So I'd love to know what people hope to see or what like to see next season?
I personally have a few things I'd love to see.
1.Samcedes- I know this pairing was an intentional subplot used to shock viewers and spur various reactions. I for one like it. I love unorthodox couples, because despite what we'd all love to believe we continously live in a world speckled in shades of grey. When I seen that they were implying that these two were together, it hit me that it was more plausible then people give it credit for. Sam started off the season as the new guy, who though seemingly attractive and jock like seemed to still have a decent set of morals, open-mindedness, and acceptance that some of the others weren't actually accustom to seeing. He lost his way mid season being showcased as sex crazed, and shallow but then he went back to being the Sam from the beginning who was nerdy, awkward, and sweet. Mercedes has always been a diva, but she also has a heart of gold, genuine compassion for others, and though unapologetic about being who she is, she struggles with her own insecurities and awkwardness. I think they're a match made in heaven. I'd love this to be a successful pairing that won't vanish as quickly as it appeared. I'd love to see their relationship explored with a touch of reality but not more than necessary like some of the previous storylines.
2.Less Finchel...singing.- I hear that they are casting two new parts, and that's fantastic, though I still think they have enough characters to explore before adding on new ones. I'd like to see more people sing. Rachel and Finn's duets and solos tend to overshadow the amazing voices of the supporting characters. Brittany is a good singer. Santana is fantastic, Mercedes is amazing, and Artie is fun and amusing. I'd love to hear them more often....see them more often, be utilized more often.
3. Less Kurt- Kurt is one of my favorite characters on the show, but even as a Kurt fan I found the excessive focus on him this past season positively draining. His storyline pretty much dominated the entire season, and though much of it was good, it was just too much, especially when there was a lack of other more light hearted glee-tastic storylines.
4.Better use of supporting characters- Some of the characters just fell by the wayside in the worst possible way. Puck was pretty much non existant for most of the season, and was only granted a side storyline that didn't really have a purpose, with his relationship with Lauren. Mr.Shue was rendered useless the entire season. He pretty much was there to write the week's project on the board, and solidify the weekly PSA. He was poorly used the entire season. Sue was great when she was on...but again lacking in her usual charm. I enjoyed Coach Beiste...but she was there and then she wasn't and it just left me confused. Tina and Mike are only used as background props for the most part,with the occasional group shot and Asian joke (which has run it's course with it's redundancy). Mercedes had shining moments but because she is only really used when she's paired with Kurt and Kurt was away for most of the season and with Blaine pretty much the entire season, she lacked time and usage until the last few episodes. I don't get the purpose of adding Charice to mix. If you weren't Finn,Rachel,Quinn, Kurt...and perhaps Brittany and Santana you barely were seen. It's hard juggling an ensemble cast but hopefully it can be handled better next season with a halfway decent storyline for the majority of them.
5. Not so many tribute episodes- the occasional tribute episode is fun, depending on the artist and how it's incorporated into the storyline. An entire episode dedicated to Beiber was a bit too much, and I wasn't impressed by Fleetwood Mac's episode either.
6.Cut back on the messages- If a piece of work is properly written the viewers will get the message themselves w/o it being directly told them or shoved down their throats. There is something to be said about subtlety. I enjoyed Blame it On the Alcohol but they pummeled the viewers over the head with the overall message and forgot to build around character growth and actual plots and storylines.
Okay so those are some things I'd love to see. It may seem like I'm not a true fan or being too critical but I don't think there is anything wrong with pointing out things you'd love to tweak or change. There is always room for improvement, even with things we love.