What the actual fuck is wrong with you?
Also, “kick it up a notch?” How much more obvious can you be?
What the actual fuck is wrong with you?
Also, “kick it up a notch?” How much more obvious can you be?
“The New Normal” is actually a Klaine AU/future fic in TV form.
That is all.
Rewatching the Beiste/Puck scenes in tonight’s episode. Oh my God. My heart.
Whoever is running the tech on this Glee episode deserves a medal. Or at least an honorable mention.
I’d like to find someone who’s willing to watch the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson with me while we snuggle. In return, I’ll never forget your coffee order and goad you into doing silly, childish things for
my our mutual enjoyment.
I just rewatched the latest episode of Glee, and have some opinions, if anyone would like to hear them.
For one, I have a huge problem with the Puck/Shelby thing. “Hot for Teacher” was actually horrifying. I know Ryan Murphy and co. have absolutely no regard for legalities and authenticity as far as certain things go, but that number would never have gone over at a public school. It would have been stopped thirty seconds in and the boys probably would have gotten detained or suspended. The choreography was explicit and the song itself was inexcusable. The whole Puck/Shelby relationship is in incredibly poor taste, and I think anyone with a functioning brain stem and a memory of longer than thirty seconds can see that Ryan Murphy was trying to pull off a Mary Kay Letournaeu-esque “but-they-actually-care-about-each-other-so-that-negates-how-inappropriate-it-is” thing. This is not to say that they were riffing the actual Letourneau case; they’re two totally separate things, particularly since the student in real life was thirteen and Puck is eighteen and there’s some serious back-story differences, but seriously - the issue of student/teacher relationships is not fodder for jest. Either treat it like the serious issue it is or don’t include it all; don’t mock what real kids go through with a campy 80’s number full of lewd choreography. Just don’t.
Second, this whole episode left a rather horrible taste in my mouth. There is so much controversy regarding whether what Finn did was right or what Santana did was right or whatever - the point is, nothing anyone did in this episode was right! Sue Sylvester started the whole horrible mess with her smear-tactic campaign. She may be the “villain” on the show as it is, but she’s never been as downright misguided and destructive as she was this time. At least they worked in her being repentant towards the end. Schue is still as useless as ever, either remaining ignorant to or blatantly ignoring the abuse being hurled from Glee club to Glee club. Admittedly, I don’t know how much he could have done in this particular episode, but I tend to see Schue as someone who knows what’s going on and doesn’t act, as evidenced by three seasons’ worth of his inaction. Also, that dodgeball game? Oh my God. It started out well, but the end scene with the TroubleTones pummeling Rory until he bled was actually horrifying. I suppose that’s why the producers and writers did it - to show that bullying is still a problem, to remain true to the horrors that can be high school - but there was something incredibly disturbing in the sight of five or six eighteen year old girls beating a freshman who doesn’t even know what he’s doing (a/n: did Rory grow up under a rock in the Irish countryside? Really?) while laughing over his head. I really, really hope they address the serious issues brought up there and don’t just let them lie.
And so we get to the big one, the main event. Santana vs. Finn. There are so many things wrong with the scenario presented, it’s hard to even begin. First of all, I will not take sides here. Santana was wrong, but she didn’t deserve to be outed against her will, particularly in that I get the feeling that there’s something going on in her family life that we are as of yet not privy to. Finn was wrong, but Santana pushed and bullied him to a point where he lashed out to protect himself, and I can understand that. Santana was absolutely horrible this episode, from mocking and belittling Finn to leading the aforementioned pack of wolves that nearly bashed Rory’s head in with dodgeballs. People forget that Naya Rivera is not Santana, and Santana is not Naya Rivera; one can love the actress and admire the way she portrays a phenomenally talented, snarky, quick-witted high schooler, but Santana the character is a bully who needs to check herself before she really hurts the people she cares about. She can’t hide behind harsh words and insults forever, and her trying is only going to get her in trouble. That, however, does not excuse what Finn did. Finn should have known better, particularly after everything he’s been through with Kurt and the bullying he sustained, that you never, ever disclose someone’s sexual identity in public unless they’re out. He was angry, he didn’t mean it, he didn’t know the information would ever go beyond that hallway - I don’t care. There were people in that hallway, and Finn knew that. Santana wasn’t out yet, and Finn knew that. He was using his knowledge of her sexuality to get back at her for being, as he said, a “coward,” and that is inexcusable. It may have been an accident, something he said in a moment of anger, but that one moment has monumentally changed Santana’s life, to potentially dire consequences. She was not only outed to the school, she was outed to everyone with a TV in Ohio. This includes her family, who, from what we can tell, are not nice people. Who knows what they’ll do to her when they find out? Finn clearly didn’t understand the ramifications of what he did, but it’s Santana who has to live with them, without ever having chosen to do so.
Oh, Glee. You’ve got me hooked again. In all, these last two episodes have restored my faith in the show to tell really interesting, profound stories. I want to see where they go with these plotlines, and I want to know how the hell they’re going to reincorporate Sam…
Tus ojos son maravillosos como el mar azul. Tus ojos son brillantes como las estrellas.
I’m just thinking of all the pretty things Blaine could say about Kurt’s eyes in Spanish, don’t mind me.
What I want to know is why would he be using the formal ‘you’ on that gif lolol
omg if blaine/darren spoke spanish…*dead*
…Darren Criss is fluent in Italian.
I didn’t like the Glee season premiere. At all. I’m bordering on hating it.
And here’s my insignificant opinion on why.
First of all, I know that Chord Overstreet left the show when the writers were planning some really cool arcs for him. I know this. But, they had a really dynamic thing going on with the Samcedes relationship. They were interracial, and his homelessness could have really been explored as an aspect to their relationship. It would have been an interesting story to invert the traditional “boy-meets-girl-boy-buys-girl-dinner-and-everything-else-she-asks-for-they-break-up” mantra that seems to be so oft repeated on teen drama shows. Mercedes is a strong, independent woman, and Sam seemed to really understand and appreciate that. So, after Sam leaves, they give him a one-sentence send off and immediately revert Mercedes into a completely stereotypical relationship with a big, hulking African American football player? What the fuck? This is NOT to say that they shouldn’t have Mercedes date black boys. What I’m saying here is that they immediately went from a really rich plot-line with a lot of room for growth and character development straight into one of the most boring possible scenarios they could have thought up. Couldn’t they have waited on putting Mercedes in another relationship? She’s not the type to rebound. She was never in a real relationship before, and it wouldn’t have been so out-of-character for her to wait a bit in the third season before developing feelings for someone new. Strike number one, Glee. Strike one.
Second, where the fuck went Ashley Fink? I don’t even LIKE her, and I know they did wrong by casting her aside. I hate her character, I think she’s obnoxious, but they literally gave her a ten second “Hi, I’m leaving, bye,” and then had Puck make a snide comment about her weight. Why do they insist on abandoning characters rather than trying to develop them? They could have gone somewhere with the Lauren/Puck thing, or at least left it for a later episode. They didn’t have to completely end her involvement in the club in the first episode. Strike two.
Third, Blaine should never, ever, have transferred to McKinley. The concept is absurd. I have another post on this that I reiterate here; why would any parent allow their child to leave an academically rigorous, safe work environment that basically writes its own ticket into Ivy league schools to transfer to a public school, IN A TOWN THIS KID DOESN’T LIVE IN?!? It’s illegal and completely implausible! I DO NOT understand! This is going to completely change the dynamics of New Directions, and not in a good way. I’m already annoyed with Blaine being there. It’s Jesse St. James all over again, minus a few scrambled eggs. Also, what was with Blaine serenading Kurt in the courtyard and NOT getting shit for it? The New Directions sing a song in the cafeteria and get food thrown at them. I kept waiting for Blaine to get slushied by the multitude of homophobic jocks during his little rendition, but no. Everyone was happy as a clam. May I remind you that this is the same student body who made Kurt Prom Queen as a joke? They are aware that this Kurt’s boyfriend. And yet it’s totally cool that he bursts out into song and a really dorky dance in the middle of lunch. I do not understand this, and I do not approve of this decision. Strike three. You’re already out, but no! There’s more! Let’s keep digging that hole!
Fourth, who kicked Schue’s puppy? He’s living with Emma (Um. What?) and he seems to have nothing to worry about. So, he starts his year off treating everyone around him like crap. He has to know that kicking Santana out is easily one of the most heart-crushing things he could have done to the club. His ambition to win is obnoxious and unprofessional. I really don’t like him anyway, but his actions during this episode were inexcusable in ways I can’t even delve into. Strike four.
Fifth and finally, rebel without a cause Quinn? Cop out. Complete cop out. There are so many ways of making her storyline more compelling. Dying her hair and making her “ironic” is the easiest way to appeal to the preteens doing the same thing. I don’t know if I can say they’ve ever done her justice, and this is certainly not the way to go. Because you know in the next three episodes, all she’ll do is act angsty and “hardcore,” while watching all the New Directions performances from afar. And then she’ll rejoin, and it’ll be whatever. Cop. Out. Strike five.
As a writer and a fan, I expected more from this episode.