…unless your name is White Chocolate, then by all means, leave your shirt off! In all seriousness though, I liked the way this episode ended, with Sam taking one for
the team Artie and leaving his clothes on. He still looked super adorable, even when he was covered up. I loved the tribute to Sam at the end and all the Blam bromance in this episode too, though I kept thinking, ‘Please don’t kiss him, please don’t kiss him.’ In addition, I think they presented the reality that men can also suffer from body dysmorphia way too soon after the Marley-eating-disorder story line. Also, it seemed like kind of a bad idea to have the guys pose in a calendar that focuses so heavily on their buff bods when their competition just got busted for steroids. But all in all, it’s an episode I would watch again.
If I were to watch this episode again, I would probably fast forward through all the Rachel drama. I think the predicament she faced fit well with the story line, but again, too many body image issues in the same season, not to mention the fact that Finn himself, the love of Rachel’s life (down with Brody!), said that Rachel’s boobs weren’t all that great. Plus, Brody’s not only an idiot for thinking that Kurt would be okay with him parading around the apartment naked (I’m guessing he moved in?), but for encouraging Rachel to go topless for a student film. His logic that all the best Oscar winners have gone topless is completely flawed because once again, it’s a student film.
As far as the music goes, I wasn’t impressed with ‘Torn.’ I loved the return of Old Rachel and wish she would come back for good, but this song is probably my least favorite of the mix radio station overplays. I loved ‘Hot in Herre’ but I thought it was a mistake to mash it up with ‘Centerfold,’ because it’s probably the most annoying classic rock song ever, and they didn’t even use the good part…’na na na na na na…’ Moving on, I was shocked that they used ‘A Thousand Years,’ because I absolutely love that song, though the cover didn’t have quite the same effect on me as it did in the final scene on Breaking Dawn Part 2. ‘Let Me Love You’ was also brilliant and Jacob Artist knocked it out of the park. I’m still Team Ryder, but this performance was way better than Blake Jenner’s ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ last week. When I read that they were doing ‘Love Song’ in this episode, I got really excited but then I kept reading and realized it wasn’t the famous ditty by The Cure. I did like the transition from the movie set into the song with the film’s pianist, but it just felt weird watching Rachel sing with Quinn and Santana instead of Brittany. ‘This is the New Year’ kind of creeped me out and reminded me of when they performed ‘Black or White’ in the ‘Michael’ episode. Did anyone else notice Tina all up on Ryder too?
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