Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GLEE-cap #6

After waiting 2 weeks, we finally got a new GLEE episode. It was titled "Never Been Kissed", but it probably should have been titled "Bullying Sucks". There's Karofsky, the beefy football jock continuing to bully Kurt, Puck who's out of juvy and bullying students to give him money as he sings in the school courtyard, and of course Sue Sylvester is the Queen Bully, trying to get the GLEE club disbanded and Beiste fired.

I liked this episode. I've been talking to peeps who didn't care for it and that's cool. But I dug it. Before I get to the Top Ten part of the GLEE-cap, let me first share the one thing I did NOT like in this episode: the slow-mo run between Blaine and Kurt at the Dalton Academy. Awkward! The way Blaine was grabbing Kurt's arm, the fact that they ran in slow-motion, the cheesy music in the background...cringe-worthy. But enough of that, let's get to the good stuff!


10) "And the other team to beat [for Sectionals] - the 'Hipsters', a first year club from the Warren Township Continuing Education program. Now they are a GLEE club composed entirely of elderly people getting their high school GED's." -Mr. Schuester

"Is that legal?" -Rachel

"How are we supposed to compete against a bunch of adorable old people?" -Mercedes

"Are you kidding? Brittle bones. Give one of those old ladies a good luck pat on the rear, it'll shatter her pelvis." -Puck

9) *Puck grabbing Artie's wheelchair in the school hallway*

"I know it's not my place to ask, but can you push me down the back staircase? My injuries should be the same but it's more lightly populated so the humiliation won't be as bad." -Artie

8) When Puck and Artie are singing "One Love", I can totally see my sister in that scene! If you get a chance to watch the episode again, look for a girl with short brown hair wearing a denim jacket, colorful scarf, and khakis sitting at a table near the guys singing. She is in the foreground (on the left) a lot. It was so fun seeing her!

7) "Teenage Dream" sung acappella by the Dalton Academy Garglers, I mean, Warblers. I think all of America is now in love with Darren Criss (Blaine). If you haven't had a chance to see Darren play Harry Potter in his college's production of "A Very Potter Musical", check it out here. He wrote almost all the songs for it. Adorable AND talented? Yes please.

6) *the ladies are busy working on their costumes for the Mash-Up and Puck comes in, wheeling Artie.*

"SPIES!" -Rachel

5) The girls mash-up of "Living on a Prayer/Start Me Up"? Awesome. The boys were charming in their blue jackets, but the girls' song was made of WIN.

4) I loved Sue setting off the confetti cannons in the auditorium and then laughing maniacally as the confetti floated down.

3) "When you wrote 'Hanging with a crip' on your probation application, we thought you were going to do outreach with a local gang." -Puck's probation officer

2) I liked Artie offering to tutor Puck in Geometry if Puck cleaned up garbage on the freeway (so he doesn't have to go back to juvy). I am a fan of the Artie and Puck friendship. I felt the same way with the Quinn and Mercedes friendship last year. You would never put those two together, but it works.

1) The guys mash-up "Stop In The Name of Love/Free Your Mind" was great. (Mash-ups are just cool in general. Taking two random songs that are so different and mashing them together? Awhhhh yeah.) The guys' voices blended well in their song. I still think the ladies won, though.

Let's quickly talk about the two "never been kissed" kisses tonight. Chances are when Karofsky kissed Kurt, you either gasped or yelled a bit in shock. I don't think anyone saw that coming. I thought he was going to punch Kurt, not kiss him. And I honestly thought after that, he would leave Kurt alone. But nope, it looks like he's still going to bully him around school.

And then there was Beiste and Mr. Schuester. The whole time they were talking, I was like, "Don't do it, Schue." And then he reached for her I was like, "Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it...he did it." At first I thought it was weird and strange, but the more I thought about it, I realized it was a very sweet gesture.

Ok, now I would LOVE to hear your thoughts. If you watched "Never Been Kissed", what did you think?

1 comment:

Haley said...

Okay, okay. All very good moments from the episode. But what about THIS moment, when Schu changes up the Mash-up assignment:
Schu: I'm not tossing the baby out with the bathwater here...
Brittany: I've totally done that.

I laughed SO hard. Loved it. And love YOU!