TV Review - Glee: Season 4 - Favorite Music
|The cast of GLEE as superheroes|
in episode "Dynamic Duets"
The show always gets away with some great one-liners and gags. The parody of Chris Crocker was fun. The self-mocking line that no one on the show lip-syncs was similarly fun. Blaine and Kurt hate-watch Treme. Sam's impressions are above many of the current cast of SNL. Sue Sylvester attacks gay television and Wade's gender confusion. All of the ridiculous costumes in the superhero episode had me laughing, and there's great Prometheus and Marley & Me jokes.
Out of the first ten episodes of Season 4, there have been dozens of musical performances, again all covers of popular songs, Top 40 radio as well as numbers from Grease. Those show tunes, as imagined in episodes 5 and 6, weren't as good as last year's West Side Story or The Rocky Horror Show, the year before that. Yes, it could be argued that the numbers are getting progressively worse, but there are still plenty that I enjoyed.
#6. "FELIZ NAVIDAD" - performed by Kevin McHale, song by José Feliciano, in the episode "Glee, Actually"
#5. "3" - performed by Jenna Ushkowitz, Chord Overstreet and Samuel Larsen, song by Britney Spears, in episode "Britney 2.0"
#4. "OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN" - performed by Lea Michelle, song by Britney Spears, in episode "Britney 2.0"
#3. "BORN TO HAND JIVE" - performed by Amber Riley, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Blake Jenner and Becca Tobin, song from Grease, in episode "The Role You Were Born to Play"
#2. "THE SCIENTIST" - performed by entire cast, song by Coldplay, in episode "The Break Up"
#1. "TEENAGE DREAM (ACOUSTIC)" - performed by Darren Criss, song by Katy Perry, in episode "The Break Up"