Mar 092011

Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Uncle Jesse make their return and the Purple One has his musical debut on last night’s episode of Glee, tantalizingly titled “Sexy.” After Brittany has a pregnancy scare brought on by seeing a stork build a nest outside her window, Will realizes the kids in his glee club need some serious sexual education, to be delivered by everyone’s favorite substitute teacher, Holly Holiday (Paltrow). Of course anything that gets the kids talking about sex surely leads to drama, trysts, hilarity and awkwardness. What would Glee be without them? Continue reading »

Nov 172010

Every Wednesday, our resident Gleek Eric Garneau gives his take on last night’s Glee covers.

With all the buzz surrounding “The Substitute,” I’m sure everyone’s already aware of the episode’s two big numbers: Gwyneth Paltrow taking on Cee-Lo’s sanitized “Forget You” and an elaborate reading of Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” As it happened, those were the only two numbers not from a Broadway musical on last night’s Glee. I like the show to diversify its musical offerings and having a 3/2 split between showtunes and modern pop songs doesn’t exactly cut it.

Despite that imbalance, musically I thought last night’s episode did a pretty good job. If the last two episodes are any indication, it seems as though Glee is scaling back the number of songs per episode but giving us full performances of all of them. I’m happy to make that trade; one of my biggest peeves in all of coverland is a performer not finishing what he or she starts. Ask any of my friends how I react when a cover band only plays half of a song. It’s not pretty. Continue reading »

Nov 102010

This season it seems Glee hasn’t met a popular song it didn’t like. Last night’s episode brought us Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and next week delivers another one of the year’s most-covered songs, Cee-Lo Green‘s “Fuck Forget You.” But that’s not all: Cee-Lo’s pissed-off sensation will be delivered by none other than star actress Gwyneth Paltrow in the guise of substitute choir director Holly Holiday. Check Fox’s promo for the episode below: Continue reading »