Glee | "New York" | OAD 5/24/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Lori, May 24, 2011.

  1. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

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    I think Chicago is a bore. Different strokes. I think my real point is best musical would be songs and story. Not just songs. If I were going that route, I might choose Sondheim who was given us some great tunes or perhaps Bernstein.
     
  2. Drewster

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    So, you know how Finn texted Rachel to meet him in Central Park? Specifically, from the hotel? The hotel is at 44th street, the bridge is mid-park, at about 74th street.

    He asked her to walk 30 blocks, alone. Schmuck!
     
  3. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    NYC has these things called taxi's. And also a subway. Just sayin.
     
  4. sieglinde

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    And it did depict them using Taxis. I don't remember if they used the subway. Since many people in NY don't own cars, both of these are probably reasonably priced.

    Now South Pacific, that was a musical!!! If you can sing songs from it by memory or find yourself huming tunes, then that is a keeper. I suspect both Wicked and Chicago aren't on too many people's "hum" lists.
     
  5. busyba

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    Wicked is absolutely on my hum list.

    Chicago for me was more about the dancing than the music.
     
  6. Drewster

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    OK pedantic police, my point was more about him asking her to navigate 30 blocks, by herself, in a strange city. And by the way, you can't take a taxi to that bridge. You can get within a few blocks, depending on the day of week and time of day -- car traffic in Central Park is tightly controlled. Subway stops are even farther away.

    And then, after dinner at Sardi's and being shot down, he lets her storm off into the NYC night?!??

    Schmuck!
     
  7. Langree

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    See, as far as musicals my favorite hasn't been mentioned.

    Les Miserables, I've seen it twice and the soundtrack is in constant rotation on my iPod.


    Phantom, love the music, but not stuff I find myself wanting to sing along with.

    Chicago, really didn't care for it.

    Cats, some great songs, but not my thing.

    I really think I'm more old school, Oliver!, My Fair Lady, The Music Man (All of which I've seen professional productions of, not just the movies).
     
  8. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

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    Nobody gets mugged in the Gleeverse!
     
  9. JYoung

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    I'm sorry, you are attempting to apply reality to the Gleeverse.
    This is known to be an exercise in futility.
     
  10. TriBruin

    TriBruin Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Some of the musicals on my iPod include Rent, Avenue Q, and Starlight Express :)eek:). This is addition to others mentioned in this thread (Chicago, Wicked, Phantom)

    But that is the point, although I wouldn't agree with calling Wicked the "best" Musical, I could see why a Rachel would call it that.
     
  11. TonyD79

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    Not fair. Musicals were bigger when South Pacific was made (everyone boyfht sound tracks back then) plus it was a movie where the extremely vast majority saw it.
     
  12. Drewster

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    Rachel didn't. Kurt called it "one of the greatest musicals of all time".

    </pedantic>

    My big favorite is A Chorus Line. I've seen it several times, and always wind up humming the songs for days afterward. Mike/Tina's "Sing" was one of my favorites from "Duets".
     
  13. Drewster

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    True enough. I've gotten to know the city fairly well the last few years, so the geography immediately popped into my head.
     
  14. JYoung

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    But how is this different from any other show shot and set in other cities?
    I've seen "malleable geography" in shows shot and set in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, and Toronto for over 30 years now.

    Not to mention shows (and movies) shot in one city and set in another (Castle and Medium readily come to mind).

    How is Glee different in that respect?
     
  15. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

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    No :eek: required... it's a fun musical with a bizarre setup and good songs. :)
     
  16. sieglinde

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    It depends on how you judge musicals. For example, Cats and Starlight Express have spectacular sets, Starlight has skating and other interesting choriography. Both have fantastic costuming. (I have only seen Cats but have seen snippets of Starlight Express.)
    Music Les Mis and Phantom are right up there. I have only heard the albums so I have no opinion on how they were as plays or costuming etc. I am fairly old, so I am from the era where top 40 played more American Songbook type music. New songs would come into being and then I would find out that they were from a musical. Many of the Musicman, South Pacific era stuff, I heard before I knew where it came from. Actually some good musicals are called Disney Cartoons, Little Mermaid comes to mind, I have seen Lion King as a movie first then a musical. So the genre is kind of being all mixed up. Where does Jesus Christ Superstar with its very hummible music and Hair come into the musical equation? JCS is better than Wicked as far as music goes. :)
     
  17. Drewster

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    It's not. I just happened to notice. Had I not spent a lot of time in NYC the last few years, I wouldn't have noticed.

    Despite living in SoCal my entire life, I don't know LA well at all, so I don't notice the malleable geography for shows set there.
     
  18. jsmeeker

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    As jyoung suggests, it happens all the time in cities all over the place.

    A recent example I easily picked up on in an episode of 90210. A group of people went from Beverly Hills (or the hollywood hills/west hollywood area) to the Griffith Park observatory. What road did you see the limo driving down? PCH.
     
  19. IJustLikeTivo

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    In shows based on DC, no matter where you are going, they cross Memorial Bridge and drive by the Lincoln Memorial. In the movie, "the tall blond man with one red shoe", they crossed the Potomac three times driving from Alexandria to the city. You just have to go with the flow.
     
  20. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Yup.

    and really, it's all done for eye candy. PCH up around Malibu is pretty. It's what people think of when t hey think of L.A. Same with DC. The bridges. the memorials and monuments and what not. You want to show them because it says "we are in D.C."
     

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