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G-L-E-E 2.2

Episode title: Britney/Brittany

Premise: “It’s a Britney Spears Sex Riot.”

Songs sung:

I’m a Slave 4 U– Sung by: Brittany

Me Against the Music- Sung by: Brittany and Santana

… Baby One More Time– Sung by: Rachel

Stronger– Sung by: Artie

Toxic- Sung by: Glee Club featuring Will

Sailing– Originally by cast of Christopher Cross. Sung by: Will

The Only Exception– Originally by Paramore. Sung by: Rachel

Thoughts/Comments/Concerns: **minor spoilers below**

Okay, first, a disclaimer. I spend all day and night reading literature and analyzing it. With that in mind, the one scene that I did not particularly care for was the Toxic scene and here is why: I get what they were going for. I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED their version of Toxic. I like it better than Brittany’s version. However, Jacob Ben Israel and that girl totally ruined it. I feel like with the slowness of the song, just focusing on them singing it and dancing would have been far more sensual, and I understand they were most likely trying to add in some humor but I didn’t find it too funny. I thought it was way over the top and it really took away from the amazingness that was Toxic. I know in my last post I was all “give me more Jacob Ben Israel” but now you can take him/his story line back. Also, I don’t care how awesome his performance was (for once). As a teacher, I must point out the inappropriateness of Will performing with them, particularly in this song.

Now, onto other things. Brittany’s voice= fantastic. And her dancing even more so. And poooor little Artie! I liked his version of Stronger, and the fact that he made it on the football team! Yay! Rachel did well on …Baby One More Time and I loved that they did pretty much the exact thing as the original music video. Love me some old school Britney!

Also speaking of Rachel, like I said, it wouldn’t be Glee without her belting one out/crying. Maybe someone else could do it next episode?

Final thoughts:

I did like this episode better than last week. LOVED the complete FREAK OUT by Kurt. And whaaaat? Santana giving Rachel a compliment?! And Quinn doing her a favor?? Who are these people? What is this show? I love it. I’m glad everyone wasn’t all hating on Rachel or hating on Glee club. Actually, that is what I don’t understand. Every time the Glee club performs for the school they go crazy and love it. (Remember Push It?) So why do they hate the Glee club so much? I know the kids are considered losers, but seeing as they go CRAZY every time they perform, why do they hate them so much?

I wish they would give more songs to Puck. Aaaand besides the whole Jacob Ben Israel masturbation/orgasm scenes, I really enjoyed this episode. It was great to see Brittany have more than one line, and the performances were fantastic. Yay Glee Club!

P.S. Where was CHORD OVERSTREET?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!?

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G-L-E-E

Episode title: Auditions

Premise: New football coach in town, Glee kids recruit, songs are performed.

Songs sung:

Empire State of Mind – Originally by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Sung by: Glee Club

Telephone- Originally by Lady Gaga. Sung by: Rachel and Sunshine

Billionaire– Originally by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars. Sung by: New Kid Sam

Every Rose Has It’s Thorn– Originally by Poison. Sung by: New Kid Sam

What I Did For Love- Originally by the Broadway cast of A Chorus Line. Sung by: Rachel

Listen– Originally by cast of Dreamgirls. Sung by: Sunshine

Thoughts/Comments/Concerns: **minor spoilers below**

Well, well, well. Here we are again. A new season of GLEE! I was looking forward to Glee, but Internet, I’ve got to be honest with you I JUT HAVE TO. Out of the billion shows I do watch a week, the return of GLEE was just not on the top of that “I’M SO EXCITED” list. Yes, I do love this show dearly, but something about the later episodes last season– well it left something to be desired.

I do like Beiste. A lot. Although I am really, really sad to see Ken go! I loved him and his too short shorts. Also, so sad Finn is off the football team but HOW AWESOME was his cheerleading tryout? And please bring back as much of Jacob Ben Israel as you possibly can. And Sandy. You know what? I think I might like the secondary characters more than the regulars.

And the new Vocal Adrenaline coach- CHEYENNE JACKSON! I looooove him. For anyone who doesn’t know, he is a Broadway man (I mean, he has done other tv shows, but he is big in the Broadway scene) and he has an INCREDIBLE voice. Seriously, go find his stuff on youtube and listen to the pure amazingness that is his voice. I recommend his stuff from Xanadu.

Other new characters I like are…the only other two new characters there were. Sunshine and Sam. Although did you know that the kid who is playing Sam, get this, his real name is CHORD OVERSTREET. No, I’m NOT joking. Also, he looks like a kid straight out of the Disney channel. And Sunshine is great but did anyone else notice the arm flinging during her song? I laughed a little, no lie.

Okay, since it sounds like I’m being overly negative, let’s move on to the music! I loved their version of Empire State of Mind. Sometimes when they sing together as a group they tend to sound like kidz bop (aka the time they sang My Life Would Suck Without You) but I would definitely listen to this song again. Also, may I just say that I LOVEDDDD the line in there about Will and the need for him to stop rapping?

And Billionaire is just an amazing song to belt out in the car (particularly off key) and CHORD OVERSTREET did a fantastic job. I am glad that they didn’t feel the need to make Finn get all jealous and compete with him like Rachel did with Sunny. I hope they have CHORD OVERSTREET sing a lot more in the future. Also, Mike’s dancing? It made me laugh.

Speaking of Rachel and Sunny, I looove their voices together. But was it just me or did Rachel look like she wanted to chew Sunshine’s face off while they were singing Telephone?

Every Rose Has Its Thorn was a great song sung by CHORD OVERSTREET.

Listen was fantastic, but again I must ask, what was with the crazy arm thrusting?

Finally we had Rachel close the show out with What I Did For Love. (Because it wouldn’t be GLEE if Rachel didn’t produce a show-stopping number that involved some amount of tears, not that I’m complaining, her voice is beautiful.) Now, I was a big fan of this song long before it aired…last week. But Rachel’s version is by far the best I’ve heard. Definitely going on the ipod.

Final thoughts:

I think as a first episode back it was okay, but I know that I know that I know that next week will definitely be AMAZING. I think they set some things up in this episode, but I feel like my biggest problem with it was that nothing seemed like it happened. If that sentence made any sense at all. (I’m running on cold meds right now, mmmkay?)

I enjoyed watching Rachel talk to Sunshine in the bathroom. I also think Will is an a-star-star-hole. I expected that much out of Sue, because she is Sue, but Will? Not cool man. So your budget is cut. Cry like the little girl you are, then put on your panties and get over it. Also, Quinn back on the cheerios- classic. Love it.

I do feel really sad about Finn getting kicked off the team, and I do feel sad for Artie. I think Rachel sending Sunshine to a crack house was absolutely terrible, and I don’t really like the kind of character they are making Rachel out to be. I know she has been this crazy and demanding and psychotic since the beginning, but I feel like they are making it too easy for everyone to hate her. They keep saying “We are GLEE! We are a family! But then every chance they get, they yell at/diss (or is it dis?)/accuse Rachel of things, and it is kind of getting annoying. I’d like, just once, for everyone to get along at least until halfway through the episode.

All in all, adequate episode, can’t wait for next week.

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Just an aside, in case anyone cares. I do watch a lot of shows because I have so much homework. Seriously, I’m either in class, walking to class, driving home, or working on homework until about 8pm every night. A nice show at the end of the evening is just what I love. Here is my schedule in case anyone wants to watch along with me! DO IT!

Mondays: I watch How I Met Your Mother when it airs, I record Chuck and usually watch it on the weekend.

Tuesdays: I watch Glee and now I am hooked on Raising Hope and Running Wilde. I record NCIS and watch it after Running Wilde. Tuesdays are MY NIGHT!

Wednesday: Nothing.

Thursday: I watch Bones! And I record My Generation and watch it on the weekend.

Friday: Nothing.

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