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Glee: Bash: Episode 15 Season 5 – TV Review

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Since the beginning, Glee has been cracking down on tough social issues. For a while, the show got a little soft and perhaps that's the reason it lost some of its appeal. But last night's episode "Bash" went back to basics, and focused on gay bashing and dating stereotypes.

Glee: New New York: Episode 14 Season 5 – TV Review

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The days of slushie facials and Sue Sylvester are officially over. Glee has left the tormenting halls of McKinley for the crowded streets of New York City; Rachel and Kurt have now been joined by Blaine, Artie, Sam and Mercedes. In last night's episode "New New York," the recent high school graduates (plus Mercedes) try to settle into life in the Big Apple, while...

Glee: New Directions: Episode 13 Season 5 – TV Review

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On last week's Glee, the New Directions continued to say their goodbyes to the club that changed their lives. This week, Holly Holiday and April Rhodes try to pull one last miracle to save the New Directions. Meanwhile, Tina freaks out about her future (again) and Santana does the unthinkable.

Glee: 100: Episode 12 Season 5 – TV Review

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This week, Glee celebrated its 100th episode by reuniting with almost every member of the New Directions. Quinn, Puck, Brittany and Mike, whom we don't see regularly, came back to McKinley to bid farewell to the club they loved so much. Previous guest stars also made appearances, and with their help, "100" was one of the most entertaining Glee episodes...

Glee: Trio: Episode 10 Season 5 – TV Review

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Graduation's getting closer and closer for the few seniors left in the New Directions. This week's Glee focused on Blaine, Tina and Sam as they mentally prepared themselves to exit McKinley High. "Trio" was also a continuation of the battle between divas Rachel and Santana. The "cat-fight" situation got so bad that Kurt was forced to take action and make his quintet...

Glee: Frenemies: Episode 9 Season 5 – TV Review

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Glee returned last night fueled with friendship spite. "Frenemies" was exactly what the title suggests. For starters we've got Rachel and Santana, who despite living and working together, still can't seem to get over their old high school rivalry. Then there's Arty and Tina, and Kurt and newbie Elliot.

Glee: Previously Unaired Christmas: Episode 8 Season 5 – TV Review

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For the most part Glee's Christmas episodes are memorable, if not great. They're filled with a little bit of everything – quirky drama, comedy, acts of kindness, and of course, lots of holiday tunes. But "Previously Unaired Christmas" was just plain strange. From its confusing start with America's Jane Lynch, to an awkward ending where Kurt, Rachel and Santana are...

Glee: The End Of Twerk: Episode 5 Season 5 – TV Review

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Miley Cyrus' twerking epidemic took over this week's episode of Glee. In "The End Of Twerk," Mr. Schue decides that the New Directions need to rebel a little if they want to make a memorable impression at Nationals. His assignment for the week was simple: Just twerk.

Glee: A Katy or a Gaga: Episode 4 Season 5 – TV Review

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Last night, Glee proved it hasn't lost its magic. The latest episode, "A Katy or a Gaga," featured songs from two of the most mainstream pop stars of our time. The Glee writers really outdid themselves – in a good way. Mr. Schue's assignment for the week was for the kids was to figure out if they were more Katy or Gaga, but the real mission was about...

Glee: The Quarterback: Episode 3 Season 5 – TV Review

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Tuesday, Glee said goodbye to one of their own. They paid tribute to Finn Hudson, played by the late Cory Monteith, who unexpectedly passed away in July at 31-years-old. In "The Quarterback," former and current members of the New Directions gathered at McKinley High School for a sentimental memorial organized by Mr. Will Schuester. With lots of emotion and a hint of...

Glee: Tina In The Sky With Diamonds: Episode 2 Season 5 – TV Review

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It's prom time at McKinley High School. In the past, Glee's "prom" episodes have always been loaded with huge surprises, and "Tina In The Sky With Diamonds" was no different. With The Beatles tribute still underway, the New Directions got all dressed up and headed to their final high school dance. Elsewhere, Santana spent some time with guest star...

Glee: Love Love Love: Episode 1 Season 5 – TV Review

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Glee returned last night with a full-blown Beatles tribute. With classics like "A Hard Days Night" and "All You Need Is Love," the New Directions roamed the halls of McKinley High with Sue Silvester as the newly appointed principal. The main focus of "Love Love Love" was Kurt and Blaine, who decided to take their relationship to the next level.

Glee: All Or Nothing: Episode 22 Season 4 – TV Review

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As per usual, Glee's season finale closed with a competitive spirit. In "All Or Nothing," the New Directions headed to Regionals, taking along a bunch of drama. The writers tried to tie up some loose ends, but ultimately left us with more questions than answers.

Glee: Sweet Dreams: Episode 19 Season 4 – TV Review

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Rachel Berry has come a long way since Glee's first season. Back then, she was a show choir nerd who wore too many questionable sweaters. Though her wardrobe has changed and she's more confident, deep down, Rachel's still a gleek who worships Barbra Streisand. In "Sweet Dreams," she fulfills a life long dream when Broadway's Funny Girl holds...

Glee: Girls (and Boys) On Film: Episode 15 Season 4 – TV Review

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Several of Glee's characters are suffering from a broken heart. According to Mr. Schue, the best remedy for that kind of pain is... cinema! In last night's episode, the New Directions were told to perform songs from their favorite movies. "Girls (and Boys) On Film" featured a bunch of nods from the past, and a jazzy Tom Cruise tribute.

Glee: I Do: Episode 14 Season 4 – TV Review

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Last night, Glee proved that romance is dead or at least on this show. "I Do" might've been the most sexually-charged episode of the entire series. There were all types of hookups between old and new lovers, strangers and girlfriends. At some point, we thought we were watching Gossip Girl.

Glee: Diva: Episode 13 Season 4 – TV Review

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There was a lot attitude on last night's Glee, and rightfully so. "Diva" was full of confrontations, elaborate costumes and sassy fingers. Kurt, who just can't escape the haters/bullies, got into a "catfight" with Rachel. And the McKinley kids battled each other in another diva-off. This time, the underdog won.

Glee: Swan Song: Episode 9 Season 4 – TV Review

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Much of Glee's fourth season has been a series of unfortunate events. Every couple has broken up (in one way or another), and even after McKinley, Rachel continues to struggle with her self-esteem. There's also the whole eating disorder issue, which reached new heights during last week's episode when Marley fainted onstage. In "Swan Song," the show took a turn for the...

Glee: Thanksgiving: Episode 8 Season 4 – TV Review

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Glee's "Thanksgiving" episode arrived a little late this year, but what the heck! Thanks to the holiday, a bevy of New Directions alumni returned to Lima, including Quinn, who we hadn't seen since last season. With Mr. Schue gone and Sectionals on the horizon, Finn invites the graduates to mentor the new members of the club.

Glee: Glease: Episode 6 Season 4 – TV Review

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When it was first announced that Glee's McKinley High would do a rendition of Grease, red flags were raised. Their last production was good, but only because Rachel and Kurt were still around. The current state of the glee club is vastly different. Marley has sort of become the new Rachel, but she hadn't made an impact until now. The new...