FOX’s Glee is back and badder than ever. (Don’t worry, it’s the good kind of bad!) Many of the characters take some ballsy action, and from the looks of Tuesday night’s premiere, “The Purple Piano Project,” the show really might be back to the basics, as promised by the producers.
Just to recap the badass-ness of Glee’s third season premiere: Quinn (Dianna Agron) got a hard core new identity (and haircut), Sue (Jane Lynch) decided to conquer the political world and run for congress under an anti-arts platform, and Schuester (Matthew Morrison) finally grew a pair and gave Sue a fist full of … glitter. Well, he tried, that’s what counts.
On a less badass note, Rachel and Kurt (Lea Michele and Chris Colfer) got a reality check upon arriving at the mixer for students applying to the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts when they learned that they weren’t the only people who are as talented as they are obnoxious.
I have to be honest though … when Rachel and Kurt were so taken aback, I thought it was because of how horrifyingly irritating the other kids (led by Glee Project winner, Lindsay Pearce) were, not by how similar they were to themselves. Whoops!
After the train wreck that was Season 2’s plot line, the only way to go is up. They’ve weeded out some of the unnecessary characters like Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet … wow, what a name) and Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink), and the show’s creator Ryan Murphy assures us that the focus will remain on the main characters this season. Oh, and Santana (Naya Rivera) got kicked out of Glee club (??)
Although this is the beginning of the end for some of the show’s leading seniors (Michele, Colfer and Cory Monteith have been confirmed to be leaving after this year), this season is looking to be a strong one. Be sure to tune in Tuesday nights on FOX, or prepare to get a slushie to the face — or spaghetti sauce, which is apparently way worse.