Glee: I’m In A Blah State Of Mind
While I’m still watching “Glee,” I don’t know. The fun, the sparkle, the magic just doesn’t seem to be there anymore. They’ve announced that next season will be the final season. Also it seems they are fast tracking the focus to New York this season. The latest episode was in part about setting Blaine and Sam’s move to New York.
I think the best part about the latest episode was a large focus on Becky. I’m not a huge Billy Joel fan, and the few songs I do like of his, they didn’t perform. I think though they performed them in earlier episodes possibly: “Uptown Girl” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”
I really dislike that they’ve brought the feud back between Shue and Sylvester. I also miss Figgins!
I got the odd feeling the show was hinting at a possible Sam and Rachel pairing in this last episode? Please no! While I don’t want Rachel to be alone, perhaps they should bring in someone new for her. Pairing her up with an existing Glee kid just seems wrong.
The second half of the Beatles tribute episode of “Glee” aired this week. It was prom, and Tina was up for Prom Queen. Mean Santana-Wannabe on the Cheerios wouldn’t have this and wanted Kitty to run, but Kitty promised to support Tina and not run as Tina was graduating this year. She then promised Tina’s nerdy asian friend if she sabotaged Tina, she would be made a Cheerio. As Tina won and took the stage, she was doused with blood “Carrie” style. I don’t know, if the new remake wasn’t coming out, then it would have been okay. However the timing was just too much, it was a “Carrie” overload and I just groaned. I was happy though that Tina won, and that she cleaned herself up and went back out to face the crowd. It’s about time Tina got some attention.
Up in New York, Kurt is now working at the Stardust Cafe (or whatever it’s called) along with Santana and Rachel. Santana is getting serious with her new gal pal (Demi Lovato), but is worried as she’s never been in a real lesbian relationship before. Rachel, Kurt and Santana all promised to stick it out in New York for 2 years (how convenient, the same number of seasons left) and support one another. By the end of the episode Rachel learned she got the part of Fannie in “Funny Girl.”
Like last week, this episode did little for me. I liked that they performed “Sgt. Pepper,” the rest of the songs I could take or leave. Next week is the tribute to Finn’s character, addressing his death. It looks to be very emotional. It will be odd to watch “Glee” without Finn.
Glee Season Premier Thoughts: All You Need Is Love!
So I am not a huge fan of the Beatles, save for “Sgt. Pepper,” so none of the music last night really did anything for me. Sorry Blaine, I’m gunna have to side with Kitty on this one! No the entire world can’t relate to them.
It seems like a few events have happened since we last saw the show. Did I miss when Kitty and Artie suddenly began having a thing? They made it official in this episode though, Kitty agreed to stop dating in secret out of fear she’d lose her status. There is also a new Santana at the school, I mean a direct copycat of her in every way down to looks, and she is working to take down Kitty’s place in the Cheerios.
Sue set Figgens up somehow and got him fired, and then herself hired as principal. Right, without ratting Becky out for the gun incident? I don’t think Sue would just suddenly become Principal. Maybe they explained that, I did run out of the room at one point to make sure “Grey’s” was taping elsewhere. Figgins is now the janitor, and Roz Washington is back as the Cheerios Coach. Sue expects both Roz and Mr. Shue to win national championships or they will be fired and replaced.
The entire show pretty much set up Blaine’s proposal to Kurt, who did say yes. Meanwhile Rachel learned the producers of “Funny Girl” felt she was too green and wanted to go with someone with more star power. She was out to prove them wrong.
I loved Kitty’s one comment about how “this school year has dragged on forever.” There were some other good lines from Sue and others. Otherwise, it wasn’t a “wow” episode for me.
Glee’s First Season 5 Promo!
With the fall season upon us, promos and info are finally being released.
The third episode is the one that will deal with Finn’s death. While it is said to deal with substance abuse, that may not be the cause of Finn’s death. The show has been fairly cryptic about how they will kill off the character, or if we’ll even find out how/why he died.
I had been meaning to post the very happy “Glee” news that Adam Lambert joined the show for next season, but now that’s overshadowed by the tragic news that broke late last night of “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s (Finn) passing away at 31. Cory’s body was discovered yesterday afternoon in his Vancouver hotel. An autopsy is slated to be conducted on Monday. The star was battling drug addiction, one of the reasons he was absent from the final episodes of the season. All that is being stated right now is that no foul play is suspected in Cory’s death.
Glee: Next Season Will Be A Lot Smaller!
So this week a lot of news has dropped regarding who is and isn’t coming back next season on “Glee.” I’ve fallen behind with reporting news bits, because I just have so much going on personally. My bad! I’m trying to get back to it, and this is one of those posts.
According to tweets from Ryan Murphy himself, Heather Morris (Brittany), Diana Agron (Quinn), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Amber Reilly (Mercedes) and Mark Salling (Puck) are not returning next season as regulars. This doesn’t count out guest stints. Really, based on last season, the major loss is Heather Morris. I expected this though as the actress is also expecting a child.
Jamaya Mays (Emma) just got cast in a new CBS show “The Millers” . . . so her screen time will be limited too. Not that she was on all that much last season either.
The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that Melissa Benoist (Marley), Jacob Artist (Jake), Becca Tobin (Kitty), Blake Jenner (Ryder) and Alex Newell (Unique) all are now series regulars for next season. This seems to dispel the original rumors/plans/musings that the show was going to start focusing more on the originals in the New York/Post-High School years. It seems we will still be left with a very much split show between New York and Ohio.
Personally I was rooting more for an eclectic New York scene, with less focus on Rachel. I worry eventually the high school thing will be played out. How many times can we watch and root for them to win Nationals? I mean remember when Fame was on its 18th season . . .
Glee: A Lackluster Season Finale
I have to say, I wasn’t all that thrilled with “Glee’s” season finale this year. As I thought in my last post, it seems they will carry the current school year over in the fall. My guess is the mid-season finale before their 8 week hiatus will be graduation and nationals. Then when they finally return, it will be a new school year. I wonder if this is when suddenly everyone will be in New York?
Rachel auditioned for “Funny Girl,” and unless I blocked it out, I don’t think we found out if she got the part?
Britney got into MIT. She ended up pushing all her friends away and acting horribly towards them. After Regionals she confided that she got early acceptance and has to leave immediately, which is why she acted the way she did. Okay that is NOT what early acceptance means. She also hasn’t actually finished high school yet. This was the dumbest thing “Glee” has ever done!
We learned that Unique in fact is Kitty who was cat-fishing Rider. Zzzzzz, that was predictable. I was hoping they’d chose someone else. Also Rider threw a hissy over this and told The Shue that he’d be leaving Glee Club after Regionals. So long, I didn’t really like you!
Blain planned to propose to Kurt, even though Kurt’s dad and Sam both told him he was way too young. I guess this means that other guy Kurt was seeing will be gone? I actually liked him!
The Nude Erections won Regionals, which means they are off to Nationals sometime in the next season. Will and Emma also finally got married, in the choir room of all places. Emma wanted a no-pressure wedding. I think that was the only good part of this finale!
So first up is the big news that “Glee” has been renewed not for one, but two more seasons. Wow! Hopefully the shows writers have a plan that will not just be “The Rachel Berry Show” for two years.
There are only three episodes this season, and as they have yet to make it to regionals, I don’t see them getting to Nationals unless there is some miracle. Ryan Murphy has been noted as saying the end of this season will be different from others. I’m wondering if maybe they’ll draw this group of kids final year, and thus nationals, out into next season? That’s the only thing I can see them doing, unless they end up losing Regionals. That would be shocking too I guess.
“Smash” on the other hand is likely done after this season. The poor ratings and it being banished to Saturday has done it in. I hope we therefore get some kind of proper ending to it all.
Karen and Ivy not only reversed roles in “Bombshell,” but attitudes as well over the past few shows. Ivy has become the star of “Bombshell” and actually quite likable. Meanwhile Karen seems to have gotten a little too full of herself when Derek and company decided to give her friend Anna a bigger role in the show. Karen thought Derek was doing it because she rejected him. Honestly I do think part of him was, and with Julia coming in to help with the story I wondered if she to took her issues with Karen leaving out on Karen by making her part smaller and her friend’s bigger. Derek claimed it was all his doing what was best for the show, but then he took her main song away and gave it to the Diva character. At that point I did feel bad for Karen, even if she was acting like a diva herself.
We finally learned about Jimmy’s past. The drug dealer he’s involved with is his older brother Adam, who saved them both from a bad home life. However Adam turned to drug dealing and pulled Jimmy into the business and drugs too. Jimmy’s partner/roommate Kyle is who saved him from drugs and his brother.
After being rejected by Karen, Derek moved onto Ivy for a few nights, but now has found a new muse to entertain him. What a jerk! I couldn’t pinpoint who the new girl is. At first I thought it was Anna, but her hair is too long.
Finally Tom and Julia are on the outs. Tom got an offer to direct a new play, but Julia thought they would be moving on to do another project together. When “Bombshell” didn’t get rave reviews, he thought he might not get the offer anymore, and resigned to do the project with Julia. She however didn’t want to be his backup plan and decided to move on with her own project! She also seemed to be moving on with her friend from school, Scott, who is producing “Hit List.” Boo to Tom for letting power go to his head and becoming another Derek basically. Especially after how he propositioned Jimmy’s friend and partner Kyle! Yick!
“Glee” got really serious last night with “a very special episode” that took on violence and shooting in schools. I had read all the stories about it, new those who had seen it couldn’t comment on the twists and shockers, so I was prepared for anything. Would they actually kill someone off? I have to say when we didn’t see Emma for the entire episode, I was starting to worry up until the end and the reveal as to what happened.
This was a really powerful episode, and the acting all around was superb. I was however screaming at the kids half the time to shut the hell up as they didn’t seem to understand what hide and be quiet meant. Brittany in the girls’ room toilet stall was heartbreaking.
After what seemed to be an eternity, the all clear was given. There was no evidence anyone was shot, no gun, nothing! However metal detectors were installed and kids now had to have backpacks checked. It was assumed someone brought the gun to school, shot it, and got out with it. Will was sure the kid would eventually be found and suspended. This is when Sue said no, it was her gun, she would confess . . . and she did! She told Figgins given recent events she felt safer with a gun. She says it’s legal, and she keeps it locked in her safe. However she was doing her daily check when it accidentally went off, which startled her and she dropped it, and it went off again. She said she took the gun home, she removed the shell casings, she covered up the bullet holes with some moved posters. Figgins had no choice to fire her, and she knew this.
I knew the minute Sue confessed it was a lie, and I suspected she was covering and the only person she’d cover for was Becky. I thought Becky must have found her gun, so she covered for her. The shock was Becky brought it to school! It was her father’s gun and she brought it as she was scared about the future and protection. When Sue tried to take it is when it went off and when Becky dropped it and it went off again.
Have we seen the last of Sue? I don’t believe so. I think the truth will come out eventually. However Sue’s days on the show, and her role, definitely has been diminished this season along with most of the teachers as the show shifts gear to New York. Assuming there is a next season (I don’t think it’s been confirmed yet), it appears it will be set in New York.
What I liked about this story, with all the twists and turns, is that almost every side was covered. First it was thought to be a real shooting. Then it was the accident people fear could happen if teachers bring guns to school. Finally it was a scared student bringing a gun to school, and what can go wrong there. Obviously no solution was reached in the episode on what to do, it just showed a lot of different sides.
Also going on in the episode, Ryder finally learned he was catfished. During when everything went down he tried to call his catfisher who he’d only been texting before, and a phone rang in the Glee room! However as he was hiding, he couldn’t figure out whose backpack it was in. He thought he could count out a few people based on their ringtones, most notably Blaine and Unique. This was just a simple ring ringtone. I am thinking though it is Unique after all. She and Becky were my top two choices, and since we know it’s someone in the club . . . This storyline wasn’t resolved by the end of the episode.
Glee Vs Smash: Weekly Musical Roundup
So first up “Glee” was simply fantastic this week, even with Will being gone AGAIN. The lesson of the week was to embrace one’s “guilty pleasures.” Because of this the music was infectious as hell (Wham, Spice Girls), the performances were great, and the Abba finale was A-MAZ-ING! I even felt I was able to tolerate some of the newer kids added to the club. The whole Chris Brown backlash storyline with Jacob was really well done, and I loved his performance of Bobby Brown instead. I think it might be the only thing he’s done all season that I liked actually. Also Sam told Blaine he knew he liked him, and he was okay with that. He kinda knew this was just Blaine acting out after Kurt, and you could see they’d be moving past it all.
I also, shockingly, liked the NY storyline this week. Well what little there was. Brody and Rachel are done, for now, as Santana finally told her the truth about Brody. With Brody moving out, Santana got to move back in . . . probably at first because they just needed money. However they all became besties again. I wish they told us where Finn went after he decked Brody at the end of last week. The “here’s what you missed last week” into said he went to NY to become a teacher.
“Smash” I just wasn’t so in love with, and it’s becoming very predictable. Eileen tried to prove what Jerry did to steal the musical away from her, and even exposed his lies to their daughter to get some payback. Derek gave Tom his blessing to take over “Bombshell” and even use his numbers and choreography. Derek then went to work with Karen, who quit, on her new musical with the still boring wonder-twins. Derek could sense the one liked Karen, so he made veiled threats for him to back off as he gets very focused on his stars when he directs and it would be bad to break his focus. Meanwhile Ivy’s musical is closing, despite her best efforts to try and save it, so we know she’ll go back to “Bombshell.” At least it looks like we’ll only be down to two musicals now . . .