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14 April 2010 @ 03:48 pm
Finally got home and was able to watch the episode. Thoughts behind the cut ...

I think this was the best episode by far, to the point where I don't think any of the others come even close. Everything worked. I mean -- EVERYTHING! Character motivation, plot mechanics, song tie-ins, acting, writing, singing, etc. Just perfection.

Random thoughts --

- JONATHAN GROFF!! Damn, I love him so. His voice is impeccable, he's a fantastic actor and he and Lea Michele do have chemistry, and obviously still have that rhythm/spark from Spring Awakening. Plus, they sound amazing together. "Hello" is my all-time favorite song and hearing two excellent singers (including one I adore) sing it was awesome.

- IDINA MENZEL!! If we do not get to hear her sing, I will cry because she has an amazing voice. And I just love her. And, damnit!, tbey NEED to reveal that she is Rachel's mother because even I forgot how much the two actresses look alike.

- Did Cory Monteith take some singing lessons over the break? He sounded so much better tonight than he ever has. I was actually {gasp!} impressed. Great job.

- Okay, one complaint: Not enough Quinn. Grr, but the Finn/Quinn shipper in me liked the little moments in the beginning with them.

Again, overall fantastic job. And Jane Lynch "Vogue-ing" up was hysterical. Great video!
WeHo M.: G - That's Hard!afrocurl on April 14th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
I think Cory sounds so much better when it's not trying to sing something older than he can stand. The Doors are a good song for any male lead.

Arabian: Idinaarabian on April 15th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I did think it was maybe just the song choice, but he sounded better on HG too. So they've either figured out how to make him sound better through technology or boy took some much-needed voice lessons.

I'll echo your JANE!! Cuz she's awesome.
eolivet on April 15th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ha, you were right that we were on total opposite views of the ep (although I did not hate it -- I just felt it lacked its usual...finesse ;p ) and that the show doesn't usually have to try as hard as it did.

And sigh, why couldn't they just have had Jesse and Idina (totally forgot her characters' name ;p ) not be evil? It's just so...cliched. I realize "Glee" can be a walking cliche at times, but it strikes me as needless Finn-propping.

(I have much higher hopes for next week's Madonna ep :)
sorryno: puck rachel hugsorryno on April 16th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
I agree with this. It would have been much more interesting if they hadn't revealed it right off the bat. Lea and Jon have SO much chemistry and he seemed so into her right before they had that eye opening kiss. Big time "D'OH!!!" :(