Last night, Glee got a makeover. It transformed into The Carrie Bradshaw Show, with Sarah Jessica Parker guest starring as Vogue editor Isabelle Wright (Sex and the City fans rejoice). Back in Lima, Brittany and Blaine suited up and held a ridiculous presidential debate. And Mr. Schuester finally realized it’s time for him to move on.

The Players:

  • Director: Eric Stoltz
  • Writer: Ian Brennan
  • 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, Dean Geyer

Episode Title: “Makeover”

Kurt gets an internship at Vogue.com, working for Isabelle Wright (Sarah Jessica Parker). At McKinley, Blaine runs against Brittany for class president.

The Good:

  • The Carrie Show: Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest A-list celebrity to snag a guest role on Glee. Kate Hudson was MIA this week, but Parker made up for her absence. That’s because she got to play Carrie Bradshaw… kind of. Her Isabelle Wright is basically what happened to Carrie after Sex and the City went off HBO (forget about the crappy movies for a second). Props to whoever suggested Parker for the part because she’s perfect in the role. Note: This excitement will probably only happen among true SATC fans.
  • New Bromance: After Sam and Blaine won the high school election, they sat down for a brief heart-to-heart. Blaine felt alienated by Kurt and Sam felt the need to cheer him up. He even called Blaine his bro. This feels like a great bromance in the making.
  • The Ending: “Makeover” was pretty uneventful. Besides Parker, there wasn’t a lot there until the very end when Finn showed up. And he arrived at the most inopportune time–in the middle of Rachel’s hot date with Brody. Hopefully something exciting comes from this suspenseful cliffhanger.

The Bad:

  • The Makeovers: Makeovers are the most exciting things to happen in chick flicks/TV shows. It’s why some of us watch lame shows like America’s Next Top Model. So when Glee decides to title one of its episodes “Makeover” you expect there to be, well, makeovers. Rachel didn’t appear any different after the fact, and we were really confused when Brody kept telling her she looked hot. She looked exactly the same!
  • Uneventful: Glee feels disoriented. The premiere was such a strong beginning, but these past two episodes have been weak. Besides the presidential debate and Kurt finding an internship, nothing really happened.

The Music:

  • “Everyone Wants To Rule The World,” Tears For Fears – Blaine decided it’s his time to shine. He started signing up for a bunch of extracurricular activities, while singing and dancing. 
  • “Celebrity Skin,” Hole – Sam and Brittany prepped for their big debate. Their vocals were strong, but mixing Hole with politics felt a bit strange. 
  • “The Way You Look Tonight/You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile,” Various – Rachel and Blaine got to sing and dance with Isabelle Wright, aka. Carrie Bradshaw. Parker steals the show because she’s just so damn cute. Also, it’s not everyday we get to see her perform like this.
  • “A Change Would Do You Good,” Sheryl Crow – Rachel and Brody sing a duet, and things got very passionate between them. Unfortunately, there’s no kiss. Good chemistry though. 

Overall:

Glee has a knack for great guest stars. Between Hudson and Parker, the show just keeps excelling in that department. But that’s all the show’s got going for it right now. There’s little to no character development, and the plot doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Thankfully, with Finn’s return, we might get some action next week. We definitely need more because the process of this show has plateaued.

Rating: 6.5/10

Glee airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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