Gleeky Fun

Sorry I haven’t written in awhile.  My two main shows I’ve blogged about lately have been Heroes and Survivor.  On the former, I honestly can’t imagine expressing anything differently than what my pal Nolebucgrl has already written while on the latter, the majority of the last two episodes have been about rain and contestants named Russell.  Of course, it was sad when Russell was let go, but how can I expand on that?  It was sad, next!

So instead I shall talk about Glee!  I feel the need to squeal a bit.  In spite of some weaknesses, I really enjoy this show.  It’s concept is pretty original and fun.  It’s like Desperate Housewives meets American Idol.  The dark humor takes you by surprise, and for this cynical hard-nosed TV viewer, that’s not easy.  They have created a cast of characters that can be rooted for one minute, or against the next.  Each character also brings a refreshing set of weaknesses to the table, and is a welcome change after having “perfect” characters such as Grissom from CSI, Horatio from CSI: Miami, Marlena from Days and Jack from Lost.  (Did I mention Grissom from CSI?  He needs to be mentioned twice).

That said, I’ve refrained from blogging about it.  It’s such a new show I’m not sure where I stand on current storylines.  A few I love such as Sue’s segment on the news, Glee Club in general, Emma’s weird germophobia, and any singing/dance number.  On the flip side, the pregnancy stories have run their course for me, Emma and Coach getting married is just too OOC and Finn is as dumb as a rock.  Or a stone.  Or a stick.  

But what has inspired me to write this blog is because I loved watching Rachel/Puck together.  Yes, the courtship was rushed way too fast (would it have killed them to allow a snarky moment in an earlier episode?) but the scene in the bathroom was more tender than anything I’ve witnessed between her and Finn.  I can let the Emma/Will coupling go because they are adults who have spent a lot of time together now and gotten to realize they really do click together (though I am not crazy about them either).  But Finn and Rachel make about as much sense as Joey and Rachel did on Friends.  Finn is a great singer and he’s really sweet.  In the end, though, you have someone who is dumb and basically an underacheiver.  I don’t know what Rachel and Finn have in common other than their singing.

I realize Rachel/Puck aren’t exactly the most obvious couple either, but at least there is some common ground between them (religion, singing, can read).  In the last few years, I’ve been pretty much bored with the good girl/bad guy concept, believing it’s never going to get better than the Steve/Kayla romance from the 80s.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t jump on such a ship when the chemistry is right.  And it’s right here.

So, I’m sure I’ve doomed the idea of PuckR (or whatever they could be called) forever by simply hitching my wagon up to it.  Most of the couples I love have gotten screwed in many different ways (see Days, Lost, Heroes).  But hope springs eternal, right?  I bet I could find a showtune somewhere that supports that idea.  Regardless, I just don’t see me ever supporting Rachel/Finn after seeing the alternative. I have compared this show a bit to the Archie comics and I think I’m as doomed because I’m wanting Betty to be with Ronnie instead of Archie, except maybe Finn is actually closer to Moose.

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4 thoughts on “Gleeky Fun

  1. Hmmm … decisions, decisions. Finn or Puck. Finn or Puck. Nope! Not a hard choice at all! (Though I do like Ruckus better as a name. “Rachel & Puck for Us!” :P) Personally, I’ve liked Puck’s voice better since I heard his back-up in “It’s My Life/Confessions,” so I was tickled when I found out about his solo. The guy gets some of the best lines, too. “Nice Star Wars sheets.” “Rachel was a hot, Jewish girl and God wanted me to get in her pants.”

    Yes, the bad boy thing has been done to death, but I still get giggly with the little glimpses they show of sweetness in Puck … er … “Noah.” Before, it used to only be in regards to Quinn and the baby, but I think there’s definitely more there with Rachel. If nothing else, they need to explore this pairing further to spawn some jealousy in their desired mates. Frankly, he actually makes Rachel quite rootable, when she’s mostly annoying the rest of the time, and she does the same for him in making him more than just a dick with a mowhawk.

  2. You and RileyKay pretty much nailed it. PuckR, or Ruckus as RK wishes, have fabulous chemistry, really good love/hate potential, good girl/bad boy vibe…so of course they’ll derail it for Finn/Rachel, who wouldn’t have a cool name together.

    I think Finn is sweet but too dumb for words. At least she can talk to Puck and he’ll challenge her in some way. I’m hoping that this episode was not the only episode of PuckR. Maybe Quinn will give Puck attitude about Rachel or Finn will do the same and they’ll decide to work together? One can only hope.

    Oh, and he is a great singer. Loved Sweet Caroline. Must download.

    And because it cannot be said enough, Sue Sylvester is awesome.

  3. I meant to ask the first time around … what was up with (as Sue called her) “Latina” cheerleader’s bitch face during Puck’s song? I did, however, like Will’s little, “You’d better watch out Finn, someone’s coming after your Leading Man title!” shoulder-slap. That tends to be one more thing this show is good at: the background reaction shots.

    I guess I keep coming back to this old episode because I didn’t get a new one this week. Don’t they know that there are addicts out here that need their fix?!

  4. Yea, it was like they were suggesting she was jealous maybe, but we’ve already got him with Quinn and Rachel. Maybe the actress took liberties or there was a dropped scene earlier in the series?

    Is anyone else mortified when they watch Will dance? I think it’s just unwinding from Dena syndrome and worry that Will might start hitting on Quinn or Rachel and nobody will notice how wrong, inappropriate and gross that is.

    I was really disappointed when we didn’t get a new show.

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