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#1 Sep 20 2011 at 7:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thoughts on tonight's episode:

The Good:
Sue's lines, Bieste's lines, Blaine's solo, the final song (but I enjoy the musical Hairspray)

The Bad:
Punk-rock Quinn, No more Sam, and is anyone else getting tired of the slushy joke?

The Result: Eh, we'll have to see. Typical introduction episode; shake up the cast a little, reintroduce everyone. Music felt a little meh (lots of musicals), but some of the dialogue was pretty good. Santana had one great line.
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#2 Sep 21 2011 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.
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#3 Sep 21 2011 at 1:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.


The next episode has Idina Menzel coming back Smiley: dubious
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#4 Sep 21 2011 at 2:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.


The next episode has Idina Menzel coming back Smiley: dubious
Well... to be fair, she was an important part of the story and more than just a "star". (I would venture that most people who watch the show don't even know who she is, or didn't when she first appeared.)
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#5 Sep 21 2011 at 2:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.


The next episode has Idina Menzel coming back Smiley: dubious
Well... to be fair, she was an important part of the story and more than just a "star". (I would venture that most people who watch the show don't even know who she is, or didn't when she first appeared.)

That's probably true Smiley: grin But... she's "Wicked" good! I'd "Rent" her for a night, if you know what I mean Smiley: sly

I mean I would have her serenade me all evening. She's a little old for my tastes. Plus her husband would kick my butt if I tried anything untoward.

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#6 Sep 21 2011 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.


The next episode has Idina Menzel coming back Smiley: dubious
Well... to be fair, she was an important part of the story and more than just a "star". (I would venture that most people who watch the show don't even know who she is, or didn't when she first appeared.)


I did. Smiley: grin

But she's perfect as Rachel's mother. I don't want her coming back, but I assume that her story line is what gets Quinn out of her goth sh*t.
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I'd "Rent" her for a night, if you know what I mean Smiley: sly

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#8 Sep 21 2011 at 10:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
LockeColeMA wrote:
Daimakaicho, Eater of Souls wrote:
I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.


The next episode has Idina Menzel coming back Smiley: dubious
Well... to be fair, she was an important part of the story and more than just a "star". (I would venture that most people who watch the show don't even know who she is, or didn't when she first appeared.)


I did. Smiley: grin

But she's perfect as Rachel's mother. I don't want her coming back, but I assume that her story line is what gets Quinn out of her goth sh*t.
Yeah, they really could be related in real life. I was showing one of my friends the first season, and before she even knew Idina was going to be on the show at all, she commented on how Lea Michele could be her daughter. (I really laughed when she said that.)
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#9 Sep 22 2011 at 8:44 AM Rating: Default
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Thoughts on tonight's episode:

The Good:
Sue's lines, Bieste's lines, Blaine's solo, the final song (but I enjoy the musical Hairspray)

The Bad:
Punk-rock Quinn, No more Sam, and is anyone else getting tired of the slushy joke?

The Result: Eh, we'll have to see. Typical introduction episode; shake up the cast a little, reintroduce everyone. Music felt a little meh (lots of musicals), but some of the dialogue was pretty good. Santana had one great line.


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I thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems they're planning on going back to the basics of the first season (lots of character development, no flashy guest stars or "themed" episodes), so that should be a welcome change.
Silly me assumed that you two were straight.
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#10 Sep 22 2011 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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lol, it's funny cause you're implying that only gay people like musicals and related media.

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Rocky Horror, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Producers count?
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lol, it's funny cause you're implying that only gay people like musicals and related media.

And girls. Every single one.
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#13 Sep 23 2011 at 1:39 PM Rating: Good
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Oh yea, sorry. That was foolish of me to not include them.
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#14 Sep 28 2011 at 7:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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So many damn showtunes!

Ok, I like a nice musical (literally musical music) episode as much as the next person... possibly more... but... eh...

Episode 2 can be summed up as "Quinn and Kurt get told to accept the real them by an unintentional crowd of bullies; Quinn gets mean, Kurt gets crushed." That said, man, can Darren Criss and Idina Menzel sing!
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#15 Oct 06 2011 at 6:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Third episode was the best so far this season. I personally found it pretty emotionally pulling; lots of good themes coming out, especially dealing with the future, and pride, and a little bit with religion at the end. Still, good amounts of humor as well; the Ginger Supremacist part was HILARIOUS. Mike Chang did a fantastic job in this episode and skyrocketed up my list of favorite characters. Emma's OCD actually feels a bit more understandable now, and Mercedes actually did a great job with her role: she's absolutely correct at being overshadowed by Rachel, and yet behaved in a way that drove everyone off. VERY realistic performance.

Looking forward to seeing what happens next. Kinda disappointed that there was no immediate continuation of the Quinn storyline, but man is she back to being a bitch.
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#16 Oct 06 2011 at 8:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Is Mercedes pregnant?? They better not do another pregnancy plot.

The Effie song they did from Dream Girls (the part where Mercedes was leaving the stage, for those of you who don't know Dream Girls) is where they hint that Effie is pregnant, it's why she's moody, "looking fat," and is tired.
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Nope. Checked online, and Amber Riley confirmed that she (Mercedes)'s not pregnant.

Good eye though! Honestly, that would have added more to the show, even if it's been done before.

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#18 Oct 07 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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Is Mercedes pregnant?? They better not do another pregnancy plot.

The Effie song they did from Dream Girls (the part where Mercedes was leaving the stage, for those of you who don't know Dream Girls) is where they hint that Effie is pregnant, it's why she's moody, "looking fat," and is tired.


I kept getting that feeling too (never seen Dream Girls though). Glad to hear it's not the case though.
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Just saw on Facebook that a love interest for Beiste may be in the works!! <3 if that's true.

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#20 Nov 03 2011 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
Okay, seriously. WTF was up with last night's episode!? Soon as Puck touched Shelby's hand, I knew they were going to go there, but I was really hoping they wouldn't... she's a teacher for crap's sake. He may not be a student of hers, but I don't think the law is going to care much about that, especially if he's a minor.

Oooh and I just had a thought. I know they made it look like Puck doesn't want Beth to get taken away from Shelby and all, but I kinda wonder if this is his own way of trying to get her back? I hope he's not that slimey, but you never know.

Other than that, I really enjoyed the episode. The new irish kid was very cute. Also, I always love to seem some Brit and Santana action, even if it's rated G action. The hand holding under the napkin was way cute.
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#21 Nov 09 2011 at 10:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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Loved the most recent episode, but my only thought at the end...

Kurt is totally the catcher.

But I really enjoyed it, a lot more than the last episode. Bieste's scenes were actually my favorites. And best music goes to Billy Joel's Uptown Girl! Only part I didn't like about that was the random woman who appears at the all-boys' school. Huh?

Edited, Nov 10th 2011 8:03am by LockeColeMA

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Edit: I figure I'll go a bit more into this, as A) I'm bored at work and my boss isn't in until noon, and B) It was a really good episode and apparently stirred up a lot of controversy.

Episode 5 was called "The First Time," and unsurprisingly centered around losing one's virginity. That's the first source of controversy, with the PTC already coming out before the episode aired to decry the omnipresence of teen sex on television. The second source was that one of the couples to have their "first time" was to be Blaine and Kurt. Oh noes, MALE gay sex! Nevermind that last episode Brittany and Santana talked about having a date where they took a bath together... sigh.

The episode I think is probably the best in season 3 so far; at the least, tied with "Asian F." The music was so-so, although Santana owned "America;" I hate her character, but tend to like whenever she sings. "Uptown Girl" was also good, but as I said before, it had a random woman show up... and honestly it just sounded like your run-of-the-mill a capella group without Blaine singing. The songs from West Side Story were interspliced very well. And the story itself just felt accurate and appropriate, even with the sad parts (Mike being disowned, Finn failing to be recruited).

As for the sex topic itself, I think Glee handled it fantastically. I was worried it was going to be like the Madonna episode, but it turned out really well; all the views on sex were aired (Quinn: Don't do it, Brittany: Forgettable, Tina: Amazing); and the worst of the images you get are kissing and close faces, while all clothing is still on. I'm not positive, but I feel like there was more Kurt-Blaine face-sucking than usual. Kinda went with the episode, I suppose. Oh, and I love that what's-his-face, who tortured Kurt for so long and switched schools, made a cameo and seemed to accept himself. That was good.

Anyway, next episode looks like it'll be mediocre. Not thrilled with the Puck-Rachel's mom storyline at all. And dodgeball? Has cheesy written all over it. Also, I don't care for Adele's music (sure, start the hate; I consider it overplayed and good, but not my style). But we'll see.

Edited, Nov 10th 2011 8:25am by LockeColeMA
Oh, and one more edit. The episode itself did little to advance the plot, but did a lot to deepen (pun not intended) the characters. I noticed that Rory, just recently introduced, is shown in one frame, and that's it. I almost feel like they wanted this episode before the last one, but could have gone either way.

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#22 Nov 10 2011 at 8:11 AM Rating: Good
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The woman was clearly a teacher (French, if the books in her hand were any indication). Not really random, though I did also find it kind of awkward. It was also my favorite of the episode (out of what, like 3 songs? Come on Glee, you're supposed to be a musical).

I think what I liked best about the episode is how they treated Kurt and Blaine vs Rachel and Finn - that is, they were both portrayed as just normal high school relationships dealing with the issue of sex (as opposed to just focusing on Kurt and Blaine, for example).
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Ok, so bite me. I'm a sap. I really enjoyed the Christmas special this year. The music was pretty good, their in-special holiday special was great, they put the Christ back into Christmas, and it just made me smile.

Also, holy crap does Darren Criss outsing Chris Colfer. He's easily the best male singer in the show.
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Without a doubt about Criss vs Colfer. Other than that though, I thought the episode was even sappier and dumb than usual. I know that's what they're going for, but it's starting to turn me off.
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#25 Dec 16 2011 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
Wow, really Locke? Christmas is not the only holiday this time of year y'know...

Personally I found the episode downright boring. The opening number was cute, but the Christmas special was downright boring and incredibly cheezy. I get that they're trying to make it like the old school tv specials from the 50's, but damn.
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Wow, really Locke? Christmas is not the only holiday this time of year y'know...

Personally I found the episode downright boring. The opening number was cute, but the Christmas special was downright boring and incredibly cheezy. I get that they're trying to make it like the old school tv specials from the 50's, but damn.

Not sure if the first part is sarcastic or not... of course there are several holidays, and then the general feel of the season. But I was pleasantly surprised that Rory broke out the Nativity story. It's a risky move, precisely because so many people would go "Eeeeeek, pushing religion!" (which was exactly what a lot of the expressions of the Glee kids showed). But it makes sense for the character; Rory's Irish, likely very religious, and that's his faith. It was kind of nice to see that Glee can push both sides of the envelope: they have gone with a pretty direct route with gays, bullies, teen sex, and alcohol. They also went right and said "Hey, it's Christmas. For many, many people, it's about the literal birth of their religion."

Don't get me wrong, the episode itself was total crap. Like most themed episodes, it totally screwed with continuity. The oldie holiday special in the middle was actually filmed very well, even if the canned expressions and too-long pauses after delivering punchlines bordered on the uncomfortable more than the funny. It was the first episode directed by Matthew Morrison, and it was a pretty bad one that would come nowhere near my top 10 or even top 20. However, as a Christmas episode and for getting into the spirit of the season, I really enjoyed it. As a Glee episode, not so much.
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#27 Dec 17 2011 at 5:53 PM Rating: Good
Okay, fair enough. It's just that when people typically say "put the Christ back in Christmas" they start ranting about the war against Christmas and how Christians are persecuted and blah blah blah. I was just really hoping that's not where you were going with that comment, and I'm glad you weren't.
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Also, holy crap does Darren Criss outsing Chris Colfer. He's easily the best male singer in the show.

This is purely personal preference for me. Chris Colfer/Kurt seems to have the effortless soprano of a boy whose voice never broke. And as a performer, he seems more fluid, dynamic and at home in his body. Darren Chris/Blaine, while I appreciate him having a lower vocal range, (along with Damian McGinty/Rory who FINALLY brings something else than a tenor to the show) ...Blaine seems a little weaker in having a pure and polished voice, even in his own range. He also seems to ham his performances up more... He looks more "pohoney" and "stagey" when performing, than natural and at home in his own skin.

If you want a male singer with more oomph than anyone else, I'd nominate Puck. Rory's voice is a great new addition, but even his lower (baritone?) voice is held back by his sweet face standing still as he delivers sentimental ballads.
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Also, holy crap does Darren Criss outsing Chris Colfer. He's easily the best male singer in the show.

This is purely personal preference for me. Chris Colfer/Kurt seems to have the effortless soprano of a boy whose voice never broke. And as a performer, he seems more fluid, dynamic and at home in his body. Darren Chris/Blaine, while I appreciate him having a lower vocal range, (along with Damian McGinty/Rory who FINALLY brings something else than a tenor to the show) ...Blaine seems a little weaker in having a pure and polished voice, even in his own range. He also seems to ham his performances up more... He looks more "pohoney" and "stagey" when performing, than natural and at home in his own skin.

If you want a male singer with more oomph than anyone else, I'd nominate Puck. Rory's voice is a great new addition, but even his lower (baritone?) voice is held back by his sweet face standing still as he delivers sentimental ballads.

That's amazing, I have almost the exact opposite feelings (except with Damina McGinty, Celtic Thunder for the win!). I find that Colfer is a lot more stiff. For example, in the "Let it Snow" song, I found that Criss danced much better than Colfer. I can kind of see your point on Criss overacting; however, it could simply be because he's a straight man playing a gay one. Colfer (who is gay IRL) might be more comfortable acting as a gay teen because he was one; for Criss, it's likely a bit more difficult. I'm just guessing here; again, I don't see him as all that awkward, and I feel he's a better dancer and singer.

As for Puck, I love his character but I feel his voice is one of the ones that requires auto-tuning to the point where you can hear it (same with Finn). Kurt, Blaine, and Rory never have that issue; they have a ton of talent, or at least enough to not require noticeable fixing.
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I definitely preferred Kurt's moves during "let it snow" than Blaine's.
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Watched the season finale. Recap:

First 5 minutes: HOLY SH*T Oh, he's still alive.

Final 30 seconds: HOLY SH*T Totally saw that coming.

Not terrible, not wonderful. The most moving scene was with the dad crying over his son (you'll understand if/when you watch).
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