'Glee' recap: Acafellas bring down the house!
I didn’t think it was possible, PopWatchers, but I now love Glee even more! Last night’s episode may have even trumped last week’s season premiere. I mean, they covered Bell Biv Devoe AND Color Me Badd!!! How can you NOT love this show! Is it wrong that I kinda would buy an Acafellas album? I thought they were so adorable. And their renditions of “This is How We Do It,” “Poison,” and “I Wanna Sex You Up” were actually really good.
But the thing that I loved most about this episode was that it gave the spotlight to characters who hadn’t had big moments yet. Matthew Morrison, for one, really came alive last night. He just showed what a charismatic performer he is. And hello Mark Salling, aka Puck. Or I guess I should say hello Mark Salling’s abs. Sweet mercy. I think it’s kinda hilarious that he joined Acafellas just to meet cougars.
The best was the burgeoning relationship between Merecedes (Amber Riley) and Kurt (Chris Colfer). First of all, Mercedes clearly has zero gaydar. Or as Rachel (Lea Michele) so kindly put it, “He wore a corset to second period today.” At least she got a fabulous musical number out of it. Fox had already released “Bust Your Windows,” on Hulu but seeing it context was even more fun. The best moment, though, for me was the final scene between her and Kurt, when he finally admitted he was gay. It was so sweet and I actually teared up a bit myself. I’ve actually seen next week’s episode and this revelation becomes much more of an issue. Stay tuned, Gleeks!
This might reveal my almost-sad knowledge of pop culture but did anyone else notice that Dakota Stanley was played by Whit Hertford, aka the obnoxious kid in the beginning of Jurassic Park that Sam Neil makes cry? His scene in which he completely destroys all of the glee kids was bitchy and mean…and I absolutely lived for it!
Jane Lynch needs more scenes where she’s on a Stairmaster. It’s just such a great image. Also, love that she was in the Special Forces and is hellbent on breaking up the glee club because she needs a fog machine. She also needs more scenes with Emma — or “Irma” as she called her. Sue: “The way you use your mental illness to help these kids is really inspiring…and I’m SHOCKED you’re not married!”
Stephen Tobolowsky’s Sandy is also becoming one of the most reliable characters for great lines and laughs. The fact that he writes Desperate Housewives fan fiction is pretty genius.
How cute was Victor Garber and Debra Monk as Will’s parents? I’m especially a huge fan of Garber’s who looks adorable in bow ties. I only wish Garber had a chance to show off his singing voice. But hopefully he’ll be back for some more episodes.
All this and a Josh Groban cameo! It was a little random, but it’s all worth it for the scene when Groban was hitting on Will’s mom. “Josh Groban loves a blousy alcoholic.” Hilarious.
Kudos to Ryan Murphy, who penned the episode, and the other producers/writers for such an entertaining hour of television. Also for writing my favorite line of the night, courtesy of Emma: “They say it takes more certainty than talent to become a star. I mean look at John Stamos.”
What did you think of last night’s Glee, PopWatchers? Is it living up to the hype? Do you think last night was better than the premiere?
Photo Credit: Carin Baer/Fox
Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, and high school anxiety star in Fox's campy musical.