Thursday, 16 September 2010

Glee Meme, Day 25: Something That Should Not Have Happened

Puck: “Do you think either of us is going to give a damn about Finn in 3 years?”

Honestly, I don’t get this line. It sort of threw me out of the relative goodness of “Journey” for a moment. It’s as if Ryan Murphy and company forgot everything that happened in the show’s first half and decided to sink one of the few friendships on the show that seemed to have legitimate potential. Because, really, television – Glee in particular – needs to have more moments that’s not about angsty, teenage romance. A significant amount of the first few episodes were rooted in the fact that Puck actually had a real friendship with Finn; he reminded us, Finn reminded us, Quinn reminded us – Finn’s his best friend, and from all indications Finn seemed like his only friend. And, really, if he didn’t plan on giving a damn about Finn in three years why didn’t he just reveal the truth about the paternity from the get-go. As wild as Puck is as a character it sounds like a ridiculously insincere line, I mean if that’s how they decided to explain the reason for Quinn and Puck’s liaison that’s just some uninventive writing.
            
There's probably a wealth of stuff on Glee I'd say shouldn't have happened, but this one just doesn't make sense. Generally, Glee's good in making their ridiculousness work for them - which is why I generally love it.
                          
More on the Glee MEME as it begins to wind down.

4 comments:

Walter L. Hollmann said...

I hate this, too! It's weird, because when Quinn first learns she's pregnant, it seems like their night together was a random, drunken one, or at least a moment of piss-poor judgment. And suddenly it's a premeditated betrayal, she doesn't seem too drunk, and Puck's a HUGE asshole? Does not compute.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

walter i had always thought that puck and quinn hooked up around the time that finn joined the club and lied to puck. sort of like a revenge thing, although puck seemed to actually like her (not so sure if the feelings were reciprocal.

joe burns said...

yeah, this does seem pretty stupid....

joe burns said...

yeah, this does seem pretty stupid....