Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ep. 7~The best lines, IMO

Wow, this episode was seriously missing some funny lines. I guess this was a pretty serious episode, what with Santanna coming out and the elections for class president and all the other stuff. But here are a few funny quips that I was able to catch.

Figgins: I'm sorry, but since a student had let firecrackers stuffed down his pants 3 years ago, we've had a zero-tolerance physical-violence policy.
Santanna: Is that why you've suspended all the kids who've been tossing slushies in our faces for the last 2 years?
Figgins: Slushies are not on the school board's approved list of suspend-worthy weapons.

Rachel: Buying votes is illegal!
Figgins: But it's also delicious!

Sue: Why would someone assume I'm a friend of Ellen just because I'm mannish and highly aggressive and have short hair and I only wear track suits and I coach a girl's sport and I married myself? It just doesn't make sense!

Artie: Where's Rachel? She never misses applause.

Ep. 7~The songs

Kurt's voice is beautiful, and I love Blaine's rap. Their harmony together is also way awesome. I can definitely picture them singing this song to each other in the car, as they claimed they did. Awesome P!nk cover.

"I'm the Only One"
Okay, now this song made Puck sound sexy. It was pretty obvious that he was directing his affection at Shelby, and not Quinn or Santanna as he would have you think. But in comparison to "Hot for Teacher", this song was more subtle, and more pleasing to the ears, in my opinion.

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
I didn't realize this was what Finn was singing until further on in the song. It's such a slow, mellow cover. I like the regular fast-paced version much better. Not his best performance, I'd say, but he made Santanna cry, so it must've done something to some people.

Ah, I loved hearing Beiste's voice for the first time! She is a very good singer! So she was living out a tragic country song inside herself. Well, I really liked it and very much hope I get to hear more of Dot Marie Jones in the future.

"I Kissed a Girl"
A very interesting intro into this song... what a creepo! Trying to "straighten" Santanna out? Please. I'm thankful that all the other girls came in to back her up. Girl power! Also it's interesting that they sing a song that was from the pilot episode. Remember Tina's first audition? Haha, I noticed Kurt and Blaine taking videos of the performance with their phones. Cute!

"Constant Craving"
I'm not sure I really connected well with this song. For me, it was something forgettable that I could easily be doing something else and not pay attention to it. The song seems to be about Santanna still struggling with herself, Shelby missing Puck for some reason, and Kurt being sad about losing the election, but sending in his NYADA application anyway. (I really hope he can get in anyway!)

Ep. 7~I kissed a girl

After that cliff-hanger ending with Santanna slapping Finn, she almost gets suspended for her display of violence, but Finn decides to let it slide because he wants to help her accept herself. I thought it was nice that he made a reference to the It Gets Better videos, and sweet that he didn't want Santanna to kill herself.

Finally Santanna accepts herself for liking herself and seems a better person for it. She announces her parents took it well (excellent!) but her grandmother sadly... well, didn't. Her coming-out speech to her was really beautiful and strong, but her abuela just couldn't accept her. ~,~

I couldn't believe that Kurt could be down in the polls for class president. How can he be down in any poll? So unfair! ~,~ I'm glad that a lot of people in Glee club voted for him, but it's still sad. That Rachel was forced to stuff the ballot boxes with that many extra votes (how did she sneak them in for him?) for him is just ridiculous. It broke my heart to see Kurt so torn up, since he didn't win the lead for West Side Story or the election. (Yay for his dad getting elected for congress instead of Sue, though! At least one of the Hummels got to win something.)

Personally, I'm glad the little romance between student and teacher, Puck and Shelby, seems to be through. No doubt it will come back to haunt him, (WHY did he go and tell Quinn about it?) but at least I don't have to be disgusted anymore. I'm glad that Puck addressed first how selfish and nasty Quinn could be, but then how much of an emotional mess she was later. I like seeing that he has a conscience, and is at least sorry that he knocked her up.

Also there's the tiny side-plot about Coach Bieste and her crush Cooter the recruiter. It's sweet how she's head over heels for him, but all the sadder when she finds him and Sue Sylvester on a date! She shouldn't have been sending him mixed messages. I like how in the end she stands up and tells him how she really feels, and promises that she won't let Coot go without a fight. I want to see that happen.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ep. 6~The best lines, IMO

Sue Sylvester
Sue: Baboons are dangerous killers who throw their own feces when they're not tearing off people's faces or admiring their own weird butts.

Sue: I have a cause. Several actually. I hate the arts... and a bunch of other stuff. If you wanna win, find yourself a cause, my friend, and then start flinging poo. Winning is really about poo-flinging.
Kurt: I refuse to believe that. I agree that perhaps I need a better cause, but I'm going to win this thing without having to fling a single stinky nugget.

Sue: Burt Hummel claims he doesn't have a baboon heart. He also claims he isn't married to a donkey. Well which is it, Burt Hummel? Baboon heart or donkey bride? Donkeys have no place in politics. They bite off children's fingers and pee absolutely anywhere. Do we really need another Washington politician married to a pack animal? Don't let Burt Hummel make an ass out of you, Ohio.

Becky: Polls have you in at first place, coach. Almost everyone loves the new ad.
Sue: Almost everyone? Well, that ad was bullet-proof. I accused Burt Hummel of using his tire-shop to sexually assault automobiles. What's not to like about that?

Santanna Lopez
Santanna: Hey there, orca.
Finn: Hey, Santanna. You look like an ass-less J. Lo. (Santanna laughs)
Rory: You're skinny like all the crops failed on your family's farm.
Santanna: That is the lamest thing I didn't understand a word of.
Brittany: Not one word.

Santanna: You seriously think you can out-insult me? I'm from Lima Heights, I was raised on insults. It's how mi abuela put me to sleep at night, and she is not a nice lady. You know she tried to sell me once? And it wasn't 'til I got to Kindergarten that I learned my name wasn't Garbage-face.

Santanna: Oh, it's on, Pillsbury dough-turd.

Santanna: You're not fat. I should know, I slept with you. And yet at some point I must have liked that you looked like a taco addict who's had one too many back-alley liposuctions.
Rory: Whoa.
Santanna: Please stick a sock in it, or ship yourself back to Scotland. I'm trying to apologize to Lumps the Clown... I'm sorry that you sing like you're getting your prostate checked, and you dance like you've been asleep for years, and someone just woke you up. Have fun riding on Rachel's coat-tails for the rest of your life. Although, you know what, I would just watch out for her come holiday time if I were him, because if I were her, I'd stick a stent out of those boobs and let the Finn blubber light the hannukah lamp for 8 magical nights.

Britanny S. Pears
Brittany: Is this what having a stroke feels like? Because I like it.

Mercedes: I was up half the night thinking about our mashup for the mashoff, and it came to me. Adele.
Sugar: I sound just like her.
Brittany: Dude, I love her! She sounds like what banana cream pie sounds like when it sings.

Noah Puckerman
Puck: I made a list of reasons we should be together. Number 1: You're hot. Number 2: I'm hot.

Puck: It's happened. The Lion King, Puck-fasa has been caged.

Campaign speeches
Rick "the Stick" Nielsen: So. I was talking to my dad, who says that since he pays taxes and stuff, like, for teachers, which pretty much means that we're your boss. So I think it's time that the teachers started doing what we say. And how about you stop talking in class, Mrs. Jannisek? Everything you say is boring. Vote Rick the Stick!

Britanny: Tornadoes are nature's most destructive force. These violent storms have ravaged America, crippling communities all across our land. Isn't it time we take a stand? If you honor me with being your next class president, I will make tornadoes illegal at McKinley, keeping you and your families at our schools safe from their murderous rampages. Also, on Tuesdays, I pledge to go topless. (Large response from the audience.) Whoo!

Kurt: Although she knows it to be untrue, my opponent Brittany stated that my face was used as a template for Hasbro's successful line of My Little Ponies.

Shelby: Maybe competition will bring out the best in them.
Will: Or maybe it'll turn into World War Glee.

Finn: Have you ever heard of the term trash talk?
Rory: Is that when you discuss trash?

Ep. 6~The songs

"Hot for Teacher"
Okay, when I heard this song at first, I thought I wasn't going to like it, because it's loud, and it's about Puck expressing his feelings for his teacher, Shelby Corcoran. (Ew! >,<) But as the song progressed, I couldn't help getting into the groove. When the song moved into the choir room, that was when I enjoyed the song the most, since my two crushes, Blaine and Mike, were back-up dancers. I think the choreography really made the song good for me. ^_^ Also them saying, "Aw, I think the clock is slow, man!" "I don't feel tardy!" Then they fight with the microphone stands and Mike jumps and "stabs" Blaine. (It almost seems symbolic that Harry Shum Jr. has taken over the throne from Darren Criss as my top Glee hotty. O_o) Anyway, I'm glad that there was a song within the first 2 minutes of the episode, to kick it right off, despite it's original intent. Also Finn's drumming and Puck's singing, I'll admit, was pretty awesome.

"You and I" / "You and I"
This mashup was absolutely phenomenal! Will and Shelby did a fantastic job weaving these two songs (which coincidentally have the exact same title) and their voices together to produce something amazing. I was almost convinced that it was just one song, but I've heard Shelby's "You and I" on the radio, and they seemed to have subtly different styles, so it was just a masterfully done mashup. I just loved the harmony between them, how wonderful they sounded, and obviously the kids thought so too.

"Hit Me with Your Best Shot" / "One Way or Another"
This mashup was quite awesome, the perfect backdrop against the vicious dodge-ball game between New Directions and the Trouble Tones. I liked the flips, and the close-up of a ball bouncing off of people's faces, like Kurt. That looked like it really hurt him! (But I saw the behind the scenes video and know it was a fake, softer dodgeball, so he's just being over the top. Lol.)

"I Can't Go for That" / "You Make My Dreams"
One thing I like about this number is the costumes. The musicians have musical ties, half the guys are wearing pink shirts and blazers, and the other half of the guys, including Blaine, have 'fros and thick mustaches for some reason! So hilarious! The group number was just fantastic. I liked Finn's voice. I think I've hardly heard him this season, and he honestly sounded good. Everyone else did too, of course.

"Rumour Has It" / "Someone Like You"
My god, this mashup gives me chills. I don't know either song really well, but Mercedes and Santanna definitely rock the house with their voices. The backup singers and general choreography were really good. Santanna delivered lots of emotion, especially given that she'd just seen a campaign ad that called her a lesbian. Granted, it's true, but it still obviously hurt her.

Ep. 6~Mash Off

Looks like it's time for song mashups. I remember last season's mashup episode very well... After all, it led to Kurt meeting Blaine. ^_^ But this year, it wasn't boys against girls (what a relief!), because there's another Glee club in McKinley, the Trouble Tones. So they have a little friendly competition against each other. No one said it had to be a clean one, though...

Sue's political ads against Burt Hummel were absolutely hilarious. It's funny how there is also the political race at McKinley for senior class president being run at the same time... Could this be meant to reflect the real political race being run by the republicans for president-elect against Obama next year? I wonder...

I thought the class president debate was extremely funny. As you will see later, I put Rick the Stick and Brittany's entire speeches in my best lines post. ^_^ Kurt's speech was totally inspiring and clean. He is the only candidate totally worth voting for. It's a good thing Rachel bowed out of the race. There was no way she could compete with him. And it brought them back together as friends! Yay. ^_^ I'm glad about that, because all I know is that if I were best friends with Kurt, I would not want to be on the receiving side of his cold shoulder.

I wish I knew the reasoning behind Finn antagonizing Blaine. What gives? He offered a solo part to the new guy, Rory. But Blaine's cool, not affected by it...

Santanna's so mean to Finn for absolutely no reason, except perhaps he's the "leader" of New Directions... so instead of trash-talking, which she is too good at, they decide to have a dodge-ball game? Okay, whatever... I liked how Santanna was absolutely on a roll with the insults! Especially when she was "apologising" to him. She's almost like Sue Sylvester herself! Sometime I would like to see them come head to head and have them have a verbal fight to the death. But Finn certainly delivered the fatal blow by outing her.

Okay, I don't like the thought of Puck and Shelby together at all. It's just plain weird, to me personally. But I do have to admit: little baby Beth in his arms and him making baby talk at her is really cute! I'm glad he came clean and told the truth about his and Quinn's plans to steal Beth. I wonder how Quinn will pay him back later... The face-off between Quinn and Shelby was harsh. I hope she gives up on the stealing Beth plan, it's just totally stupid.

Finally, the cliff-hanger ending. My goodness, that campaign ad that was attacking Sue Sylvester was mean! She wouldn't have been phased by it, had it not been for the fact that it also attacked Santanna personally, and flat out called her a lesbian. It may be true, but to be outed publicly like that seems infinitely worse than a spat in the school hallway. She was in tears! It was the first time i truly felt sorry for Santanna. Then she had to go and perform that mashup with the Trouble Tones. What an emotional toll that must have taken on her performance. And that slap she gave Finn? Ouch!

Can hardly wait for next week's episode, to see how this story continues to unfold...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shum awesome videos!

Since I like Glee on Facebook, I get updates from them all the time. About new episodes, songs being released on iTunes, certain cast members' interviews and special news. After seeing the last episode of Glee, "Mash Off", I got an update that said Harry Shum Jr., who plays Mike Chang, had released his own personal website to the Internet, http://harryshumjr.com, and fans should go check it out.Before now, I really liked Harry, because of how well he plays Mike and how well he can dance, and how cute he looks. But after taking a peek at his website, I think I have become an all-out fangirl overnight!

I learned so many things about Harry that I didn't know before! For example, he was born in Costa Rica, he starred in the dancing silhouette iPod commercials (he actually met Steve Jobs, and wrote a great tribute post on his blog), and he was voted as one of People Magazine's sexiest men alive! Here is a video that will show you why.

I gotta say, I think I have a new glee crush to contend with Darren Criss's Blaine Anderson. *_* I never thought that would happen, but it did.

My all-time favorite part about Harry's website, though, are his videos, especially his short films. These are less than 3-minute long movies that demonstrate what an incredible talent for acting he has, as well as his hilarious sense of humor. One of my favorite one is the epic, the awesome, the nail-biting thriller, "3 minutes". Trust me. You will love this. He fights a guy with freaking light-sabers!My other favorite video of is his laugh out loud performance in "Buffet", where he plays a dude who has never been to a buffet before, and misconstrues the meaning of it entirely. =PThis is all to say that I now totally love Harry Shum Jr and his wonderful website. I just hope he adds more content on a regular basis, because I've already gone through all his existing blogposts, pics and videos. Lol.

Also, the reason for this post is that I didn't feel like writing the reviews for the episode "Mash Off" and it's songs. I figure since there will be a two-week wait for the next episode, I'll give you the scoop next week, when I'll be re-watching the episode really carefully anyway, to catch all the best quotes.

Thanks for reading!