Glee Season 3 DVD is the story about that Coach Sue runs for Congress on a no-arts platform as she seeks to end all glee clubs, and some of the members of New Directions graduate.
There's been a lot of hoopla about the happenings of this season. Apparently there's going to be less guest stars, which suits me fine. I never really got into Gwyneth Paltrow's character and was rather glad to see her leave. What got most people talking was the idea of graduation at the end of this season.
The songs of Glee Season 3 DVD Boxset that really got me were melancholy: the juniors’ beautifully faithful rendition of In My Life from the Beatles’ best album, Rubber Soul, and Rachel’s (Lea Michele) heart-wrenching Roots Before Branches (by Room For Two) as she boarded a train to meet her Broadway dreams, while maybe-fiance Finn and NYADA-turn-down Kurt waved supportively.
Glee has tackled the issue of bullying and gay bashing before, so I was a bit cynical last week when it looked like we'd be rehashing that territory again with Karofsky. I even expected a suicide attempt. But that cynicism was won over by a powerfully acted and directed story. Unfortunately, the performances of the episode didn't measure up.
One beef I often have with Glee episodes is that they move too fast, go in too many directions, try to cram in too much at once. You might say that about “Goodbye,” the season 3 finale, but in this case that approach seemed about right. It’s an episode about graduation, and graduation is something that, no matter how much you plan for and anticipate it, still goes too fast. Graduating is something you do, but in the moment it feels like something that happens to you, suddenly and all at once, like going over a waterfall.