Every week I intend to write about Glee and every week it is just too painful to actually do. This week...and I'm not sure if it is because there were no attempted rapes in last night's episode or because I can't bare to talk about Adam's little whore storyline on Parenthood...I'm doing it. But I need to set a few ground rules. Number one: I will never ever refer to what is about to transpire as a "glee-cap". That phrase is overused and frankly, not as clever as everyone seems to think it is. Number two: To avoid the "everything was terrible" scenario that I fear this could fall into, I will be dividing up my reviews into a "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly" kind of situation. Number Three: If I say something is good, I do in fact mean that it is good for Glee, not by normal television quality standards. If you want legit quality go watch, well, pretty much anything else.
With all that said, I give you my thoughts on "Mash Off"
The High Notes:
Finn vs. Santana
Is it just me, or is the rivalry between the two of these characters kind of awesome? Normally in TV world, when characters fight/banter there is either a love/hate relationship going on or they are frenemys destined to one day discover how similar they in fact are. These two? It's just pure, cold hatred. And I LOVE it. Santana's long rant to Finn about how sorry she was that he was as disgusting as he is was both super harsh and kind of awesome and his pulling her out of the closet was both incredibly cruel and yet seemingly deserved. Her slapping him at the end of the episode was the cherry on top of a lovely anger sundae, and I really hope we see more rounds of these two in the boxing ring.
"Rumour Has It/Someone Like You" Mash Up