Glee-cap: Multiple storylines does not a Love, Actually episode make
time of year again: fall finale season. And I do have a few notes for the
writers for 2013, namely to rewatch Love,
Actually because this week's episode was not exactly the Glee version of it. I have to admit I'm
a little ambivalent about about the winter break. I can also tell you that “Feliz
Navidad” will probably be stuck in my head for DAYS, so thanks for that Glee. In return, I give you some roses,
thorns and wish you a happy holiday season:
Roses: For Artie's jaunty striped socks. (Trying to look at the positive since we've just devolved into a black and white dream world.)
Thorns: Shouldn't this be called It's a Wonderful Glee Life instead of Glee, Actually?
Thorns: For this terrible alt-Glee world. But yay for the return of Jessalyn Gilsig!
Roses: For the fact that Adam Shankman directing this (so far tragic) episode.
That excitement you have: It's because once again we've been granted a bizarro premise that allows Kevin McHale to do what he does best: namely bust a move and wear clothes that show off his very attractive, um, everything.
QUINN IS TINY TIM?!?!!! Apparently this should be called It's a (Not So) Gleeful Christmas Carol. Is Artie's timeline the darkest one?
Roses: FOR BURT HUMMEL!!!!! Best TV dad ever! And not just because he brought a tree; he brought love and memories and wonderful warmth and Dolly-wood Christmas ornaments. Did you not go "awwwwww" when Rachel pulled out that sparkly apple? (Okay, maybe it was just in my living room.)
Thorns, a gasp of shock and an almost ugly cry: Hey Glee! I didn't think I was going to get WHOMPED by emotional news and cancer tonight. It already happened on Parenthood earlier this week. Two incredible TV people being sick is too much for me. I WILL BE AN EMOTIONAL WRECK.
Roses: Because Burt Hummel obviously pulled a Colin Firth à la What a Girl Wants and brought his child an adorable boy.
Roses and an 7.6 from the French judge: Love the song selection - especially as it’s the up-tempo version of "White Christmas - and while Blaine looks pretty sturdy on skates, Kurt's got a little wobble. (All the extras are clearly semi-professional figure skaters right?)
Double ha: Original Puckerman's writing a screenplay and working crap jobs living in LA. Accurate.
Unbridled giggles: For the Puckermans in matching leather, shades, helmets and junior in the sidecar.
Flimsy at best: While they've got swag, good looks and a sweet harmony, “Chanukkah Oy Chanukkah” is barely passable. Overheard in my living room: "I guess it's hard to make Hanukkah look really cool though." (Also, can I get a ruling on the most socially acceptable way to spell Hanukah/Hanukkah/Chanukkah please?)
Roses: Ikea is HARD. Also, this Puckerman-mother double duo is totally going to be an awesome family in the long run. Women will always bond over an "epic ass" ex.
Roses and thorns: To Brittany's Christmas presents. Roses because they're really awesome. Thorns because I'm not getting one.
Roses: To Brittany's truths to Tina and Joe – so on the nose. Also, to the accuracy of Trouty Mouth and Brit believing in the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. Now kisssss again! Oh alright, singing "Jingle Bell Rock" with Cheerio reindeer Rockettes is a decent start. There are a lot of moving parts to this routine.
WAIT, what!? Meh. I'm totally okay with this marriage. In the locker room. With Beiste as a Mayan officiant. (Especially because the world's totally not going to end and then our fav Glee couple will still be married!)
Roses: For Sue's Benetton reference. But will Marley and her mother's financial plight melt Sue's cold heart? (Also, luxury toothpicks: please tell me that’s not a thing in real life.)
Smugness and roses: SEE? Women will always bond over a crappy dude/relationship.
Oh boo: Sam and Brit aren't married.
Of note: I miss Blaine's bow ties. A lot.
HA: "Marley and me."
Roses: Awww, Sue's just a big softie.
Last minute notes: Marley's hat fetish seems to be contagious within the New Directions family. Also, it's possible this isn't an episode, just a Gap ad. (No colours so it can't be Benetton.) Damn those Puckerman mens - so delightful. Burt Hummel, don't stay away for too long; you were missed. THEY HAVE A NEW PIANO PLAYER! (Mega points for continuity there.)
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