Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ep. 4~The songs
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