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.
“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.
“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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
“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.
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.