This is in gross violation of the five second rule.
Before we get into the recap allow me to say a few things: when I was in LA in October, I watched Chris and Lea film the scene in their loft as they talked about the Winter Showcase and as the props department tried to make that record player spin (it wouldn’t). This is interesting probably to no one but me. The show is more like fanfic every day (which is fun) and Ryan Murphy laid out a pre-emptive strike against fangirls that are most likely up at arms about a new ‘ship that sailed this episode.
And Chris Colfer delivered – what I think – is in his top 3 performances, ever. Continue reading
The gang’s all here! Well, not ALL of them… :(
So we needed a mop in my house to clean up on aisle ME after this episode aired. And now even your aged dorky-sweater-wearing aunt will finally know what “Let’s Have a KiKi” means, so quick! Find a new word! (I will forever and always love the Scissor Sisters, though.) But first, my eyes were assaulted by… Continue reading
You are supreme! The chicks’ll… what will they do? Rhymes with cream…
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: I adore Grease. I love to laugh at it (it’s just ridiculously dirty in places, and yet high schools all over the country perform this every year), it’s silly, and yet. Frenchie! John Travolta before he became creepy! Every sleepover I went to in grade school featured this as our late night movie (on VHS, even).
And I learned while watching this episode with my husband that he – a former heavy metal drummer – knows all the words to the songs that aired. Let’s just slow clap that out, shall we? Continue reading
ACCURATE DEPICTION OF ME RIGHT NOW, GUYS.
(No exclamation today. And previously on Glee, here.) This is when I wish we were still doing the Glee drinking game. Guys? Y’all know that the #1 Priority at Hey, Don’t Judge Me is that we don’t go Comic the Insult Dog on things. This show isn’t here “for me to poop on.” This show is here because I have watched since the pilot episode. I was excited by the buzz about the show and set my DVR up three months before the show even started airing.
I love the black humor, I love the broad humor. I love the self-deprecation for the entertainment industry, I love the heartfelt moments, and I love the characters. Certain characters in particular resonate with me because I either identify with their motivations or backgrounds, or because I can see where they’re going and that rings true for me as well.
And for the first time on this site, I am really upset. Ryan Murphy? You dropped a huge and important ball. Editors? You needed to push for clarification so the final product made sense. Fox Executives? Vague for rating’s sake is poor treatment of loyal and thoughtful fans such as myself. I think the actors did everything they could with what was given, the music was top-notch, and…the story fell apart (there wasn’t much to hold it together) for one couple in particular. Heavy sigh, guys; let’s talk. Continue reading
Here’s what you missed on Glee! This week was a much better game of chess where the players were moved over the board in ways that are really setting up what’s to come this season. And we had the delightful bonus of Sarah Jessica Parker added to the cast, and let me just tell you that SJP and I have been down since I dreamed of having her body in Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. “I love to dance!” Aww, she’s a cutie.
If you don’t know that movie, I weep for you. Bonus Shannon Doherty dancing with doors, come on, people! It’s a sleepover classic. Continue reading
Well, well, well, Rachel. This certainly is new. And awfully pretty.
First impression of the episode: Burt Hummel is officially the world’s greatest dad. (It says it on the mug!) But he’s a terrible planner. Oh, Kurt, Sebastian’s curse came true. Well, 1/3 of it. Rachel, you need to hit that like a ballplayer swinging for the fences. Kate Hudson – good lord, she’s fit. Kurt – your coats are sublime. Tina, why are you being Sunshine-to-the-crackhouse-Rachel right now? Oh, Mike Chang. No Cohen-Chang-Changs anymore, and I sad face for hours.
And: HUMMELBERRY! That was my favorite part of the whole episode. Okay, let’s break it down fa reals. And remember: this happens with every first episode of a new season: a whole lot jammed packed to the point where they should have made this a Very Special Two Hour episode of Glee. But they didn’t. Here’s what we have instead… Continue reading
I guess Mike wasn't here for picture day?
Continuity for some looooong arcs were acknowledged tonight, which I appreciated, and I’ll just be open about this: I sobbed to the point of realizing I was about to hit the Ugly Cry and pulled it back just a touch. I did not achieve Russel Crowe in Gladiator—you know, how he had the spit with snot? I’m happy to report that.
But it came close. Continue reading
Do not adjust your monitor. This is only a head injury-induced hallucination.
Here’s what you missed on Glee: Tina! Tina crying, Tina swaying in the background, Tina not rocking the boat, Tina never being called out by the group for faking a stutter, Tina not being a goth anymore, Tina’s fabulous Fluevog boot collection… Basically you’ve missed Tina. For a few years.
(Well, it’s because she’s not enigmatic on the screen. I’m sorry. She’s lovely, she has a lovely voice, but she doesn’t bring it. There’s a reason why certain character’s stories develop over seasons, and another reason why others don’t. Hey, how about all of the awesome Rory scenes? Exactly. It’s not a slam on them as people, not at all. It’s just that as characters they don’t bring much. Harsh truth.) HAVING SAID THAT…Tina’s solo is out-freaking-standing. Continue reading
Lea, you are the teeniest thing that ever teenied.
Confession time. I love high school RomComs. Love. Which, hey, I wonder why I like Glee? And who doesn’t love the ‘prom as the rite of passage’ trope? Can’t Buy Me Love, She’s All That, Encino Man, Rad… (Hey – the prom King and Queen dance was on BMX bikes in that one, please. Nothing can top that for cheese, nothing.) Last year’s prom episode was serious (and one of their strongest episodes, period) so it was time for them to go the traditional cheese route. Consider it a success on that score card.
But first, what about Rachel “I’m A Star” Berry and her dashed dreams? Continue reading
YOUNG MAN WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?
I see this outfit on Chris Colfer and I understand why they titled the episode “choke.” What? That’s not why? Look, you see what you want to see, I see what I want to see. Also, this episode is exactly why I love the show. Continue reading