You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have, the facts of
life GLEE/ Or to borrow a line from newcomer Jesse St. James, GLEE may totally lack Barbara’s emotional depth…. but it’s talented. As you’ll see in our collection of high and low notes from last night’s episode, most of which can be found after the jump.
High Note: Fresh off a four month hiatus, last night’s GLEE-ful return quickly made up for lost time by delivering even more relationship drama (Finn/Rachel, Mr. Schuester/Emma), more Sue Sylvester (Who returned to the her position of Cheerios coach following a little sexual blackmail of Principal Figgins) and best of all, more songs.
Low Note: The introduction of which by Mr. Schuester couldn’t have been any less creative as he stood in front of New Directions and asked them to
sell more songs on iTunes reintroduce themselves to the school by thinking of songs that tie in with the theme of “Hello.”
High Note: Whether they were making fun of Rachel’s ensemble (“She looked like Pippi Longstocking, but, like, Israeli“) or dolphins (“Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?”) once-peripheral characters Brittany and Santana completely stole the show.
Low Note: Which let’s face it is the last thing poor Artie and Tina need: More competition for screen time! Heck, even Asian kid got to break out the moves in…
High Note: Lea Michele and Company’s rendition of the All-American Rejects’ hit song “Gives You Hell.”
Low Note: The fact that it took an episode of GLEE to introduce us to these so-called All-American Rejects’. Seriously. Could we feel more out of touch?!
High Note: Idina Menzel guest starred as Vocal Adrenaline’s very-wicked coach.
Low Note: She did not sing. But luckily for us…
High Note: Star of three time national Champion rival Glee Club Vocal Adrenaline did. Played to perfection by Lea Michele’s Spring Awakening co-star (and real-life best friend) Jonathan Groff, Jesse St. James arrived on the scene just in time to sweep both Rachel Berry and us as an audience off our feet. Sorry Finn.
Low Note: The library in which Rachel and Jesse broke out into song came equipped with a grand piano and a three piece orchestra standing-by. No wonder this school has no money in the budget for both a Glee Club and Cheerleading squad!
High Note: Cory Monteith’s rendition of “Hello” by The Doors…
Low Note: Coupled with Monteith’s recent live performances on Oprah and at The White House only reinforce our assertion that whomever is responsible for mixing the GLEE music deserves a lot more credit than he and/or she is currently being given.