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

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  1. mykittykat88

    mykittykat88 New Member

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    I agree with the Sue "overdo"... it's just too much now.

    Not happy that Blaine is in New Directions - he'll become the male version of Rachel and have a solo in every show. I AM glad Kurt is back - and I've always liked the dynamic of his songs with Rachel.

    The actress who plays Sugar was also in the short-lived series Mercy.

    I'll hang in there even though some of the story lines are contrived....it is, after all, television....
     
  2. sieglinde

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    I had to get used to the unreality of the setting. Yes, in a real high school, some parent would have complained about Sue to the principal but this is a fantasy. (I really disliked the cheer leader types when I was in high school, I wonder if one of the writers had problems with the "soshes".
     
  3. The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising TCF Club

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    Actually I think you are mistaking Vanessa Lengies with Michelle Trachtenberg who portrayed a nurse in Mercy. Coincidentally, Vanessa has played a nurse for the past 3 years in Hawthorne.
     
  4. JohnB1000

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    I came to write something similar. The whole show bears so little relationship to ACTUAL school that it makes me chuckle every time someone picks up on a flaw. "They wouldn't allow a teacher like that" but they do allow production numbers in the cafeteria :)
     
  5. NJChris

    NJChris Kermie Loves Elmo TCF Club

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    I don't think it's that so much. There is a limit to the "un-reality".....

    Sue is just so far beyond that .. she doesn't even fit into the rules they put on other characters.
     
  6. JohnB1000

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    I just don't see it that way. She's a pantomime villain in a pantomime like show.

    Of course I'm not clear if everyone is familiar with what a pantomime is :)
     
  7. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    Look, I take "reality" very lightly in this show.

    The problem with Sue is that she's so over the top in this episode that it just tips my suspension of disbelief to the breaking point.
     
  8. sieglinde

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    I object to autotunes more than the Sue character. :)
     
  9. mattack

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    Gee.. There's this thing called the Internet.. and I think it even has a Movie DataBase somewhere.. Maybe a .COM
     
  10. mattack

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    Didn't this episode have WAY WAY fewer songs than usual?

    Also, they called it Go Gos week or something like that.. but had IIRC 2 GoGos songs.. I don't even remember what.. I think "We Got the Beat" and I presume "Back to the Beat" is a GoGos song.
     
  11. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    Last season, Ryan Murphy remarked a couple of times that they can't keep cramming so many songs into an episode (even though they kept cramming so many songs into an episode). Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

    When did they call it Go Gos week? They only performed the one song from them.

    The songs featured in the episode:
    "We Got The Beat" from the Go Gos
    "You Can't Stop the Beat" from Hairspray
    "It's Not Unusual" from Tom Jones
    "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" from The Wizard Of Oz
    "Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do" from Anything Goes and Annie Get Your Gun
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, they've actually hired writers for this show, which they didn't have for the first two seasons. So this season there is supposed to be more coherent plots/stories, and fewer musical numbers.
     
  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    They hired writers... and they also hired Marti Noxon. So it's a tradeoff. ;)

    (Sorry, Joss... I know you love her, and come to her defense whenever you can, but I'm not a fan of Marti.)
     
  14. Drewster

    Drewster Connoisseur

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    Right with you there.
     
  15. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    But she's not wearing underwear!
     
  16. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

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    Were those all entire songs? If so, wow, I guess I zoned out on some of them.. but like I said, at least time-wise, there seems to be way fewer songs.
     
  17. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Well played. :)
     

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