Well, this was a lacklustre episode, in terms on storyline. Horrible clichéd mid-life crisis Mr. Schue, needy, possessive Rachel and the fact that they basically wrote an episode around the songs they wanted to include, which is a really bad motivation for a storyline.
However, there were some good moments, so here are my top five highlights from the Britney episode of Glee.
I loved Kurt's outburst about how important Britney is to them. And Mr. Schue's subsequent smackdown that sends him to the principal's office. It was a nice moment that reminded the audience that they are still kids (as much as Mr. Schue tries to be the "cool" teacher).
Plus it was another great moment from Chris Colfer.
Brittany S. Pierce cracked my shit up. And, can we please pause to remember how freaking awesome Heather Morris' dancing is? She used to be a back-up dancer for Beyonce, and in this episode you can see why.
Brittany's Britney montage of music videos was a fantastic showcase of her dancing. I could watch an entire episode of her and Mike Chang/Other Asian dancing without any of the other cast members and enjoy every single minute of it.
This pic doesn't really illustrate it properly, but I loved Rachel's WTF face when Brittany announces she will be performing the Glee solos from now on. It was a split second expression, but Lea Michele really sold the barely contained outrage Rachel Berry felt as soon as Brittany utters that sentence.
Principal Figgins also cracked my shit up.
His casual remark warning students that have eaten the ravioli to make sure they have up to date tetanus shots was gold.
The New Directions version of Britney's Toxic.
A slow, sexy number, the choreography was a little bit broadway, a little bit burlesque and I loved the entire number.
Oh, and an honorable mention goes to the final solo of the episode from Rachel Berry. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I really enjoyed her version of Paramore's The Only Exception. It felt really raw and honest, and I think it was a nice way to end the episode.Pin It