Monday, September 26, 2011

Ep. 1~The best lines, IMO

Sorry I'm late with the review for episode 2, but I figured before I wrote it up, I'd watch #1 again and give you some of my favorite lines from my favorite characters. (I could only do it now, because Hulu lets you see the episode 8 days after it's aired.)

Brittany S. Pears
Jacob: Brittany, what are your plans for the future?
Brittany: Wait... are you working on a time machine too?

Tina: Why are all our trophies in the middle of the room?
Brittany: I was sure our trophy would grow during the summer.

Santanna: We joined the Cheerios together, we joined glee club together, we slept with Puckerman the same year, we’re like besties for life.
Brittany: Yeah, come on, Quinn. You know, we used to be like the 3 Musketeers. Now Santanna and I are like Almond Joy and you’re a Jolly Rancher that fell in the ash tray.

Brittany: I found pepperoni in my bra.
Santanna: Those are your nipples.

Kurt Hummel
(To losing Nationals)
Kurt: Mercedes has a point. Finn and Rachel’s “the kiss that missed” already has 20,000 views on Youtube and the comment section is just full of pith banter, like, “why is the T-rex eating the jew?”

Rachel: We have an important announcement to make.
Emma: I thought this day might come. Really, this is the only dating combination that the glee club hasn’t tried.
Kurt: We’re not dating!
(Emma hands flier saying ME and my HAG)

Emma: Juliard doesn’t have a musical theater department.
Kurt: (Smiles with vacant expression) … Wait, what?

Kurt: You promised by the first day of school you’d make a decision, and yet, there you sit. Cute as ever, but still in your Warblers blazer.

Kurt: If you stay at Dalton, you and I are competitors.
Blaine: That’s true.
Kurt: And I’m just not sure that our budding love can survive that.
Blaine: Let me get this straight. I have to transfer, because you’re just afraid that I’m gonna beat you at Sectionals.
Kurt: No, I’m afraid I’m gonna beat you, (Blaine: Ooooh!) and I know what that does to you, when I win. Look, honestly, I just want to see you more. I want my senior year to be magic, and the only way that’s going to happen is to spend every minute of every day, with you.
(Kurt+Blaine hold hands. Awwww.)

Kurt: Shouldn’t you be at Warbler practise, putting the finishing touches on another Katy Perry show-stopper?

Sue Sylvester
(Seeing her poll numbers were low)
Sue: I thought the people wanted a candidate who for something. That’s why I took that pro-deportation stance. But the people are angry. They want a candiate who’s against something.
Becky: What about toast? It’s already been baked. I don’t get why you need to cook it again.

(After Mike and Tina were playing Chopsticks on the piano and Sue wreaks it)
Sue: Oh, I’m sorry, I just realized that song might be the national anthem from whatever country you’re from.
Mike: That’s really offensive.

Sue: I have spent the entire year being nothing but kind to you people!
Tina: Today’s only the second day of school.

Sue: Ladies, I put plastic on your chairs in anticipation of this announcement, so feel free to wet yourselves with excitement.

Other funny lines
Jacob: I thought you were a senior.
Artie: Optical illusion. The chair adds a year.

Jacob: Twitter says you’re officially dating Sam Evans, aka, Trouty mouth, aka, Hobo McBieber.
Mercedes: Honey, that is so June.

(Breaking up with Puck)
Lauren: Aw, don’t be sad. We’ll always have Subway.
Puck: She’s the one that got away. Really really slowly.

Artie: Her ears should get to park in my handicapped spot.
Will: Holy shhhh... Sugar!

Harmony: I know you totally recognize me. It’s ‘cause I’m the Gerber baby. I’ve been acting since I was a fetus, literally. An ultra-sound of me was featured on “Murder She Wrote.”
Gay 1: I was in an all-male cast of Grease!
Gay 2: As my future husband, Robert Pattinson, always says, “It’s refreshing to have new blood.”

Coming up: Ep. 3~Asian F.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ep. 1~The songs

"We Got the Beat": What a fantastic toe-tapper for the first song! I loved the excitement and energy as well as the dancing on the lunch tables. I didn't get why ALL the other students looked so bored or wary. Couldn't have a few people at least shown some interest? I mean Rachel, Britanny And Santanna all rocked! I don't know about you, but I never saw the food fight scene coming. What a shock! Poor Kurt had to duck and use his lunch tray to shield himself. It was so funny to watch, but horribly embarrassing for the glee kids to endure. Don't worry, New Directions. I give this song an A, for your bold effort.

"Big Spender": This was the song that Sugar sang to audition. I already gave my opinion on her performance. It stank. But the reactions from the other characters were pretty funny. Also, I don't even know the song, so that lowers her grade even further. In the end, because she sang so bad, I give her an F.

"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead": I loved how beautifully Kurt and Rachel sang this duet together. They are absolutely my favorite singers (aside from Mercedes), and it was such a cheerful number. It's a shame they were singing to no one, though... Unless you count the backup musicians. =P Fun song, very well done. A

"It's Not Unusual": Oh, Darren Criss, naturally you blew me away with this song! I loved you covering Tom Jones. ^_^ Especially with all the cheerleaders dancing behind you. The only thing that turned me off was the fact that, on occasion, you sang the word "unusual" in an usual way. At times, it sounded like you were singing un-jews-ual, or something weird like that. O,o Don't believe me? Listen to the song on youtube. You'll hear what I mean. But no matter. You are still a winner talent and totally awesome! (A Very Potter Musical reference. ^_~) A++

"Anything Goes" / "Anything You Can Do": Now this mashup was so extremely well done, it was almost frightening. Only because the people performing it were so darn threatening. Rachel and Kurt went to some sort of college audition, but a bunch of Rachel lookalikes and gay guys needed someone to show off to, I guess. You could see the two McKinley students smiling politely, but in their eyes you could tell they were scared out of their wits of their competition. In fact, they were later reduced to tears in their car by this flawless performance. I liked how loud the song was, and how the red glaring lights tell the audience, "Yes, you should be scared of us! We eat amateurs like you for breakfast!" I liked one of the gay guy's lines before they started. "Like my future husband, Robert Pattinson, says, 'It's great having some fresh blood.'" Lol. A+

"You Can't Stop the Beat": Even though right before this starts, Santanna gets kicked out of the club, I'm glad the episode was able to wrap up with a catchy, feel good song. The slow beginning from Rachel gave it a unique spin, and then all the kids dancing and singing in purple shirts made it full of energy and satisfaction from a well-done episode. Thank you, Mercedes, as usual, for your awesome solos. I wish you could've sang one of those awesome high notes you do that give me chills, but still, it was fine. And the song attracted Quinn from the shadows, so hopefully she won't stay away from glee for too long.

There you have it. 7 great sings to kick the season off with a bang. I'm heartily looking forward to next week's episode and song list! Until then, Gleek out! (Yes, this is going to be my catch-phrase. Don't laugh. It's the title of my blog, after all.)

Coming up: Ep. 1~The best lines, IMO.

Ep. 1~The Purple Piano Project.

Welcome back to McKinley High, fellow gleeks! It looks like we're in for a wonderful year with New Directions.

I made it just in time from my Toastmasters meeting to miss only the first minute of the beginning, but I liked the interview style in which I learned what my favorite characters had been up to over the summer. It was just like catching up with old friends! (Mercedes has a boyfriend! You go, girl! I hope we get to see more of him.) Kurt and Rachel seem like really close friends, since they both intend to make it big in NYC when they graduate. They're so cool together. I loved Brittany's one-liners! She is the funniest! The writing was fantastic, and she gives such spot-on delivery.

It's sad that some people dropped out of glee club. Trouty-mouth Sam is gone, but they gave a good explanation for that (dad got out of state job). Puck's fat-bottomed girl, Lauren, left because she'd rather not be at the bottom of the high school food chain. Thanks, Zizes. And uh, Quinn? WTH?! What made you stop singing? More importantly, how do your parents let you live like that, all tattooed and nose-ringed and punk hair? (I like the pink hair, tho.) Poor Finn. He seems to have lost his direction as well...

Will and Emma are living and sleeping together?! Wow, that threw me for a loop. But they're a pretty cute couple together. Making each others' lunches. Awww. I just wish I'd gotten more of an explanation before-hand...

Jane Lynch as coach Sylvester is awesome. Sue is evil and in full-on villain mode, running for congress. Her dastardly mission? To get rid of arts programs in every school in the country. Ha, I'd love to see her try. Still, since it's Sue, I'm nervous for the glee kids and Mr. Schue.

I don't know about you, this is only my opinion, but every scene with Kurt and/or Blaine in it was pure gold. Chris Colfer is one of the main reasons I love to watch this show so much. As for Darren Criss... I have a major crush on him, so of course I'm going to be heavily biased and say that everything he does is brilliant, no matter what you say. Just thought you should know that for future posts. Anyway, I was really happy when Blaine transferred from Dalton to McKinley, just so he could be with Kurt. So romantic. The look on Kurt's face and the gleeful hug he gave him was well worth it. ^_^

I was surprised with Santanna's character. I thought for sure she would turn good, and stop working for evil coach Sylvester. I know in my gut that she's a much better person than that. Or at least I hope so. I don't think she had to get kicked out of the club. Will was a little harsh on that decision. But hey, maybe it will teach her a lesson in loyalty.

Speaking of which, I like how Will is much more firm and decisive. He'll do what it takes for the glee club to win, and not be as wishy-washy as he's been in the past. Which is why he didn't let the tone-deaf Asberger's syndrome girl, Sugar, join in New Directions. I mean it, she was horrible! Even worse than Mike Chang! >_< I'm glad she's not in the club. She's more stuck-up than Rachel used to be, and doesn't have a tenth of her talent. I doubt we've seen the last of her, though.

Btw, about the purple pianos... I didn't really get why they were needed. Sugar's dad apparently donated them and Mr. Schue decided to locate a few of them around the school so that if the kids saw them they had to break into song so they could attract new members. Besides that, they didn't have much to do with the plot, so I don't know why they had to out it in the episode title... But oh well. They looked really pretty. It's sad that by the end they were all pretty much ruined...

Enough of my ramblings about the plot. I want to talk about the songs now! Ah, but this post is already an awfully long one... I know, I'll put that in a separate post altogether!

Coming up: Ep. 1~ The songs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Glee premieres tomorrow!

Finally, after so much waiting, one of my favorite shows ever comes back to television, TOMORROW!!! I am so excited, I could just burst with... Well, glee! ^_^

Since last September, I have been a pretty huge fan of Glee. The music, the characters, the story, I love it all.

I've done several reviews of certain episodes from season 2 on my regular blog, such as these:
Glee 2:8
Glee 2:10
Glee 2:11/ Glee 2:12
Glee 2:16
Glee 2:18
Glee 2:19
Glee 2:20

With this blog here, I intend to review every single episode from this new season every Wednesday, since the episodes air on Tuesday nights. I'm just warning you right now that I'll be giving my full opinion on each episode, so there will likely be plenty of spoiler material. If you're the type who doesn't like the surprise to be spoiled, don't read my reviews until after you've seen the episode yourself. If you're not that kind of person, well, be my guest!

I'm not sure how my posts will be structured yet, but I think there will be a summary of the plot, my reactions to certain characters and story lines, and how I rate each of the musical performances. I'm wondering whether I should implement some sort of grading or ratings system, so I know which episodes I liked best... Oh well. I'll decide that later. For now, I simply can't wait for tomorrow night! Yaaaaaaay!

I hope I get plenty of comments and opinions from fellow gleeks, so we can discuss the merits of each episode together. I'll be linking posts regularly to my Facebook, so maybe I'll see some of my friends around here. Hi there! Please, don't be shy! Follow me! Let's all gleek out together!

Bettina Levy

Coming up: Ep. 1~The Purple Piano Project.