TV Review: The Glee Project Season 2 Episode 9
So the theme this episode is “Romanticality.”
Yeah, I think the word you’re looking for there, guys, is “Romance.”
So we’re off to a good start.
TL;DR Everyone has to awkwardly kiss. This works for me.
So that’s pretty much the gist of it.
My only big gripe is that Aylin is part of the 2 girl/girl pairings (first with Lily, then with Shanna), and bitch is a huge over-actor. She tries way too hard both times and completely spoils it. Bonerkiller.
The mentors also take quite a few digs about how the girl/girl pairings don’t feel natural. That’s because they’re not, dude. None of these girls are gay. Give them a little slack, for fuck’s sake. Would you want to face fuck Lily? Motorboat, maybe, but kissing someone you’re not attracted to in any way isn’t easy, so a bit of understanding would have been nice.
On the other hand, almost everyone piles on Michael about how terrible he is, which is fun.
Why I hate this episode:
Romanticality isn’t a word, yo.
Darren “I’ve taken over Glee despite not being a main character or even particularly interesting as a prop” Criss is the guest mentor this episode. What can he teach them? How to parley minor Internet fame into a one-trick TV career?
Actually, that would work for me. What’s his number?
During the homework assignment Lily and Aylin sell their tragic gay love story way too hard. It’s pretty awful. Especially when the other 2 couples are much more natural.
Of course, Aylin fucks herself too far in the other direction in the video shoot when she’s way too upbeat with Shanna. Girl, find some middle ground. I mean, you are…Middle Eastern (ah ha!).
Shanna doesn’t help either. She throws the blame around quite a bit this episode when she receives comments from the mentors, too. I don’t like this side to her.
The bottom 3 this week is a fucking travesty (Blake, Shanna and Aylin). How the fuck did Michael get called back over Blake? That’s crap, and the mentors know it. They’re just trolling.
Unfortunately, Blake completely sucks during his last chance performance. He’s still hot, though.
Ryan brings up Aylin being Muslim. Nobody mentioned it last episode, so they must have thought we’d forgotten.
Oh, and fucking get this. Goddamn Shanna gets eliminated! What the actual fuck? It was her first time in the bottom 3 and she smashed the shit out of her song. Ryan’s just jealous because she’s hot and blonde.
Reasons to watch:
There be some couple action going on.
Of course, special mention goes to the girl/girl couples. Aylin and Shanna look good together, but there’s something about the chemsitry between Lily and Aylin that just fucking works. Someone fan me!
Blake and Ali are also really good together. They’re both pretty genuine, so mash ’em together and they just look right.
Michael and Lily are able to pull it off, too. Snaps, guys.
Lily mentions that she has a crush on Blake and she wonders if it is just her. It isn’t. Mmm.
Lily and Aylin kiss.
Blake wins the homework assignment. I am okay with this.
Everybody hates on Michael. Shanna gets pissed off when she’s paired with him for the homework assignment. Nikki is pretty brutal in her criticism of his singing ability. And after her last chance performance Ryan asks Shanna if she thinks Michael deserved to be in the bottom 3 instead of her. Her answer? “Yes.” Agreed.
Aylin looks hot as fuck in her last chance performance outfit.
So does Shanna.
Best line is a joint effort between Aylin and Shanna during choreography rehearsals:
Aylin: “We’re gonna drill this…”
Shanna: “Until we’re gay together.”
Aylin: “…until we’re not straight anymore.”
I told you I needed to be fanned 5 minutes ago!
Aylin also sneaks in this desperate whisper to Shanna just before their video shoot: “Play around with me. Have fun with me.” Lick whipped cream off me? Just sayin’.
Oh, and the video actually made me stop hating Rihanna’s We Found Love. That’s gotta be the first time in the history of Glee that their version of a song has caused good to spring forth in the world.