Glee returned to television last night after a four-month hiatus, finally offering some answers to the questions that have been on fans' minds since December.
To help make sense of it all, we have a panel of musical theater aficionados—Meghan Brown, Patrick Burns, and Jessica Reiner-Harris—to provide their takes on how realistic the show feels, how well the romances develop, and of course, how good the musical numbers are.
This week, they talk about the show's sex appeal, dropped storylines, and strongest performances:
Patrick Burns (writer, composer, and star of the original one-man-musical, From Foster Care to Fabulous): There's one word to describe the return of Glee: sexy. That's right, this week's episode was not about musical numbers or crazy plot twists, but rather about gettin' sexy.
I watched Lea Michele (who plays Rachel Berry on the show) and Jonathan Groff (who is a guest star this season as a hunky singer from a rival glee club) stage fornicate in Spring Awakening in New York and felt a negligible tingle run up my thigh, but watching them sing Lionel Richie's "Hello" at the piano together made me want to impregnate both of them. That's right, both of them.
And can we talk about Matthew Morrison (the glee club's director) and Idina Menzel (the rival group's director) making out? The answer to that question is yes, because we all want to see it again. There's even something alarmingly sexy about Idina staring Groff down militantly as he made out with Michele.