Nov 15, 2011

3x05 The First Time / the one you wanted to be perfect

And it was, wasn't it? I did like this episode a lot, even though 1) it had its weak points, and 2) my ridiculously high expectations weren't just quite met, but it's okay, because 1) I didn't expect them to, and 2) it was a very beautiful and sweet episode anyway, and 3) I might grow to like it more as I'll watch it again (and again (and again)). (I have now watch it again (and again (and again)), and indeed, I like it much more now than in the first time. (The second time was better than the first time, when talking about The First Time. Hehe.)) Definitely my favorite episode of the season so far, and that's just me being shamelessly biased, as always.

What's going on:

- Artie quite frankly tells Rachel and Blaine to go and lose their virginities, because otherwise they won't be believable enough as the leads of West Side Story.
- Finn hopes to be recruited to Ohio State.
- Beiste has a crush on the recruiter guy. But she thinks he's not interested even though he keeps rubbing the suggestions on her face.
- Blaine stops by at Dalton, and meets Sebastian. Sebastian wants Blaine.

The bad:

- Rachel looking at the lyrics when she sings Tonight. As of she didn't know the lyrics by heart. Duh.
- Artie and Beiste's sex talk. Kind of awkward.
- It was kind of a mess how they cut from A Boy Like That to Blaine and Sebastian and back again. Nice idea, but didn't work very well for me. Same again with Tina's first time speech.
- Rachel was pretty idiotic.
- Mike Chang is cool and the storyline with his parents is pretty touching, but it didn't fit in the episode. There was enough going on anyway.
- Same with Artie and his speech. It was out of place, even though pretty great.
- Finn and the recruiter drama. Booooooring.
- In summary, there was nothing too bad about the episode, only thing was that there was too much going on. I would've been much more interested in Beiste's love affairs in some other episode, but now I just wanted my Klaine. Beiste at least somewhat fit the theme of the episode, but Artie and Mike didn't. Still, not much to criticize.

The undecided:

- Dave. On one hand I loved that he made a comeback (however brief), because Max Adler is great and I'd been wondering what happened to the character, hoping they hadn't completely forgotten about him. And it was a very nice moment between Kurt and him. BUT. I need to know what happened between this and Prom Queen. Is he okay with himself now? Is he out? How did it happen? Dave is such a complex and interesting character, I sure hope that wasn't the ultimate redemption we were all waiting for.

The good:

+ Artie trying to highfive Puck, and Puck ignoring him.
+ How Emma and Beiste very subtly escape when Artie starts talking about sex.
+ Dalton and the Warblers! Oh, how I missed them! Especially the chubby Warbler! I even loved Sebastian, even though I wanted to slap him in the face all the time. That cockyness was just brilliant, and the predatory looks he shot at Blaine, and how Blaine gets all uncomfortable and bashful, and how in Lima Bean he keeps flirting with Blaine even after Kurt shows up. Nice and bitchy, hopefully he'll come back to stir things up again!
+ Beiste thinks Applebee's is a fancy restaurant. I'm just so happy I know what Applebee's is. Three months haven't gone to waste! Oh and Finn talks about a Marriot hotel and I'm like hey, I've stayed in a Marriot! Small joys, allow me to indulge myself...
+ Beiste, overall. How she couldn't take a hint, and then wouldn't believe she was sincerely asked on a date.
+ The girls giving advice for Rachel. Although Brittany's rape comment wasn't funny, and Tina's story about her wonderful first time was kind of too cheesy.
+ RORY! He was in the episode for half a second but it was the funniest half a second  in the whole episode.
+ Finchel, I guess. I've never been too excited about the pair, but I guess it's nice they finally had their big moment. I was just a bit disorietated, waiting for the other big moment...
+ Klaine.

The Klaine:

Aaaaah, where to start? Klaine-wise, this episode was PERFECT. It was a perfect and significant milestone in the story than began in Never Been Kissed, continued in A Very Glee Christmas, Silly Love Songs, Original Song, Prom Queen, New York, and now The First Time. I loved all the Klaine scenes, and I loved every moment in all of them. I want to talk about them separately, just so that I can repeat the words "perfect", "sweet", "beautiful", and "wonderful" over and over until everyone loses their minds. Ok, I try not to.

Bedroom scene 1: One of my favorites! Actually, I should write that in every single one of these scenes, so I won't point that out from here on. But I loooooved this scene! (Okay, here's another remark I should ban myself. I promise I won't use it here again.) So awesome to see Blaine and Kurt just hanging out. Loved Blaine's random dancing, loved his hands when he made the masturbation comment, loved Kurt's adorable facial expressions, loved how they talk about sex and it's not awkward, and loved, loved, LOVED the cute little smack in the end. I want to eat that kiss, that's how adorable it was. And ok, no more "I loved (something Klaine-related)". I don't want to be a broken record.

Locker scene: Kurt's bucket list was kind of brilliant. And very nice of him to be on Team Jacob. Though I don't approve of a Taylor Lautner obsession, in any case. Another very cute scene, and don't you just love the sexual tension?

Lima Bean scene: I'm not saying that I loved it, because I promise not to use that expression anymore, but I very much liked the way Kurt acted around Sebastian. That body language and tone of his voice. "I'm not intimidated, but this boy is mine, and you better keep your filthy hands off him, bitch."

Gay bar scene: Haha. The fake IDs. The drag queen conversation. Blaine's dance moves and how Kurt kept glaring at him and Sebastian. How Kurt cuts between them to join Blaine on the dance floor. There, I just managed to list all the things I loved without saying I loved them!

Parking lot scene: First it was kind of funny, and then kind of hot, and then kind of awkward, and then kind of heart-breaking. Another great scene, anyway.

Auditorium scene: My favorite scene in the episode, not just one of them! So beautiful and sweet and wonderful and all the other words I promised not to use, and god damn me, but I LOVED IT, I loved it so much, so much that I want to cry or scream or pull my hair out, or something. Those two just make my heart burst. Those two, not only as in Kurt and Blaine and their beautiful and perfect love, but also as in Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, and how they act these things so sincerely and perfectly, and make me go crazy.

Bedroom scene 2: So we didn't see any of the actual, um, act, and before I kind of wished we would have, but now, after thinking about it and watching the scene a million times, I think this was just perfect, with the eskimo kisses and the touch of the fingertips and the condom on the floor and the gentle, loving looks. And I feel like a pervert for wanting to get a glimpse of some of the real action, because actually, it would've been a bit wrong to show something so intimate and special and sacred. And yes, I'm again taking this too seriously and acting like we're talking about real people, and yes, I bet they would've showed something more if only Fox had given them an OK, but damnit, I still think it was perfect and extremely special the way it was. And anyway, I think this was a milestone, not only in the world of Kurt and Blaine, but also in our world. Glee is making a difference, my friends!

(So I loved it more than life. At the same time, doesn't this just make a girl horribly depressed? It began with Disney's infinite happy endings, continued with The O.C., Moulin Rouge!, and Kate and Leo, and now it's Klaine, convincing a poor little girl that this is what real life is like, this is what you'll get too, you'll love and be loved and it will be so epic and beautiful that the whole world will cry out of happiness with you. Thank you, all, for these impossible and unrealistic expectations that just turned one inch more impossible and unrealistic. Haha. The encouraging thought is that when I'll be a sad and fat 60-year-old old maid, I will still be a shameless fangirl, and get all the joy I need out of the joy of fictional characters. Can't you just picture me, sitting on a rocking chair with my seventeen cats, weeping over an episode of season 34 of Glee. Heart-warming, to say the least. Ok, I'll  stop rambling.)

The Music (I'm not including those short bits of the WSS songs that I have no opinion about):

Uptown Girl. Brilliant! And so much fun! It's the freaking Warblers! Loved it! The freaking Warblers rock even without Blaine's vocals! But what the, there is a TEACHER at DALTON? Well, at least one thing is settled: everyone is Dalton is gay. Otherwise they couldn't have a teacher like that in an all-boy school. There'd be riots.

America. A nice number, and Santana rules, but at this point I couldn't have cared less about a school musical.

One Hand, One Heart. Boring song, but oh my god. Talk about sweet and beautiful. And I did, above, in case you missed it. Haha.

 Best quotes:

- Blaine to Beiste: "Are you gonna cry every time we sing?" Beiste: "I'm such a girl." Aw.
- Beiste: "Man I love to weld."
- "Once a Warbler, always a Warbler, right?"
- Sebastian about what he'd heard of Blaine: "Apparently he's sex on a stick and sings like a dream."
- Puck when Finn asks him about condoms: "Are you cheating on Rachel?" Haha.
- Puck: "I'm happy for you, and Rachel. Always thought it would be me, but secretly hoped it would be you."
- Rachel: "I've never had meat substitute that tasted that much like real meat." Finn: "Of course, because you're a vegan, which I remember, because we know each other so well. More sparkling cider?"
- Santana: "I also think that you should wait. Speaking from experience, Finn is terrible in bed." 
- "Enjoy. It's drag queen Wednesday."

Best Klaine quotes:

"I mean, we are playing it very safe by not granting our hands Visas to travel south of the Equator."

"Have you ever had the urge to rip off each other's clothes and get dirty?"
"Ah, yeah, but that's why they invented masturbation."
"So hot in this room, can we- can we open a window?"

"Besides, tearing off all your clothes is sort of a tall order."
"Because of the layers?"
"Because of the layers. (mmmmwah!)"

"Don't you think now is the time to be adventurous, while we're still young?"

"This was the best night of my life! I wanna live here, and I just wanna make art and help people."

"Come here. Give me your hand. And hold it to your heart."

"Sure beats the last time you were drunk and made out with Rachel."

"I wanted to be your gay bar superstar, but try as I might, I'm still a silly romantic."
"It's not silly."

"You take my breath away."

"I'm so proud to be with you."
"I hope so. I want you to be."



Well, it can be nothing but a serious downfall, can it? That's what happens after episodes like this. Anyway, the promo looks horrible. The only good thing about it is the Adele mass-up. I've seen the clip and it's perfect. I do love mash-ups. So there's still hope, I guess.


Reta said...

Oho en ollut huomannut tätä postausta ollenkaan! Anyways, oli jälleen kerran kiva lukea sitä ja olen aika lailla samaa mieltä. Oli kiva että Beiste sai jonkinlaisen storylinen mutta jotenkin se jää vähemmälle huomiolle Klainen takia ;) Mutta Beistellä tuntuu olevan tapana tunkeutua aina Klaine-juonikuvioiden sekaan. Never Been Kissedissä hänelläkin oli omat kohtauksensa jota emme kuitenkaan tunnu koskaan muistavan xD

Mash-Off jakso oli muuten hieman kummallinen. Ensinnäkin, se oli vain 39 minuuttia pitkä. Mielestäni kaikki lauluesitykset olivat todella hienoja (varsinkin Hot For Teacher ja Adele mass-up) mutta kaikki muut kohtaukset olivat jotenkin vain... kummallisia. Toisaalta, se kohta jossa Finn heitti Santanan kaapista ulos keskellä käytävää oli hieman dramaattinen.

Eeva said...

Hehe, samaa mieltä Beistestä, poor girl, aina Klainen varjossa. ;)

Mash Off oli tosiaan hieman outo. Pitäisikin katsoa se jo uudestaan ja kirjoittaa siitä, niinkuin myös I Kissed a Girlista, mikä oli mielestäni aikas hyvä jakso. Nooooo, ehkä joululomalla sitten.

Reta said...

I kissed A Girl oli ihan hyvä jakso (Klaine duet! ja jakson nimeä kantava esitys!) mutta jotenkin mua vain hämmensi kovasti Santanan käytös. Kun kaksi poikaa jotka ehkä voisivat hieman ymmärtää miltä Santanasta tuntuu laulavat laulun siitä kuinka kaikesta huolimatta hän on täydellinen, Santana sanoo sitä tyyliin kamalimmaksi kokemukseksi ikinä. Mutta kun hetero Finn laulaa laulun siitä kuinka tytöt vain haluavat pitää hauskaa, se onkin yhtäkkiä todella koskettavaa ja auttaa Santanaa. Mitä?

Eeva said...

Joo, mäkään en ihan ymmärtänyt tuota logiikkaa. Vaikka olihan se Finnin laula aika nätti.