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!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ep. 5~The best lines, IMO

Kurt Hummel & Blaine Anderson (who completely owned this episode, dialogue-wise. ^_^)
Kurt: Do you think I'm boring?
Blaine: Are you crazy?! You're the single most interesting kid in all of Ohio.

Blaine: Tearing off all your clothes is sort of a tall order.
Kurt: Because of the layers?
Blaine: Because of the layers.

Kurt: Okay, number 5. Alright, this is really embarrassing, I wrote this before I met you. Have relations on a dewy meadow of lilac with Taylor Lautner before he gets fat.
Blaine: *Sharp inhale*
Kurt: Yeah, I know. It's stupid, it's stupid.
Blaine: Not it's not. It's hot.

Kurt: Chaz Donaldsworth? This doesn't even look like me.
Blaine: Don't worry, mine says I'm 38. It'll work.

Kurt: Look, there's Cher, and Tina Turner, and uh... is that Lucy or Reba?
Blaine: That is Ginger from Gilligan's Island.

Blaine: Are you going to cry every time we sing?
Beiste: I'm such a girl.
Emma: My only note is more teeth.

Karofsky: I'm what they call a bear cub.
Kurt: Because you look like Yogi?

Other funny lines
Artie: You see this face? This is what enlightenment looks like. It doesn't matter if he's in prison like Ghandi or trapped inside a woman's body like Chaz Bono, or stuck in a wheel chair like me... The key to being a director is having opinions. About everything. Even stuff you have no idea about.

Rachel: That was amazing. I've never had meat substitute before that tasted that much like real meat.
Finn: Of course, 'cause you're a vegan, which I remember, because we know each other. More sparkling cider?

Beiste: Man, I love to weld.

Cooter: Man... ever have something you really wanted to get out and just couldn't seem to do it?
Beiste: I had a chigger in my thigh once. The size of a tic-tac.

Santanna: Look, it was like being smothered by a sweaty, out-of-breath sack of potatoes that someone soaked in body-spray.
Britanny: I lost my virginity at cheer-leading camp. He just climbed into my tent. Alien invasion.

Ep. 5~The songs

Blaine and Rachel made this song absolutely beautiful. It was perfect. Perhaps a little too perfect? Who knows? Maybe Artie was right that they needed more emotion behind their singing. They kept looking at their scripts and the audience, not at each other. (Granted, that's because they're not in love and never will be, since they have boyfriends.) As wonderful as the song was and how well they performed it, there still needs to be that emotional element buried in there. But hey, it was still amazing!

"Uptown Girl"
Man, the Warblers sound awesome, even without Blaine Anderson! Of course, Blaine would have made this song all the more classy, but they still rocked the house! I wonder why they had a woman crossing the halls while they were singing. Isn't this supposed to be an all-boy's school? What is she? A teacher, a secretary of sorts? An excuse for the Warblers to sing to someone pretty? Also, I was confused for a while, because what the heck was Blaine doing there?! But then when he said he'd invite everyone to West Side Story, it totally made sense. Whatever, it was fun checking back at Dalton for a scene, and the Billy Joel cover was nailed. I liked the end, especially.

"A Boy Like That"
Santanna was born to sing this song! Of all the West Side Story songs Glee could have used, that one was absolutely perfect for her. Rachel had a great operatic voice too. The only thing that bugged me was that the conversation between Blaine and this Sebastian (hate him!) kept interrupting the song, and then the song would interrupt the conversation. I wish there was a way to separate out the song and the scene, so I could enjoy them individually, and not be distracted by one or the other. (How the heck did Sebastian wheedle another date out of Blaine?! I wanted to shout at him, You have a boyfriend!!!)

"I Have a Love"
Now this song also used a weaving of song and scene together, but I think this one was done the right way. Maybe because of how mellow the song was, and how special what Tina was talking about was. Both subject matters meshed well with each other, neither was distracting. Rachel demonstrated great mastery of the voice with this song. It was beautiful. The only question I had was, is this a rehearsal for the musical, or is it a flash-forward to the actual show? Because Rachel and Santanna show some good emotion for it just to be practice.

Okay, this was probably the best song in the whole episode. I love this in West Side Story, and the McKinley High kids just rocked it out! Santanna and Puck were absolutely perfectly cast in their roles, and sounded amazing. I love the lyrics, and how beautiful the Spanish accent sounds on top of everything. This song made me want to see the entirety of their West Side Story performance. Why couldn't they do the whole show?! =(

"One Hand, One Heart"
This duet with Blaine and Rachel was much better than their first. It was sweet and romantic, they sang with real emotion, looking into each other's eyes this time, and acted like they were really in love. I was once again disappointed that I couldn't see more of the show, because this was so amazing. Plus I have to mention that the scenes mixed into the song, of Finchel's and Klaine's first times, were really simple, beautiful, and well-done, and the song added to the experience. A part of me wished I could have seen more (*_*), but really, it was perfect.

Ep. 5~The First Time

Oh my goodness! This episode was simply amazing!!! I don't know how I could have ever doubted that glee wouldn't take this topic and make it awesome. "The First Time" has gone right into my top favorite episodes of the season, up there with "Asian F". I will explain to you now what exactly happened last night and why I fell in love with this episode.

First, I like that we got to get inside Artie's head a tiny bit, how he really takes his role as director of the school musical seriously. It wasnt much, but it was nice for his character to have a share of the spotlight. Also, without him, Rachel and Blaine wouldn't have started thinking about how they haven't yet experienced what it's like to... er, do it... And as the lead roles of Maria and Tony, it would be good to have some world experience to tap into with their acting. Lucky for them, they both have boyfriends with which they can potentially "do the deed": Finn and Kurt. (Guess which couple I was most interested in? ^_~)

Don't worry, I'll get into that later. Artie also plays match-maker with Coach Beiste (who, along with Emma, ran away from his sex talk :P), who has her eyes on Cooter the Football recruiter (I bet they gave him that name just because it was fun to say), but is too shy and insecure about her looks to act on her feelings. I liked how seeing the Beiste vulnerable like that reminded me that, under that tough, macho exterior, she is really a sensitive woman on the inside. Happily it turns out that Cooter likes her too and, with a little prodding from our handicapped cupid, gets the courage to flat out ask her out on a date. Yay!

I liked the Finchel interaction a ton better than I have in the past. They truly seemed like a couple in love, with no back-stabbing, hidden agendas, or big break-up arguments. Well, actually... Argh, just when it seemed as if they were about to get it on (safe and protected, no worries), Rachel HAD to open her big mouth and say one of her reasons for doing it now and not after winning an award was so she was better prepared for the musical. Total turn-off for Finn, naturally. Not to worry, though. In the end, Rachel sees the error of her ways and fixes things with her boyfriend.

I thought it was interesting that Rachel called a meeting of the old celibacy club to order (was it the celibacy club? It looked like they were using a similar empty classroom) to ask her girlfriends for advice. Quinn, talking from experience, said it would be good to wait before losing her virginity, to save herself regret. Santanna, from her own experience, said she should wait for someone better at it than Finn to come along. I liked Tina's advice best, though. She didn't tell Rachel what to do, but talked about how her first time with Mike was so beautiful and special, and that's how Rachel's first time should be.

Speaking of Mike, I liked that they continued a bit with his story arc and had his dad confront him, but was so sad that Mike was basically disowned by him. :( Yeah, it's great that his mom fully supports him, but hopefully Mr. Chang will eventually come around. (btw, I wonder when Tina will get a story arc of her own in this season. She's the sweetest, least dramatic girl in the whole show, and sadly under-used. I want to see her come out and shine!)

Okay, I saved the best sub-plot for last. ^_^ So what's the Klaine story? Well, Blaine swings by Dalton to check in on the Warblers and invite his friends to see McKinley's West Side Story. While there, he meets this new guy, named Sebastian, who seems even more smooth-talking than Blaine was when Kurt first met him. He agrees to meet Sebastian for coffee (noooooo!), and it is clear that Sebastian (gay, by the way) wants him. I never thought I'd get to see Blaine look so flustered around someone hitting on him. He's so freaking adorable. ^_^

On their next meeting, Blaine makes it clear to him that he has a boyfriend, though Sebastian doesn't seem too bothered by that fact. Until Kurt appears, by pure coincidence. I liked how protectively he held onto Blaine's arm, his body language plainly saying, "You can't have him. He's all mine, got that?" Then Sebastian invites them to kick it back at a gay bar, which Kurt... strangely agrees to? 0_o Blaine certainly didn't see that coming. Lol.

It was cool seeing the inside of a gay bar. Yeah, the dudes in drag were a little weird, but it looked like a fun, harmless place. The big surprise, though, was that Kurt actually met up with Dave Karofsky, his old bully, and they had a civil conversation. Kurt! And Karofsky! Together! He seemed much happier, much mellowed down, and has apparently found acceptance in his new school and in that gay bar. I'm glad about that. I never thought, when introduced to Dave in season 2, that I'd see him turn into a good character, but Glee demonstrates that no one, not even Sue, is made of pure evil.

Later, when they exit the bar totally drunk (well, Blaine much more than Kurt), Blaine comes on a little too strong and tries to make out with Kurt in the car, but Kurt doesn't want to do it if he's not going to remember it the next day. I was really shocked at how (understandably) mad he was at Blaine, and agreed that they should both be sober so the moment would be special, but was heartbroken when Blaine just left in a huff. !,! I really almost cried! Since he kissed Rachel, Blaine and Kurt have NEVER had a reason to fight. (Huh, that also came about because Blaine was drunk. You know what this means, don't you. Lay off the bottle, Warbler. :P)

But after the opening night of the musical, which seemed like a big success (but I sorely wish there could have been more West Side Story scenes! Santanna was awesome!!! Well, it was only the first night. Perhaps they'll show the other performances?), Blaine apologizes for his boorish behavior, and they're back together. Just like that. I don't know... It would have been interesting if they hadn't made up so quickly and had to wait until next episode, so the audience would get some tension. But like the kissing Rachel storyline, they didn't give viewers a chance to feel too sad for too long,...which I'm happy about, don't get me wrong! Still, it's not bad to keep people guessing...

Okay, for an episode about sex, I thought this was masterfully handled. The intimacy between both Finchel and Klaine was, I thought, very PG, but also really juicy at the same time. ^_^ Of course, you really don't see them do much besides lie in bed and stare lovingly into each other's eyes, but your imagination fills in the blanks. (That scene near the beginning, when Blaine was dancing for Kurt in his bedroom, was totally hot! If only Kurt didn't have on so many layers all the time! >_< And I love it whenever they kiss. Lol.)

Strangely, watching the whole episode made me feel as if it had come from the imagination of a glee fan-fic author, with all the awesome drama that came out of this. The writing was pure genius, I loved it, and... There's really nothing much else to say.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ep. 4~The best lines, IMO

Brittany S. Pears
Rory: Top o' the mornin', Brittany.
Brittany: Okay, first of all, you look magical and amazing, but I don't understand what you're saying, so if you want to make it in this land, you have to speak English.

Brittany: Your magical race, they make my favorite cereal, Lucky Charms. I really wish that you would make me a box of Lucky Charms, with all marshmallows!
Rory: You're in luck. Lucky the Leprechaun happens to be my cousin, and he lives 3 toadstools down.

Brittany: Every night I feed Lord Tubbington nougat and sprinkles, and I rub his belly 7 times with glitter sticks, and so far nothing works.
Rory: You do that, because...
Brittany: I want Lord Tubbington to poop candy bars. *Rory gives her an amused look* What? Does everybody wish for that or something?

Santanna: Brit, I want to talk about, um, you know, that thing that we never talk about?
Brittany: What, that Sour Patch kids are just Gummi Bears that turned to drugs?
Santanna: Are we dating? Or what?
Brittany: Wait. Isn't this a date? Aren't you paying? 'Cause I ordered shrimp. Wasn't last week when we were taking a bath together? Wasn't that a date?

Brittany: Lord Tubbington's poops are crispy and delicious.

Finn: Is it true?
Brittany: No. Of course not.
Finn: You're not leaving New Directions?
Brittany: Oh, I thought you were talking about the Salena Gomez pregnancy rumors.

Sue Sylvester
Sue: I got a bee in my bonnet and that bee's name is government waste. Earlier today I saw a state employee in the person of one Vina the lunch-lady throw away 300 pounds of precious expired turkey gravy, simply because Uncle Sam said there were too many weevils in it. Well you know what has no expiration date, voters? My rage! I have in my hand the budget for the McKinly High production of West Side Story, a musical about a race war that glorifies gang violence. It still seems extraordinarily gay... If this nation wants to impress it's future Chinese overlords, we need to get our priorities straight.

Sue: The arts are going down. Today the musical, tomorrow the glee club. Next weekend PR and opera and brunch, and Tom Bergeron.

Sue: Well, if it isn't Porcelain's dad, who may or may not have a baboon heart.

Sue: You mess with me, I will Temple of Doom my fist through your chest and pull out your still pumping artificial heart, which I will then hook up to my car, power us down to the lumberjack convention for some deep discounts on the Mid-West's largest selection of ill-fitting flannels.
Burt: Bullies don't have a very good track record of messing with the Hummels.
Sue: I heard, and I am literally horny with fear. You know, you might want to sneak a handful of Will Schuester's pat-nip butter-flavored follicle cream. Put some on your melon. That way you don't have to wear those baseball caps that are fooling absolutely no one.

Make-up lady: Okay, all finished.
Sue: You are nowhere near finished. You made me look 26, I asked you to make me look 22.

Sue: Think that might be a better use of school funds than flying the glee club to New York without a set list, only to lose at Nationals with a song they made up the night before. *Moves gut-buster burger closer to Burt* Have a good aneurysm.
Finn: Anyone mind if I just dig in?

Santanna Lopez
Santanna: Do not even think about talking for the next 30 seconds, okay? Nod so I know you understand me. *Rory nods* Good. Here's the deal, pixie boy. You've got a crush on my girl Brittany. I understand. She's beautiful, she's innocent, she's every that's good in this miserable, stinking world, do you agree? Nod. *Rory nods* Good. Also she thinks you're a sprightly green mythological creature, but I know you're a potato eating poser. But since Brittany likes having a pet Irish, I'm not gonna exploit you. So here's how it's gonna go down. Leprechaun, starring a young Jen Anniston is my favorite movie. It learned me two things. One, leprechauns like fixing shoe-buckles because they're gay, and two, they grant wishes. So you're gonna grant me a wish.

Santanna: That's right, double-stuffed, fatty gassy McGravy pants... You are such a bacon-wrapped bug-eyed hypocrite. It's friggin' hilarious how jealous of Blaine you are. Every time he opens his dream-boat acapella mouth, you're just itching to kick him right in the Warblers.

Sugar: Awesome! More backup for me.
Santanna: Oh, okay, you know what? I did not just leave one diva-driven glee club to join another, so let me write you a reality check, Richy-bitch.

Finn Hudson
Finn: What happens when the Pope dies?
Kurt: Heaven, you think.

Rory: I love everything about America. Especially NASCAR, your half-black president, and Victoria's Secret catalogs.
Finn: Yeah, me too.

Rory: She thinks I'm a leprechaun.
Finn: Yeah, she's kind of like Rain Man with boobs.

Funny one-liners.
Puck: Global warming is awesome. All those melting ice-caps keep my pool cleaning business open from March through Thanksgiving. I do my part by revving my truck's engine every day, and never getting a smog check.

Kurt: Did you airbrush out your jowls?

Figgins: William, I am caught between a rock, and a different, yet equally hard rock

Crazy lady: You! My son can't read, and you want him to sing and dance?! *Throws brick at Figgins' car*

Director 3: I'm a big fan of the show, just because there are so many deaths in it.

Other funny lines
Tina: Mercedes was one of Glee's original members. I feel naked in here without her.
Puck: Yeah, well get used to it, 'cause without her singing for us we'll have to perform naked for the judges to vote for us at sectionals.

Burt: Figgins, allow me to introduce you to some friends of mine down at the Rotary club. These are the owners of Lima's 3 funeral parlors.
Funaral Director 1: Well, strictly speaking mine is a pet funeral parlor
Director 2: And mine is a crematorium, so we also bake and deliver delicious brick-oven pizza.

Ep. 4~The songs

"Bein' Green"
Easily my favorite song in this episode. It was the perfect way to introduce us to the cute new guy, Rory. By covering this classic by Kermit the Frog, Damian McGinty has already charmed his way into my heart, right next to Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. (Blaine and Mike). The song choice is great, because yeah, he's Irish and it's about being green, and it's certainly not easy for Rory to be green, seeing how miserable and invisible everyone makes him feel. But somehow, he still manages to put on a brave smile and not let it get him down, because that's who he is. I definitely look forward to Rory singing more in the future.

"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Okay, this may have been sung by Blaine, so you'd think that I'd love this song by default, but... I don't know. Not so much this time. I'm not a big fan of this song anyway, and there was really no logical excuse for them to cover it, except to have a silly group number where everyone has fun dancing and acting crazy. It did almost nothing to move the plot forward, besides to demonstrate that Santanna was the only one not willing to jump in, which was strange. I have to admit, though, they did a good, decent cover. And seeing those few funny moments, like Kurt shimmying and spinning with Blaine, Will tapping his knees to the rhythm with that goofy grin, and Rachel slapping Blaine's butt, to name a few, was hilarious!

"Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Puck did a good job calming down Beth's crying with this song. It's really weird though... As well as singing the baby a lullaby, it seemed as if he was also trying to serenade Shelby. =/ Didn't leave that big of an impression on me.

Wow, loved this song by the Trouble Tone Trio, Mercedes, Santanna and Brittany. The costumes are awesome, though it doesn't make sense why they were wearing them, besides for presentation, I guess... And their singing sure seemed to make Will and Finn look nervous. Too bad Sugar Motta was demoted to one of the background dancers... Hey, where did they get all those dancers? Were they part of the club too?

"Take Care of Yourself"
Ahh, another song from Rory, his official audition into New Directions. This guy has definitely got talent, as evidenced by Kurt's jealous expression at his falsetto. I thought it was cute the way Rachel nudged him, and he's rolling his eyes like, "yeah, yeah, so he can hit a few high notes. Big deal." It didn't compare to "Being Green", but I still really liked this song and think Damien's got high potential.

Coming up: Ep. 4~The best lines, IMO

Ep. 4~Pot O' Gold

After a 3 week break from new Glee, it's time to jump back in the saddle and take a look at what the heck's going on, because at first viewing, the story is slightly overwhelming.

First off, we are introduced to the new foreign exchange student from Ireland, the adorable Rory Flanagen. For most of the episode though, I didn't know his name was Rory because I hadn't caught it, so in my head I referred to him as Irish guy. Rory is a really sweet character. I love his smile. ^_^ It's extremely hard to be the new kid in town, though. He gets bullied and shoved at lockers even worse than Kurt used to, it seems! Just because he's different. High school is so cruel. ~,~ He has a friend in Brittany, at least, because he lives at her house as part of the exchange. Being Brittany, she thinks he's a leprechaun and asks for silly wishes. Not wanting to break her illusion, Rory decides to play along because... I don't know, he wants to hook up with her? Okay, whatever.

Also, Sue Sylvester is back and mean as ever. She gets Figgins to stop funding West Side Story, so New Directions has to raise the money on their own. (Man, they have to do that a lot, don't they?) They decide to sell ad-space in the musical programs, and in an unexpected turn of events, when Kurt asks his dad to contribute, Burt Hummel goes the whole hog by generously funding the entire musical along with 3 funeral parlors. (Wha?! Okay, whatever.) And later on he steps on Sue's toes quite a bit more by campaigning as a write-in candidate for Congress, so that Sue won't be able to wreak havoc on Washington. Wow, things are so simple and easy on Glee, aren't they?

It's really sad that Mercedes is no longer part of New Directions. She transformed into a character I no longer like (though I still love her singing). She tries to recruit more people into the alternate glee club that she has joined (such a weird idea, 2 glee clubs in a school who doesn't even like glee), which makes New Directions slightly nervous. Santanna considers joining Mercedes, but only if she can convince Brittany to join with her. Brittany is more loyal to New Directions, though... I'm not sure why it was important, but when she learns about Rory and his feelings for Brittany, Santanna gets fiercely jealous and territorial. She can be very scary when she wants to be. 0,o

Finn finally gets a little character development when he starts acting like the leader again, trying to keep everybody's heads in the game. I like that he stood up for Rory when it seemed no one else in the school would. I didn't like how snappy he was to Blaine, though. >,< Also calling Brittany stupid and dashing her beliefs in Santa Clause and leprechauns in one fell swoop. Nice going, Finn. He still seems largely clueless about his future, so I liked it when the Hummel/Hudson family gathered together to talk about the future, especially since there's a chance Burt could be a congressman if people vote for him. That would mean they would move to Washington. Kurt will (hopefully!) go to some New York college, so that would leave Finn... Possibly taking over Burt's auto shop? Did he look like he actually liked the sound of that? Okay, whatever.

Lastly, there was my least favorite storyline of the episode, with Quinn, Puck, Shelby and the baby drama. I have no idea what Quinn is thinking. She's finally lost it. She is such a mean, scheming, extremely short-term thinking girl. What will taking Beth, her daughter, back from Shelby solve?! Puck I like a little better, but this episode has shown him to be a really enigmatic character. He still has that pool cleaning business from the first season, though since he has a baby, the cougars are less interested in him. He seems to truely care about Beth and wants to be a good father, though it creeps me out how close he ends up getting to Shelby. Eww!

So yeah, you can see that this episode, for me at least, was quite full of okay, whatever moments. Not my favorite episode this season. Still, I'm glad things wrapped up the way they did. Finn apologized to Brittany, Sue slinks off to fight another day, and Rory joins New Directions to partially fill the void left by Mercedes, Santanna and Brittany, who all joined and conquered Shelby and Sugar Motta's club and became the Trouble Tones. (I actually felt sorry for poor Sugar. 0,o)

Now we have next week to look forward to... And boy, I'm nervous about this episode! Titled "The First Time", the sneak peek prominently featured Finchel and Klaine talking about taking the next step in their respective relationships... I am counting on you, Glee. Please don't mess this up next Tuesday.

Coming up: Ep. 4~The songs.