Glee-The Purple Piano Project-OAD 9/20/11

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  1. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    I literally laughed out loud!

    Good to see Roxanne again. She's very easy on the eyes! American Dreams had lots of eye-candy!

    Liked "Desperately Seeking" Quinn's new look!
  2. FuzzyDolly

    FuzzyDolly Active Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    What's the capitol of Ohio?

  3. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    Hell, I would've been happy if they would've just got off of the 'be yourself, accept everyone, sue is trying to destroy the glee club for no apparant reason' storyline that's been going on for 3 years now.
  4. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Don't consider this thread crapping, but I'm out of Glee this year. By the end of last year I found myself not wanting to watch the episodes, and just eventually having them on in the background. The plots were non-existent or internally non-consistent every week, and there was nothing really at stake. The first season, and especially the Finn/Rachel song at Regionals (sectionals?) it felt like it meant something. Even though I realize it was always mostly a way to sell songs on iTunes.

    Anyway, I'm out. I hope this season turns it around and everyone enjoys.
  5. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Oh, and I hate Kurt and all his storylines. So there is that too.
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It remains to be seen whether this actually makes a difference, but quite a big deal was made over the summer about the fact that Glee actually hired writers and now has a real writer's room. I guess the creators had basically been writing everything before now. Supposedly there will be more story and fewer songs this year.

    But overall, I agree with you. I find myself playing with my phone during Glee more than any other show I watch.
  7. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

    Nov 14, 2001
    Houston, TX
    As I posted earlier, I'm teetering, on the basis of the premiere. (And from the ratings, it looks like a growing number of people are in my camp or yours.)

    The arc for season 3 is sitting right there, and will make for a good show if they follow it: make it back to Nationals, and win. That's it. Along the way, mix in some character-driven stuff about whether some of the kids (Rachel, Kurt) will realize their ambitions to escape the small town they feel they are too big for, and whether some of the others (Finn, Quinn) will find the courage to escape when their instincts tell them the world is too big for them. Throw in some high school hijinks as filler, and that's a pretty good season.

    They touched on all of that stuff in the premiere, fortunately. But -- and acknowledged that it is too soon to tell from just one episode -- it was all buried behind extremely tired devices that had worn out their welcome by the start of last season: nobody likes the Glee kids, and Sue is mean. It's impossible to have patience for any of that anymore after almost 50 straight episodes of it. Add in the usual disregard for consistency of character, the fact that they are apparently bent on continuing to make Mr. Schue an irredeemable putz who is so difficult to root for, and some other stuff, and it's hard to feel like a show that was once flirting with greatness isn't about to flame out.

    I really hope it doesn't. When the show is good, it's really, really good.
  8. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

    Aug 18, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    I getting tired of all the broadway tunes. I don't know 90% of them and if they are going to do them, at least do the ones like the ensemble that the new girl did (I think it was "Anything you can do, I can do better". Was that from Guys and Dolls?)
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I can appreciate that there are people who don't know or like the Broadway stuff, but that's one of their staples, and there's no way they're going to stop doing them. Rachel, the "star" of the Glee Club is a Broadway fanatic and that's her life's ambition. No way will she stop doing those types of tunes. Also, I suspect that one of the goals the creators had for this series is to familiarize the younger generation with some of the great show tunes of the past. So feel free to hate it, and feel free to turn the show off if you can't stand it, but there's no way it's going away.
  10. loganasu

    loganasu I'm a lurker

    Jan 17, 2005
    The first part of the song is from "Anything Goes"
    The second part is from "Annie Get Your Gun"
  11. claire_d

    claire_d New Member

    May 15, 2007
    Auburn, MA
    And when you add in the Go Go's, and a great song from Hairspray... I thought the music choices were fun.
  12. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    That's from next weeks show.
  13. Drewster

    Drewster Connoisseur

    Oct 26, 2000
    One of the things I love about Glee is the mix of music. Some I know, some I don't. I've found artists that I liked because Glee did their music.

    As for the ages of the characters, if Quinn isn't graduating, that means she was captain of the Cheerios as a freshman??? As if! (yeah yeah, it's Glee...)
  14. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
  15. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

    Feb 17, 2003
  16. hapdrastic

    hapdrastic Swarley

    Mar 31, 2006
    There were two (at least) So You Think You Can Dance alums in this episode.

    Melinda Sullivan (tapper, Season 7) was one of the backup dancers in the "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" number, and Courtney Galiano (who's been on the show as a dancer before) from Season 4 was one of the "Skanks". I wouldn't be surprised if Courtney ends up in a Mike Change type role in the glee club (although they probably won't go there).
  17. Gerryex

    Gerryex Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    That was more entertaining than Glee itself!!

    Last year I had banked a bunch of Glee episodes and when I finally got around to watching them it was almost a chore. While some of the musical numbers were good some I didn't like at all and just zipped through them. The super villian of Sue was just plain stupid and too over done.

    So this year I watched the first episode and I'm afraid that may be my last! And again I find no interest at all in the Sue character. Yes, this is a TV show but some of the things she does a just way too over the top that I can't watch it any more. So I'm probably not going to!!!

  18. HomieG

    HomieG Nowhere Man...

    Feb 17, 2003
    Now that you mentioned it, seems like Sesame Street lost a great opportunity in that skit to use "G-rouch" as Sue :)
  19. Neenahboy

    Neenahboy Statistical outlier

    Apr 7, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Oof, this is going to be an interesting season if they're intent on making Sue's congressional run happen.

    Here's how this needs to play out, IMO. Sue is exposed for what she is and exits the congressional race in disgrace just as she's starting to gain traction. New Directions wins nationals. Glee ends. Rachel and Kurt move to New York and they do the spinoff that was so talked about over the summer; new friends, jobs, roommates, lives can be introduced for them. Schuester sees this as an opportunity to try New York again, he and Emma move there, and we see them in the spinoff on a recurring basis. Everything else about McKinley High, including Jane Lynch, is immediately jettisoned.
  20. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    OH, I so agree.

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