NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: (L-R) Jane Lynch, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, and Darren Criss in the green room before the 2012 FOX Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre on May 14, 2012 in New York City
"When I first started, they said Blaine was a senior, but I think they forgot about that."
Darren Criss (via k-urt)
OMFG, I was looking forward to this episode so much. Too bad Ryan Fucking Murphy fucked it up. AGAIN.
Let’s start with Quinn. WTF happened here?! Her giant car accident is essentially wrapped up all nice with a bow in the first five minutes?! Oh hell to the no. What kind of fucking idiots are writing for the show these days (rhetorical question)?! And why is Quinn dancing around in the chair and going up and down steep ramps if she has an injured spine??? Wouldn’t she be UBER cautious? Really, if she had an injury that bad, she’d be in the hospital or at least home on bed rest. But even suspending that, it’s still beyond stupid to have her jerking around in that chair so much.
Also, what’s up with the Quinn-Artie duets? Why do we need two of them? Neither one did anything for me. I’ve probably said this before, but I often get annoyed by Artie. Really unpopular opinion on Tumblr, I know. I mean, Kevin McHale seems like an awesome guy, but I feel like Artie is just shoved down my throat.
And speaking of Artie, why does he think Quinn is perma-paralyzed? I’m slightly confused - am I supposed to think there’s a chance Quinn is going to be paralyzed forever, or am I supposed to think that Artie is too eager to have someone else in a chair with him? I think the latter, but if it’s the former, then I’ll be livid at how RFM botched yet another storyline. Well, no, regardless of Quinn’s future, he’s already botched this shit all to hell.
Moving on. Cooper Anderson. Matt Bomer, you are somehow even hotter than normal when you are singing. And I honestly didn’t know that was possible. Kurt was right - he’s the hottest man in North America. At least one of them. I love him so much. I sat there grinning like a fool during the Duran Duran song. (I also found it ironic that he was supposed to be the self-absorbed, spotlight-hogger brother, and yet he looked kinda awkward and not so comfortable with the dancing and the performing. His singing was great, though.)
I’m also totally annoyed that they picked this week to have Matt guest star. Really, Glee? When you have a million more important things to deal with!?! I feel like he ended up just being a wasted opportunity. For instance, Blaine and Cooper’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” duet should have been fantastic. Matt and Darren both brought so much emotion to the song and they sounded great together. If only it didn’t involve a character I just met, and a character who I like but who had never before mentioned that he had issues with his brother. So it ended up just feeling somewhat out of place and in the way of more important things. Sigh.
Some other random things:
Top 10 Glee Songs | #2. “Teenage Dream” - Blaine and The Warblers (S2E6)
This was my number one for a long time. I watched the video like 50 bazillion times. The sheer exhilaration and exuberance of it is just so amazing. I don’t even really have words; everything just works. I think this was one of Glee’s high points as a series. I didn’t like Katy Perry at all until I heard Blaine and the Warblers, and now I love her because she provides such perfect songs for Blaine to sing. And if you ever start wondering why there are little kids out there obsessed with Blaine, just watch this video and if you can’t see his appeal, I’m pretty sure we have nothing in common and we can’t be friends.
A CELEBRITY YOU FIND ADORABLE
Darren Criss, as Blaine on Glee, is beyond adorable. I think his best moment, perhaps unfortunately, was his first moment - when he and the Warblers sung Teenage Dream. That might be one of my favorite moments ever on Glee (and it set the bar so high, it would be almost impossible to top).
But seriously, Blaine is the very definition of adorable - everything about him is cute (in that non-gag-reflex inducing way), from his spectacular voice and the Dalton uniform to his kind-of-awkward-but-totally-signature dance moves. And since his transfer to McKinley, I love Blaine’s personal style:
(On a sidenote - Ryan Murphy said last season that Blaine was supposed to be a year older than Kurt, who was a junior. But, miraculously, this season Blaine is only a junior. Riiiiiiight. Major side-eye. That is ridiculous. He was supposed to be an older and wiser mentor-type to Kurt in the beginning of their relationship, so it’s ludicrous to age him down so much. At least make him a senior along with Kurt!)