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30 November 2010 @ 10:18 pm
I LOVED 'Glee!'  
Watched Glee, and considering my not too-happy recent post on it, I figured I'd share my happy-happy joy-joy with this episode.

Aww, I really loved this episode of Glee, and I'm not just saying that because Quinn's voice was at least showcased. Other than not really digging the Santana song choice solo or Chord Overstreet's vocals (sorry), and how Tina does kinda really annoy me, I quite, quite enjoyed this episode. Now, I'm sure the Will/Emma and Rachel/Finn shippers didn't have much reason to be happy, but I do think that the story was written well and it didn't come out of nowhere.

I thought the show did a great job in incorporating the whole cast, without leaving anyone out (well, other than a missing Sue). I'm not sure they've ever so beautifully done that, or ever done it, period. I mean, every single character shown was showcased even if it was only a few scenes, nothing felt tacked on or out of place. The reason for the change in the lead singers was so well-scripted and played out well with what's happened on the show thus far. And, again, other than the Santana song choice as mentioned, I really loved all of the songs.

Random thingies --

- I LOVE how they're writing Rachel/Kurt's relationship. Yay! And hearing them sing together is ALWAYS a pleasure. Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer sound bee-yew-tee-ful together!

- I was quite surprised at how well Tina and Mercedes did "Dog Days are Over." It was gorgeous fun!

- I loved the warm body fill-in and pretty much all of her lines and delivery of said lines. (Plus, hee! She rocked Puck's world.) I know we've seen her before, but only in bits and pieces; she was fabulous.

- I'm not die-hard for them at all, but still I do like them so ... SQUEE! to the Rachel/Puck stuff.

- New hairdo on Emma! Yay! I hated her flippy hair-thingie.

- Uhm, were the Warblers *supposed* to sound that bland and homegenized? Cuz, they really, really were. But I did love how the New Directions crew made everyone stand up for them (well, Kurt!).

- Finally, Quinn DID sound lovely and getting to see some of Dianna Agron highlighted is always a plus for me!
eolivet on December 1st, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
I do think that the story was written well and it didn't come out of nowhere

Gasp! Speak for yourself! :p Rachel/Finn didn't come out of nowhere, absolutely (they'd been dropping [albeit subtle] hints about Finn's deceit backing up on him for a few eps, and especially last one).

But you know how much I love soap operas, and have watched many of them, and you could've knocked me over with a feather that Emma got married. That came from nowhere! That was like a "last 30 seconds before TVD rolls credits shock" moment. ;)

Don't get me wrong -- I liked the ep (I'm a sucker for Sectionals and group performance-type things). And I like Blaine. Maybe not the Warblers, but Blaine. Free Blaine! :p

Makes me want to mainline the next 9 hours of TVD to get to 1x19, just to get the bad 'shippy taste out of my mouth. Oh, that wishing made it so... :p
Arabian: Damon & Elena07arabian on December 1st, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
When I say it didn't come out of nowhwere I didn't mean it wasn't surprising, because it was. However, I think they've set it up well. Carl's gotten her to deal with many of her phobias, which is huge, and then the whole 'I love you' thing that she told Will about. Not to mention that it did seem like Emma was still overcompensating again for her Will-feelings. After all, she was going to marry Ken too.

But I knew you wouldn't be happy, though. I thought of you specifically when mentioning Will/Emma shippers.

Makes me want to mainline the next 9 hours of TVD to get to 1x19

If it helps, you've got five other episodes prior to ep 19 that have incredibly OMYGOD!SQUEE! shippy moments. One coming up, erm, pretty durn soon! :)

ETA: Like the icon I used, but I don't want to spoil you anymore than you already are, so I changed it!

Edited at 2010-12-01 11:47 am (UTC)
Marinajavabreeze on December 1st, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I totally forgot Glee was on tonight. Thanks for the reminder!
Arabian: Billie Piper_05arabian on December 1st, 2010 11:47 am (UTC)
Twas a good ep!
summerofsoapssummerofsoaps on December 1st, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
I think (hope) that the Warblers are supposed to sound super bland and homogenized because of the whole s/l that's developing with them wanting Kurt to be a member of the "team" and forgo his individuality.
Arabian: TVarabian on December 1st, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
Yeah, that does make sense, but they could have made them sound a LEETLE less bland because ND was WAY better than them and the "tie" didn't make sense. But, again, this IS Glee. Stuff doesn't always make sense, LOL!
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Quinn so prettybadboy_fangirl on December 1st, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
I actually really like Chord's voice; I feel like they super auto-tuned it for this performance, and I can't figure out why. Guy can carry a tune. So weird.

I love Dianna too, and wish she got more to do on a regular basis. I agree this episode was much better than most of the others this season, though still not coming close to last season. I'm hanging on with this show, but I'm not obsessed or as in love with it as I used to be.

(Two days until TVD! w00t!)
Arabian: DiannaAgron01arabian on December 1st, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, I generally like it too. I really liked it in "Lucky," but then he started to sing and I was not digging it. It was totally super auto-tuned, you're right.

I was never obsessed or in love with this show (if you read my past posts on it, you'll see that), but I do adore me some Dianna Agron!

Whee! TVD-Day is almost upon us. (A friend and I tell each other "Happy TVD-Day!" on Thursdays when it's a new episode, hah!)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Beth (Dianna Mark & baby)badboy_fangirl on December 1st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Glee used to be my TVD. It brought me so much happiness last season--and I fangirl both Mark Salling and Dianna Agron way hard. But just as Glee was failing me, TVD came into my life, and I'm so grateful just because I needed a replacement and I love it so much it's made the disappointment easier to endure.

My roommate and I always say, "Happy Damon Day," on Thursdays. :D
Jude: community; anniedanceonstardust on December 2nd, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
- YAYYYYYAYYYA! I love their friendship! I thought it was the most adorable thing in the episode.

- That version was pure fun and awesome.

- hahaha Lauren was making me laugh so hard.

- I love Puck/Rachel's relationship too! I think they are awesome together. Same with Will and her but Puck/Rachel are adorbs.

- Never liked how her hair was too!

- I have a huge crush on Darren. Just saying... yeah I think they were and Kurt rules. The Rachel stage mom moments were my favorite. Also Will's epic face of O.O

- I love her voice in that song! Chord can sing too but they really autotuned the hell out of the voice and I think Artie, Finn or Puck would have done it better.
Arabian: Annie02arabian on December 4th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, Rachel and Kurt have just become adorable together.

Lauren! That's her name. She's fantastic.

They really did screw up Chord Overstreet's voice, because I did like him in "Lucky." I think Puck would have sounded fantastic doing it actually. Ah well.
poisoned_candyy: funk; gleepoisoned_candyy on December 3rd, 2010 10:39 am (UTC)
Although I do love me some Quinn/Dianna and DDAO was great for Amber and Jenna, Rachel's attention starving is driving me up the wall. I know it's part of her character, but this has been going on for a season and a half now. Rachel KNOWS she's a great singer, but she always has this need to feel validated by taking all the solos in Glee Club. Club is the key word, and she has to know that she can't take all the credit, even if she is the "lead." I don't enjoy Rachel much except for her funny scenes and her scenes with Finn (when they are happy). I do like this Puck/Rachel friendship though - though I do not actually ship them together as anything more per se. I did not see the Carl/Emma wedding coming whatsoever, and I really don't understand why they are doing this when it's so obvious that Will and Emma are going to end up together. It just irks the fans even more and gives Will the chance to use Glee Club to try and win her back again, which is getting on my nerves. Finn and Rachel I knew about because of, alas, spoilers, because I am a spoiler junkie.

I do like this Kurt/Rachel friendship as well. And as much as I love Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, the Warblers did sound bland, especially compared to their rendition of Teenage Dream, which, IMO, was good pop bubblegum music and easily enjoyed.
Arabian: DiannaAgron01arabian on December 4th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Agreed re: Rachel's attention starving ways, which is why I was really glad when Will just shut her down about it this time and she DID stop. That was great.

I do like this Kurt/Rachel friendship as well. And as much as I love Darren Criss and Chris Colfer, the Warblers did sound bland, especially compared to their rendition of Teenage Dream, which, IMO, was good pop bubblegum music and easily enjoyed.

Yup. TD was really sweet, this was ... eh.
obstinate, headstrong girl!: TV » Glee » Kurt-Rachelzombie_boogie on December 4th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
I really love how they incorporated the whole cast too. I don't think they've done it that well since "Wheels" in the first season, or if we're going to go with this season "Duets".

Kurt-n-Rachel love FOREVER! As for the Warblers, I think if they had done "Teenage Dream" or something with a bit more pep (LIKE KURT'S RIO IDEA) it would have been a better performance. That song is pretty blah.

Edited at 2010-12-04 02:05 am (UTC)
Arabian: Mulder and Scullyarabian on December 7th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
They really did a fantastic job of incorporating the whole cast; I loved it!


YES! As a long-time Duran Duran fan, that would have been AWESOME!