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15 April 2010 @ 10:20 pm
Team Quinn!  
Oh, Glee! Never leave me for hiatus again!

OKAY. After so long away, I think Glee might have had to set off a nuclear bomb of glitter and pom-poms to match my level of anticipation. I'm just saying. Given that particular level of expectation, I say the show did pretty okay.

Things I did not love:

I think it was the first time I was like "OMG I HATE U WHERE IS MY FAST-FORWARD" in any musical numbers. Jesse St. James is indeed entertaining, but Lionel Richie's "Hello"? Did you have to? Look, I'm sure lots of people have really great associations with that song and all, but it's kind of crap. I complained about it to Das Boy, and he was like "Oh, it's perfect they'd do it on Glee, since it originally was a teacher and a student," and I was like "OH. Well if they'd done THAT I might have been pleased at their wittiness instead of going into the other room to make food."

When they then segued into Will and Emma dancing to terribly boring Jazz classics I was like PLEASE NO. Actually, the song was fine, it was just -- WILL AND EMMA ARE INSANELY BORING. They actually weren't that boring last season when Emma was drawing hearts in the yearbook and Will was in deep relationship denial, but somehow they got together and completely cancelled out all the interestingness they might have had. Obvy, they are the showtp, so we can't have them completely crash and burn and treat each other badly, but that would have been interesting. Anyway, they broke up now, and Will can go slut it up, which might be awesome.

On the other gay shark:

OH MY GOD. BRITTANY AND SANTANA FOR THE COMPLETE AND UTTER WIN. Srsly, this episode could have been 100% Lionel Richie and it still would have been saved by Britt's one-liners. "We were seduced by the glitz and glamor of show biz." Oh, love. And Santana at her finest and bitchiest. "You buy us dinner, then we make out in front of you. It's, like, the best deal ever. Actually, could you wait in the car?"

QUINN. MORE ABOUT QUINN. Srsly, I have spent the whole hiatus wondering where she is living, and now I guess she's at Puck's, or something, because they're apparently together despite her rather awesomely telling him to go the hell away in "Sectionals." So, that irritated me because it would've been pretty sweet to see Quinn on her own, but Puck saved it all by telling her to quit getting fat ("I'm PREGNANT" "And that's MY fault?"). I'm Team Quinn, but I'm also Team Quinn Finding A Man Who's Not A Total Moron.

Terri Schuester, in one scene, went from being a shrill needy harpy to a scheming awesome bitch and I would like to see A LOT MORE OF HER.

Idina Menzel, apparently? I wouldn't have known her on sight, but I figured it out. The first time through the episode, I thought she seemed kind of drunk? Or somehow oddly delivering her lines? But I watched the episode a second time and now love her, because she's evil and scheming and talks about show choir while making out. Will Schuester is such a crazy magnet.

Finn Hudson, Rock Star. His Doors number was pretty freaking great. I also liked "Hello, Goodbye" because it's a favorite Beatles song of mine. "Gives You Hell" wasn't a total favorite, but I love it when the kids actually have a good time together. And then Will ruins it for them, by telling them Glee Club will be cancelled if they don't quit having so much fun. Sigh.

Things I said I would not do with Glee:

FANDOM. I went through the whole first half of the first season without even an icon, until I broke down a week ago and got sucked into reading FANFIC. I said I wouldn't do this! It's a very short walk from "I wonder if anyone on LJ has the Rolling Stones pictures up" to scouring the internet for happy-ever-after Finn/Quinn fanfic (IDK, I REALLY DON'T) and guys, I don't want to write Glee fanfic! I don't! It's inevitable, isn't it.
 
 
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Lindsay: Firefly - kaylee shinybabylil on April 16th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
If you are interested in Quinn, where she's living, etc., you absolutely MUST read this fic. It's totally awesome.
Little Red: glee - football/pompom otpmylittleredgirl on April 16th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
That fic was very nice!! I read it on the train. I might have to read it again now that I'm reassured that Quinn and Will are not going to hook up (I just... no, because Quinn's so screwed up right now). I'd actually kind of like it if she were at a halfway house for pregnant teens, because, you know, she might actually get the help that she needs.
Julia: Busted!julimond1402 on April 16th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Just watched it. Totally agree with you on the Will/Emma boredom! Now that they were (semi)together they were really quite boring and I (watching it on DVR) was very tempted to forward. Thank God they're taking a break;)

Terri really got on my nerves before the break, but if she comes back this evil I'ma switch teams!

Brittany's lines were the best ever! "Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks" immediately became my Facebook status. Utter WIN!

Dunno if you ever saw/listened to Spring Awakening, but I totally loved Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele back together. I actually saw them on Broadway in the play, and it was sooo cool seeing them back together, albeit in slightly different roles. He's evil!

And, me being the obsessive Broadway girl that I am, I immediately recognized Idina Menzel and loved her as well! It was quite the Musical!Reunion.

Also need more Quinn, with less dorky dudes around her.

None of the songs really blew me away this episode either. The Beatles song was the best of all of them, but still, there was no "Don't stop believin."

Ok. Done now ;)
Little Red: glee - quinn wtfmylittleredgirl on April 16th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yes, if Will and Emma continued their incredibly boring romance, I'd probably have to do some fast-forwarding. It's so WEIRD. How come they're so cute when they're not together, and then they just... lose all that cuteness and I want them to go away? MYSTERYYY.

I've always kind of liked Terri, but mostly because I remember Jessalyn Gilsig from Boston Public, and therefore I feel like I should root for her a little. I really liked Terri's crazy sister Kendra. But yeah, it got a little crazy there at the end. But I totally want her to stick around and cause problems!

I never did see Spring Awakening, so I missed that bit of Broadway love...
fyca: Rentfyca on April 18th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Kate: Glee Sue dear LJkatejaneway on April 16th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
WILL AND EMMA ARE INSANELY BORING. <-- Yes, this!!

OH MY GOD. BRITTANY AND SANTANA FOR THE COMPLETE AND UTTER WIN. -- Yesss! I love love love Brittany! Dolphins are just gay sharks, ya know!

Now go watch the Gilmore Girls so you can read my fanfic... *cough*
Little Red: glee - cheeriosmylittleredgirl on April 16th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Hahaha yayyyy.

I feel totally ripped off in life, by the way, that I never watched Gilmore Girls while it was on. Someday, someday! When I have TV again and it's syndicated! Or something!
miera_cmiera_c on April 16th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
And then Will ruins it for them, by telling them Glee Club will be cancelled if they don't quit having so much fun. Sigh.

This. Also I feel bad for Rachel.
Little Red: glee - quinn wtfmylittleredgirl on April 16th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
I do too. The Vocal Adrenaline coach setting her up is not cool. I mean, in general, I expect teenagers to be horribly mean to each other, especially on a show with dark humor like this one. But the adults should probably back the heck off, because it makes them look insaaaaaane.
fyca: Rentfyca on April 18th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
That episode was about as awesome as I could ever hope from Glee. I'm totally shipping Brittany and Santana (well, without actually descending into fandom at all, but they are who I always hope to see, ever since their little sexting comment last year.) Gah, I need a Britana/Santany/wtf-they-are-called icon.

I have been wondering the exact same thing about Quinn, and it's been driving me crazy. Where was the dramatic scene where Finn tells her she can't stay at his house any more???

I was all alone on Tuesday watching the show (I skipped band due to having my heart broken by yet another band person), and I was just sitting on the couch with my cat, and then there was Idina's name and I squeezed him into a hug and nearly screamed Idina!!! which freaked the poor kitty out a little. I don't know if you remember, but I was a huge HUGE Renthead, and she was the original Maureen (on Broadway at least), and OMG, I will worship her forever, for that alone. I'm just hoping they let her sing, because, yeah, he enunciation is a bit... strange.
Julia: Busted!julimond1402 on April 18th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Idina: I know, I was excited to see her too!! Loved her in Rent, and I also was/am a HUGE Wicked fan!!

I'm just hoping they let her sing, because, yeah, he enunciation is a bit... strange

Yes! I've seen videos of her singing live and she also inhales VERY loudly when she sings! Kind of a weird, quirky thing there. Fits right in with the Glee crowd ;)