Glee Season 4 Premiere: A Great New Beginning! [Review]

Glee Season 4 Premiere (4)

“Just when I thought I was out… They pull me back in.” – Al Pacino (Godfather III)

Ah Glee, I really thought that after last season I would be ready to give you up, but then you brought in those new exciting characters for Season 4 including my two new favorites, Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist) and Marley (Melissa Benoist), one of whom joins the Glee club in tonight’s premiere episode “The New Rachel.”

Speaking of the season 4 premiere, I wasn’t sure if all these changes to the cast would work out, but I’m kind of liking it so far. The episode finds Rachel (Lea Michele) in New York, only a shell of herself in her new dance class led by abusive teacher Cassandra (guest star Kate Hudson). And while she might find a new ally in new characters Brody (Dean Geyer), things are not as magical as she thought they would be. Plus she also misses Finn (Cory Monteith), who doesn’t appear in the premiere (except if you count a photo).

Back at McKinley High, Kurt (Chris Colfer) can’t totally seem to let go of school and his old friends. But with a beautiful song encouragement from Blaine (Darren Criss), he makes a decision that kind of had me in tears by the end of the episode (how did that happen?!!).

As for the rest of the gang, well Blaine, Brittany (Heather Morris), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Wade (Alex Newell) fight over who should be the new Rachel, while the club tries to find new members.

Seeing some fresh faces in the show was kind of nice and opened up so many doors for new storylines, it’s going to be interested to see where it all leads. As for the separate storyline of Rachel in New York, while I’m still not completely sure how it will work out for the entire season, the first episode definitely made it work.

A few addition things I should mention:

– Quite a few familiar faces were missing from the episode, which allowed some very needed time to introduce the new characters. They weren’t rushed on us, which I think fans of the show will appreciate.

– I’m sure you’re curious as to how Kate Hudson fares, well to be honest, she’s really great in that part and I already hate Cassandra for how horrible she is, yet feel there’s more to her that we’ll probably find out.

– There is a new Quinn Fabray and her name is Kitty (Becca Tobin). Wait until you hear how Sue describes her.

– The ending of the episode made me wish it was next Thursday already, and that hadn’t happened in a long time with Glee.

And that’s about all for now. Overall, this is a very strong beginning for Glee‘s fourth season. It didn’t give us too much, but it certainly gave us enough to come back for more.

So once you have seen the episode come back and let me know what you thought in the comment section. Did you enjoy the new cast members as much as I did?

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