My thoughts on “Britney 2.0”
I actually enjoyed this week’s way more than last week’s, though I still was bored for large chunks of it.
What I liked:
- The Brittany/Brittana stuff was interesting, and I liked that they kept her ditzy but showed she has some intelligence and feelings, and wasn’t just a caricature.
- Blaine was adorable (as always), and he and Artie should go on tour with that act. And aw! Poor baby was so upset when he was being yelled at. :-(
- Kurt got to react to his rejection? What? I’m still in shock. Too bad it was two months late.
- I enjoyed the way Kate Hudson called Rachel out for that ridiculous “Oops” performance, but I still roll my eyes at how it was supposed to be this big impressive number, but it was mainly just Rachel getting groped and carried around on tables.
- I appreciated that Cassandra wasn’t jealous of Rachel because she’s the most talented to ever, but because Rachel still has a chance to succeed whereas Cassandra fucked hers up.
- I love me some Puck, and laughed all the way through his scene and enjoyed baby Puckerman more by default.
- Also Womanizer was so hilariously OTT, I couldn’t help but love it, though I think Unique had a lot to do with that. Give me all the awesome girl friendships. All of them.
Things I didn’t like:
- I was still really bored throughout all of Marley Sue’s scenes, but they didn’t seem to be pushing her quite as hard this week, and I find myself much less resentful of her when the characters I love aren’t being made into assholes to prop up her woe-is-me plot.
- Jarley is boring. I really did want a nap during their atrocious duet (which is not saying they sounded bad because I think they both have decent voices, I just hated that arrangement). But really, I can’t find two fucks to give about them. The triangle with Kitty is also doing nothing to distinguish the 2.0 imitations from the original flavor.
- Why is Glee still talking about what makes someone a man. WHY. WHYYYY!?!?! Also get your own damn theme song, Puckermans.
- Needed more Kurt and Blaine and them interacting/talking about each other, though I’m sure that’s just shipper bias.
- Marley’s song at the end was so boring and they need to stop. Girl just can’t sell the emotional ballads like Lea can, and I find it irritating that she sang the closing number two weeks in a row.
So basically, I didn’t hate it, and I wasn’t grossly offended (which is a step up from most weeks), but I didn’t love it and wasn’t all that entertained.