Watercooler: Glee Leaves Us Feeling Hungover
If it's Alcohol Awareness Week at McKinley High, how come it seems the Glee writers were drunk when they wrote last night's episode?
Seriously, what started out as a fun little Hangover gag — New Directions letting as loose as dorks can during a booze bash at Rachel's — switched personalities faster than Santana turned into the "weepy drunk girl." That's a shame, because the gang behaving like actual teens was a hoot. Just as funny? Rachel in what had to be the world's most aggressively unflattering sea-foam green bridesmaid's dress. But then, thanks to a fateful "Spin the Bottle" hook-up, things suddenly went from body shots and bad '80s karaoke to a rushed, bite-sized exploration of the whole "bi" issue, with Blaine agreeing to a date with Rachel, and Kurt reverting to his passive-aggressive martyr routine. Note to Saint Hummel: He's not your boyfriend!
Then, just as that plot ran smack into the wall of under-development, gears shifted once again and we were thrown into a "very special" Glee about the ills of drunk dialing, cough-syrup cocktails and Ke$ha that prompted Will to swear off beer and goad the choir into signing no-drinking contracts — because really, the sweet alluring nectar of wine coolers is nothing compared to helping your teacher kick his four-day-old drinking problem.
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we can't change: Like this episode. Or did you get a buzz off of last night's Glee?
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