Gleeks, I seriously can’t contain my excitement for the MJ episode. I mean, he’s the King of Pop! To be perfectly honest, I don’t even care that this song is featuring 10 songs, and therefore it will likely be very low on actual plot. More Michael songs = more awesomeness in my opinion! But let’s take a look at what we do know, shall we? Spoilerphobes, it’s preview post time, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to see the official synopsis, episode stills, full songs and a bunch of sneak peek videos from this week’s episode. First, here’s the synopsis:
New Directions battles the Dalton Warblers and their devious new leader, Sebastian, for the right to perform a Michael Jackson song at Regionals. Meanwhile, Kurt and Rachel receive news regarding their admissions process at NYADA, and things continue to heat up between Sam and Mercedes.
Sometimes I frustrate myself with how much pressure I put on post-hiatus Glee episodes, but at the same time I really doubt I’ll ever change my habits. It’s totally natural to expect a jaw-droppingly good episode after several weeks away. Unfortunately, jaw-droppingly good is not a term I’d use to describe “Yes/No”, but it was still entertaining, nonetheless. For me, a big part of the problem was that it focused too heavily on adult story lines, which I never find as compelling as the students’. And then I also had issues with a lot of the adult story lines…ahem, Will/Emma, ahem. But we’ll get to all that in a bit. Let’s break it all down a bit further first, shall we? Also, scroll down to answer this poll question: What should Rachel say to Finn’s proposal?
Favourite Character: The glee clubbers were pretty strong as an ensemble this week, but all my love still has to go to Artie. Not only did he make me want to dance to a song I normally can’t stand, but he was also totally fantastic in all of his scenes with Becky. I absolutely loved how he stood up for his friendship with her to the rest of the glee club, and I’m actually really hoping that the two will be able to remain friends because they were really fun to watch together, and I think it would be good for both of them to have a friend who might better understand some of their struggles. On a related note, Sue was also fabulous in this story line as well, and I adored her last scene with Becky, and how the two of them will get through their heartbreak together! So sweet.
You may still have to wait a few more days until Glee is back on your TV screen, but you have to wait no more days to find out all about this week’s new episode, “Yes/No”! Spoilerphobes, it’s preview post time, so avert your eyes if you don’t want to see the official synopsis, episode stills, full songs and a bunch of sneak peek videos from this week’s episode. First, here’s the synopsis:
When Will tries to plan a special surprise for Emma, he enlists the glee club to help him sweep her off her feet. Meanwhile, Becky sets her sights on Artie, and Finn makes an announcement about his life plans after high school that surprises the glee club.
With the new year just around the corner, this means January 17, and a new episode of Glee, is getting ever closer…yet it still feels so far away! As always, I’ll write a complete preview post filled with clips, songs, pictures and more, and I’ll get that up a few days before the episode airs, but until then, I’ll do a few posts with little tidbits of advance news. So to get you all good and excited for the new episode featuring Will’s big proposal, first check out the new promo video below!:
What do you think of the new promo gleeks? Any scenes/moments/songs that you’re particularly excited about? Let me know in the comments!
Looks like Glee has another holiday treat for us! Below, check out the newly released video of Santana performing “Santa Baby”, a scene from “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” that landed on the cutting room floor. It seems that Finn had enlisted Santana to help him pick out Rachel’s required bling at the jewelry store, and that she decided to sing about what she, in fact, wants for the holidays.
Really, I don’t think this song could be more perfect for Santana’s voice. She really knocks it out of the park. But what do you think, gleeks? Let me know your thoughts on the performance in the comments! Do you agree with the decision to cut it from the episode, or do you wish it had stayed in the final version?
Watch three new behind-the-scenes Glee vids, featuring Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer and the making of “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”!
Glee‘s holiday episode may have come and gone, but the cast is still spreading holiday cheer in this week before Christmas Day! To help get you into the holiday spirit (and to give you a bit of a Glee fix in the mini-hiatus until the next new episode on January 17), check out these three new videos from Glee‘s YouTube channel!
Happy holidays, gleeks! Hope you are all able to spend it with those you love most!
“That’s part of Christmas too, right? It’s the sad things that make you remember what’s really important.”: Extraordinary Merry Christmas (3×09) Gleecap
Oh, holiday episodes. They really do get a lot of pressure put on them, don’t they? I mean, everyone’s always hoping that the holiday episodes of their favourite TV shows will be so fantastic that next year, they’ll watch them again in December alongside their annual viewings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Miracle on 34th Street. And because of this pressure, our favourite TV shows often end up somewhat overdosing on the holiday spirit, favouring endless holiday song after endless holiday song instead of spending time on any viable plot lines…oh, wait, maybe now I’m just talking about Glee. But since that’s what I’m supposed to be talking about anyway, let’s get straight to it. I love a good holiday movie/special/TV episode, but, for the most part, “Extraordinary Merry Christmas” really didn’t work for me. Some of the songs were great (“Let It Snow” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, in particular), and I actually really enjoyed the hilarious campy-ness of the black-and-white Christmas special (except that it went on entirely too long, especially “My Favourite Things”)…but the parts set in the real world were almost wholly unlikeable in my mind. The plot contrivance that the TV special was being filmed on the same day that the glee club was supposed to sing for the homeless was silly, Sam’s new role of a spirit guide for Rory was quite sudden and strange, and Rachel, for some reason, turned into way more of a selfish diva than ever before…oh, and also, the show seems to have also forgotten that she’s Jewish. But more on all of that (and more!) later. For now, let’s break this episode down piece by piece, shall we?