Glee-cap redux: VP debate!? What VP debate?
Irony of ironies, after two weeks of vacation and depriving the world of my much-anticipated (ha!) Glee-caps, I return to find NO NEW GLEE this week! (Thank goodness The Vampire Diaries premiere was there to console me.) Not one to leave you all in the lurch, I took some initiative to catch-up with McKinley's finest on my flight home earlier this week, and man, do I have some notes. NOTES, I SAY. (Traditional roses and thorns will return with Glee's next ep.)
How can we count one hat over and over again? I will figure out a way to replace bow ties with a Marley's grey newsboy cap count -- even if it's just counting the number of times I sigh and shout at the TV when I see it.
Blossoming bromance alert: Sam and Blaine being running mates, then victors, and now bros, is just so perfectly cute. Can't wait till they each become the other's wing man! (That has to be a thing, right?)
Song selections: This has been the first incident where I didn't rush to iTunes to purchase at least one track from the week's episodes. Sure, there were songs I didn't dislike (I challenge you to find someone who doesn't like No Doubt's "Don't Speak") but there was nothing I wanted to be able to play over and over. Additionally, what was UP with the bizarre song choice for Rachel's makeover? Yes to "You're Never Fully Dressed (Without a Smile)" - but mashed up with "The Way You Look Tonight"? It's a stretch, especially when you consider that it was Kurt's boss singing it to a 18 year-old girl she just met.
Brody and Rachel's chase-me Sheryl Crow "A Chance Would Do You Good" gets a passing grade. As does Blaine and Finn's "Barely Breathing." That is all.
Sarah Jessica Parker: Her character is one dimensional and sad. Not sad sad, but pathetic sad. She's a famous designer! Even the nicest of fashionistas who want to mentor the youth of tomorrow is not spending THIS much time with Kurt Hummel and Rachel Berry. Nuh huh. No way. Just no. (Don't get me started on her heavily auto-tuned part in the hideous makeover mash-up.)
Worst makeover: I'm pretty sure we just made-over Rachel Berry into Lea Michele. So unnecessary.
Yay for gratuituous shirtlessness! Seems like FOX just figured out the secret to The CW's success and Chord Overstreet spent the appropriate amount of time working out this summer.
Finn vs. Brody: I only lamented a few weeks ago that I missed Finn. But in the battle for Rachel Berry's heart, I'm all of a sudden planted firmly on Team Brody's bench. It's nice to see her pursued for once.
Thumbs up for the school musical: Well played, Hudson. Grease is beloved by all. And the songs and costumes are FUN. Now, while Shuester goes off to Washington, will you please stay and be student-teacher director thus enabling we the viewers to enjoy your awkward dance moves and singing but without hindering the aforementioned Brody-Berry romance? Thanks.
Questions for your consideration: With Santana and Shuester's storylines positioning them to depart, and more newbies coming in, are you ready for the equivalent of Saved by the Bell: The New Class on Glee? Eventually the New Directions kids will be all newbies - should the show abandon them to follow the originals? Or can the show maintain this bizarre NYC-Ohio hybrid? Hit the comments stat!