Thursday, 26 August 2010

Glee Meme, Day 3: Favourite Group Performance

The Glee MEME gets weirder now…
This question is a bit ridiculous. I mean Glee’s had what – a hundred songs by now, and I have to choose one? You know how much I hate commitment. The first song that came to mind was “Proud Mary” – there was something special about the entire “Wheels” episode and the wheelchairs managed to come off as sincere and never schmaltzy. It’s something Glee knows to do well – avoid schmaltz. They even make teen pregnancy hilarious.

Sometimes it is a bit intense, though, so seeing the children have fun with some cool hip-hop like “Ride With Me” was a welcome treat, and more remarkable because it was all so fun. It wasn’t about hitting the notes (it is a rap song) just about the fun.
They also know to just have fun which is why “Jump” is a number I’ve seen more often than I care to admit. It’s not a plot number – it’s not supposed to be – it’s just pure fun. Everything works the mattresses, the pyjamas and the acrobatics. “Mattresses” is such a heavy episode that the burst of fun in the middle does well to make it that less grating.

Two numbers should be here…but they’re slated for a particular day in the future.


Jose said...

The only Glee thing I'd rewatch is the Sue Sylvester Vogue video.
The rest meh.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

jose really? oddly, even though it made me howl with laughter...i'd probably never watch it again.

(meh to glee? tsk tsk :))