Posts Tagged 'Glee'

April’s Pink Nightie

This is a short post because I am super tired–just got done with book club (I use the term book club loosely because one member read the book, another read half of the book, I only read 6 pages, and I forgot to tell the other member what book we were reading…) and watching Glee with said book club + cousins and then running to McDonalds with Steve for coffee and sprite ūüôā so here is my post:

1. Glee was kinda icky tonight. I cried MULTIPLE times which was not necessary AND they only had Kristin Chenoweth sing ballads…um if you are going to the trouble to get KRISTIN CHENOWETH on Glee, then I WANT TO HEAR HER SING SOMETHING RIDICULOUSLY HOT, not some long, sad song that I don’t know and that doesn’t involve a dance sequence.

2. The pink nightie that April/Kristin is wearing at Will’s apartment? I had been eyeing it at Von Maur FOREVER (it is Betsey Johnson which I cannot ever ever get enough of) but when I tried it on finally it was just kinda “nuuuhhhhhhh” so I bought a softer pink, more romantic one instead (and it can totally go in the washing machine, how cool is that?!). Still, I’m v. excited on the inside that Kristin Chenoweth and I now share that bond. Also, I really need more cute nightgowns now that it is springtime…

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Ahh, What a Wonderful Week for TV

This week I watched TWO fabulous fall finales of TV shows I love.

The first — Gossip Girl, “The Debarted”

OMG, what a freaking awesome episode. ¬†I won’t spoil anything, but let me tell you my favorite things about it.

  • The storyline actually moved along! ¬†I know, crazy, right? ¬†It probably only happened because it was the fall finale, which I didn’t realize until I started writing this post — HUGE disappointment, but I guess I can live with it since Life Unexpected will be starting soon. ¬†Anyway, stuff actually happened! ¬†A lot of stuff! ¬†There were secrets, affairs, drugs, oh snap moments, what an ass moments, wtf moments, a ghost, a flashback, a car accident, and a surprise! ¬†Whew!
  • Chuck Bass. ¬†Ok, so I always love Chuck Bass, but in this episode, he was amazing. ¬†Ed Westwick is incredible in this episode.
  • Nate Archibald. ¬†He’s awfully close to knocking Chuck off of the top of my favorite Gossip guys list.

Those are the highlights for me from what I can remember right now. ¬†I’m thinking about watching the episode again soon. ¬†And I rarely rewatch GG episodes. ¬†*Sigh* I’m going to miss it until it returns in March.

The second amazing fall finale of the week — Glee, “Sectionals”

This episode also had a lot going on and really showed off how versatile it is.  Not only is it a musical comedy that dabbles in cheesy drama, but it also had REAL drama in the finale.  Here are a few of my favorite things about this episode.

  • Cory Monteith, who plays Finn, did a great job. ¬†You totally felt for Finn. ¬†I’m love him a little bit more every episode.
  • Emma really surprised me toward the end by doing something I didn’t think she was capable of given earlier episodes, and I was SO proud of her! ¬†If you saw the episode, you probably know what I’m talking about.
  • So, so many wonderful quotes. ¬†I seriously laughed out loud, rewound to watch again, and then wrote them down. ¬†Some of the best —
    “Does it have to be tonight? I have fight club.” – Puck (hilarious for so many reasons)
    “Hey buddy, I just came in to feed my Venus flytrap.” – Sue
    “I’m sorry, Sue. You have disgraced yourself and the name of William McKinley.” “A FAILED president!” – Principal Figgins and Sue
  • Kurt and a few other Glee members performed part of the “Single Ladies” dance during “My Life Would Suck Without You”. ¬†Very subtle and totally fabulous.

Did you watch either of these or see any other great episodes of TV shows this week?

– Jill

An Open Message To Glee

Dear Glee,

First off, let me say that you are the only new fall show that I am still watching (I tried Community, but I found that I couldn’t handle Joel McHale outside of The Soup….he was too much of an ass).¬† I had such high hopes for you!!!¬† Everything about your premise seems to appeal directly to me (high school!¬† music!¬† outcasts!) and I was mesmerized and blinded by the shiny glare of your first few episodes.¬† I was also caught up in all the hype and love pouring out of everywhere (Twitterlove!¬† Entertainment Weekly cover stories!¬† Fantastic Reception With the Critics!) that it took me awhile to look beyond that and see you for what you really are.¬† And, as painful as this is to admit, what I finally see is something that I don’t really like.

Kurt, being awesome as usual

Kurt, being awesome as usual

Now, before you get all upset, let me mention the things I LOVE about you.¬† I ADORE every time there is singing.¬† From the big production numbers down to the individual solo moments (HELLO Puck singing “Sweet Caroline”!!!!¬† My heart melted a little seeing him with that guitar) I love them all.¬† I also love Kurt.¬† Anything and everything he does is awesome.¬† I am also fond of Artie and Mercedes.¬† Jane Lynch is of course phenomenal, but that is to be expected.¬† Hmmm……..and that’s it.¬† When I think about the fact that most of the musical numbers are released online before the episodes air and my favorite characters only get five minutes of screen time an episode, this does not bode well.

Now I will go into the things that I am not so fond of.¬† Hopefully I will not come across as too mean, since I don’t want to hurt your feelings.

I cannot handle the pregnancy storylines!!!!!¬† Just the fact that I had to make that statement plural proves how ridiculous it is.¬† Oh wait, but one of them is fake, so it isn’t really that crazy (hopefully the sarcasm is registering here).¬† I despise Will’s wife.¬† She and her sister need to just leave the show.¬† They don’t even need to explain it, they could just disappear and I would be okay with that.¬† I am not a fan of Quinn or Finn as characters, so their whole part in the storyline is totally boring to me.¬† I was hoping when Quinn first announced she was pregnant that it was some kind of evil trick to make Finn pay attention to her and ignore Rachel, but alas, I was mistaken.¬† So, take note……both of these storylines are ridiculous and uninteresting.

Will

This picture is almost too perfect

I really don’t like Will……….or Emma………at all.¬† One of the blogs I read labeled them as the “Next Jim and Pam.”¬† Whoa Whoa Whoa!¬† I may have broken up with The Office a long time ago, but even I still hold that title sacred.¬† I dislike Will more and more with each episode of the show.¬† First of all, his wife is so heinous that it actually reflects badly on him.¬† What kind of a person is he to be with her for so long and not know how awful she is?¬† Also, he has to be the worst, most unobservant husband in the world if he hasn’t figured out that she is totally faking her pregnancy.

He is also really cruel to Emma.¬† He knows that she totally wants him and he leads her on.¬† I hate guys like that……feeding their own ego at the expense of someone else.¬† Also, ummmm…….he treats the Glee kids like crap.¬† I kind of wonder why they are even still talking to them.¬† He got their hopes up and abandoned them in the first episode, them he abandoned them again for his own selfish reason (Acafellas anyone?), he doesn’t listen to their suggestions, he brought in a ringer…….need I go on?

Emma

Emma, looking extra creepy

Emma……………oh, Emma.¬† I really liked her at first.¬† I loved her quirky tendencies and thought she was really funny.¬† Then she started making really stupid choices and I just couldn’t handle it.¬† I totally understand that she is in love with someone she can’t have.¬† Been there, done that.¬† But why did she have to date Ken and then, splutter, gasp, agree to marry him??????¬† Does she live in a universe where Will and Ken are the only men available to her.¬† And then is she not confident enough in herself to be alone rather than be with someone she doesn’t even like????¬† I lost all respect for her because now she is not only hurting herself, but someone else as well.

And one other thing………I know I have been taking a lot of hits at you, but there is one more thing………Every episode seems to be about the exact same thing.¬† I think you would have been so much better as a limited series or a mini-series.¬† Your writers don’t seem to know what to do so they just repeat the same formula every week (someone abandons Glee!!!¬† someone interferes with Glee!!!!¬† Everything works out okay and they all come back together!!!!)¬† How will you keep going for multiple seasons??¬† Are we supposed to believe that these 20-somethings are high school juniors, or God forbid, freshman???

Okay…..I think I am done ranting now.¬† I think I am so disappointed in you because my hopes were so high.¬† Watching the promos still brings joy to my heart, probably because it includes the things I love most…..the songs and the dancing.¬† I think I will be getting my Glee fix from now on by watching the promos and I will be just fine.¬† I might watch next week’s episode because I know it revolves around Kurt, but after that I think I am done.

Original Glees

The Original Glees

I will listen to the soundtrack from the show and it will make me happy enough.¬† This might all sound harsh, but I am very hard on television shows.¬† My time is valuable to me and if a show is not living up to my expectations, I gain an hour of reading time every week (that’s why I said goodbye to The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost).

Hopefully you aren’t too upset.¬† I know you have millions of loyal followers who still worship at your feet, so you probably won’t even notice I’m gone.¬† I know many of my friends (and fellow bloggers) are big fans of the show, so I’m sure they will defend you in the comments.

Jen

I Find This Mesmerizing and Wonderful

This totally made my whole night tonight:

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Jen

If You Like High School Musical…

This is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time.  I know I say that about EVERYTHING, but I really mean it this time:

There are so many great things about “Glee” that I don’t even know where to start.¬† I love the main guy, his crazy wife, and all the high school students (even though they look old enough to be in grad school).¬† Plus Jane Lynch, Jane Lynch, Jane Lynch!!!¬† I wish we broke out into song on a regular basis in real life, so this show is perfect for me.

My favorite line:¬† “You’re very talented.¬† I would know, because I’m very talented.”

There are two incredibly sad things about this:

1.¬† It airs tomorrow at 8 on FOX and then doesn’t come back till the fall ūüė•

2.  I will be in the car at that time driving to Chi-town.  Arrrrgghhh!  Thank God for Hulu.

Jen