Will/Rachel is still causing hearts to emit from my eyes. It's quite sad, really. BUT THEY ARE SO ADORABLE. And tonight I just had
to rewatch ep 2x09 purely for their sexyhotunf fight where Will tells Rachel to "TAKE THAT OFF!!!" He throws papers and everything! And Rachel looks scared for one split second! And after he lists her many frustrating flaws, she just jumps right up and screams back at him and I love how equal they are there despite the fact that Will's the teacher. Gaaaaah, how are they so awesome when they argue? I mean, it's all well and good when they are being sweet and supportive with each other or when Will is all googly-eyed over her performances and ready to draw gold stars around her name in a notebook (because Rachel would so prefer her name being in stars rather than hearts), but good lord do I love it when they lay into each other. Their fights are even more intense than the Will/Sue ones (although the Will/Sue ones involve more invading of personal space and curly hair discrimination). I just love how Rachel always manages to get genuine emotion out of Will. The kind of genuine emotion that I just don't feel from him with anyone else (and I think his fakeness is what keeps me from liking him most of the time. He comes across as an insincere douchebag at least 75% of the time, but with Rachel he suddenly learns how to have a natural interaction with someone). I do think his scenes with Sue come out pretty well, though, but those are full of hate and amusement and sometimes begrudging respect, but not much else. With Rachel he runs the gambit of pretty much every emotion ever, and it comes across naturally instead of over the top or insincere. They just... they have amazing chemistry and I wish the show would explore their relationship more. Especially since their lives always seem to parallel each other's. And, yeah, I'll say it, I totally wish the show would go there
, give us a totally inappropriate teacher/student romance with Will and Rachel that stays mostly innocent but the UST becomes canonically confirmed and they both struggle to keep their feelings in check, and it comes about because they connect over winter break and they are both kind of in the same place of feeling rejected and lonely and they find solace in each other and just... I WISH THIS WOULD HAPPEN. The show would be infinitely more interesting, despite the viewer complaints that I'm sure the relationship would get. But, you know, if Pretty Little Liars and Life Unexpected can go there, then surely Glee could, too! (of course, with both of those shows the couples meet before the girls are aware that the guys are their teachers, but pfft, that is a complete cop-out, which is why Will/Rachel would be 20 times better). Yeah, yeah, never gonna happen, but a girl can dream.
This amused me:
Bwahahahaha, so true, so true. Dude is obsessed with Rachel, forever and always. And it's kind of interesting how Rachel is often interrupting Will and Emma's ~moments. You'd think that role would go to Terri, but, nope, it's Rachel more often than not. Which just makes me love her more than I already do, BECAUSE HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MUCH I ABHOR WILL/EMMA? YES? TOO MUCH? Okay. No, but seriously, Emma better stay with Carl and be super happy and have adorable babies with him and appreciate the fact that he's a supportive husband who actually cares about what she
needs and isn't completely obsessed with himself. Just, Carl is so good for her. Never have I liked Emma more than I have since she's been with Carl, and PLEASE SHOW, DON'T LET THEM BREAK UP. I'm hoping that the show will be unpredictable for a change and just drop the Will/Emma and Rachel/Finn storylines, because the show has run its course with those. Just chalk it up to "not meant to be" romances and let them move on to other people. PLEASE. Rachel/Finn isn't quite as offensive as Will/Emma is, but season 2 Rachel is not my favorite Rachel, and I think it's mostly because Finn's boringness kind of rubs off on her. And, I'm sorry, but Finn being all high and mighty and breaking up with Rachel over her making out with Puck? Uh... didn't he makeout with Rachel when he was still dating Quinn? So, yeah, Rachel should just forget his hypocritical ass and move on to someone new, preferably someone who does not dim her spirit. Remember Jesse? Aside from the whole deceit thing (and the eggs
*sniff*) Jesse was the perfect boyfriend for Rachel. He was hilarious and egotistical and douchey and he handled numerous things badly, but he somehow made Rachel shine even brighter. Finn... kind of just drags her down. He was a good first boyfriend, but that's all he should really be.
OH GOD, WHY AM I TALKING ABOUT GLEE IN SUCH OBSESSIVE DETAIL? Last night I listened to Endless Love on repeat for like an hour. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BECOME. Also, I watched Matt and Lea singing "Damn it, Janet" more times than is healthy:
Oh, oh, more fic recs! This is probably the last of them, because I'm pretty positive that I have now checked out every single Will/Rachel fic in existence, which saddens me:mon petit volcan
- A very short piece, but I adored the format and how the author got so much across in such few words. That last line is so tragically true, which kind of breaks my heart.Confessional
- This one is an episode coda from season 1 where they went to the Invitational, and it captures their relationship within canon pretty darn well, while also leaving it open-ended for something to happen between them in the future, and I really enjoyed it.This City Is For Strangers
- by youcallitwinter
- This one is so, so good. The format is a little confusing, I suppose, since the author makes Will so rambley with all those parentheticals, but I am kind of fond of that style myself, so I enjoyed what the author did with it here. Anyway, this one was a great insight into Will's conflicted feelings for Rachel (conflicted meaning that he goes from frustrated to amused to angry to fond to frustrated again whenever he sees her), and I love how their conversation is so very awkward and yet Rachel is so straightforward but you can feel her embarrassment/uncomfortableness whenever she brings up her past crush on Will and she is just so very her
, and the ending, oh, the ending! The ending is utter perfection. And this fic takes on a theme of Rachel being so many almost-things to Will and it was such an awesome assessment of their relationship, and... yeah, I loved this one.
In other news, I have now seen the first ep of Dream High
, and I am kind of in love with it. I suppose the episode itself was kind of directionless through much of the first 45 minutes, but for now I will just chalk that up to the show having to get out a whole lot of background info on a whole lot of characters in a short period of time in order to get the story rolling by the second episode. I was not enchanted by what I assume is the main love story (Hye Mi and Taecyeon's character), but I was pretty in love with Go Hye Mi. She reminds me a bit of Rachel Berry, if I'm honest, only with the poise and bitchiness of Quinn Fabray thrown in. I've seen a lot complaints about Hye Mi, but I guess I just have a thing for blunt, overbearing, egotistical characters who have completely alienated themselves from everyone around them and are basically their own downfall. The show has to make her sympathetic to the audience at large, so I'm sure the world will just keep knocking her down and she'll eventually learn how to be humble and what friendship is and all that jazz, but it is just refreshing to have an imperfect heroine on a k-drama geared toward the younger crowd. And when I say imperfect, I guess I mean a heroine who does not do the noble thing and is in no way the nice girl. Her flaws are in her personality and not her social standing (although she is the rich girl gone poor, so I guess her social standing is an obstacle, too). Basically, I look forward to watching this character grow, and it is not often with this type of show where I am into the character more than the romance. As much as I love k-dramas, the heroines are often not all that complex (City Hall being the exception), so it's nice to see a heroine who may actually get legitimate character development.
On the downside, the hero is boring. Boring boring boring, but I guess the show hasn't really gone into detail with him yet, so that could change. But it's just interesting how I don't really mind when the heroine is plucky and flawlessly noble and kind of one note, but when it's the hero that is that way, I just don't find him challenging enough for the heroine. I don't know. It's weird. But because of my disinterest in the hero, I found myself shipping Hye Mi with the most inappropriate dudes ever. I freaking loved her chemistry with the teacher who had seduced her mother. Just, the way she flummoxed him, it was adorable! I don't know how that dude is so charming considering the fact that he was the cause of Hye Mi's parents' divorce and he kind of fails at being a teacher, but I am in love with him. But then, BUT THEN came her face-off with Bae Yong Jun's character, and GOOD LORD WAS THAT INTENSE. I loved it. LOVED IT. And, yes, if he becomes her mentor, I will end up shipping the crap out of that.
I'm guessing that Hye Mi's friend will become the villain? Which is quite a twist since she started out with the traits of the typical heroine of a k-drama while Hye Mi started with the traits of a typical villain. I am interested to see where the show takes these characters.