I’m watching the recorded ice dancing from earlier today right now. I know we’re all super excited about Chris Colfer’s version of Le Jazz Hot being used for the German ice dancing team, but the third or so group to go is from France, where the guy is actually Welsh. They’re dancing to a duet of “De-Lovely.”
Maybe I’m totally imagining things, but that really, really, really sounds like John Barrowman singing. And he’s done a lot of Cole Porter, which makes me assume it is John Barrowman singing. Why has no one mentioned this?
Please reblog if you are a girl and have ever been made to feel ashamed of one or more of these things (wanting to prove a point to some asshole):
-your clothing choice
-your amount of make up
-not having sex
-having your period
-not appreciating catcalls
One more thing from the very beginning of tonight’s episode that may have helped to put me in the wrong frame of mind to enjoy the episode:
That scene where Tina secretly recorded Blaine being silly while alone, and then the entirety of the Glee Club, including their adviser, huddled together to laugh at it while Blaine sat alone on the other side of the room. Pretty much every part of that is a personal nightmare for me. I kinda hated them all right then (except Blaine, obviously).
I don’t know if I was just in the wrong mood or if the opening Lima scenes killed the whole thing for me or what, but… this episode just really didn’t work for me. Yes, I definitely enjoyed shirtless Kurt. I liked (parts of) Unique’s storyline — at least the parts from her perspective. I laughed at Will’s deliberate tantrum and at the random xylophone appearing for the sole purpose of being flipped by Becky.
Other than that?
- I’ve always found “rebellion,” as it’s own thing, to be something of a mental turn-off. That is, I’ve never liked the idea of rebelling for the sake of rebellion, and I tend to side eye “rebellion” as a reason or excuse for anything.
- Tattoos are a turn-off for me in the more traditional sense, though I don’t always mind them. That said, while Kurt’s intended one would probably have been fine with me, the “fixed” one pretty much made me recoil in horror. Tongue piercings? An absolute turn-off. Almost to the point of being creeped out (which is not a judgement on the people who have them, just a visceral body-horror type response).
- I think people who like to defend Sue as making McKinley safe have to give up on that at this point. Yes she did the right thing in the end (and was completely right about Blurred Lines), but that Port-a-Potty with the question marks was just sickening.
- Jarley. Not sure when the hell I started caring about Jarley, but apparently somewhere I did! And I hated the plot development last week - yes, Jake’s had his problematic moments in the past, but both pressuring Marley and cheating with Bree purely out of spite (based on his own attitude in the lead-in) had struck me as largely out of nowhere. This week’s follow-up was entirely predictable (and should have been to Jake), but also depressing.
- The music. Honestly… I can’t remember most of it. And I turned off the episode maybe 20 minutes ago? There was Blurred Lines, which I hate; I feel like there was maybe another twerking song?; Marley’s Wrecking Ball, which didn’t do much for me; the Funny Girl song which was okay (sung well, but not my thing); the end number which I was enjoying but didn’t stand out as much as those usually do; and Unique’s excellent If I Was a Boy.
God, I’m usually not this much of a downer! Normally I’m pretty easy to please, and I feel like I’m usually the one going, “Yay, happy!” while other people are rolling their eyes or pointing fingers at all the problematic things, but tonight it seems to be the other way around. Even among people who were thinking beyond shirtless Chris.
Didn’t make me bitter about Rachel… just LOL writers.
No that’s how I feel. If my bitterness sounded at Rachel then I didn’t explain clearly. It’s at the writers not her.
This entire conversation you two are having was the biggest problem (not the only one) I had with this episode. I love the idea of Kurt starting a band, and I love that it was at least partly inspired by the successes of his two best friends.
Except somehow, immediately, the band becomes him, four instrumentalists who are never acknowledged because LOL instrumentalists aren’t a real part of a band, the two best friends whose successes he was feeling left behind by, the brand new girlfriend of one of them, and one random guy who is awesome but likely to outshine all of them. So yes, not surprisingly, in the first number we see them do, I never once heard Kurt’s voice. Not even a little.
And yeah, the whole dynamic was less and less Kurt as the episode went on, but I was still okay with it until Rachel joined. If nothing else, girl’s in rehearsals to LEAD a Broadway show! As her first professional gig! And now seems like a good time to join a band? Then, because she’s Rachel and this is Glee, she immediately overtakes everything. As you both said, the complaint is entirely with the writers, not Rachel herself.
(For that matter, probably not a great idea to have both members of a brand new couple in a newly formed band! Why not? Gee, let’s ask a recently dismissed member of the Adam’s Apples!)
(Also, did anyone else think it was utterly adorable and sad when Starchild proudly said he made his own outfit and Kurt insulted it and Elliott’s eyes just totally fell? I felt really bad for him!)