213 – Comeback

Best Song

RENT – TAKE ME OR LEAVE ME OMFGGGGGGGGG




Rin says: Come on, like there was any choice?

Sure it didn’t make complete sense, given the context, but these two completely nailed it.

And my heart kind of just…flutters whenever we see Lea do something that’s Idina. LIKE, I’m still not convinced she’s not actually her daughter. I can’t. My little heart.

Sophy says: So freaking gorgeous. I absolutely loved this, because it was fun and frothy and it gave both Lea and Amber a chance to push their awesome voices to the max… but most of all I loved it because it’s RENT and THE RENT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER AGAINST ALL ODDS BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THE RENT DOES OMG.

8-.


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Biggest LOL

“Every time you open your humongous mouth to do an impression or moisten an enormous stamp for a lazy giant…”


Rin says: SRSLY. I think it’s the use of the word ‘lazy’ that makes me lol. I hear it in Ricky Gervais’ voice. LAAYY-ZEEE.

Sophy says: hahah! It also kind of reminded me of Sue a bit. I actually think Santana is turning out to be a bit of a mini-Sue in that she’s camptastically bitchy and always plotting, but there’s a side to her that is very vulnerable and heartfelt more on that later, you know when…. and I also wonder whether Naya isn’t kind of modeling some of her comic delivery on Jane Lynch, which… who could blame her?

LAZY GIANT. I JUST. :X


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Best Scene

“Being a diva is all about emotion. In fact you feel so much emotion that it cannot be physically contained. Sometimes you have to close your eyes, and turn your head! And push! Push your feelings away they’re that big!”



Rin says: Oh my god. Rachel, you are the best one. Easily. This is just one of those times when it feels like someone was born to play this role. SHE’S SO ENDEARING!

Sophy says: I was torn between making this biggest lol or head in hands and decided it was both and as such should just be best scene, period. I mean. Seriously.


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Best ‘Brittany is random’ Moment

“My uncle lost his job, and his goat was going hungry, so… I spent it on food for the goat. I mean, sort of. The goat just ate the money.”


Rin says: Somehow the hat makes this scene all the funnier.

And Rachel is so confused 8-.

Sophy says: This is the Brittany I love. It irritates me when they push it too far and make her just plain intellectually disabled… but this kind of thing? This is perfectly dippy and bizarre. Needs moar.


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Rophy Says No!

Lauren. Still being in the show.


Rin says: I just. Never want to see anything like it again.

STOP TRYING TO MAKE LAUREN HAPPEN.

Sophy says: This was just… so profoundly upsetting, from Lauren’s disgusting little speech to open, to the groan-worthy cliche of picturing people in their underwear, to her monotone drone, to the sexual assault on Artie, to pushing Brittany and Tina to the ground because oh wow you guys, Lauren’s a wrestler, because she’s fat and it’s funny, el oh el!

Ugh. This whole time I’ve been raging over how offensive the Lauren/Puck thing is, and how horrible a character Lauren Zizes is, and I’ve been consoling myself by saying to myself how she’ll turn out to at least have an awesome voice… well. No.

This was awful. On every level.

“How freaking hot is she?!”

Oh fuck off, Puckbot. Just fuck off.

Rin says: Also this bullshit. Bieber isn’t something to be celebrated.

Sophy says: It was an anthem episode and we got Bieber. TWICE. I also hated beyond the telling of it how all the girls (and just about all the guys) were so into it. Sometimes I feel like Glee has absolutely no respect for who its characters actually are because, I mean… they all get Bieber fever? Why? Just because? Please. Same deal with the Rachel-clothes. Even Tina? Seriously?

This, show, is the primary reason you fail. You treat your characters like crap.


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Head In Hands

Just look at her little face.


Rin says: Whilst I wasn’t down with Sue actually joining them for a song because it just seemed like some hammy reason to get Jane into a music number, I can’t deny that Jane Lynch is just adorable with her enthusiasm. And that’s probably the problem when they do something like this…I don’t see Sue at all. I see Jane.

BUT OH WELL. LOOK AT HER. AND PLACE YOUR HEAD IN YOUR HANDS ACCORDINGLY. 8-.

Sophy says: I find it almost impossible not to head in hands over Jane Lynch. Like, even during the vomitatious visit to the hospital with Will where she was completely out of character I just had to head in hands, because it was Jane Lynch being Jane Lynch and it was adorable. And like, okay Sue would never in a million years pick this song, okay the whole thing is shoe-horned, okay for all the shoe-horning we didn’t really get to hear her freaking sing… but still… just… 8-.

I also want to put a shout-out in here for “Sweet porcelain,” because Sue’s twisted affection for Kurt is the best.

Rin says: Yes. And um. Rachel is adorbs okay?

Sophy says: Okay.


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Most Rophy

“As our team leader and arbiter of all that is good…”


Rin says: That sounds exactly like something I said the other day. Or every day. Idk idk.

Sophy says: Omg if we went to McKinley we would get slushied at least thrice each day.


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Quinn Glory Shot

Quinn in Rachel’s clothes, ohhhhhhhh yeah.



Rin says: So maybe everyone was dressed as Rachel that day, but ask yourself this! Did any of them get their clothes directly from the source because they’re secretly gay lovers and she has easy access to Rachel’s wardrobe? HMMM??? Check and mate.

Sophy says: Secret lesbifriends. Fact.

14 Responses

  1. uber
    uber at · Reply

    “Sometimes I feel like Glee has absolutely no respect for who its characters actually are because”

    pfffft “sometimes”. The worst thing about Glee has always been how BLATANTLY they disrespect characterization. It’s obvious they don’t even care about hiding that they don’t at all care, and I hate it

    guhhhh Rachel will always be the greatest

  2. Rebeccapedia
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    RACHEL IS THE GREATEST THING EVER! Her little “Being a diva” speech is my favourite Glee line ever, JFC Lea how are you so ridiculously amazing all the time?!? All her little hand movements and scrunchy faces during TMOLM, like the song itself wasn’t totally incredible already and then she pours all this extra stuff in, there is NO ONE better than her, sometimes I can’t breathe when she’s being her super little self!

    Ha ha, I love the idea that Quinn borrowed Rachels clothes, it makes up for the fact that all her direction during TMOLM was to make faces at Finn rather than the usual thing of letting Dianna stare lovingly at Lea. Also all of a sudden Rachel wants to be trendy and popular, right when Quinn is going through her I want the boyfriend who can place me highest on the social ladder? Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
    I feel like Ryan has really settled into that crack in the writers room he passed around during Nip/Tuck, like he sits there and goes lets put Bieber, Rent and a new couple, emmmm, Sam and Santana, that’d be funny because their names are similar! WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Even worse, I don’t care, as long as Rachel’s there I will accept any of the other crap that comes along with it (I’m looking at you in particular Lauren, god you suck.)

  3. juli
    juli at · Reply

    bieber fever !? wtf!!!! that was the main reason that made me not take this episode seriously , and when it was the lauren moment , I was to bussy complaining at my tv for not being that funny as i expected to be . lucky that there was a ‘Brittany is random’ moment to make me laught a bit ! but i’m wondering what´s going on whit glee lately , i mean the song choices are just not as good like in the first and second season, hope it get better, because i think they are characters whit a lot of possibilities , like Santana , Sam, Puck and Queen, that aren´t that much explored in the show like Rachel or Finn – not a rachel fan –
    hope they make lauren magicaly dissapear, so I can move on :D !

    love ur recaps ! i´m still waitin for the end of harry potter and the missing eps from skins s04!
    see u !

  4. zeta
    zeta at · Reply

    you do understand that the bieber thing is a joke… right?! i don’t think it ignores characterisation, they just can’t deny the power of bieber fever.
    also glee has always been inconsistent in various ways, which in a way makes it consistent lol. not everything works and occasionally something pisses me off but i love most of it and am enjoying this season. the first wasn’t always that great, the fake pregnancy story was yawntastic. the only thing that’s definitely worse about this season is sue, none of the dialogue is as good and her gentle side is sometimes totally wrong e.g. this ep’s heinous hospital scene.

    1. Sophy
      Sophy at · Reply

      But there is no power of the Bieber fever for people of their age and station. The show needed to give an explanation why each individual would go gaga for that pre-teen crap beyond ‘Cos it’s funny that way’. As it is they just abused their characters, as per usual.

      1. zeta
        zeta at · Reply

        “But there is no power of the Bieber for teens of their age and station. ” – that’s why they look so thoroughly unimpressed when he starts, and if they gave an explanation for why they went gaga it wouldn’t have been funny. and sam’s justifications for why bieber songs constituted anthems were the funniest parts of the ep for me. love ur recaps! sorry i disagree lol :p

  5. Nemesis
    Nemesis at · Reply

    Wait, Glee has characters? I’m just kidding… can’t wait for your 2.15 recap – best Glee episode ever!

    1. Whymz
      Whymz at · Reply

      Yes. What Nemesis said.

  6. Jess
    Jess at · Reply

    One day you will recap Rent and it will be a magnificent day.

  7. BLARGHHH
    BLARGHHH at · Reply

    “more on that later, you know when….”

    YES I KNOW WHEN EPISODE 15 -flails around fangirling-

  8. X-Acto
    X-Acto at · Reply

    C’mon guys, hurry and recap 2×15 and Skins’ series 5 episode 7! You don’t even have to recap Nick’s episode, or Alo’s, or Michelle’s! I only care for 5×07!

    Oh yeah, Faberry, my fave! :D And in the next episode I have a rant on Rachel. o_O It’s not bad, just about not being able to *write* a song, even if she is at the bottom of the food chain at school. :/

    1. Mia
      Mia at · Reply

      Seconded! :D

  9. Valerie Anne
    Valerie Anne at · Reply

    Santana had a three-episode streak where everything out of her mouth was absolutely hilarious. And then there was episode 3.15 and we figured out where the building sass came from.

    Perfection.

    Also? I love that Brittany, the girl who sometimes forgets how to leave rooms, is a trendsetter. Leg warmers on arms? Insane hats?

    Getting kicked off the Cheerios is the best thing that ever happened to Brittana. Their outfits, my GOD.

  10. Char
    Char at · Reply

    So…you guys are total Faberry (and Achele) shippers, right? Do you lurk on LiveJournal? I bet you do.

    Also HOW AWESOME is it that Faberry is sort of a thing now? The last couple of episodes and more to come, I’m sure of it.

    Even though I’m still so so so mad they cut THIS FUCKING SCENE. http://i54.tinypic.com/jhahko.gif

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