To be nauseatingly punny, I did not go Gaga for the most recent episode of "Glee."
In general, I am not a Lady Gaga fan. I don't think she has reached the level of icon that would necessitate an entire episode devoted to her...let's call it music. I think I understand what she tries to accomplish with her outlandish fashion statements, but I am not yet convinced that she isn't just another flavor of the month. I don't much care for Madonna, but I completely understood the episode centered around her; she is an icon. It would be the same if they focused on Michael Jackson hits.
I will admit, however, to enjoying Kurt's "Bad Romance" and the outfits the cast sported. But the major disappointment was the Rachel-Shelby duet of "Poker Face." I appreciated the new, playful take on the song, but I felt it was so completely inappropriate for the touching moment. I was aghast. Particularly after their stunning rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" in the episode prior.
One shining scene in the episode, however, was Burt Hummel confronting Finn about his apparent homophobia. Mike O'Malley deserves to win a major award for that scene alone. I am not sure I will ever be able to watch it again, it was that intense.
You've only got two more episodes left, "Glee." You'd better bring it.