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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glee - Saturday Night Glee-ver review

Alex, how we didn’t miss you. He plays a Mercedes and Kurt fan named Wade. His real name is Unique, and she is hilarious. Of course Ryan Murphy wouldn’t miss an opportunity to let this kid do his drag thing. Will needs to leave or die, and Emma needs to take over the Glee club. She would be so much better and cuter at it. Sue and Will’s number was painful at first. Will’s high voice didn’t even sound like a person. When the kids joined in and started dancing, "Night Fever" got better. Finn’s dance moves looked like Ern’s.

Will singled out the kids who didn’t know what they were going to do “for the rest of their lives.” Um, who does? Maybe 2% of kids and 20% of adults. Mercedes’ "Disco Inferno" was pretty fun. She maybe growled a little too much in it. She was looking good in this episode. That red dress was her best outfit ever and it made us believe that Sam would want to be with her. “The cream always rises to the top, Mercedes.” Oh, Mr. Schue, how we hate you. No, it doesn’t. Haley Reinhart lost American Idol and Ashlee Simpson had a number one single. When he interpreted Santana’s love song as political and told her to go to law school, we barked a laugh. We agree with him that fame isn’t something to aspire to, though.

We are so over Finn and Rachel. How are they remotely believable as high school seniors? Finn, competitive eating champion sounds about right. "How Deep Is Your Love" was probably the best disco song for Rachel to solo, but we are annoyed that her first solo in FOREVER isn’t a belted powerhouse like "My Man". It was a little dull, too. Oh Finn, you artard. College-aged is still young. This episode is mildly painful for at least one of us. Who doesn’t have an artsy-fartsy dream they gave up because it wasn’t practical (besides Leeard)? Will Schuester talking about living your dreams and how it’s terrible if you didn’t dare to dream it makes us roll our eyes and bums us out. In high school, everyone’s dream is to be famous or be President. How many people will actually get there?

Wow, this post is getting bitter. Moving on. The Brittany/Santana storyline was a way better lesson. Alex did a pretty good job in his song, and Jesse St. James’ face made the dress storyline worth it. He looks better as a girl. If we want this though, we prefer to just watch Kinky Boots. Rachel looked the best she’s looked in a long time during Finn’s hideous song. We like the side-swept bangs and the soft curls. Ern tried sweeping her short bangs to the side and it just made her look like Hitler. We would watch Sue’s sex tape with Oliver North. We're not buying any of the songs, but we don't think Glee butchered disco. Their voices fit the songs and they were fun and happy. We'll call this a musical success. The episode was ok. It just served to remind us how little we care about these characters and their futures. 

Episode grade: B


  1. Just an ok episode to me. Didn't like Alex's character at all. Thought his storyline was just stupid. The Finn story was also kinda annoying. Really? 18 is now "not young?" *eyeroll* Also, I thought that Finn's falsetto was highly lacking. Almost painful...Wow, you're bitterness rubbed off on me =)

    1. Alex's storyline was his exact storyline on The Glee project.

      Finn should never sing high

  2. I liked that Finn didn't have A Dream, and I wish they had left it at that. No one knows what they want to do, but kids think they have to have a planned career path before they go to college, and it was nice to see that reflected. But then they ruined it by giving Finn some kind of dream.

    My REAL question is, why is it a problem for these kids to love singing, keep singing... and go to college for accounting or engineering or teaching or Chinese philosophy?

    Jesse St. James better sing for me again. Don't you bring him back just to make mean faces at McKinley High kids. Sing!

    PS Will NEEDS to stop signing, and most importantly, he needs to stop thinking he can sing that high. I know whatshiface won a Tony for his work on Broadway, so somewhere inside me I know he's talented. But I can't help but look at him and say "Man UP"

    1. Agree with this whole comment. Every word.