brittany and Santana when she tried to get them to destroy the Glee club from the inside. The difference this time, he wanted nothing to do with the idea. We also have Jane. She tried to get into the Warblers, blowing them away with her audition song, but failing due to them voting to keep the clubs ancient tradition of it being an all male group. Luckily for her, Rachel accepts her into New Directions.

This season looks like it’s shaping up to be quite a good end to the show. I think this is mainly due to a lot of the original cast being back for one last hurrah and we’re set in the old familiar McKinley High for most of it. We should be treated to some good old fashioned rivalry too due to Sue trying to destroy the Glee club again and also with Will, Rachel and Blaine going head to head to become the number 1 glee club. It will also be interesting to see what will happen with the rest of the original cast. Either way, it has to better than season 5 and the way these 2 episodes have gone, I can’t see it failing at that.

Kris Wall

Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama Channel: E4 (tbc) Aired On TV: 9th January 2015 (USA) Cast: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot Jones, Dianna Agron, Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera

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