Thursday, 30 September 2010

Glee Season 2 Episode 2 (BRITNEY SPEARS EPISODE) Recap

I've never done a Glee recap - it's one of those shows you watch but never really pay attention to but this episode maybe deserves a special mention.

It's only the second episode in the second season of Glee, and already we have a tribute to a famous singer. Not just any singer- It's Britney, Bitch. Ever since the first rumour of a Britney episode on Glee, it set the internet ablaze and we've been anticipating its release since its confirmation. Britney has kindly updated us through her Twitter throughout the process :) 

Anyway, having finally watched the episode, I can now say that it is one of my favourite episodes of Glee, and the way it was presented was really good- well synched into the storyline in a fun way.

So basically, Emma's new boyfriend played by John Stamos is a dentist, and the Glee kids get epithemies or "Britney fantasies" when they visit, first of which was Brittany (whose full name is actually Brittany S. Pears). She takes on "I'm A Slave 4 U" in three different classic Britney costumes which were all really genuine:

The next time she visits, Santana comes along and they both do a rendition of Britney and Madonna's "Me against the Music" which also was done very well and very much like the original.

Later on as Rachel visits the dentist, her fantasy was "Baby One More Time" which again was done super well, with Finn propped in the background as the basketball player that features in the original video.

Artie does "Stronger" which he sings well, but the accompanying action was really lame- football players dancing around him and him lifting weights gave too literal an interpretation of the song. To finish off, the whole troupe performed "Toxic" for their homecoming assembly. The way they changed it elevates the song so much higher- yet still very sexy.

Check out the clip:

Overall, the way they recreated the videos throughout the episode, then changed "Toxic" at the end was truly phenomenal and makes this a really amazing tribute to the princess of pop. This trumps the overhyped "Lady Gaga Episode" of Glee by MILES, as proven by the record breaking ratings. Gwyneth Paltrow is known to star in a future episode, but I doubt that would generate as much hype, or manage to beat this in any way, shape or form.

1 comment:

  1. One of the most entertaining Glee episodes! Loved every part of it.
    Loved Brittana's "Me Against the music"


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