Thursday, October 14, 2010

Glee, Season 2, Episode 4 Review, "Duets"

This week on my favorite show in the world comes the weakest episode of the season thus far, "Duets". As you may have guessed from the title, each Glee member is paired up with the member of their choice to sing a duet. Competing students are voted on at the end to win a dinner for two coupon to eat at Breadsticks, the "Olive Garden" of the Glee Universe apparently.

First, characters are missing which wouldn't bother me if it were not two of the funnier ones, Sue Sylvester and Puck. Puck missing because he smashed his car into a convenience store and stole the ATM, landing himself in juvenile detention. In truth, there is no doubt in my mind he was written out of the episode to allow for new Glee member, Sam to get with Quinn. I guess that is one way to not have to deal with his reaction until a later show. And Sue does disappear from episode to episode. She seems very non-existent story wise this season. No really purpose, well, besides silly quotes.

Kurt finds a new crush to crush on, former quarterback and the club's newest, Sam. Kurt just doesn't realize how strong he comes on to his crushes. Calm down, boy! Finn has a problem with Kurt ruining Sam's reputation, which really isn't his business. Finn and Rachel are such annoying little pains in the @$$. Sam agrees to duet with Kurt. Then Kurt breaks it off and sings a duet by himself, cause he stands alone and is different, sigh.

I was actually surprised Kurt was taking care of his Dad, Burt in the episode. I am used to things like that being written out of TV shows once they happen.

For the prevs in Gleekdom, this episode confirms that Santana and Brittany are more than just friends in a little bedroom petting sequence. Brittany and Santana end up have a falling out, leading to Santana duetting with Mercedes. While Brittany goes after Artie to help her win the contest. She also helps him learn that the most important part of his body works still. You go Artie! Naughty, naughty.

All you Mike Chang fans prepare to have your dreams crushed! Mike Chang can't sing! I am hoping it was just the song Tina and him sang. But if that is really how he sings don't you dare let that happen again, Glee!!! If he is pretty dancing, let him dance!  

Rachel and Finn decide to lose the duet competition on purpose for the better of the club, cause they believe they will win of course. Rachel is a @#$%#. Something about her is driving me up a wall this season. I can't help but complain every time she is on the screen. She looks horribly like one of my least favorite people this season, Barbra Streisand. I think it is her hagrifical hairdo. They sing by far the worst of the already @#itty song selection, Billy Preston and Syreeta, "With You I'm Born Again". It's bad.

Song wise this episode, what is the nicest word to describe it? Crap, with a capital C. I found myself hoping they would just end. Only two were not so bad which were Elton John and Kiki Dee's, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" sang by Rachel and Finn and Jason Marz and Colbie Caillat's, "Lucky" sang by Sam and Quinn. Otherwise shame on you Glee! You hurt my ears this week!

The episode wasn't terrible, it was actually good story wise. But after the last three very spectacular episodes, it just fell short and feels worse than it probably was. Bad, Glee! Balance your songs!

Next week no new Glee. Rocky Horror coming in two weeks!

What did you think of the episode? Any songs you wish they would sing?

Episode Song List:

Elton John and Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Finn and Rachel
Ike and Tina Turner - "River Deep, Mountain High" - Mercedes and Santana
Victor/Victoria - "Le Jazz Hot!" - Kurt
Billy Preston and Syreeta - "With You I'm Born Again" - Finn and Rachel
A Chorus Line - "Sing" - Mike and Tina
Jason Marz and Colbie Caillat - "Lucky" - Quinn and Sam
Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand - "Happy Days Are Here Again" - Kurt and Rachel

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