Prom at McKinley can be a bit dramatic. At last year, Kurt was named prom queen, Finn punched Jesse St. James, and Quinn slapped Rachel. This year’s senior prom was a lot less violent, but equally dramatic. Rachel spent the entire episode moping about her failed NYADA audition, while Becky kept breaking xylophones because she didn’t get nominated from prom queen. And that’s just a speck of the commotion that went on in last night’s “Prom-asaurus.”

Check out our review…

The Players:

  • Director: Paris Barclay
  • Writer: Ross Maxwell
  • Cast: Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Matthew Morrison, Ashley Fink, Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum, Jr., Cheyenne, Darren Criss, Jayma Mays, Jane Lynch, and Mike O’Malley

Episode Title: “ Prom-asaurus “

As senior class president, Brittany Pierce takes the lead in organizing McKinley High’s dinosaur-themed senior prom. She also launches the campaign for the big night’s prom king and queen. Meanwhile, some of the school’s misfits put together a rival “anti-prom” party.

The Good:

  • Becky, Queen Of The Anti-Prom: Becky had high hopes for herself. She expected to be crowned prom queen, but didn’t even make the prom court. As a grand gesture, Puck decided to crown her the queen of the “anti-prom” (kudos for the beer box tiara). It was a sweet moment. Puck has come a long way since the beginning of the show. Remember when he use to throw nerds into dumpsters? Becky has also improved as a character since we first met her. She’s much more confident, and in many ways, an inspiring character.
  • Blaine’s Natural Hair: One of the running gags throughout the episode was Brittany’s ban of hair gel at the prom. Yes, a ridiculous rule, but it was funny to see Blaine stress about something so petty. Now we know that his hair is not to be messed with.

The Bad:

  • Too Emotional/Dramatic: “Prom-asaurus” was a big leap forward from last year’s junior prom episode, with no actual fights or public humiliations. But what tends to get annoying with this show is the lack of comedy and overabundance of drama. Glee is suppose to be a dramady, right?. Last night’s comedy was overshadowed by Rachel’s whining, Becky’s anger management issues, Puck’s depression and Quinn’s selfishness. There was no room for jokes. We get that it: it’s the end of the year and the glee kids are in mourning, but must everything be so damn depressing?
  • Brittany As A Bully: Brittany went a little too far last night. Principal Figgins told her that she needed to take her job as class president more seriously, so she decided to do her part for the prom. Instead of embracing the prom committee that had been hard at work for months, she called them names and shut down all of their ideas. Oh yeah, she also fired them, too. Brittany is usually a sweet character. Yes, she says inappropriate things, but most of them are funny. Last night, they were just plain mean. Perhaps Santana is rubbing off on her the wrong way.

The Music:

  • “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Fergie – In the midst of her sadness, Rachel sings an a cappella version of Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Kurt and Blaine join spontaneously.
  • “Dinosaur,” Ke$ha – At the prom, Brittany and her band of cheerleaders perform a rare song titled “Dinosaur.” As always, Brittany’s amazing dance moves make the crowd go wild.
  • “Love You Like A Love Song,” Selena Gomez & the Scene – Santana takes on Selena Gomez’s “Love You Like A Love Song,” but it’s no different than the original.
  • “What Makes You Beautiful,” One DirectionThe New Direction boys take on the new hot boy band, One Direction. Their performance is a hit with the ladies.
  • “Take My Breath Away,” Berlin – Santana and Quinn close the night with “Take My Breath Away,” the prom’s theme song. This is memorable, mainly because Quinn stands up from her wheel chair to sing it.

Overall:

“Prom-A-Saurus” was loaded with unneeded drama that wasn’t necessarily entertaining. At least last year’s prom had that.

Rating: 5.5/10

Glee airs Tuesdays at 8 PM on FOX.

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