December 7, 2010
This episode wasn’t too bad. It had a good balance of all of the characters. Also, a band member finally talked! The songs were all enjoyable to listen to, I especially liked “Last Christmas”(always had a soft spot for that song). First off, Sue as the Grinch was funny to watch. It was also nice to see a bit of Sue’s soft side in this episode. Next Brittany and Artie’s storyline was cute, Brittany still believes in Santa Claus and Artie wanted to keep Christmas magical for her. I know some people are getting tired of Brittany’s seemingly increasing stupidity, but I do not think it’s that bad. Artie was definately a great boyfriend in this episode. Lastly while I thought it was kind of cheesy that Artie could walk again by the end of the episode, that scene is growing on me. Loved Coach Beiste in this episode. Lastly Finchel this week is in much better shape! I see hope for them. Most of the episode is Rachel trying to get Finn back, there are several scenes with Rachel giving Finn a longing look. I have to say though in each of the Finn/Rachel encounters I was a little disappointed that Finn didn’t seem more ready to forgive her. By the end of the episode it was worth it because Finn finally gave Rachel that longing look she’s been giving him all that time. Lastly Wemma is showing signs after many episodes with little or no Wemma. Both main couples seem to be on the up and up.
p.s. Rewalks are real! here’s a link.
December 1, 2010
First, I would like to start by saying there are some serious issues with this episode. For one thing, it seemed a little out of character for Emma to marry Carl in Las Vegas on a weekend! Also, Finchel fans didn’t that break-up just suck? I mean, of all the ways of Finn and Rachel to break-up that was the worst. As for the rest of the episode and the other characters it was alright. The quality of the musical performances varied; I thought “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” were good, but the others ranged from just fine to not that exciting. I did like the Hipster’s performance though. Brittany and Artie turned out to be a cute couple. Well, Unfortunately that’s all for now; I give this episode a C+.
Quote of the week from Brittany:”I know that I’m more talented than you. Britney Spears told me that.”
November 16, 2010
I liked this episode, but just thought it was okay, nothing special. It wasn’t awful, but I thought some things about this episode were weird. First, I’ll start off saying there’s no finchel in this one shippers. Next the weird things, Mercedes obsessing about tattertots for one. It’s seems a little out of character for me to see Mercedes so into tattertots because of her supposed need for a boyfriend. I just didn’t buy it. Also, who would have foresaw Mercedes sticking tattertots up Sue Sylvester’s tail pipe? That’s pretty uncharacteristic of her. Next, Terri and Will having sex, doesn’t this go against what the first thirteen episodes of the first season. That they should not be together?
Okay, there were positives in this episode. Rachel’s storyline was fine in this episode. All of the song and dance numbers were good. I enjoyed “Forget You” and the mash-up of “Singin in the Rain/Umbrella”. The dancing by Mike Chang in “Make ‘Em Laugh” was nice. Overall, other than Mercedes’ storyline a good episode. I will give this one a C+. The Brittany quote of the night is “I stopped after M and N. I felt they were too similar and got frustrated.”
November 15, 2010
November 9, 2010
Safe to say “Never Been Kissed” is a good episode. There are some pretty big surprises in this one. Also, remember “Vitamin D”? Because, mash-ups are back! First I will start off by telling Finchel fans that there are not many Finn and Rachel scenes in this episode. That said, what we did get was awesome. First, it starts off with Finn and Sam bathing in the locker room. Sam asks Finn advice on how to “cool down” while making out. Finn tells Sam about the “mailman” and that’s when he realizes coach Beiste can be his version of the mailman. Eventually Quinn finds out, and after some misunderstandings and some advice from coach Sylvester the school figures out about it. This embarrasses coach Beiste which forces her to quit, Beiste later admits to Will she has never been kissed. Will confronts the Glee Club and everybody learns why Sam(and Tina) imagine coach Beiste. This is also when we get the Santana quote “This wouldn’t happen if everybody just put out”. The boys make it up to coach Beiste by doing their mash-up of “Stop! In the name of Love/Free Your Mind”.
Next interesting storyline is Puck and Artie. Puck gets paroled from juvie after agreeing to do community service, which he tells Artie would be helping a cripple(aka him). The first thing they do together is busk for money, they do “One Love”. They make around $300, Puck notices Artie wanting Brittany and decides to help him by going on a double date with Santana. Puck and Artie get along until Puck wants to dine and dash, he leaves Artie after Artie didn’t want to do it. Puck and Artie later make up when Puck is threatened with being sent back to Juvie(his parole officer thought he was helping “Crips” as in gang members).
The most memorable storyline is from Kurt. After more bullying from Karofsky(no Azimio) Kurt gets sick and tired of all the bullying he takes. He decides to check out the all boys school that will be their competition for sectionals. There he finds Blaine who is everything he is not; he is popular, well liked, and not picked on by anyone. Kurt is awestruck when Blaine and company sing “Teenage Dream”. He is also openly gay. Blaine inspires Kurt to find courage in himself to stand up to bullies. When Kurt later confronts Karofsky in the locker room, Karosky kisses him. This was one of the highlights of this episode, Max Adler did a terrific job in this scene. Kurt looks shocked by this and tells Blaine who comes over to try to help. Karofsky denies anything happened and we are left with Blaine buying lunch for Kurt.
Overall, another solid episode for “Glee”. Also, just so you know the girls sang “Start me up/Livin on a prayer” which was pretty good but I had some issues with the camera work. I would give this episode a good old “B”.
p.s. Boys totally won that mash-up duel.
Memoriable quotes: Rachel: “Spies!” Puck: “They kept taking my waffles.” Puck: “lego my Eggo!”
November 1, 2010
Unfortunately due to something called United States midterm elections, there is no new Glee episode this week. Glee will resume broadcasting new episodes on November 9th. Until then, here is the promo.
October 26, 2010
The episode tonight was solid. This episode focuses mostly on the Will, Emma and Carl love triangle. Will notices that Emma is slowly overcoming her O.C.D. and that Carl seems to really be making her a better person. This of course makes Will jealous and to impress Emma, Will makes the kids do Rocky Horror. In the first half hour Will seems like a jerk, he casts himself as Rocky after giving the role to Sam to get closer to Emma. Wemma fans do get to see a nice rendition of “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me” with Brittany and Santana in the roles of Magenta and Columbia for this scene. Eventually, Carl confronts Will about Emma and Will decides to cancel the musical. He also decides that into to love Emma he must let her be with Carl.
There is also something for the Finchel fans in this episode. We do get a bit of a storyline with them and some background scenes. Finn and Rachel play Brad and Janet respectively. Finn hasn’t heard of the show before and when he and Rachel go to rehearse later Finn realizes he will have to be in his underwear, but he is a little insecure about his body. Rachel tries to reassure him, but he is still anxious about having to perform in his underwear. His conversations with Sam and Artie in the locker room only make his fears worse. In a later scene, Sam unknowingly gives Finn the idea to “show everybody how hot and sexy I am” by walking out in the school hallway in nothing but boxers and sneakers(I think my female readers enjoy that scene). That almost gets him suspended but he is let off with a warning. For the musical Finn and Rachel do “Damnit Janet” and “Over at the Frankenstein Place”. Both were enjoyable.
Sue Sylvester makes an appearance in this episode trying to create controversy over the glee club doing “Rocky Horror”. There is also a “Sue’s Corner” in this episode, my favourite Sue quote this week is “Halloween, that time of the year where little boys dress up like little girls and little girls dress up as whores.”(this quote might not be 100% accurate, but it captures the spirit of it.)
Overall, this was a solid episode. Not as good as “Duets” but still good. The quote of the night does not come from Brittany, but from Becky after she shows Will the tape of Sue doing an expose on the glee club. Becky tells Will “Give me some chocolate or I will cut you!” in a very adorable fashion. This episode gets a good B+.