Glee “Heart” Episode – Analysis

Hey Everyone!

Did you all feel that love was in the air on Tuesday’s episode of Glee? I sure did!

Here is a list of the love songs from the “Heart” episode:

  • Chapel of Love
  • L-O-V-E
  • Let Me Love You
  • Stereo Hearts
  • Home
  • I Will Always Love You
  • You’re The Top
  • Cherish/Cherish
  • Love Shack

I was so excited for “Glee Project” winner Samuel Larson to make his debut into the show, as Joe Hart, and I must say that he did a great job especially with his voice in ‘Stereo Hearts’. Do I sense a relationship between him and Quinn? I think so!

Now for the episode “Hearts”.

I found that this episode, like the last, did not focus on too many issues, but the ones that they did focus on were very noticeable and brought into much depth. The issues were:

  • Gay/Lesbian
  • Religion
  • Teen Marriage
  • Cheating

I am only going to choose a few to focus on and discuss, but if you are interested in me discussing any other issues just comment at the bottom of this post or contact me (visit Contact Page).

Religion

  • Bringing religion into a television show and expressing the controversies within it is a very risky thing to do but it did not stop Glee writers from bringing up this important issue. A big issue with the majority of religions is that they believe gay marriage should not be allowed and is a sin. What was great about this episode is that Mercedes, Sam, Quinn and Joe did not just state their opinions on gay relationships, but rather had a discussion about their feelings towards this matter from a religious point of view. Quinn even referenced the bible to support her point. I believe that this was very important to show because it is giving the audience factual evidence about how love is love. Forcing opinion onto people is one thing, but the writers of Glee wanted to show the audience religion is in place to bring us all together through love and give us faith. I believe that we will hear many things about this episode in the future from religious groups and am interested in what their opinions are about it. If this happens, I will re-open this matter with more discussion.
    [Photo from Flickr Creative Commons: Created by gacabo]

Gay/Lesbian

  • Yes everyone, it happened! Brittana finally had the lip-lock scene that everyone has been waiting for. What I respected about this part of the episode was the struggle that the writers created for Santana and Brittany to show their affection for each other. Society has a stigma that gay and lesbian people should hide their affection because it may not seem ‘normal’, but straight couples can do whatever they want to express their love. We need to break free from this stigma and create a society that is accepting of all kinds of love. I believe that there is going to be a lot more issues about the acceptance of gay/lesbians in future episodes of Glee and hopefully the society they show represents and evolving community. **This is not a familiar issue with me so if there are any members of the Gay’Lesbian community that would like me to expand on certain things, let me know and I will do as much as I can to make sure I provide you with all you want to know**
    [Photo from Flickr Creative Commons: Created by Linzi Clark]

Next week is Regionals so don’t forget to check back soon!

***If anyone wants me to expand on or discuss certain issues, just send a comment and I will be happy to write about it for you***

One thought on “Glee “Heart” Episode – Analysis

  1. I am a big fan of this show and I agree with what you are saying. That’s the great thing about Glee they preach equality, but not in an overbearing way. They show what its like for all sides but most importantly the show explains how no one is better then anyone else. Regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.
    It also seem true that as a society we tend to want to shy away from gay/lesbian PDA, we are ‘OK’ with a heterosexual couple but when it comes to gay/lesbian relationships you hear people, especially from the older generations saying things like “I don’t want to see that.”
    I sincerely dislike hear people that claim to be religious and then go on hating those who can’t help the way they were born. Religion, Christianity is about acceptance, tolerance and most importantly, love. So these people that hide behind religion but spew hate are not Christians they are blind to what they can’t understand and I like that this show point that out to people.

    – Shay Hardy

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