Posts tagged santana lopez
Posts tagged santana lopez
I skipped reviewing Glee last week for two reasons. Firstly, I was not able to watch “Big Brother” on Tuesday, and by the time I was able to watch it, it seemed irrelevant to review. And secondly because my bias against the character of Blaine, would have made for a more negative review than the episode deserved. On a whole level, it was a great episode and guest star Matt Bomer was amazing, but as I have stated previously, I think there has been too much Blaine this season. I do not approve that Blaine gets a brother episode before Finn/Kurt. They are two of the leads (well they were prior to Blaine) yet we’ve never actually seen them have brother time, which is disappointing.
I was hoping that “Saturday Night Gleever” may bring a break to the Blaine centric songs, but to my dismay the first person we see and the first solo of the night went to Blaine. Really, Glee? Really? Since when is he the only person on the show? Honestly has Kurt (the only reason Blaine is in New Directions) had a solo since pre- West Side Story? I don’t think so. Seeing as Kurt (not Blaine) is the one graduating, it may be nice to give some of the actual Seniors songs.
It’s funny I don’t actually hate Blaine or Darren Criss, I just feel they have over saturated Glee and I want other characters to sing. There is just too much Blaine, and he’s not all that interesting, to be honest.
Aside from Blaine opening the episode, he actually did fade away, which I was grateful for. The rest of the episode (for me) was overshadowed by the return of Jonathan Groff’s Jesse St James. Although, Groff was only in the episode for probably one minute, he captivated the screen. I really hope he is utilized more in future episodes, because he is far too talented to just have a couple scenes culminating a few seconds each. I hope that they give him more material or a song in the future. He is an amazing guest star and deserves more. However, I loved the scene between him, Kurt and Mercedes. It was perfect. The dynamics and tension were phenomenal.
"On My Way" marked the last new episode of Glee until April. Fans everywhere have begun having nervous breakdowns…but I am sure the weeks will fly by and our favorite musical high schoolers will be back on our screens before we know it.
"The Spanish Teacher" received much hype from the cast and fans in preparation for Ricky Martin’s arrival. I have never been a huge fan of his, nor did I take Spanish in any level of school (took French from Middle School through College) making tonight’s episode hard to get into. I understand what they were trying to achieve with this episode, and think it was a great idea, just for me personally it wasn’t one of my favorites.
"Hold on to Sixteen" was a great episode of Glee. There were a few moments where I was skeptical of the plot, but I’ve come to learn, Glee is what it is. The cult drama comes with its own box of crazy. I’ve learned it is best to just accept the show and enjoy it despite its flaws.
Aside from a few moments, the episode overall was wonderful. The song choices were superb. They were sung beautifully. I am glad the focus was back on the Glee Club members and not the teachers. Also, almost everyone got a moment to sing, which is a huge feat for the show. Typically, especially in competitions, we are delivered an overwhelming amount of solos and duets by the same characters every time, but luckily tonight’s Sectionals were different.
I don’t understand why every episode of the series can’t be like tonight’s. Yes, they are high schoolers and they have their drama and fights, but in the end, they know that it will all be okay because they have each other.
This gif, describes perfectly the episode and what I truely believe every person watching Glee should understand.
In one simple episode, we got Sam Evans back, the old Quinn back, and there is finally peace between everyone. I expect that peace to be short lived as what is Glee with out the drama, but for now, the New Directions are back together. One happy family, where everyone is where they are supposed to be.
"I Am Unicorn" was a beautiful episode of Glee. Honestly, there are times when I don’t understand how this show is a comedy and not a drama. I wish things could be nominated as both. The episode offered many heartwarming and breaking moments.
Witty,dramatic, beautiful and heartbreaking all describe tonight’s Glee episode entitled Funeral. It was a very well done episode and manage to bring various elements and emotions throughout.
My favorite part about this episode: the Kinn/Furt scenes. Finally, these two were in the same scene(s) and acknowledged each other. Its been too long. We got a moment of brief interaction last week but I felt more fulfilled this week. My only major complaint about tonight’s episode is the lack of continuation from last week, mostly in regards to Kurt being crowned Prom Queen. I felt they should have acknowledged that it happened. I feel like Glee has been jumping a head in time a lot recently, and I feel like we are missing a lot of potential storylines. I know they are trying to keep the timing of the story with the course of an actual year, but why? The original cast is amazing there is no need to rush them to graduation. Why not make Nationals in December and tell more stories about the characters troubles and other problems or just everyday life for them. More has to happen then preparing for competition. (Mostly I just don’t want Season 3 to be the end of the original cast. I’m going to miss them so so much.)
Review and thoughts on song choices after the break. (Spoilers)
This week Glee takes on the song of Fleetwood Mac’s studio album Rumours. While I loved all the songs that were covered, I don’t really consider myself a Fleetwood Mac fan, so I wasn’t overly excited for the episode. However, I have to say I was beyond pleasantly surprised with the results and how the writers worked it into the episode.
As in any high school, especially McKinley High, rumors are something that everyone deals with; they can break up friendships or make them stronger. Therefore, Rumours was the perfect album to feature on Glee.
[I’m also including a brief review of last week’s episode Born This Way at the end, along with my thoughts on next week’s episode based on the preview, so lots of Glee reviewing in this post]