Blu-ray Review: Third Season of FOX Hit ‘Glee’

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CHICAGO – The kids of “Glee” are back a little early this year as FOX has released the third season of the hit musical comedy earlier than the wave of TV-on-Blu-ray releases that are about to hit stores. This season was a bit of a letdown after the first two, earning much fewer Emmy nominations and sliding pretty far in the ratings. And the Blu-ray release feels like a step down from previous years as well. True fans will be happy but newcomers should obviously start with seasons one or two.

HollywoodChicago.com Blu-Ray Rating: 3.0/5.0
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.0/5.0

By now, “Glee” is not a new concept to anyone and even its Blu-ray releases have followed a pattern. The coolest feature on any of the season sets has been the Jukebox, which allows fans to skip that pesky plot stuff and just listen to the music. You can pick your favorite musical number, play them all in order, or even shuffle them up for a “Glee” party. Other than the Jukebox, this season set is a little light on special features compared to previous ones. The transfers are strong, especially the audio tracks, a necessity for a music-heavy show like this one.

Will “Glee” bounce back creatively in its fourth season? The ensemble and writers are talented enough to believe that it could although there is a bit of reason for concern given the fact that creator Ryan Murphy will more likely be occupied with the vastly superior “American Horror Story” and his new sitcom “The New Normal.” This could be the last notable season of “Glee” or merely the dip before the comeback.

Glee: The Complete Third Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14, 2012
Glee: The Complete Third Season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14, 2012
Photo credit: Fox Home Video

Synopsis:
Season Three of the electrifying, award-winning series finds the Gleeks headed for the Nationals - and graduation! As younger members join New Directions, others are about to begin exciting, if uncertain, lives outside it. Featuring some of television’s most enthralling song and dance numbers, including memorable hits from the legendary Michael Jackson, Glee continues to earn its place in the hearts of viewers around the world.

StarClick here to buy “Glee: The Complete Third Season”

Special Features:
o Glee Music Jukebox
o Glee Under The Stars
o Santa Baby Deleted Scenes
o Meet The Newbies
o Ask Sue: World Domination Blog

“Glee: The Complete Third Season” stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, and Dianna Agron. It was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 14, 2012.

HollywoodChicago.com content director Brian Tallerico

By BRIAN TALLERICO
Content Director
HollywoodChicago.com
brian@hollywoodchicago.com

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Glee spinoff show!

If Ryan, Zach and company created a Glee spin-Off show that didn’t include the main cast from Glee but did include all the Glee Project season 1 and 2 contenders that didn’t win as well as Glee characters that are missing-in-action like Sunshine Corazon, Matt (from season 1), Terri & Kendra Schuster, Bamboo and Sandy (aka the Pink Dagger) would YOU watch it? Visit the GLEEKS fan page wall at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gleeks/409664172416708 and “Like” us if you LOVE this idea!

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