May 2, 2012

3x17 Dance With Somebody / the beginning of the end


Season three hasn't been a jolly ride. Too many episodes have left me feeling indifferent. What makes Glee so special to me is how it affects my moods, usually lifting me up out of the deepest blue or making me take a few dancing steps when I get up and walk away after watching an episode. And that effect has been missing too often this season. Well, nobody's perfect, and maybe I have to take some of the blame, myself, in a way. Maybe I should've given some episode another chance. There are several episodes I have only watched once, and that's unheard of.

Dance With Somebody felt like a "good old Glee" episode. There hasn't been enough of those this season, but screw that, at least we got one now. And hallelujah, look at me go, I'm writing a post!


Storylines:

* Some of the Glee clubbers are still mourning for Whitney Houston after two months, which Will finds strange, but Emma thinks it's only because they are really mourning for the ending of their high school lives. Whatever the reason, it really starts to sink in that they have to say their goodbyes soon.
* Quinn's recovery is not happening as swiftly as she was hoping for in her optimism. Joe attempts to help her, but also needs some help himself.
* The perfection that is Klaine suffers a breach.
* Will wants to get married in a month, but Emma knows it's practically impossible.


The bad:

- The whole Whitney tribute thingy was out of place and didn't fit. It's nice that they wanted to pay tribute, but it didn't coherently fit the context, or have a proper purpose. The songs were great, though.
- I don't like the Quinn/Joe thingy that is on the way. Maybe because it's so obvious. Maybe because it feels so forced how they keep pairing people up. Singles can have unromantic storylines, too, people! I think the only couples that should leave McKinley as couples are Finchel, Klaine and Tina/Mike (what's their ship name? Chang-Chang?). Not sure about Santana and Brit. Maybe they should be left of as friends. But all the other random flings... nah. Let's just forget Samcedes and whatever Quinn/Joe is going to be, and all that.
- And Quinn's emotional roller coster is getting quite tiring.
- Will is just so sad. He should stop living his life through these kids. I don't know how he's going to survive the end of season 3. I'm more worried about him than myself!


The good:

+ It's the beginning of the end. Start saying your goodbyes. Soon everything will change and we will never be here again. Aaaah, I just love that stuff!
+ The whole Klaine thing. Well, I don't think they can go wrong with Klaine; if they do a Klaine storyline, I will probably be a fan of it. I actually wondered if I only like this episode so much because it has so much Klaine in it. OR, do I like Klaine so much because the episodes they are in are always so good? What a paradox! Haha. Seriously though, I don't know.
+ Chandler. Because 1) it was nice to be introduced to a character I had not been spoiled about, and 2) because his name is Chandler, and I've been watching a lot of Friends recently. It's funny, actually, how the sit-com made sure that no series or film after it could have a character named Chandler or Pheobe or Ross, because those everyone associates those names to Friends.
+ The Santana & Rachel scene. Very sweet, in a Santana kind of way.
+ Burt & Kurt. Burt is just so amazing, he makes every scene he is in perfect. I teared up! He has that effect on me.
+ Puck's goodie bags and his sweet goodbyes to the guys.
+ Back to Klaine. The first fight was just great, dramatic TV, and their counseling session with Emma was a bit funny (Emma slipping the "Say sorry with a song" pamphlet out of sight), a bit heartbreaking (Blaine confessing how he feels about Kurt always talking about New York and why he has been distant), and finally, a lot of sweet. I just love my Klaine. Period.


The music:

How Will I Know. The girls and Kurt sound great. The arrangement is lovely in its simplicity. A capella, yo! A nice little song.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Woo, go Brittany! It's been too long since we got to enjoy her dance moves. Her singing is not bad either. A fun, catchy, rocking number! I've kept rewatching this for a week now, and it just keeps getting better. Moments like these make me like Brittana. Oh, and I like that they had altered the pronouns this time, so they got to sing about "her" and "girl".

Saving All My Love For You. Blah. I don't feel the chemistry. Maybe these Christian storylines are just not my cup of tea.

So Emotional. Well, a Santana/Rachel duet! A good solid performance by two great, strong singers. I got a River Deep, Mountain High vibe, which is of course a plus.

It's Not Right But It's Okay. Wow, intense. I like the reactions of everyone: "Kurt and Blaine? Relationship troubles? Um, what?" (And Santana's "Snap!", haha.) Blaine rocked the song. And can we talk about him in that black suit? I don't think we can, there are no words for that much smoking hot.

I Have Nothing. I have to say, I like Kurt's lower key more than his, admittedly superb, high voice. But of course I couldn't resist him singing this song. He's such an angel.

My Love Is Your Love. I'm not too crazy about the song, but come on. Who wouldn't love a scene like this.


Best quotes:

"Quinn, you're still dancing in my dreams. And you can fly and breathe fire."

"If this is another Rihanna song in a pool, I have to take pictures this time."

"Finn sends me cutesy text messages all the time. Usually they're puns about my boobs, but I still appreciate the effort."

"Joe is really pretty, but I heard she doesn't shave her armpits."

"At the reception I will be rapping."

"Cheaters have the fastest land speed of any living animal."

"Oh crap, I think I just realized I'm gonna miss you. Oh god, say something irritating so I can get the taste of this out of my mouth."

"I know I haven't always been the perfect friend or teammate. But you've stuck by me and forgiven me for sleeping with your women. Not everyone in my life has done that. One cougar's husband even chased me around with a gun."

"Sam and Mercedes came to talk to me, and you know, I think they found it pretty helpful."
"Yeah, I’m pretty sure they broke up."

 "Please stop slipping bronzer into my moisturizer."
"You look god with a little color."
  "I only use lotion on my hands. It looks weird if a person just has tan hands."

"You are the love of my life, Kurt, and I'm pissed off that I have to learn, for the next year, what being alone is gonna be like."

"If you and I had our wedding ten years from now in the Moon, those kids would be there."


Next:

There are only five episodes left. Three last ones will be aired on May 15. Which means the end of Glee, as we have grown to know and love it, is only two weeks away. Now, how scary and heartbreaking is that? Of course, there will be season four, and probably five, and maybe even six. And I will still love Glee; that is not going to change. But like Burt said, it will be different. It won't be like it is now. Five more episodes, and then it will never be like this again. Awww, damn, I'm going to cry.

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