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Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 11, “Michael”

January 30, 2012

New Directions 3Gleeks, 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.

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“But it’s a promise. A promise to keep loving you for the rest of my life.”: Yes/No (3×10) Gleecap

January 22, 2012

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.

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Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 10, “Yes/No”

January 14, 2012

wefoundlove1You 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.

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Can’t wait for new Glee on January 17? Watch another preview for “Yes/No”

December 28, 2011

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!

Watch Santana perform “Santa Baby”, a deleted scene from “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”

December 22, 2011

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”!

December 19, 2011

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

December 15, 2011

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?

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A proposal, a Michael Jackson tribute, and new family members: Glee casting and upcoming episode news round-up

December 12, 2011
Summer Nights

New Directions will be performing "Summer Nights" from Grease in episode 10!

After tomorrow’s holiday extravaganza for episode 9, “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”, Glee will take its usual winter hiatus, with no new episodes until January 17. But just because we’ll have a month of no Glee, doesn’t mean that new scoop won’t still be coming our way! To help keep you in the loop on the most important Glee news, here’s a quick rundown of what’s to come:

  • More New Faces to the New Directions Family Tree: Following the news that Gloria Estefan has been cast to play Santana’s mom in an upcoming episode, comes the announcement that Fox is now in talks with rapper Pitbull to play Santana’s older brother! Entertainment Weekly also reports that Estefan’s episode will no longer be the same episode as Ricky Martin’s, likely to make room for a big family number featuring both Estefan and hopefully Pitbull. And in even more exciting family casting news, the same EW article claims that Fox is finally beginning to cast for Rachel’s gay dads! Finally!
  • Get Ready for More MJ: It seems that New Directions’ Sectionals performance was just a taste of what the next half of this season has to offer! Glee‘s first tribute episode of season 3 will indeed honour the King of Pop himself, Mr. Michael Jackson. Airing on January 24 (the second episode back after the winter hiatus), TV Guide says that the episode will feature 10-12 songs from MJ’s extensive catalogue…the only question now is which ones? In addition to “Man in the Mirror” last week, Glee has also previously performed “Thriller” and “P.Y.T.” in season 2.
  • Episode 10 is called “The Proposal”: And yes, there will indeed be a proposal! In this episode, the first one back after the winter break, TV Line reports that Will is going to propose to Emma…but what we don’t know is if she’ll say yes or not! I, for one, am a little weary of the fact that this will be Emma’s third engagement in the same number of seasons. Yikes. But fear not, non-Wemma fans, this episode will also feature “Summer Nights” from Grease, as part of the storyline that’s pushing Sam and Mercedes back together! Check out some more great photos from the “Summer Nights” filming, over at The Daily Mail.

What do you think of all these developments, gleeks? Are you excited to meet more of Santana’s family, and finally meet Rachel’s dads? Who do you think should play Rachel’s dads? What Michael Jackson songs do you hope Glee will cover in its tribute episode? Do you think Emma will say “yes” to Will? And how excited are you about New Directions performing a Grease song? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Songs, videos, stills & more!: All you want to know about episode 9, “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”

December 11, 2011

Tina Rachel and QuinnWith the holiday season in full swing and Christmas just a few short weeks away, it’s time for Glee‘s annual holiday episode! Get ready for lots of holiday songs and cheer – because really, what would a holiday episode be without all that?! 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 New Directions is asked to perform at two different events on the same day at the same time, they have a tough decision to make. Will they choose correctly and spread Christmas cheer, or will their ambition get the best of them?

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“Hold on to sixteen as long as you can.”: Hold on to Sixteen (3×08) Gleecap

December 7, 2011

Competition episodes always have the possibility to be amazing on Glee, and sometimes, like last night, they truly deliver. “Hold on to Sixteen” felt like a slightly more mature version of the season 1 Sectionals episode – the same great music, the same great performances, the same magical feeling…yet with this fabulous underlying theme of youth and growing up. The kids of McKinley High (at least the ones that we see on Glee) seem to always be pushing themselves into adulthood through whatever means necessary. They’re the kinds of kids that just can’t seem to wait to grow up/to be stars/to leave Lima, and finally we have an episode that works to make them celebrate their youth. Quinn is obviously the main target of this storyline, particularly with Sam quoting Mellencamp to her, but the episode also addressed the topic of growing up too fast with Sam himself, and it’s really an issue we’ve seen with all of these characters at one time or another. I love the idea of New Directions maturing as a group, yet in doing so, is realizing the importance of each other and treasuring this time. High school is an experience you only get once, after all! Now let’s break the episode down a little further, shall we?

Favourite Character: I don’t know how to praise just one character this week! This episode was so strong because it was truly an ensemble affair. Sam’s return was excellent (and I wasn’t much of a Sam fan last season, but I thought he was really great this week, especially with his fight to get back Mercedes), Quinn showed amazing range from crazy psycho and all the way back to the lovely girl we used to know, Rachel was also really wonderful in her scenes with Quinn…and let’s not forget about all the amazingness that was Tina and Mike Chang. That girl deserves mega-props for not only going to talk to Mike’s dad, but also secretly submitting his dance school applications!

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