What better way to usher in a controversial holiday than with the magic of song? Whether you’re a single shining star-on-the-rise or part of a smug couple, last night’s Glee had something for everyone. Perhaps your crush is the junior manager at the Gap. Well, why not bring your troupe to the North Hills mall and sing him a little ditty from Robin Thicke? No? He’ll get fired and then sent to jail if you start dating? Right, then. Let’s find someone your own age.
Blaine‘s crash-and-burn crush served its purpose-Kurt drummed up the courage to come clean about his feelings for the ham Mr. Wonderful. And for this union, I am pleased. Maybe Kurt can tell Blaine that sometimes he’s too much during a performance. And yes, everyone else feels the same way.
When Schuester declared that New Directions would sing some of the world’s greatest love songs, I was hoping for a little more. Don’t get me wrong, “Silly Loves Songs” is at the top of my list and I love “When I Get You Alone”. But Ryan Murphy should have tweeted me if he wanted REAL real loves songs. Where was Air Supply, Chicago, Linda Ronstadt and Richard Marx? Please, I’ve only scratched the surface.
We could have saved Lauren some humiliation and skipped “Fat Bottomed Girls.” It was a sweet thought, but the looks on the other girls’ faces said it all: Nice sentiment, WRONG SONG. Don’t ever sing that song to a girl, fat bottomed or not. Like Lauren said, “”that’s the first time anyone’s ever sang me a love song. And it made me feel like crap.” Well, duh.
I’m really sad that Quinn would rather be with Finn than Sam. Sam is adorable and assertive and a real man-teen. Finn is spineless and wimpy and clueless. So what if Quinn and Finn have matchy names or that they have a sordid past together? Who cares! Sam is all the man a high school girl needs, and Santana is getting wise to this, as we briefly witnessed at the Lonely Hearts gathering. I cried a little when Blaine sang to her, “Sometimes it doesn’t happen it all.” Maybe so, but still…
I think it’s great that Whitney, Barbra and Patti Mercedes, Rachel and Kurt are the show’s newest trio, but I never saw it coming. I wasn’t sure Rachel was capable of forming friendships due to her oversized ego. Between singing to herself in the mirror and practicing her Streisand face, I’m surprised Rachel has the time to invest in sleepovers. Then again, she’s got to chew someone’s ear off about Finn.
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