“Darren Criss and Chris Colfer wear Blaine and Kurt’s emotions out on their sleeves. The two actors are masters at delivering all of the emotions involved with a first love to a fault: the insecurity, the vulnerability, the desperation and the adoration.”—
“[The scene between Kurt and Burt] may have had me reaching for tissues, but it was about to get even sadder: After their respective solos, Kurt and Blaine went to talk to Emma, who had fashioned herself a relationship counselor after her talk with Sam and Mercedes. Tell me you caught Emma’s quick wink to Kurt when he promised he was “actively listening” to Blaine’s complaints. And Blaine certainly had some complaints: After they got past small stuff such as snapping at waiters — Seriously. Don’t do this — and putting bronzer in his moisturizer, they opened their hearts and got to the real problem: Kurt talked about NYADA all the time, and Blaine wasn’t looking forward to next year when he was going to be all alone and away from the love of his life. This was the kind of real-life fear that everyone has at the end of high school, when everything is changing super-fast. It’s like what Finn wished for last week — you just want everything to stand still. Blaine and Kurt’s relationship is going to change in a few months, but their teary confessions and ‘I love you’s’ finally put them on the same page with a promise to always be together. Here’s hoping.”—Entertainment Weekly’s recap of 3.17, “Dance With Somebody.” [s] (via daxterdd)
Blaine’s Eyes of Sadness were like Adele and Sarah McLachlan serenading blind, amputee orphans and homeless corgis on a sinking ship in the middle of the cold, chasmic Antarctic Ocean.
Now excuse me as I rob City Convenience of all its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
The Quad’s Glee-cap. Kind of awesome: this reviewer is normally not a fan of Blaine, but apparently was really moved by him in last night’s episode. (via sunandrainfic)
“When a show can make one of my least favorite characters in the history of existence into the gatekeeper of all my feelings in under an hour, I have to concede at least some skill. Or witchcraft. One of the two.”
This is not going to be a furious rant. I LOVED the episode. And from the looks of my magnificently giff’ed, beautiful dash, we all did. There was so much communication, real-life problems, conflict, resolution, and lots and lots of love.
There were also references to sex, sexting (bless), and flirty Blaine trying to get into Kurt’s pants by blowing off Glee club. Such perfection.
But we all saw it in Emma’s office - the moment, the love, the looking-at-lips. My 33 year old straight, male partner, actually turned to me and asked “where’s the kiss? Why didn’t they kiss? That’s weird. Felt weird.” Surely Miss Pillsbury could handle a sweet kiss between McKinley’s cutest couple. I’m sure she would not have minded. I’m sure they would not have minded (I mean, what’s more awkward, confessing your undying love for your sweetie in front of the school guidance counsellor or sharing a PG-rated kiss). But apparently, the network minded. Gay kisses are obviously reserved for special episodes. They get a higher rating.
Some were saying it could have been a kiss on the cheek (like Brittana last week). I actually don’t think it should have been. That was an intensely romantic moment and a kiss on the cheek would have just felt wrong, too casual - an epic hug is better. A kiss on the lips is best. And was warranted. And missing.
I don’t think it’s Glee. I actually think they are doing their best to address the issue by giving us the couple-ness, the sexual references, even the meta of it (with Brittana in Heart). And this episode was full of romance for my beloved boys.
Glee isn’t disappointing - not this time. Not at all. But homophobia is. We all saw the absence. So let’s name it.
Just voicing that it’s beyond fucked up that Joe, who barely knows Quinn, can rub his erection on her paralyzed leg because she’s pretty and smells good, but Kurt and Blaine can’t share a kiss after declaring their love for each other after resolving a conflict that threatened to end their 1+ year relationship.