Glee has no edge. Like, none. It lost all its edge potential when the fan base ended up being too young to attend PG13 movies unaccompanied by their older sisters. As such, it's never going to reach any true heights of Angst. There will be no sad drug addicts. There will be no crushing guilt associated with murder. There certainly will be no psychotic school shooters. What it offers instead is the occasional moment of real, true to life angst. Heavy stress on occasional.
Last night both Mike Chang and Finn had some tough moments. Kudos to Harry Shum Jr. especially. He doesn't have much of a character beyond strict dad/desire-to-dance, but he works it. Whenever his parental drama gets a moment in the sun, I feel for him.
|Harry Shum Jr. as Mike Chang "You know we only love doctors in this family, son." Mike Chang is sad on Glee|
|Corey Monteith on Glee "I suck at everything and I'm sad." Finn Hudson on Glee|
|"Don't worry, Finn. You forever get to be the guy that took my virginity. That makes you special."|
I did mention feeling sympathy three times. The other moment was Blaine's. Darren Criss is cute when he has tears in his eyes. The situation was utterly ridiculous (one beer turned him into a wannabe rapist?) but he looked sad so I felt bad.
|Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson "If I look sad, will you forgive me my attempted rape?" Blane Anderson on Glee|