Rachel Berry – All That Jazz
Rin says: She was fabulous and adorable all throughout the classic rendition. Loved the light backdrop too, and I have no idea how the Glee club is always fighting for funding when they can afford shiz like this.
Sophy says: OH GOD SHE IS THE CUTEST. Such a great solo number
“When I showed this to Brittany, she whimpered and thought I cut down a small tree where a family of gummy people lived.”
Rin says: It’s stupid when Mercedes thinks it’s a toilet brush, but GENIUS when Brittany thinks it’s a small tree where a family of gummy people live. It’s Brittany’s privilege alone to be ridiculous and whimsical… noone else shall have the honour! I love that Sue says she ‘whimpered’ too, rofl.
Sophy says: MERCEDES IS THE WORST AND LAMEST AND MOST UNFUNNY AND CAN SUCK ON HER TATER TOTS. Sue/Brittany is an unstoppable team of lols. I literally gasped and squealed at this moment.
The chereography and direction for Umbrella / Singing In The Rain… no matter how many pointless shots of Miss Holiday they used.
Rin says: I love Umbrella, and I like Singing In The Rain. Together, I don’t. ARGH. They forced this too hard to the point where it just didn’t work musically. It was way too jarring having the intercuts of ‘SINGING IN THE RAIN’ where it just didn’t fit. Having said that, I loved the colours, omg, the blacks/whites/purples was awesome. And the whole raining inside thing is pretty damn cool too. They had some awesome choreography to really use the water on stage.
Sophy says: I hate mashups? But honestly, the songs just didn’t mesh musically. It felt forced, as though they were trying to insist on the match of the basis of lyrics, music be damned. But I loved the rain on the stage and the lighting and the colours AND I’M NOT JUST RANDOMLY AGREEING WITH RIN OKAY I HAVE EYES TOO OKAY OKAY?
I did not love the fact that I couldn’t even really tell whether the backup singers and dancers were in Glee club because they kept doing all that pointless panning to you know who and Schuester.
Most Rophy Moment
“My years long quest for power has finally bore fruit.”
Rin says: Our year is nearly up.
Sophy says: So… which one am I…
Meanwhile, ‘has bore fruit’? Really Jane Lynch? You’re just lucky my love for your lols is stronger even than my love of grammar.
Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment
“I’m Mike Chang.”
Rin says: Oh Brittany. You are kind of like Mike Chang, you’re both amazing dancers. There’s only a few hiccups.
Sophy says: HICCUPS? WHAT HICCUPS??? LEAVE MY FELLOW EGGY-SAN ALONE!!!!
Rophy Says No!
Gwyneth Paltrow. All of it.
Rin says: Holly Holiday. No. Writing episodes that are pointless and are obviously only to ‘show off’ your guest star? No. Just the entire premise was stupid and unwelcome. And Gwyneth didn’t help their cause whatsoever. I mean, I like Sliding Doors as much as the next person, but they tried way too hard to make this the ‘COOLEST TEACHER I NEVER HAD OMG!!!’ That ascot/tie thing in the first cap? That might have been the most upsetting thing television has done to me.
Also this whole nonsense of Mr Shue doesn’t let them do the songs they want… UM? Don’t just pull that out of your asses Glee writers. Every week they do songs they want to do. FFS.
Sophy says: “It’s really hard not to like this woman!” says Finn. And I say “Finn you’re wrong. Go home forever.”
Ugh, honestly. This whole episode was just Gwyneth Paltrow squealing ‘Look at meeee!’ Nauseating and pointless. Or at least it’d better be pointless. The door was left dangerously open for more Gwyneth with that whole ~you’ll sub for Glee club thing.
DEAR RYAN MURPHY. LET ME MAKE MYSELF CLEAR. NO MORE GWYNETH. IT MIGHT HAVE WORKED ON POPULAR BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNNY AND INVOLVED MARY CHERRY. HERE IT IS JUST GWYNETH AND JUST GWYNETH IS JUST LAME. SINCERELY, SOPHY OF ROPHY.
Um. Anyway. She sings better than she dances, I’ll give her that. (It is not a compliment.)
And while we’re at it. Will? You’re better than Gwyneth. (Not a compliment either.)
SPEAKING OF SCHUESTER. Can he not keep it in his pants for three seconds? And does he need to be a smarmy, self-involved dick to live the way Rachel and Rophy need applause?
Seriously, are they trying to make us hate him? Is that the goal?
OH MY GOD are they trying to grind the character into the dirt so they can get away with killing him off and replacing him with Gwyneth???!!!
Head In Hands
“Class! In Mr Schuester’s absence I’d like to go around and ask everyone what solos they’d like to hear me perform at sectionals.”
and Rachel with her medical mask.
Rin says: YES. THERE HAD TO BE TWO. THERE JUST HAD TO BE. This is why there needs to be more Rachel Berry than what they’ve had in previous episodes this season. They need to stop creating storylines noone cares about (i.e. random substitute teacher) and continuing to create more with the potentially brilliant characters they have. STOP IGNORING YOUR MAIN CAST AND GIVE THEM SOME FUCKING STORY.
Sophy says: RACHEL BERRY. INSTANT HEAD-IN-HANDS. You can quote Rophy on that.
Quinn Glory Shot
Rin says: Quinn’s face as she watched Rachel dance on stage to All That Jazz. Priceless. She was so excited and happy.
Sophy says: ;slkdjf;lskdjfkl.
They had the wrong blonde up there with Rachel. Fact.