THE PLOT THUS FAR
Glee: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray Season 4 of the exhilarating Emmy-winning series* finds Rachel and Kurt in New York City, Finn with a surprising new career, Will and Emma at a crossroads and Sue confronting a shocking situation! Meanwhile, tension mounts as the kids in New Directions head for Regionals, facing new challenges. Featuring exciting new cast members, electrifying musical numbers, and superstar guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson and Whoopi Goldberg, Glee remains TV’s most enthralling, most topically relevant show.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Glee started off as a show where teacher Will Schuester tried to start the Glee Club, because of the nostalgia he had of being in a Glee Club when he was younger, so he enlists a load of different characters with colourful personalities and talent. Problem? They are low on the ‘high school social ladder’ deemed as losers, where obviously the jocks and cheerleaders are high up this ladder. Now in Highschool shows/movies this is fairly common, and for a high school musical TV show like Glee, this isn’t a huge surprise.
One of the strong aspects of the show is that we have Finn who is the captain and quarterback of McKinley High and he joins the Glee Club, and he has to balance that out with be captain of the football, and also be dad with his pregnant girlfriend Quinn. I state that this is a ‘strong aspect’ because Glee is a show that has comedy and drama. You have the pregnant girlfriend, characters who are gay, but remain in the closet due to fear of backlash, thus it is not completely ‘over the top’ buffoonery as I have heard people proclaim.
The problem is Glee is clogged with these relationships and they could have better use for other main characters. The Mercedes and Rachel Feud, on who gets the lead had become redundant, and instead of wasting time on some relationship, it could be use to add more to characters. Some characters have felt like recurring characters instead of main ones. Characters like Rory had no significance after one episode and this had led to its gradual downfall. The entire fourth season is made up of only that. So many people run in and off the show that you can’t keep up. Ryan Murphy left for FX to work on the show he cares about and it shows since Glee has jumped the shark.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, deleted scenes and musical junk. As you expect, the DTS-HD 5.1 track is stunning. However, I saw a lot of shimmer and minor digital noise on the 1080p transfer. It’s not bad, but it did stand out to me. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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