The Girls – Start Me Up / Livin’ On A Prayer
Rin says: Look, we all had the same thought.
Rin says: I love Emily’s face the most. She’s so enthralled. She’s ‘thralled.
Sophy says: Thralled and also somewhat appalled, I think. Katie and Effy are just condescendingly approving. Naomi is doing her eyeroll thing because that’s what she does. And Panda… oh Panda.
I enjoyed Livin’ on a Prayer mostly on account of the girls being cute as hell when they’re trying to be rockstars, and also because Livin’ on a Prayer and I have a long and special history together involving karaoke bars. And Skins.
I didn’t really enjoy the interference of Start Me Up though. I think I’m anti mash-up in general. Puck’s Bob Marley Bono business did not work for me either. And the guys at the end? No. No, no, no.
BUT YEAH. This was cute. Even if it felt completely random and meaningless in the context of the episode.
Best Brittany is random Moment
“I’m not tossing the baby out with the bath water here.”
“I’ve totally done that.”
Rin says: I bet the writers spend the entire time thinking of ways to include random Brittany moments. And then write the remainder of the episode around it.
Sophy says: I’m scared of the day there isn’t a moment for this category. May it never, never come.
Rin says: I mean, I didn’t love love love this. But I liked it. I like the whole Kurt/Blaine thing, ’cause Blaine mostly seems cool. Let’s just hope he doesn’t become one big lecture.
Sophy says: This episode felt really disjointed and messy to me, so it’s hard to isolate a specific scene as my favourite. But I did like Blaine and I do think he has the potential to have great chemistry with Kurt, if, as Rin says, they don’t make the whole thing an extended after school special. I think what I mostly loved about these scenes at the We Love Gays school was Chris Colfer’s face. Honestly, even when I feel Kurt is being written horribly, Colfer’s acting almost always sucks me in. And in these scenes he’s just so hopeful and wistful and lovely. He really made me flash back to those times in my life when I’ve felt lost or lonely or like an outsider and have caught a glimpse of a place I might belong and started to think the world might not be all bad. Because that part isn’t about homosexuality and homophobia; that part is pretty universal. And it was very well played.
“I’m going to have go straight to the wound care center and stare at some wounds.”
Rin says: THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO SEE. More Sue in the Biggest LOL department. Cause remember in S1 when she was the best thing on TV? Yeah, she needs to reclaim that a little.
Sophy says: OH SUE. Just the way she said Wounds. Amazing.
Rophy says NO!
Artie trying to get Brittany back.
Rin says: Every episode I grow to hate Artie more.
And I do not want Artie/Brittany, ever.
Sophy says: Oh honestly this was such utter, utter bullshit. I’m not saying this as a Brittana stan, because I’m not really a Brittana stan – I could be… but they’re going to have to show me more before I’ll sign my heart away.
But just no. NO. This made no sense. Brittany and Artie had sex as part of a stupid plotline in one measley episode, and there was nothing romantic or emotional about it and he was a complete turd afterwards and please. Just stop with this, Glee. STOP.
And I’m going to have to say no to one more thing. This:
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS? Is this their attempt to make me like Shoe-face again? Because it’s not working. I like Bieste. I like the potential of Bieste. I like the actress. I thought this scene was poignant up until this point when I wanted to vomit/punch Schuster. I mean really, the woman has just poured her heart out to him about how she’s never been kissed and a kiss, to her, is a doorway to hope and happiness and future with someone and okay WHAT. Why in God’s name does Schuster think a completely empty futureless pity-kiss from him is the answer? Is he really that fucking arrogant and vain and brainless and foul?
And what the FUCK was that dialogue? “Do you really think I’m pretty, Will? ;;)” I get it. She looks butch but she’s not. She’s all womany and soft with a mushy, soft womany heart. But does she have to be act like a moronic schoolgirl swooning over basically-the-quarterback for us to get that???
I’M SORRY I’M JUST SO ANGRY AND I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW NONE OF THE WRITERS OR PRODUCERS OR ACTORS OBJECTED TO THIS SHIT AND VIGOROUSLY AND THEREBY PREVENTED IT FROM EVER SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Most Rophy Moment
Rin says: I snorted. She is so ridic, I love her…..which is sort of a backhand way in saying I love Rophy?
Sophy says: I love how she uses her middle finger. And I’m going to take this moment to say that I’ve noticed the tide has turned on Rachel in fandom and a lot of people seem to hate her and well… SCREW YOU ALL. Needs moar Rachel Berry. Always and forever.
I have to say though, Rin cheated by going ahead and choosing this moment without my consent. She knows perfectly well that the most Rophy moment in this episode was the following:
“How are we supposed to compete against a bunch of adorable old people?! ”
Sometimes it’s hard for Rin, being the R in Rophy.
Head In Hands
Rin says: Duh. LOOK AT HIS LITTLE FACE AND HIS ENTHUSIASTIC CLAPPING. Ah Kurt.
Sophy says: OH MY GOD HE WAS SO ADORABLE I CAN’T EVEN.
Quinn Glory Shot
Rin says: Work it!
Sophy says: I love how she’s as appalled as I was by the ‘Jerks are so hot’ plotline. And yes, I know Mercedes and Tina are suitably appalled too, but Quinn does it better. Okay?