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There’s A Light: My Rachel-centric review of ‘The Rocky Horror Glee Show’

I’m back again for another episode review! I know it’s a bit late, but tonight I’ll be reviewing The Rocky Horror Glee show! Since this episode was less focused on Rachel, this review will be fairly short.

Favorite Rachel Performance: There’s A Light (Over At The Frankenstein Place)

Although the full performance was not shown, those who’ve heard Lea’s full version of the song know just how fabulous it is! I find this song stuck in my head every day and I can’t help but sing it out loud.

Favorite Rachel Outfit: The Janet dress/cardigan

Such a simple outfit, but Rachel definitely made it work. So cute! Her channeling Janet was absolutely perfect!

A close second: The ‘Whatever Happened To Saturday Night’ dress.

Favorite Rachel moment: The talk with Finn

Another adorable Finn/Rachel moment, Rachel explains to Finn that he doesn’t have to ‘ab-ulous’ (a term coined by Sam), because she loves him anyway. He’s perfect just the way he is and Rachel made sure he knew that.

Final Thoughts:

The Pros: Overall, I did enjoy the Rocky Horror Glee Show. The songs they picked were great, the costumes were spectacular, and I was glad to see some plot involved. The story involving Finn’s issues with his body isn’t something you often see portrayed on television, but leave it to Glee to tackle it with humor, while also shining light on the topic. Emma’s Touch A Touch A Touch me was so amazing, Jayma was perfect!

The Cons: However, I did not enjoy most of the Will storyline. Making your kids do the Rocky Horror Picture Show only to get a girl back who has moved on with someone else isn’t very appropriate for a school teacher. Sam turning into Puck 2.0 was very out of character, given last episode’s Avatar-loving geek we were introduced to.

Well, Gleeks, what did you think of the episode? Favorite scenes? Performances? Quotes?

Share them in the comments section below!

Rachel



 

 

Happy Days Are Here Again: My Rachel-centric review of ‘Duets’

I admit, I’m a little late to the party here, but I wanted to still share some of my thoughts on last night’s fantastic episode.

First, I was very impressed with how much actual plot the episode contained. It felt like the Glee from the first 13 episodes, where character development occurred, storyline continuity was brought up, and the entire show wasn’t spent recreating music videos or paying tribute to any artists.

Most of all, I was impressed by how much Rachel grew this episode; but more on that later. Let’s get right to the review.

Favorite Rachel Performance: Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy

How could you NOT love this fabulous performance? Rachel and Kurt singing together was pure gold. Their outfits, almost exact replicas of Barbra and Judy’s was another added gem.

Favorite Rachel moment: Rachel’s ‘I’m not very nice’ discussion with Finn.

Proving that Rachel has grown significantly throughout the series, Rachel admits that she isn’t very nice and that she’s selfish. It takes a big person to admit something like that and I was happy to see Rachel growing as a person.

Favorite Rachel quote: “Look, I know you’re lonely, but you’re not alone”

In a very touching scene between Kurt and Rachel, Rachel lets Kurt know that, although he may seem alone, he never will be. He has the entire Glee club on his side, including her. It was nice to see Kurt and Rachel getting along for once and I absolutely adored the scene.

Favorite Rachel Outfit: The Barbra-inspired sailor outfit

How could I not pick this as the best outfit? Everything about it was amazing! We know how much Rache loves Barbra and that entire performance, right down to the outfit, was the perfect homage.

Papa, Can You Hear Me?: My Rachel-centric review of ‘Grilled Cheesus’

I’m back again for another review! This time, reviewing last night’s Glee episode, Grilled Cheesus. In short, I was very impressed in how the controversial subject matter was handled. Each religion was examined, from being very spiritual (Mercedes/Quinn) to having no religion at all (Kurt/Sue). I was moved to tears quite a few times and this episode reminded me of just why I fell in love with Glee in the first place. Let’s get into the Rachel-centric review now, shall we?

Favorite Rachel Outfit: ‘Papa, Can You Hear Me’ scene

I absolutely loved everything about Rachel’s look in this scene. Everything from her hair to the clothes, it was all beautiful. I’m convinced Lea Michele could wear a potato sack and look stunning. On that same note…

Favorite Rachel Performance: Papa, Can You Hear Me?

Every time Lea is given a song by the great Barbra Streisand, you can be guaranteed it’s going to be amazing, and this song was no exception. The performance gave me chills and I loved the transition from the park with Finn to Burt Hummel’s hospital room, as she tried singing to bring him back to consciousness. Just beautiful, that’s the only way to describe it.

Favorite Rachel Quote: “I want this relationship to go the distance. But I need to know that when I’m 25, and I’ve won a bunch of Tonys, and I’m ready to have intercourse and babies, that those babies will be raised in a certain way.”

Showing us once again just how determined and driven Rachel is, this sole quote maps out her entire life (at least until she’s 25!). She’s only 16, but already has a plan on how her children will be raised faith-wise, when she’s going to be ready for children, and all the Tonys she’s going to win.

And that’s a wrap! What did you think of last night’s episode? Which scene(s) brought you to tears? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Rachel

“Is this real life?”: My Rachel-centric review of Britney/Brittany!

Because so many people review the entire episode of Glee after it airs, I thought that I would begin doing something a little different when recapping the episode. Instead of focusing on every character/storyline/song/etc., I’ll solely be focusing on the scenes in which I’m featured. There will a few aspects I’ll look for each episode. So let’s get right into it, shall we?

Best Rachel Performance: The Only Exception

Although I absolutely loved the recreation of Baby One More Time, this song was much more suited for yours truly and it also provided what little plot development we actually received from this episode. The end with Finn walking away from Brittany and Santana to hold Rachel’s hand was touching and solidified once again why he and Rachel are the couple to root for! Though they both mess up at times, in the end, they always come out stronger than before.

Best Rachel outfit: Baby One More Time’s catholic schoolgirl

Rachel’s re-creation of the Baby One More Time video was absolutely amazing, with everything down to the outfits looking almost identical to the ones featured in Britney’s first big music video.  Wearing the outfit to school, Rachel finally got some of the attention she deserves, albeit for the wrong reasons. And, despite Jacob being very creepy, the outfit provided us with a few laughs from his character.

Best Rachel quote: “I look forward to the day the paparazzi provoke me and I attack them.”

While waiting in the dentist office, Rachel occupied her time doing one of the things she does best: researching. This time, the subject of choice was Britney Spears. Who can forget when Britney attacked the paparazzi back in her less-than-glamorous days? This quote perfectly sums up Rachel’s need for fame and her desire to cause a scene.

There you have it, my Rachel-centric thoughts on the episode. What did you think of the Britney Spears tribute? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Rachel


My Thoughts: The Power of Madonna

As with last week, I wanted to go ahead and write a post about the latest episode of Glee.

I was truly blown away by this episode, and I believe it lived up to all the hype and adoration that it received. I do think it may have become my first episode of Glee so far! The elaborate numbers, the hilarious one liners, the crazy plot twists, it was all so amazing!

From here on out, I will be discussing episode spoilers. So, if you haven’t seen it, look away.

The biggest plot twist of the night? Finn losing his virginity to Santana. I really couldn’t believe that he would do that, no matter how mad he was at Rachel. What bugged me the most was that, after chastising Rachel for lying about her relationship with Jesse, he had the nerve to lie to her about sleeping with Santana. I really don’t like seeing my Rachel hurt, and I know when she finds that out it will break her heart. Let’s just hope there’s more to the story than we originally thought.

The musical numbers were all so spot on, and I’m not even that big of a Madonna fan. My favorite of the night was Borderline/Open Your Heart duet performed by Finn and Rachel. I loved the running through the hallways and the library singing, and all the people in various Madonna outfits in the background. Of course Vogue was amazing, Jane Lynch can truly do anything. Express Yourself was an excellent song starter to the episode and it really gave the show a start on a high note.

I’m glad we finally got to learn a little bit more about Sue, as well as why she’s always giving Will hell over his hair: She’s jealous. It’s good that we can finally understand just what her motivation is for hating on it constantly.

The Artie/Tina stuff was so funny! Tina’s speech in the hallway about being a woman to Artie was great! I even loved their kiss at the end, cementing them as a couple. It was very cute!

As much as I didn’t like Santana taking Finn’s virginity, I really liked the Like A Virgin scene. Although, was it just me or was that just a little raunchy for Glee?

Jesse joining New Directions wasn’t something I saw coming at all. I hope he isn’t really using Rachel though, like the previous episode made it seem. I wonder how the others are going to act now that he’s a fulltime member. I have a feeling it won’t be good.

Like A Prayer was an amazing end to the episode, where the whole group came together to perform another spectacular number.

All in all, this was one of the, if not THE best episodes of Glee I have ever seen. I’ll be watching it again on Friday at 9PM EST on FOX, as it will be playing again for those who missed the last few minutes due to American Idol running over.

What did you all think of the episode? Favorite quote? Favorite performance? How shocked were you by the new plot twists? Share all your thoughts in the comments section!

Rachel

Glee ‘Hell-o’ Thoughts/Glee On Twitter Tuesday Input?

Hell-o again!

I do hope each of you has gotten to see the new episode of Glee by now. If not, you really must do so as soon as possible. As I’ll more than likely do each week, I’ll be posting some of my thoughts here regarding each new Glee episode.

So, let’s start this off with the good:

  • I absolutely loved how Rachel-centric this episode was (For obvious reasons)
  • Jon Groff and Lea Michele had amazing chemistry and their rendition of Hello was nothing short of spectacular.
  • Finn’s version of Hello, I Love You was great! I’ve never seen Cory Monteith act so sexy!
  • Gives You Hell was, by far, my favorite performance of the episode. Rachel got to put Finn in his place, as well as performing an awesome song.
  • Rachel had some very good lines this episode, both serious (“You’re a scared little boy…”) and funny (“I carry a rape whistle”).
  • It feels so good to have our Gleeks back on screen and I couldn’t be more excited for The Power of Madonna next week. Speaking of, how amazing was Sue’s Vogue?!

Now, the not so good:

  • I feel like almost everyone acted like a total jerk tonight, Will and Finn especially. I understand Will dealt with a lot in his relationship with Terri and all her lies, but that’s no excuse to jump from kissing Emma to making out with Shelby, who he just met. As for Finn, I understand his wanting to find himself excuse, but going out with Brittany and Santana the minute they ask? That’s no way to treat Rachel, who’s always been there for him.
  • The episode did feel very rushed: Finn and Rachel date, Finn and Rachel break-up, Rachel and Jesse meet, Rachel falls for Jesse, etc. It just jumped very quickly. However, I understand that the writers had a lot to cover after this 4 month hiatus.

Also, how did all of you like our first ever Glee on Twitter Tuesday? We want your feedback, so we know how we can improve or just to let us know what you liked that we did. Any and all suggestions/comments/opinions are wanted, so feel free to @reply me on Twitter with those!

Hope you enjoyed tonight,

Rachel