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Title: Glee
Post by: Hell Toupee on September 12, 2009, 12:34:20 PM
Well, after seeing the first two episodes ("Pilot" and "Showmance"), I can definitely say it'll be the only comedy I watch on a regular basis.

It has just the right mix of cute, snarky moments and laughs to make it entertaining without feeling like a chore to watch. The only thing I'm not so crazy on is the lip syncing for the musical numbers, because they feel forced. Other than that, it was still entertaining.

Loved the "driving with your mom and hitting a pedestrian as a way to get your mind off sex" bit.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: scurvygirl on September 12, 2009, 11:28:05 PM
Loved the "driving with your mom and hitting a pedestrian as a way to get your mind off sex" bit.

I just caught the first two episodes on hulu last night, and that was by far my favorite part. I am not sure I'll make it through a whole season of it, but I put it in my hulu queue nonetheless.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: c-lando on September 13, 2009, 12:53:20 PM
She'll be thankful for that gag reflex when she gets older. HA.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on September 13, 2009, 04:45:26 PM
Kwyj said that people at his parent's church were all excited about this show.
Wonder what they made of the episode the other day...
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on September 13, 2009, 09:55:56 PM
I. love. this. show.

Maybe because I had so many friends in show choir, and it makes me think of them. (We did not have show choir- we barely had choir!) Mr. Shuster is adorable, and completely oblivious.  They are all my favorites.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Doug on September 14, 2009, 08:21:29 AM
I caught the pilot a few months ago.  I suprisingly liked it.  I was meaning to DVR it when it came back on, but it looks like I'm already a couple of episodes behind.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: c-lando on September 14, 2009, 08:26:16 AM
I caught the pilot a few months ago.  I suprisingly liked it.  I was meaning to DVR it when it came back on, but it looks like I'm already a couple of episodes behind.
Nope. Only one episode behind - I think. The first episode of the season was a re-run of the Pilot.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on September 14, 2009, 09:29:57 PM
Last week's was the season premier.  You aren't too far behind!
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Jonathan on September 16, 2009, 08:46:01 AM
I'm just not feeling it.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Doug on September 16, 2009, 11:05:24 AM
It's all about Jayma Mays for me  :o
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on September 23, 2009, 11:32:48 PM
Single ladies by the football team was awesome!
And Finn's reaction when he went to talk to Will was wonderful.  It sounded like real crying. Oh- Kurt and his dad? Heartbreaking! I loved it.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 24, 2009, 07:53:13 AM
Yeah, the old lady forced me to watch this again.  Awful, almost made me sick the whole hour I watched it.  And the football team doing the Single Ladies dance was totally NOT awesome.  No sir, hated the whole thing.  Um, yeah, that's it.

Seriously though, kill off the Glee guy's wife or something already, that whole plotline is forced and annoying and adds nothing to the show.  The tension between him and the redhead is cute, but they've got to find some other reason to sustain it, nobody on earth would stay with that cow over the redhead.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on September 24, 2009, 10:39:30 AM
I posted this on fb, but didn't spoiler tag it there.
Here's a video from this week's episode

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Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Bronzetree on September 24, 2009, 01:23:52 PM
I said this on FB, but, false start, illegal formation and off-sides all in one play. That's not a TD, that's a ten yard penalty!
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 24, 2009, 01:34:47 PM
Well, not to mention that there was only 1 second on the clock.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on September 24, 2009, 04:09:58 PM
Yeah, I'm really concerned when a show about GLEE CLUB gets football game stuff wrong
 ::)
dorks.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on September 24, 2009, 04:35:23 PM
I had a beautiful vision of Friday Night Lights and Glee merging in to a beautiful crossover.  Taylor Kitsch singing "I Feel Pretty", anyone?
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on September 24, 2009, 07:23:01 PM
Man, I keep trying to get into this show and I can't.  It's like 30 Rock for me.  It's entertaining in a surface way, but the whole thing is just an excuse for some one liners and a song-and-dance number.  I don't care about anyone in the show, and the musical stuff gets old really fast.

The insincerity of the show kinda bugs me, too.  Like the people in the club are supposed to be losers, except you know (and it's obvious) that they are taking the shit dead seriously, are highly trained, are just trying to show off all their dance moves and singing as much as possible.  None of them are remotely losers.  In fact, they're kind of the highly obnoxious uber-competitive people in real life who I hated in high school.  It's like casting "Bad News Bears" with a team of AAA all-stars trying to act like they're just regular schlubs.

Plus "Single Ladies" is actually a pretty cool updating of a Bob Fosse number.  The choreography and Beyonce's dancing in that, as well as the cinematography where it's all one single long shot is pretty impressive.  Plus she made that video because people were posting it on YouTube with different songs added to it.  So it's like a number inspired by a parody already.  You can't parody a parody.  That's like remaking a Weird Al song.  And it's a little sad that Fosse number got harshed on anyway.  Not that it isn't cheesy, but it deserved a little better.  Beyonce's version was cool and while kinda funny, also played proper homage to the original.  The thing on Glee Club did not.  It's like if you were remaking The Bad News Bears and you watched the 1986 WS.  Then you decided to have the ball go through the first baseman's leg for a simple cheap laugh.  That play was so much more than just a comical error.  Really, you missed the whole point.  

So in summary, Glee is like watching the Bad News Bears with a team of AAA all-stars emulating a ragtag group of kids, containing scenes which are played for surface laughs rather than capture the fully glory, pain, humor, sadness, etc. of the sport or the particular game they are drawn from.  And then you like cast Hayden Panettiere as Amanda Whurlitzer and as a "clever" wink you have some sort of cheap coke joke in there, without understanding that Tatum O'Neal was like, a GODDESS in that movie.

Or more succinctly, watching Glee is like watching the movie version of Fever Pitch. 

It appears I have turned into Bill Simmons.  
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Bronzetree on September 24, 2009, 07:25:50 PM
Yeah, I'm really concerned when a show about GLEE CLUB gets football game stuff wrong
 ::)
dorks.

I was kinda kidding, but seriously, those are giant infractions. Nobody on the shooting staff watches football? I still thought it was hilarious, but details, man!
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 24, 2009, 09:52:48 PM
I have a feeling RVA may in the minority with his feelings on Glee.

We caught last night's epi - first we'd watched - and found it hugly entertaining. Not sure it can sustain the momentum but its funny right now.

Talking about losing momentum tonight's "Office" was another decidedly average one. The opening segment with Michael asking about feelings during a colonoscopy excluded. The rest? Not funny.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on September 24, 2009, 11:24:51 PM
Remember how in Laverne and Shirley every third or fourth episode would involve Carmine or Shirley singing or dancing for no reason, other than I guess Carmine and Shirley thought they were too cool for the show and wanted to show off their "talent?  That's what Glee feels like to me.  Everyone's not-so-subtlely showing off.

And you know what happened?  Penny Marshall is a totally famous director, Lenny is a totally famous actor who stars in Harold Pinot plays from Broadway as well as comedic farces, and Squiggy is a major league baseball scout.  What do Cindy Williams and Eddie Mekka do?  Mostly regional theater and gimmick acting jobs.  That's what you get for showing off.

Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on September 25, 2009, 12:25:06 AM
Talking about losing momentum tonight's "Office" was another decidedly average one. The opening segment with Michael asking about feelings during a colonoscopy excluded. The rest? Not funny.

The thing with Michael inadvertently screwing Jim is classic Office comedy though.  Almost all of the first season was so uncomfortable you couldn't stand it, much like this was.  Last week was funny as hell so it washes.  It's still got it AFAIAC they just have to keep the plot moving too.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Hell Toupee on October 15, 2009, 09:49:23 PM
"Throwdown" was a great episode.

Drizzle.  :D
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 16, 2009, 07:26:46 AM
Sue is Ca-ray-zay!
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on October 20, 2009, 05:23:56 AM
Sue is Ca-ray-zay!
In the most awesome way possible
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on October 20, 2009, 10:41:47 AM
Yeah, Jane Lynch is always awesome.  Still hate the show, though.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Hell Toupee on October 22, 2009, 02:57:18 PM
Sue is Ca-ray-zay!
In the most awesome way possible

I was practically on the floor when she was doing the jitterbug (or whatever it was) last night.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on October 22, 2009, 03:12:57 PM
I guess they're trying to emulate broadway style musicals with this show but I'm starting to get weary of the complete lack of realism and the lip synching sucks.  This is the best damn glee club in the world, and in the history of glee clubs.

And they need to just drop Will's wife, that plot line adds absolutely nothing.  Why can't they retire these boring old sit-com conventions, let it go.  I like what The Office has done, put them together but give them some other kind of problem to deal with.  Seeing them ache for each other isn't nearly as enjoyable as them being happy.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Doug on October 22, 2009, 03:58:59 PM
I just watch it for the cheerleader dance numbers.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on October 22, 2009, 05:13:53 PM
I guess they're trying to emulate broadway style musicals with this show but I'm starting to get weary of the complete lack of realism and the lip synching sucks.  This is the best damn glee club in the world, and in the history of glee clubs.

Exactly, man. Not only are they highly polished, but they have superhuman powers.  They can be handed a piece of sheet music and immediately everyone can just sing it while performing highly technical and intricately coordinated "improvised" dance routines. 

Half of them have mics and the other half don't, but somehow the vocal levels are perfect.  Except there are no amps in sight and the mics have no cords while clearly not being cordless mics so that means they aren't even working so maybe that's why.  Except if none of the mics are working then there is no electronic signal so how can one of them be auto-tuned?

Every number I have to watch some guy very badly pretending to play an instrument that can't possibly be heard in the first place (because it's not plugged in or mic'ed) and isn't actually even used in the number, while in the meantime some OTHER instrument is being heard with no one playing it. 

And then all the plot lines are ridiculous and suck.  That really cannot be stressed enough.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on October 22, 2009, 10:18:41 PM
But last night had the "Thong Song" AND "Sweet Caroline". Worthy of watching just for that!  ;D
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: c-lando on October 26, 2009, 11:32:27 AM
I just watch it for the cheerleader dance numbers.
Finally, some honesty around here.

:)
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on April 09, 2010, 02:45:30 PM
Parks and Rec vs Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon
Glee Off (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00031830.html)


AWESOME

xposting in the p&r thread
the random tv thoughts

oh yeah, new eps next week too
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Hell Toupee on April 09, 2010, 04:18:29 PM
oh yeah, new eps next week too

You do realize it's on opposite of Lost now...

Until next year, I'm going to have to watch it online the next day.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on April 09, 2010, 04:58:40 PM
That is what our DVR is for
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on June 08, 2010, 10:09:35 PM
anyone else watch the finale?  I thought it ended well, and in the right way, too.  Can't wait to see next season.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 09, 2010, 09:54:18 AM
anyone else watch the finale?  I thought it ended well, and in the right way, too.  Can't wait to see next season.
Just a hunch, but I'm guessing MissKitty did not watch the episode last night.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on June 09, 2010, 12:58:49 PM
I liked it, thought it was really good.

I totally thought Quinn was going to change her mind, but I was, at the same time, not surprised that the other choir lady adopted her.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: c-lando on September 21, 2010, 12:23:55 PM
This post on Jen Lancaster's blog made me think of the GLEE discussion on these boards... :)

**********

Fletch:  “Just how many “Glee” soundtrack CDs are there?

Jen: “Five.  Why do you ask?”

Fletch: “Because you have at least eight in your CD changer, and I suspect some are duplicates or custom remixes.  I finally found a ‘Bangles Greatest Hits’ CD and listened to ‘Hazy Shade of Winter’ for about 27 times in a row.  (Channeling Kenny Powers) ‘Honey, I love you...I think you're a terrific girl — but you got music like a fuckin' dickhead’.”

Jen: “What’s wrong with ‘Glee’ soundtracks?”

Fletch: “If I have to explain that, then you really hate music!  I would say that you have terrible taste in music, but that would imply that you have ANY taste in music!  You have the opposite of taste in music!  You suck the taste out of music!  You are to music what I am to literature!”

Jen: “OK, then”

Fletch: “Sorry about that.  I was stuck in traffic all day.  I’m gonna go take a nap.  And you know what?  Susanna Hoffs has a great voice.”
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: va-vacious on September 23, 2010, 09:57:29 PM
hee.

I was pleased with the season premiere, thought the open was great. Didn't know all of the songs, which is a little annoying, but that is what happens when you don't ever listen to Top 40 (?). I'm a bit concerned that next week is theme week already, and WHY does it have to be Britney Spears, and I'm afraid Brittany is good only in small doses. We shall see. 
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on November 10, 2010, 12:40:17 AM
I'm done kidding around with this show.  If you like Glee, you need to be punched in the face. At a minimum.  If you like Glee, you are everything that is wrong with the world today.  If you like Glee, I consider you as needing to meet the burden of proof to justify your existence.  If you like Glee you should not reproduce. 
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Juliana on November 10, 2010, 01:04:51 PM
Which is worse, Glee, or Candlebox?
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: foolsgold on November 10, 2010, 02:16:24 PM
They'll do an episode where they'll cover grunge era songs.  Probably when one of the cheerleaders gets slipped a roofie and shoots up the school, to make sense of it all, the gang will pull together to do a stirring medley of "Rape Me," and "Jeremy" while incorporating Bush, Silverchair, Candlebox and Seven Mary Three tunes to confront their own issues of alienation and dissolution.

Then, they'll bang out a firecracker of an episode of Cher songs the following week.

Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on November 10, 2010, 06:22:03 PM
I'll admit that I like Glee. It's fun entertainment. I guess I need to invest in a face mask when I drive through Richmond next month.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on November 10, 2010, 07:01:29 PM
Which is worse, Glee, or Candlebox?
Candlebox doesn't put out a new album every week.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on November 10, 2010, 07:36:13 PM
To clarify, though, I haven't purchase a single song, much less album, from Glee. I watch each show once, and move on. It's like bubblegum.
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: rva on November 12, 2010, 01:44:32 AM
It's irresponsible!!
Title: Re: Glee
Post by: Kwyjibo on November 12, 2010, 07:22:33 AM
LOL