Articles for Glee Season 2

It‘s back to school time, even for those of us past the years of trapper keepers and Homecoming queens. Glee returns tonight!I‘ve watched the premiere and spilled what I could about tonight‘s new guest stars and developments, but here‘s your catch to get a preview before the episode airs at 8pm on Fox. Check out these clips of tonight‘s premiere, "Audition," which all serve to set up the big events of the evening. You‘ll even get a hilarious Brittany line and a venomous Sue Sylvester insult included free of charge.Hulu says these videos expire in just a few hours, so watch ‘em quick before the premiere ... before they disappear! And be sure to check back at BuddyTV tonight for my full episode recap, music review and best quotes of the night. Read more »
GLEEEEEEEEEEE! They‘re back! All our old friends who we haven‘t seen for so very long! If you think I‘m joking about how much I missed Glee, you should probably just take your juicy, vine-ripened chest fruit and get the hell out of my office. Because we‘ve got some serious catching up and recapping to do, and I don‘t want the deafening sounds of your stretch marks distracting anyone from the glory that is the return of our favorite teen musical dramedy. So let‘s get up in the Panther‘s business, lady. Read more »
Last night‘s Glee season 2 premiere actually stuck pretty close to Will Schuester‘s song selection formula: "25% show tunes, 25% hip hop, 25% classic rock." (With that last 25% reserved for all things pop.)  Add it all up and what do you get? "100% gay," according to Jacob. Yes, Jacob, if by 100% gay, you mean 100% awesome.Last night‘s kick-off episode, "Audition," was all about introducing us to the season‘s new voices, Sam and Sunshine, while reminding us just how spectacular Lea Michele‘s still is. What the premiere playlist didn‘t do is shove a theme down our throats. Instead, we got a grab bag of big hits from this year, showtunes and one epic Dreamgirls ballad. Read more »
The seduction. The mayhem. The one and only ... BRITNEY!In case you missed it after last night‘s episode, or just want to watch Heather Morris look amazing over and over again, check out the preview video for next week‘s Glee Britney bonanza. (Guest starring Ms. Spears herself, and John freaking Stamos. Sometimes too much of a good thing is a great thing.)Prepare to Gleek out harder than you‘ve ever Gleeked before. Read more »
Can‘t wait until next Tuesday to see the glory of Glee melded with the beauty of Britney? (Who can?)Check out this YouTube montage sneak peek (thanks, EW!) of the Spears songs coming up on next week‘s episode. All I can say is: "STRONGER"!Somebody up there (Ryan Murphy) must love me, because that is the Brit song I most wanted to hear. Glee, once again, you are the champion of my heart.Oh yeah: The episode also features the Paramore song, "The Only Exception," sung by Ms. Lea Michele. If you haven‘t died of Britney-induced happiness by then, you will probably enjoy that, too. Read more »
After a surprising Monday that saw most new shows succeed (with the exception on FOX‘s Lone Star, which is already on death watch), Tuesday was a lot more stable. Since it‘s the night that features some of the biggest returning champions (NCIS and Dancing with the Stars), this should come as no surprise.  Read more »
Next Tuesday‘s highly anticipated Glee/Britney Spears hour of power just got a little more highly anticipated: The full-length Britney covers have leaked!I‘ve combined my three favorite addictions (Glee, Britney Spears and judging) to bring to you my thoughts on the five big Brit covers coming our way on Tuesday. Listen to them all, critique along with me and continue looking even forward-er to Tuesday. See you then, Gleeks! Read more »
Actor Darren Criss, whom you may remember as Matt Dallas‘s brother on the short-lived Eastwick, just hitched his wagon to a much more successful star, and possibly the most talked-about role of the season. EW confirmed with Glee sources that Criss has joined the cast of Glee as a gay student named Blaine who sings with a rival glee club, the Dalton Academy Warblers. Where first we were certain that new guy Chord Overstreet was going to play Kurt Hummel‘s (Chris Colfer) much anticipated love interest, now it sounds like Criss may be the man for the job. But producers are being careful to keep any romantic plot developments under wraps--or to keep their options open. His Glee sources tell Ausiello that Blaine "will maintain a strictly platonic friendship with McKinley High‘s most out and proud pupil. But could that change as the season progresses? Yes, it could." Read more »
Just one more night until the day we‘ve all been waiting for ... Britney day on Glee!Like the 12 days of Christmas, we‘ve been bringing you different teasers and tastes in anticipation of the big day: The episode preview, sneak peek videos, photo stills, even the full-length leaked Britney covers.Now, one last appetizer before the main course: Photos of Brittany the Perfect (Heather Morris) all dressed up for her dream sequences as Britney Spears. Enjoy! Read more »
Have mercy!Forgive my corny Full House joke, but I just couldn‘t help it. And you probably won‘t be able to either, once you check out this sneak peek video of our first look at John Stamos, AKA Dr. Carl, and his new main squeeze Emma (Jayma Mays) lip-locking in front of a jealous, but always cordial, Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) during next Tuesday‘s Britney Spears tribute episode, "Britney/Brittany." (Sneak a listen of the Spears covers now!)Dr. Carl isn‘t just serious about his feelings for Emma, whose neuroses he even finds "adorable." He‘s also serious about educating teens about dental hygiene. Aaaand I think you see where this is going. Look like we‘re going to see a lot more of Dr. Carl, floss in hand, around McKinley High. Starting with ... an exclusive dental care seminar with the Glee club? Check out the clip for more: Read more »
It‘s here: GLEE BRITNEY DAY!All the "Anticipating," all the "Crazy" waiting: It‘s finally over. So many nights searching the web for spoilers, thinking "Don‘t Let Me Be the Last to Know." The days of looking at episode videos and photos, yelling "Gimme More" are all behind you! Glee Britney day is here, and it was "Born to Make You Happy." You‘re so excited it‘s like a "Circus" inside your head.As you can probably tell, we‘ve got Britney songs on the brain today. So, in celebration of Ms. Spears‘ appearance on Glee tonight, we want to know: What‘s your favorite Britney song? Post your choice in the comments below (feel free to say why, but it‘s not required). One "Lucky" commenter (whom I will choose at random, as is "My Prerogative") will win this highly coveted Glee foam hand, in lovely "Sue Sylvester tracksuit" red: Read more »
OMGLEE IT‘S BRITNEY DAY. I was so excited earlier that I felt like I had to pee a little. But it wasn‘t pee. It was GLEE. For weeks now I‘ve been so excited for the Glee Britney episode (because I have no life like it‘s my job and Britney nostalgia like it‘s a chronic bone disease) that I actually got worried earlier that my brain would explode from happiness poisoning and all I would be able to write is "Durrrrrrrr" all the way down the page.Even if this recap can‘t fully capture the Spears-tacular Brit-nanza we just saw (SPOILER ALERT: it can‘t), look on the bright side: At least these are real words. And, like Dr. Carl says, we should always be doing things that feel good for no reason, like making jokes about a show that has lots of the best jokes around already included. Now let‘s get our anesthesia on and discuss that Britney Spears sex riot, my little butt sweat stains:  Read more »
After spewing my unequivocal love all over my recap of last night‘s Glee Britney episode, this morning I woke up to a string of emails from friends arguing over the highs, lows and relative merits of the tribute episode. Even for Glee‘s most die-hard fans (I would definitely count these friends among that group, since, as I mentioned, we maintain an active Glee email list-serve), the hour was divisive on a number of levels. While everyone agreed that Heather Morris stole the night, some worried that letting her star shine too brightly, and too many one-liners, could result in a Brittany overdose. Some found the hallucinations to be pure, enjoyable fun, and were thrilled (and, in Jacob‘s words, "titillated") by the replica Britney music videos. Others called them contrived, and wanted more original, and better integrated, songs that fit into the storyline. (Which then begged the question: What storyline?) And that whole thing with Will acting like a clueless, demented teen? It may have set up a killer performance of "Toxic," but at what cost? In my friend Thayer‘s words, "I actually liked Will singing for once, although I wanted to stab his character." We‘ve got plenty of BuddyTV users on both sides of the fence about the Britney tribute as well. Some of your comments on the recap so far: "It was trying too hard." "Brit killed it!" "I can‘t process the episode yet." "Extremely hot Santana saved it for me."  Read more »
After a week of recreational hallucinogen drug use, voluntary objectification and plenty of suggestive, skin-bearing dancing, what‘s next for Glee? Why, finding religion, of course.Next week‘s episode finds Finn and Kurt both battling with tough questions in their personal lives, and the Glee club coming together to support--and sing--them through it.Sneak a listen at next week‘s spiritual catalog, including Joan Osbourne‘s "One of Us," Billy Joel‘s "Only the Good Die Young" and Simon and Garfunkel‘s "Bridge Over Troubled Water," below. Read more »
Can‘t wait until Tuesday to see how the Glee kids handle their biggest guest star yet? (That‘d be God ... ) Check out all seven songs (including lots and lots of solos!) coming up on next week‘s touching religious episode, "Grilled Cheesus." Here are the links you need to hear ‘em:  Read more »
Get your Monday off to a great start with some of the latest TV news in 300 words.Joey Fatone to Glee: Hi Hi HiWell this is kind of embarrassing. Former ‘NSYNCer Joey Fatone, has started an online movement to have his boy band‘s music featured on the hit FOX musical Glee. After watching last week‘s Britney episode, Fatone took to his twitter to stage an "‘NSYNC to Glee" campaign. Fatone thinks ‘NSYNC‘s music would be a perfect fit for the show. He kind of has a point. However, here‘s a tip: Let them come to you. Nothing comes off lamer than desperation. Fatone would be better off letting things organically evolve. Let‘s hope creator Ryan Murphy sticks to his script and is not swayed by every washed up pop act who wants to experience the Glee bump. [People]    Read more »
Glee news comes at you fast and fierce. Here‘s the latest Glee buzz, but if you are wary of spoilers ... consider yourself warned!Mini GleeIt looks like Glee is going to go all Muppet Babies on us. Word on the street is FOX is looking to cast kindergarten aged-actors to play younger versions of our favorite McKinley students for an upcoming episode. What do you think creator Ryan Murphy has up his sleeve for this episode? The obvious guess would be that we‘ll see the kids in some form of flashback. However, after much of the gang experienced drug induced Britney hallucinations last week, we know that Murphy is anything but obvious. [Ausiello] Read more »
Last week‘s Glee Britney tribute was the kind of episode you want to take with you out to the club: Fast, crazy, scantily clad and down for whatever, even doing serious narcotics and stripping its own plot bare (in public no less) for the sake of the party. I‘m not saying that episode has definitely done coke, but it has an obvious "Try anything once, devil may care, let‘s dull the pain of my serious daddy issues" aura about itself.Tonight‘s Glee episode, on the other hand, is the kind of episode you want to romance, marry and eventually raise a family with. You want to hold its hand while sitting in matching rocking chairs on your wrap-around front porch. You want to pick out matching monographed towels with this Glee episode. You would let this Glee episode win at checkers, every time. You‘re in love with it and you want to have all of its babies forever and ever, amen.Of course, by "you," I mean me. But I pray, for your sake, that you agree. I wasn‘t lying when I said last week‘s Britney spectacle tickled my "Toxic" bone, but tonight‘s episode, like a good, healthy meal after a candy binge, had all the heart and poignancy and thought-provoking story arcs and character growth that last week‘s lacked. And it didn‘t hurt that we still got killer songs, some stellar Brittany-isms, another major glimpse at Sue‘s soul (oh, it‘s there) and just the right dash of Finchel dysfunction. This really was Glee at its very best: Touching and in-tune, through and through, thanks in large part to Chris Colfer, who, let‘s be honest, may as well just get that Emmy right now. Him and his fabulous hat. (So Christ chic!)But enough! Let‘s get to the recap, before my heart attacks me from loving too much:  Read more »
Take a moment to grab a bite of the latest TV news in 300 words.A Gleeful OfficeGet ready to Gleek out Office fans. Word is out that an entire upcoming episode of The Office will be dedicated to Glee. Well, watching Glee that is. Even though no one from Glee will appear in the episode I am really hoping the office mates do their take on the cast and sing-a-long with the show. After The Office season 7 opened with such a glorious lip dub, it should come as no surprise that the employees at Dunder Mifflin are all about Glee. And if the episode they watch is as quotable as this week‘s Glee, we are in for a treat. It‘s pretty cool of NBC (or is it?) to devote an entire episode of The Office to promoting an already hit show on FOX. [Ausiello] Read more »
I can‘t remember the last time I was this excited to stay in on a Saturday night, and I‘m not just saying that as a certifiable Gleek. I‘m also saying it as a certifiable Christopher Guest, Party Down and all-around Jane Lynch fan. The woman is a comedy (and human) gem. Which, and this probably goes without saying, is just the jolt SNL needs.In fact, there are no Glee jokes to be seen in these Saturday Night Live promos for Jane Lynch‘s hosting gig on Saturday, October 9. Instead of Sue, we see Lynch‘s sweeter (and a little psychedelic) side opposite Fred Armisten. In case you were lulled into forgetfulness, Lynch (who got her start with the renowned Second City improv group) has comedy chops that far surpass her role on Glee, and there‘s no way SNL won‘t take advantage of that range.Does that mean the SNL writers will do their own song and dance to avoid evoking Glee and Lynch‘s iconic villain Sue Sylvester during the show? (For those doubting her cultural impact, remember she‘s now immortal.) Somehow, I doubt it. As Jimmy Fallon showed us, Glee jokes are fun to write and even more fun to execute. Whether it‘s a "Sue C‘s It" segment during "Weekend Update," an Andy Samberg-penned Glee-inspired Digital Short or something else entirely, I think we‘re all expecting just a liiiittle tracksuit action this Saturday.Will we get a double dose of Sue this week? We‘ll find out on Saturday. Until then, watch the promos below and get psyched!  Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
Tomorrow on Glee, the kids ditch the Britney theatrics and last week‘s heavy subject matter for a challenge more reminiscent of their season 1 antics: A duets competition. Which two-person tunes are we in for? How will the group‘s love triangles and squares and hexagons complicate things? And who will win the contest? We don‘t have all the answers, but we‘ve got a few: Below, sneak a listen at the set list, watch Sam and Quinn‘s sweet duet and check out a seriously amazing moment for the previously silent Mike Chang.  Read more »
Jane Lynch hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, and--as is her right, her gift and her duty--stole the show with some hilarious characters that reminded us she‘s got plenty of range beyond Sue Sylvester.There were lots of great moments on SNL this weekend, but not everything worked, despite Lynch‘s presence. Here‘s my take on the highlights and lowlights of the show: Read more »
I‘m trying something a little different this week, Gleeks. As much as I‘ve loved writing the lengthy, in-depth recaps for the last three weeks, now that we‘re getting into a stride, it‘s probably more fun for all of us if I exchange those big, fat plot-focused recaps for something a little shorter, sweeter (in terms of observations) and meatier (in terms of analysis).I‘m all ears if you wanna tell me that you love, hate or anything-in-between the new format--I‘m as open to tweaking it as Kurt is open to wearing fabulous hats. (And never fear, each and every day after a Glee episode, you can still expect the regular "Best Quotes" slideshow. UPDATE: Here it is!)So let‘s get into it, because, as a recapper, I too am like a lizard: I need words beneath the jump or I can‘t digest my food:  Read more »
Sometimes it seems like Glee news travels faster than Brittany moves from man to man. Still, we attempt to keep up and informed. Here‘s the latest from the land of Glee: Read more »
On October 26, Glee fans will get treated to the show‘s most ambitious mash-up to date: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show."The cast‘s covers of the cult classic British play/film will hit stores on October 19, but why wait? We‘ve got all the songs, including, "Sweet Transvestite," "Touch A Touch A Touch A Me" and "Time Warp," ready and waiting for your ears right NOW.Listen to ‘em before they‘re gone! (And check out the photos from the upcoming episode, if you haven‘t already.) Read more »
We have a whole week to wait until the "Rocky Horror Glee Show," but I‘m doing my best to bring you all the Glee fun you can handle in the meantime, like How to Dress as Your Favorite Gleek for Halloween and our latest personality quiz, "What Kind of Gleek Are You?"Adding to the fun today: These new behind-the-scenes videos from next week‘s and last week‘s episodes! It‘s always great to see just how much fun this cast has together. Check ‘em out: Read more »
As you probably know because you‘re on this website, next week‘s Glee episode is titled "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," and features the cast performing the play--songs, spandex and all--for their school. Now Deadline reports that the episode, directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy, could turn out to be a trial run for Murphy, who is apparently in talks to direct a big screen Rocky Horror Picture Show remake for Fox 2000.In the current Hollywood climate, it‘s hardly surprising that the studio would want to cash in on a remake of the cult classic 1975 musical starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. As Deadline notes, the original "has grossed north of $100 million and is considered the longest running theatrical release in film history because it still packs the faithful into midnight shows." It‘s the epitome of cultural phenomenon, with its own in group language and customs that have stood the test of decades. For a movie studio, that sort of cultural impact spells one thing: $$$$. (Times several million.)  Read more »
All the Glee news that‘s fit to print, including the big story of the day: The Glee pictures in GQ, which some people are arguing were NOT fit to print:Those racy pics of Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith in GQ are causing quite a stir (... in men‘s pants): Here‘s the thing. I could go a long diatribe about how these "scandalous" photos of Lea and Dianna--who, certain parents‘ organizations want us to remember, play high schoolers and are thus high school kids‘ role models (or something)--are overtly fetishizing and sexualizing their high school personas with lollipops and knee socks, and how that is bad for children, and bad for Glee, and bad for AMERICA, but really, all I can say is: It‘s GQ. (Gentleman‘s Quarterly. This is what they do.) It‘s Terry Richardson. (This is what he does.) It‘s America. (This is what we do, even if we pretend it‘s not.) It‘s two 24-year-old actresses and a 28-year-old actor who know the best way to make waves (and branch out of the high school stereotype before it strangles their careers) is to embrace their hit show‘s angle in an adult(-entertainment) way. And they seem to be enjoying themselves, even poking fun at it all--so why are we taking it so seriously? Besides, since when was Glee (lesbian-makeout-showing, pot-brownie-eating, hallucinogenic-gas-abusing Glee) a conservative, buttoned up show for children? I guess what I‘m trying to say is: "Duh. Yawn. What did you expect?" If you want to be offended, be offended, I guess. But maybe you should save your offended energy for the Rocky Horror tribute. More on that below. Read more »
The big fake controversy of the day surrounds Glee stars Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Dianna Agron posing for a "racy" photo shoot for the cover of GQ. Apparently "racy" means having two 24-year-old women show a little thigh and shoulder while a 28-year-old man cups their butts.  Read more »
Much has been said recently about the importance of the Internet when it comes to TV watching. Today‘s viewers don‘t simply tune in to a show and then forget about it until next week. Instead, many will watch the show... And then re-watch the show online... And post to a show message board... And search for spoilers... And... Read more »
Today is apparently International Caps Lock Day on the Internet, and the BuddyTV writers aren‘t just celebrating: We‘re cele-berating, by using our caps lock key to virtually yell at the people on TV who piss us off.They may be kind of hard to read, but isn‘t that the point? It‘s clear these characters are in need of some serious tough love. Read them, then try your own!  Read more »
How convenient! Right after I got done writing a confused rant about Ryan Murphy‘s possible big screen Rocky Horror remake, and speculating about how next week‘s Glee tribute episode might try to slip past the double-edged-swordedness of performing the cult classic play, we get our first glimpse at what the episode will look like. And I‘m happy to report: So far, so good. See for yourself!Watch Kurt as Riff Raff, Quinn as Magenta, Finn as Brad and the rest of the Glee club perform the quintessential Rocky Horror number, "The Time Warp," in rehearsal for their play performance at McKinley High: Read more »
Tomorrow night, the cast of Glee will unveil one of their most ambitious and talked about episodes to date: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," a tribute to the British play and 1975 cult classic film that spawned a massive, interactive following that continues to show to packed theaters to this day.But that‘s the thing about cult classics: Not everybody is an expert. If you‘re trying to plan a Glee-ified Rocky Horror viewing party, need a little refresher on the film or are a Rocky Horror virgin who justs want to know what to expect from tomorrow‘s Science Fiction Double Feature, give yourself over to absolute pleasure and read on ...  Read more »
Happy Rocky Horror Glee Day! I know you‘re as excited as Frank on the night of Rocky‘s birth to watch tonight‘s Halloween extravaganza, but are you also in the mood for some non-Rocky Horror-related Glee news? You ARE? Well then you‘ve come to the right place.  Read more »
Tonight‘s the night! Whether you‘re dreading or anticipating the Glee-ification the Rocky Horror Picture Show, we‘re all invited up to Frank-N-Furter‘s lab this evening to see what monster of an episode he‘s created for our viewing pleasure.And speaking of monsters ... check out these sneak peeks of tonight‘s episode, including the latest Sue‘s Corner about Halloween.  Read more »
Ryan Murphy must have either been shaking his head or snickering over the past few weeks, as the "Is Rocky Horror too risque for Glee?" and "Is Glee too cookie-cutter for Rocky Horror?" and "What‘s the point of performing Rocky Horror if you‘re just going to censor the crap out of it?" discussions ran in circles all over the place (here included).  Maybe he wanted to scream, "That‘s the whole point!" but then stopped himself, remembering he‘s often prone to giving too much away. And the episode did a fine job of speaking for him, lobbing loads of meta-criticism at itself for putting on Rocky Horror before we even got the chance to do it. As a critic, that can make my job a little less pitchfork-wielding, mob-leading fun. But as a Glee fan, I was proud of the show‘s ingenuity and pleased with at least most of its message.  And as a Rocky Horror Picture Show fan, I wasn‘t writhing on the floor with sacrilege-induced stomach pains. For such an ambitious endeavor (on a prime time high school dramedy, no less) I‘d call that a decided win. And for an episode about what‘s too risque to expose to children, there was still so. Much. Shirtlessness.I‘m still trying to figure out the best way to approach my Glee recaps. It‘s a beast of a show, and there‘s so much to discuss! For an episode of these epic, complicated proportions, a straight-up list of loves and hates was the simplest way to organize my thoughts: Read more »
No new Glee this week (I know, *tear*) but here‘s the next best thing: The latest news in Glee land, including a possible guest appearance by Susan Boyle, and another look at Cory Monteith in his underpants. Enjoy! Read more »
Here‘s a treat for those of us saddened that Glee didn‘t stage some sort of meta political "tribute" episode to last night‘s elections (haha, just kidding, that would be the worst): All sorts of news about upcoming Glee songs up on the interwebs today!Here‘s what we‘ll hear, though in most cases I don‘t know when or by whom. Sources cited.  Read more »
When she pops up on Glee in a couple weeks, Gwyneth Paltrow will be dressed as Mary Todd Lincoln and screaming at a tea pot while performing "We Both Reached for the Gun" from Chicago. Really. Ryan Murphy said so.In the mood for more bizarre Glee scoop? Read on:  Read more »
The term "Glee sneak peeks," with all its repetitive rhyminess (not a word, but should be) is appropriately adorable for what you‘re about to see: Precious, precious Kurt watching super-hot Blaine (Darren Criss) while he sings "Teenage Dream" with all the confidence, sexiness and sincerity that I would never be able to bring to the lyrics, "Let‘s go all the way tonight / No regrets, just love." Giggles.The subtext of the song may be way, WAY up on the surface, and the scene may indicate that Kurt actually is transferring schools, but ... who cares? Kurt just found a worthy, worthwhile crush, and possibly a place where he truly fits in. And that‘s worth celebrating, even with a silly Katy Perry song about "skin-tight jeans." Plus: A sneak peek at next week‘s mash-up challenge! Read more »
Now that we‘re into week 8 of Dancing with the Stars, it‘s a safe bet that the most important news will emerge from the dance floor itself. Who will go, and who will stay? Whose dance rocked the ballroom? Still, there‘s some other news worthy of attention. Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Who‘s ready for "Never Been Kissed"? (Raises own Gleeky hand proudly.) Well, besides the exciting news of tonight‘s brand new episode, here‘s the latest from deep within the Gleek-verse:  Read more »
Turns out Kurt isn‘t the only one impressed (obsessed?) with his new "friend" Blaine of the Dalton Academy Warblers. Deadline reports that Darren Criss, who plays the angelic private school stud who teaches Kurt the importance of courage in last  night‘s "Never Been Kissed", will move to a regular character, probably at the beginning of season 3. Until then, his character would still be considered recurring. Criss‘s "Teenage Dream" performance was the hit of the episode (watch it again below) and the name "Darren Criss" trended for hours on Twitter last night, so we can see why the Glee producers would want to keep Kurt‘s new dreamboat around as much as possible.  Read more »
OK, Gleeks, I went into tonight‘s episode with bullying on the brain, courtesy of Ryan Murphy‘s interview about the subject with The New York Times‘ ArtsBeat. So take the slant how you will -- and pardon the divergence from what is usually a happy-go-luckiness of our Gleekiness here at BuddyTV -- but as a result, watching tonight‘s episode of Glee, "Never Been Kissed," it made me ask myself: Are we all just bullies? Or at least living vicariously through other bullies by laughing at -- or at least getting some sort of entertainment value out of -- watching other people being bullied? Warning: Incoming Soapbox SpeechJust this week, Puck made it clear that he conned his way into having his community service being to help Artie, not because he liked him, but because he didn‘t want to pick up trash (because as he said, "It‘s ghetto ... I‘m not a garbage man" -- perhaps bullying words against garbage men? OK, maybe I‘m being too sensitive). Brittany and Santana were stereotyped as being "typical" women, who essentially just hang around guys begging for an ounce of attention ("You only have to be a fraction as nice to them as you are mean to them to get them to like you again," according to Puck). Beiste was made to feel bad about herself for -- in the kids‘ minds -- being the antithesis of what turns someone one, and Will told her not to take it personally (Sue meanwhile said she‘d have to "go look at some wounds" to get the image of Beiste out of her head). On the other hand, Kurt finally reached his own form of a breaking point for -- in the eyes of some -- being too feminine and for being gay -- and the bullying wasn‘t just coming from the oaf of a jock. It comes in the form of throwaway comments from his own fellow glee clubbers in most episodes. As Kurt told Mr. Schue, "You and everyone else at this school are too quick to let homophobia slide." For that matter, I think they‘re also too quick to let comments about Artie being in a wheelchair slide ("Have fun riding the short bus home." - Puck) or too quick to let comments about Brittany having multiple sexual partners slide or comments about Beiste being masculine slide. I mean, are we as viewers not quick to let it slide too when we‘re the ones tuning in and, if not laughing, at least being amused?I Digress ...I was grateful, after a somewhat slow season story-wise thus far, that we did see some movement with the revelation that sectionals are approaching. The team‘s competitors are the Dalton Academy Warblers from an all-boys school and The Hipsters, a group of elderly students getting their GEDs. To get the kids in the zone for sectionals, Mr. Schuester suggests a boys vs. girls competition a la last year‘s mash-ups. And once again, Kurt is made to perform with the boys despite his druthers. Read more »
There are things in this life you wish you could unsee -- or unhear, in this case: Gwyneth Paltrow singing Cee-Lo‘s "F*** You" in the next episode of Glee, "The Substitute," is one of those things.Despite the fact that the New Directions kids heartily buy into her rendition, singing along and tapping their toes, I just couldn‘t. Maybe it‘s because I couldn‘t get GOOP out of my head. Or perhaps it‘s because she looked like a praying mantis in a mini-skirt. And her answer to Santana‘s, "What would you know about Cee-Lo? Aren‘t you like 40?" seriously didn‘t help the retch factor. "Top 40!" Oh snap, Gwyneth Paltrow. You tooooold her. I feel like I should label this video NSFA (not safe for anyone), but I really feel like it‘s something you should see and judge (harshly) for yourself. Read more »
Here‘s what‘s hot, what‘s room temperature, and who‘s leaving us a little cold.LOVE: Glee‘s Jayma Mays Bakes for a Good CauseJayma Mays may be connecting with her Glee character‘s last name--Pillsbury. Mays sat down with E! Online‘s Kristin Dos Santos for an interview to talk about celebrity cookie bake-off, Cookies for Kids‘ Cancer, AND to dish on upcoming episodes of Glee.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.With the recent prominence of gay bullying, teenage homosexuality has been everywhere on TV. Some shows treat the issues with the respect that such a complex issue deserves, others throw it in just for ratings, and others remove any sense of reality from the equation.  Read more »
Gwyneth Paltrow makes her Glee debut tomorrow, and people certainly are split about whether her "Forget You" cover is terrible, or terribly rad. While the history writers of the world run to catch up and log this Great American Debate in their books (oh, excuse me, I mean Kindles), how about a roundup of all the other stuff going on in Glee-land?First, a sampler platter for your ears of tomorrow‘s songs, including that wet and wild "Umbrella / Singin‘ in the Rain" mashup you didn‘t know you needed until you heard it was happening:  Read more »
Here‘s the thing: I love Glee. And I want to love every episode. Really, I do. But, geez Louise, they are not making that an easy task so far this season -- and, unfortunately, "The Substitute" did nothing to turn the tide for me. Though, I must admit, I was unjustly hard on Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holiday in the previews. As Tina put it, "She was just kind of a nice break."Well, let‘s dive right in, shall we? OMG, swine flu is so 2009. Now it‘s all about monkey flu! And thanks to a little Sue scheming, Figgins is taken out by a giant monkey flu-flying sneeze.Which means, Sue‘s path to more power has just gotten a little more clear, as she somehow steps into Figgins role as principal. Our flu-y phlegmster also falls into Mr. Schue‘s path, infecting him as well, which leads to the unfortunate re-entrance of Terri into Will‘s life and a super-uncomfortable sneak peek inside what their (shudder) sex life must have been like -- something involving playing a sick baby role-playing game (which makes Will seem all the more creepy).Will‘s at-death‘s-door appearance also opens the floor for one Ms. Holly Holiday (Gwyneth Paltrow) to step in as substitute for Will‘s Spanish class (yes, the Spanish class we never see him teach, nor do we ever hear him speak Spanish -- props to Gwyneth, as we actually got to witness her doing both) and, thanks to Kurt, for the glee club. Read more »
Maybe it‘s Glee season 2, which seems to be suffering from a personality crisis of sorts, or maybe it‘s just that I started writing about Glee during season 2 and so began over-analyzing it at that time, but I just can‘t seem to make up my mind about anything Glee-related these days. Love-love, hate-hate, love to hate and hate to love--I go through just about every emotion, about every element of the show, all the time. I‘m a revolving door of Gleemotions. This is a new feature in which I will argue with myself about one aspect of the week‘s Glee episode, in an attempt to finally take a stance on something. It‘s called the Great Glee Debate. Even though I‘m not very great at debating.This week: Was Gwyneth Paltrow awesome or just OK as "The Substitute," Holly Holiday? Read more »
Everyone who doesn‘t care about football (where my ladies and gays at, holla!) has been talking about it for months: What stops will Glee pull out, and which big stars will they cover, in their big post-Superbowl episode? Well, Tim Stack at EW has got the scoop:"A Glee source confirms to EW exclusively that Glee will be tackling Michael Jackson‘s iconic "Thriller" for their post-Super Bowl episode...but with a twist. The Jackson classic will be performed as a mash-up with another song, yet to be chosen. But the supersized episode, which our source says will be the most expensive in Glee history and likely one of television‘s priciest episodes ever, will also feature covers of tunes by Black Eyed Peas, Lady Antebellum, and Katy Perry."Huh. A "Thriller" mashup. In the same hour as Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry. More on that in a minute, but first, finish your ice cream because here comes another SCOOP: Read more »
FOX released its mid-season schedule today, and there are more big changes for American Idol. The show already has new judges and new rules, and now there are new days. The show is being pushed to Wednesdays and Thursdays, most likely to keep Glee safely where it is since the show is doing so well.  Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving, Gleeks! Want to know what I‘m thankful for this year (in addition to all of this stuff): "Furt"!  As some of you know, I had lost a little faith in Glee for the last few weeks, but I followed my heart and the immortal words of Journey and didn‘t stop believin‘. And it totally paid off with tonight‘s episode: perfect pop culture references (Lost! Finchel!), spot-on Sue quotes ("And that‘s why I prefer to think of the homeless as outdoorsy"), emotional depth (the wedding vows!), Carol Burnett (!) as Sue‘s Nazi-hunting mom Doris, and awesome musical numbers. It‘s like getting that perfect bite of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce all together in one delicious melody. Read more »
There was a time when I loved Glee, and even this season there are moments when I‘m reminded of how great it can be. I thought "Grilled Cheesus" was extraordinary from top to bottom. But after watching "Furt," the big Glee wedding episode, I have a sour taste in my mouth.  Read more »
OMG, I love Darren Criss. In the words of Train (and now, the Dalton Academy Warblers), "Watching you is the only drug I need." After wowing us with Katy Perry‘s "Teenage Dream" and making it the No. 1 Glee song in the history of ever (it scored the highest first-week sales of any Glee song on iTunes and hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, people!), Blaine and the adorable (though possibly dance-challenged) Dalton Academy Warblers -- which now includes Kurt -- are doing it again with Train‘s "Hey, Soul Sister."Check out the full-version of Blaine and the boys singing "Hey, Soul Sister" from the Nov. 30 episode of Glee, "Special Education":  Read more »
OMGlee! Emma and Dr. Carl got married?! Rachel and Finn broke up?! You can actually tie for first place at sectionals?! Oh, what an episode of Glee we have here. Let‘s dive right into "Special Education," shall we?  With what seems to be the long-silent voice of reason, Emma points out to Will that he might be ignoring some of the stars in New Directions because "they don‘t burn as obviously bright" as others, inspiring him to mix up things and not give any solos to Rachel or Mercedes -- which I totally get, in the spirit of inclusion and making everyone feel special, but seriously, shouldn‘t you guys already have your sectionals lineup nailed down by now? Rachel obvs doesn‘t take too well to the news and goes all prima donna in front of the gang, inspiring Santana to tell the Hobbit Rachel that she deflowered Finn last year -- forcing Finchel into couples‘ counseling (i.e., a sit-down with guidance counselor Emma). Read more »
Is all you want for Christmas a duet between Kurt and Blaine on Glee?Well, if so, your wish has been granted! (But I have to be honest: You might want to dream a little bigger next year.)Not that the following clip of Kurt and Blaine singing "Baby It‘s Cold Outside" isn‘t its own sort of Christmas miracle, wrapped in joy and tied up with a perfect bow of "cuuuute!" Because it is. See for yourself: Read more »
Relationshipsare tricky business, particularly if you‘re either a rich and famous Hollywoodstar or a fictional character. In Shipping News each week, I‘ll break down foryou the three most note-worthy (to me!) relationships -- i.e., ships -- o‘ theweek into the Tip-Top Ship Shape (for the best ship of the week), That Ship HasSailed (for romances that fell apart) and You Sunk My Relation Ship (for the mostdevastating moment in a romance we‘re shipping for). Got a duo you‘re totallyshipping for? Drop me a line in the comments, and you may see them featuredhere.  Read more »
What‘s going on with the latest season of American Idol? Who‘s going to be on Glee? How are former Idol contestants doing? When will we have new pictures from this season to use?Hollywood Week is Upon Us (in Real Time)If you felt the pop culture tectonic plates shifting recently, here‘s why: sources say "more than 200 ‘Idol‘ hopefuls" are in L.A. this week (and next week) for Idol‘s "Hollywood Week," where they will be narrowed down to a Top 12 by Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and Randy Jackson. Ryan Seacrest is there, too. According to Too Fab, more hopefuls made it than usual this season now that they‘ve lowered the age limit to 15. Apparently there are a lot of super-talented 15-year olds out there this year. Read more »
Ho-ho-OMG, Gleeks! It‘s a very merry Glee-mas tonight. And if you‘re not tearful and bursting with Christmas spirit after tonight‘s episode "A Very Glee Christmas," then I‘m thinking you have a visit from Jiminy Cricket and three ghosts of Christmas in your very near future, Mr./Ms. Scrooge. Now let‘s get to Glee-capping ... The Glee club is trimming a tree and caroling, but the tree, ornaments and (empty) gift boxes were all pilfered -- not very Christmas spirit-y, kids! So Will presents the idea of doing something to help others: The club is going to sing to raise money for homeless children. Read more »
This year shows like Glee, Modern Family, Breaking Bad and Dexter are sure to get a boatload of nominations, but what surprises are in store? I‘m going out on a very far limb with some of my bolder predictions this year, hoping that the Golden Globes will truly recognize some of the less obvious choices.  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
We‘re counting down the days until Christmas, and it just takes too long to send a handwritten note these days. We thought we‘d streamline the process for Santa a bit and put all our e-mails to Santa here so he can access them on the go with his iPhone. If he doesn‘t have an iPhone by now, the elves aren‘t doing their job. So here are BuddyTV‘s Christmas wishes for television.  Read more »
This morning the Golden Glode Award nominations were announced, and the TV side featured some truly outrageous nominations. While shows like Glee and 30 Rock picked up many expected nominations, who could‘ve seen someone like Scott Caan getting nominated for Hawaii Five-0? Or Piper Perabo for USA‘s Covert Affairs?The Golden Globes also gave love to new shows like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead and The Big C. Read more »
Just two days after the Golden Globe nominations were announced, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled their nominations. While the drama side is rather predictable, the comedy line-up is full of surprises, including two nominations for TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland.  Read more »
Already anxious for more new Glee in your life? It may be a long winter, unless you know how to hibernate.But here are some fun Glee bits to help tide you over until February: Read more »
Not all kids are cut out for public performance, as we saw this morning in this cuteness compilation of kids adorably screwing up in Christmas pageants. But some kids are--none more than our favorite fake high school losers, the McKinley High Gleeks.So: What‘s new with them? Let‘s find out as we continue to bide our time until they return in February. Fun! Not as much fun as watching Glee. But still. Fun ... ish.Check out What to Do While You Wait for Glee to Come Back Part 1. Read more »
Feeling as anxious as Emma while you await the return of your favorite teen musical-comedy-drama?Here are some fun little Glee bits to keep you busy while your TV continues its long winter nap.And while you‘re at it, check out Parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series. Read more »
It‘s almost the New Year: The exciting time of change and new beginnings, yes. But in order to make that change happen, we also need to make it the time of honest self-assessment and (hopefully) absolution. And so I must come clean: Among these TV-themed bad habits, I have been guilty of at least five. OK, more like seven. Fine, nine. Screw it, I‘ve done ALL OF THEM. Nobody‘s perfect, and me, even less so. But I hope that laying them all out here will put us (talking at you, my fellow mistake-making TV fans out there) on the right track to a better relationship with our shows and screens going forward. It‘s important work, and that‘s why we do it.So here I come, New Year. Here are the TV habits I hope to kick in 2011:  Read more »
The new year is shaping up pretty sweetly, at least where Glee news and spoilers are concerned. Read on for the latest from the wacky world of McKinley High.And be sure to read parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series! Read more »
Last night‘s People‘s Choice Awards were yet another example of why democracy doesn‘t always work. Sure, it‘s a nifty idea for government, but when it comes to TV, the people typically make bad or confusing decisions. As proof, look at the fact that the painfully unfunny $#*! My Dad Says was named Favorite New Comedy.  Read more »
The 2011 Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday at 8pm ET (5pm PT), and will be hosted once again by the incredibly funny Ricky Gervais. Last year saw a diverse pool of winners with Glee taking home the Best Comedy award while Mad Men won for the third year in a row in Drama.  Read more »
One of the things I could have suggested that you do while you wait for Glee to come back is make a tribute video in which you change the words of a popular rap song to be about the show. It would probably be a fun and time-consuming project for you.Unfortunately, there is no way that your video would be even close to as good as this rap parody that the Glee cast made in tribute to Glee. For one, they are the cast of Glee. So they have that going for them. They also have better dancers and song writers and singers and cool sunglasses than you. (Probably.) So maybe just watch this video, ditch your rap idea and pick something else. Heather Morris beat you to the punch.Previously: What to Do While You Wait for Glee to Come Back Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4. Read more »
Today the NAACP announced this year‘s nominees for the Image Awards, and they feature many of the nominees you might expect. The sad truth is that there is still a lack of diversity on television, and these nominations only serve to highlight that by nominating nearly every African-American actor on TV, regardless of actual quality.  Read more »
Which part of the Super Bowl are you most looking forward to: The game, the commercials, or the post-game Glee? If your answer is, "That last one!" then you‘re going to love the Glee spoilers and tidbits I‘ve collected for you today, including this brand new promo photo for the very special episode.Let‘s zoom in! (Below.) Read more »
The votes are in for the first-ever BuddyTV Fan Favorites, picked by you, the fans! There was some stiff competition among shows like Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Lost, Chuck, The Vampire Diaries, Glee, House and others.Check out the full list of winners:  Read more »
It was a big night for Glee as members of the foreign press kicked off awards season with the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.The Fox musical series was named Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical for a second year in a row, with Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch taking home Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. HBO‘s Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire was named Best TV Series - Drama, with Steve Buscemi named Best Actor - Drama. Katey Sagal was finally recognized as Best Actress - Drama for her work in FX‘s Sons of Anarchy, while Jim Parsons and Laura Linney were similarly feted.The Facebook drama The Social Network emerged as the big winner on the film front, winning four awards, including Best Motion Picture - Drama and honors for director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin. The quirky comedy The Kids Are All Right went home with two awards, including Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Natalie Portman was named Best Actress - Drama for Black Swan, while The Fighter‘s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took nods for Best Supporting Actor and Actress.The nominees for this year‘s major awards are listed below, with the winners in bold. The full list of winners can be found here. Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.This year‘s Golden Globe Awards were a little disappointing for television. Boardwalk Empire and Glee each took home multiple awards, as expected. On the bright side, the ceremony itself was full of some very funny moments, particular Robert Downey Jr.‘s strangely hilarious introduction of the nominees for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film where he talked about having sex with all of them, including the age-inappropriate Emma Stone. See the list of 2011 Golden Globe winners. Read more »
Thanks to the show‘s fast-approaching return and all those juice-seeking reporters at the Golden Globes, there‘s a lot to cover in the Glee-verse today. Want your Glee news fast and loose (like Santana)? You‘re in the right place. So let‘s get right down to it!Remember how some Bieber songs are coming into the Glee mix this spring? The songs are "Baby" and "Somebody to Love." I have no idea what they sound like, having been a Bieber-abstainer since the Bieb-ginning (my ears, my choice), but maybe one of you Beliebers can tell me: Are those "good" song selections?Guns ‘n Roses rejected Glee. Apparently Slash said "N-O" to letting the show cover their songs. And yet, the earth continues to turn. His quote about the show is pretty funny, even if you disagree: "Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough....  When Grease came out I was like, "Oh, c‘mon, give me a break." Actually, I look at Grease now and think: Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art."Anne Hathaway will play Kurt‘s lesbian aunt. Will she be joined by Julie Andrews as Kurt‘s grandmother? Maybe not. Will she wear her new Catwoman suit? Probably not. Will you halfheartedly complain about how there are too many Glee guest stars but still be excited to see her on the show? Almost definitely. I mean, who doesn‘t love Anne Hathaway?  Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Want more Kurt and Brittany? So do we! Our friends over at Glee-Soundtrack.com have the scoop on the upcoming Valentine‘s Day episode: Read more »
Less than two weeks until Glee returns! Here‘s what‘s new on and off-screen:Listen, and be thrilled: Open up those earballs and listen to previews of the Glee Super Bowl songs: the anticipated MJ/Yeah Yeah Yeahs  "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" mashup, "Need You Now," "Bills, Bills, Bills" (Ed. note: YES!!!), and "She‘s Not There."Today in purely speculative casting news: Elton John wants in. So does (UGH) Chace Crawford. John Travolta doesn‘t.A fun little story: Once upon a time (at the Golden Globes), Chris Colfer said he wants to get Scissor Sisters‘ music on Glee. Now a bunch of his fans have a Facebook campaign to try to help him make that happen. Will you join them?  Read more »
How about we just elect to ignore this ridiculous "feud" between Kings of Leon and Ryan Murphy? You can read the whole story in that link if you wish, but that Kings of Leon guy said it himself: "It‘s gotten out of hand." And I would add: "It was never in-hand to begin with. It‘s just been stupid from the beginning." Instead of choosing a side in a feud that doesn‘t matter, let‘s choose to keep our Glee gaze positive today by watching the Super Bowl episode preview and looking at the Super Bowl episode photos, including our first look at the "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" number! Yes, let‘s do that. That sounds like much more fun. Both are ready for your undead enjoyment below:  Read more »
With just a over a week until it returns with a very special Sunday night episode, Glee Super Bowl mode is in full swing: We‘ve got pictures of Gleeky zombies, slushied Artie and Katy Perry-ed Cheerios. We‘ve got a video in which Sue Sylvester gets an unfortunate tattoo. We‘ve also got news that Lea Michele will sing "America the Beautiful" at the actual Super Bowl. Now, we‘ve got two more treats: A "Super Glee" promo with a peek at Katie Couric‘s cameo and more glimpses of the brand new episode, plus a behind the scenes video with the cast about their favorite game day snacks. Check ‘em out. Read more »
With less than a week until the Gleeks get zombie-fied and hit the football field for their big post-Super Bowl episode, the most anticipated song of the hour, a "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" mashup, is now available for your undead enjoyment. Grab your headphones and take a listen below.  Read more »
So you‘re a Glee executive producer, and you‘re writing the episode meant to air right after the most masculine television event of the year, the Super Bowl. How do you hope to pull in the male viewers and keep them there for an hour of singing and dancing-filled high school melodrama? The answer is simple: Cheerleaders in bikinis. And fiery boobs! It makes perfect sense, really. Just watch this clip of the first minute of the all-new Glee episode airing this Sunday and see for yourself. The Cheerios may be from Ohio, but they channel Katy Perry‘s "California Gurls" with all the buxom energy in the world. PLUS: Listen to the rest of the songs from the episode (we put up the "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" mashup yesterday): "Bills, Bills, Bills," "Need You Now," and "She‘s Not There." Read more »
Glee Super Bowl videos galore! You can go here to watch the fiery opening scene of Sunday‘s episode, and here to see previews, including Katie Couric‘s cameo and the zombie-fied Gleeks. Now, right here, you can watch the Warblers warbling the Destiny‘s Child classic "Bills, Bills, Bills," and Rachel (Lea Michele) and Puck (Mark Salling) showing the football players how they do in New Directions with Lady Antebellum‘s "Need You Now."  Read more »
Just two more days until Glee returns with a bang on Super Bowl Sunday--and if Sue has anything to do with it, that bang will be BIG! Check out the big plan she has for the Cheerios‘ halftime show in this hilarious clip below. Oh, Brittany, how I‘ve missed you!There‘s been a lot of Glee sneak peeks of late. Are you totally caught up? Be sure to check out both "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Need You Now" performances, the Cheerios‘ fiery "California Gurls" display, the full "Thriller/Heads Will Roll" audio and the episode preview starring Katie Couric!And below, after the video, you‘ll find even more fun stuff from the "Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle," plus a new clip from Tuesday‘s Valentine‘s Day episode, "Silly Love Songs." Aren‘t you lucky, lucky Gleeks today?  Read more »
Unless you‘ve been living inside a human-sized cannon for the last several months (I‘d like to hear the story if you have!) you know that Glee is following up this Sunday‘s big game with a "super"-sized episode of their own, "The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle." Yesterday the actress who plays everyone‘s favorite cheer-coach villain, Jane Lynch, spoke with reporters about the game day extravaganza, Sue‘s role in the excitement, and what else awaits Glee fans this spring:On Sue‘s "meaner than usual"-ness in Sunday‘s episode, "The Sue Sylvester Bowl Shuffle": Read more »
After four hours of football, mostly lackluster Super Bowl commercials, a trip back in time to 2008 to watch the Black Eyed Peas perform during halftime (yawn) and a chili-induced food coma setting in, I was preparing myself for a Glee episode that would only appeal to the Super Bowl-watching masses -- not to the show‘s fans (yep, they‘re still out there) -- meaning little to no plot, back-to-back-to-back-to-back musical numbers, a few mentions of some girl-on-girl action, pyrotechnics, and absolutely no mention of our fave gay characters Kurt and Blaine or our least favorite homophobe Karofsky. So while it was still intentionally over the top, color me surprised that we got a little plot movement and character development in tonight‘s special episode. Quiz: Ten questions on the post-Super Bowl extravaganza Read more »
And we are back, gleeks -- after two months of wondering about the couples‘ fates, searching for any spoiler that you can find, and playing all 161 songs the show ever released on iTunes over and over, Glee returned in spectacularly over-the-top fashion.Fine, so maybe you didn‘t search every nook and cranny to deal with the two-month break. (Then again, it was just a two-month break; we did survive four months last season, after all.) But it‘s still nice to have these kids back on the screen, getting slushies in the face and trying to make sense of what exactly is happening with whom. And it‘s nice to be able to talk about it again. New things to talk about! Like, say, last night‘s episode, which is (as always) a collection of water cooler moments and high school drama. My task: to list the best and worst of that episode. Cue slushies. Read more »
FOX, you just won the Super Bowl of ratings with the Super Bowl, what are you gonna do now? How about give away $5 million dollars to the winner of Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor.These two news stories are unrelated, except that everything is bigger on FOX. First, yesterday‘s Super XLV was the most-watched TV program ever with over 111 million viewers. It beat the record previously held by last year‘s Super Bowl at 106.5 million.  Read more »
Are you ready for your second dose of Glee this week? We hope so, because tonight‘s "Silly Love Songs" episode is both sweet and scandalous, and you won‘t want to miss what happens between some of the biggest couples at McKinley!Below, check out three sneak peeks at the episode, which airs tonight at 8pm on FOX:  Read more »
Ready to get back to your regularly scheduled Glee programming after the over-the-topness that was the post-Super Bowl episode? Yeah, me too.  So let‘s get to Glee-capping! Not that you don‘t already do this while watching Glee, but suspend disbelief for a moment if you will: Puck is in love with Lauren Zizes. Even more unbelievable, I‘m actually starting to dig her myself -- though, definitely not as much as Puck is. Apparently, it‘s not a hot gal he needs -- what he needs is a strong woman -- literally -- and Lauren‘s his girl. Read more »
When Glee does an episode all about Valentine‘s Day, I expect it to be full of sweeping romantic gestures, heartfelt songs and lots of love. However, the latest episode, "Silly Love Songs," just turned out to be one big horror show.  Read more »
Glee‘s post-Super Bowl episode was a fun watch, but last night‘s episode definitely gets the ball rolling. And I‘m not just talking about the developments between the characters -- I wish I could call all of them developments, um, Quinn -- but the way the show seems to be in top form this week. Is it just me, or did this episode feel a bit like those wonderful episodes in season 1? A little absurd, a little heartfelt and some really good songs to boot.Well, I think "Silly Love Songs" is one of the best episodes of this season, and I‘ll enumerate the reasons why. (And one reason why it isn‘t.) Fingers crossed the show continues in this direction, because even the more die-hard gleeks are, I sense, getting a little restless.Oh, and before I begin, don‘t forget to check out our Glee Ultimate Fan Page on Facebook! Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.It‘s Valentine‘s Day, and as cold and shriveled as my heart may be, I still love a big, romantic gesture. Love Actually is one of my favorite movies because there‘s nothing better than professing your love in a huge, glorious spectacle. But there‘s a right way to do it, and a wrong way.  Read more »
Lady Gaga premiered her new single "Born This Way" today, and recently Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Karofsky (Max Adler), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) will cover the "anthem" in a future episode of Glee: "We‘re going to do a whole episode that‘s about that song." Follow the link above to listen to the original and await the Glee cover with bated breath.But here are some upcoming Glee covers you don‘t need to wait for! Below, a first listen at Tuesday‘s songs in "The Comeback," including two covers by the other pop star who‘s having the best week ever ... Justin Bieber. Like baby, baby, baby, oooh ... Read more »
Muppets make everything better.With the Grammy Awards show last night being very Grammy-esque (meaning, not so very exciting), it‘s important to have a brief interlude of insanity that makes the whole night worthwhile. Thanks to Cee Lo Green‘s way-too-catchy tune and some Muppet spectacle, that insanity did indeed come. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow showed up. Of course. Read more »
He may not have won Best New Artist at the Grammys last night, but there‘s no denying that Justin Bieber is having one of the best weeks ever anyway. Even Johnny Depp (JOHNNY! DEPP!) has Bieber fever--and Tuesday, the boys of Glee will contract it as well. It‘s an epidemic! No one is safe from the enticing allure of the Biebs!What are the symptoms of Bieber Fever? Is there a cure? Web MD is no help at all, but these sneak peeks of tomorrow night‘s Glee episode show us how the world‘s cutest disease is spread: Through colorful hoodies, soulful singing and a desire to get into the girls‘ pants. Read more »
Jazz hands, gleeks! Welcome to the very first edition of Gleeks React, where we here at BuddyTV collect your best reactions and opinions from the week‘s Glee in a single click and a couple of scrolls.The past week was essentially a Glee love fest. We had two new episodes in one week: the Super Bowl spectacular with a kick-ass mashup and a Valentine‘s day episode, which I thought was as good as some of the show‘s early episodes. But it seems not all of you agree. Read more »
Valentine‘s Day has come and gone, but the love-fest is never over on Glee. Check out two cute videos of the Glee guys (Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Mark Salling and Darren Criss) talking about their first loves and favorite love songs. As he‘s naturally prone to do, Chris Colfer steals the show in the second video with his deadpan suggestions for the most romantic love songs, including "Toot It and Boot It." In a way, it did put me in the mood, because I love him even more.  Read more »
Despite Blaine creeping out most of us in last week‘s "Silly Love Songs," it does otherwise feel like Glee is trying to stage a comeback (though, is it ever good news if a show‘s only in its second season and is having to stage a comeback?). So what better way to hit us over the head with the idea than with an episode entitled "The Comeback"?  Let‘s break it down, shall we? Read more »
Sorry, gleeks, but I‘m with Jen on this one: Last night‘s episode of Glee didn‘t do it for me. And no, it‘s not because of the Justin Bieber element. (Even if the idea of girls fawning over anyone who sings the little kid‘s songs repulses me, I‘ll have to admit, it‘s pretty funny.) After the strong showing the last two episodes had, this one felt a bit too over the place. A diva-off? Been there. Sue sabotaging the glee club, but not after another realization involving children? Done that. I‘m hoping next week makes up for it -- the teaser, after all, is promising. (Or maybe that‘s why they called last night‘s episode "Comeback.")But no, I‘m not saying there‘s nothing noteworthy about this week‘s episode. Far from that -- there are still things that deserve a special mention, although I‘ll have to admit they‘re mostly the shallow kind, and thus definitely different from what you‘re thinking. But I‘ll let you be the judge of that. Read more »
In the post-Super Bowl episode of Glee, Brittany revealed that she didn‘t want to die before One Tree Hill was canceled. As a fan of both shows, I completely understand her feelings.I also think Glee could stand to take a lesson or two from One Tree Hill. Sure, Glee is far more successful than the CW series, but One Tree Hill is currently in its eighth season, so it‘s clearly done something right.  Read more »
This week Glee is heading out of the school and into Rachel‘s house for an alcohol-fueled teen party that‘s sure to cause some chaos. In this new preview clip, the gang plays a game of telephone tag to arrange refreshments for the blowout.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.This week Justin Bieber was everywhere. He had a new movie in theaters, he was at the Grammys, his music was on Glee, he was on the cover of Rolling Stone and he showed up on CSI. That‘s a lot of Bieber.  Read more »
Get your ceremonial slushies: It‘s the second installment of Gleeks React, where we take the past gleeky week in perspective and get your reactions on the burning questions we posed here on BuddyTV and on our Facebook page.Last week was all about Justin Bieber -- and no, we‘re not just talking about the fact that he‘s everywhere lately. His songs were on Glee, which meant we had guys wearing the hoodies and donning the bangs so girls can fawn over them -- yet another step backward for the feminists. Fine, it was because Sam felt he was losing Quinn, especially after her dilly-dallying with Finn the week before. But after learning the truth from Santana, he promptly cut things off.Lessons from that episode: Bieber will not rekindle your relationship, and it takes more than a kiss to remove a gum ball from someone‘s windpipe. On to your reactions, then. Read more »
Having more Billboard Hot 100 songs than any other artist in the history of music isn‘t enough. Glee‘s total domination of modern music continues with the March 8 release of its fifth soundtrack album.The album will feature songs from six 2011 episodes, including one that won‘t air until one week after the album is released.  Read more »
I have all the symptoms -- a headache, nausea, sensitivity to pop songs. It‘s a certifiable Glee hangover, induced by tonight‘s episode "Blame It on the Alcohol" -- and, let‘s face it, most of the second season thus far. How did we get to this point where Glee‘s so Brady Bunch that major plot points like a gay character thinking he might be bi or straight get instigated, sorted out and wrapped up within an hour? And how did we get so Gossip Girl/90210 that we have to rely on sex and alcohol (and Ke$ha) story lines to make things seem provocative?   Oh bother. I wish I had a four-pack o‘ wine coolers. Let‘s get to Glee-capping. Read more »
I had such high hopes for this week‘s episode of Glee. Blame it on the teaser last week, showing us how crazy things get when New Directions get their hands on more alcohol than they should have (read: none at all, which is a bit impossible to latch on to since all the actors are in their 20s). Well, it was funny -- does yelling "party!" a lot make a party? -- but then, much like those days when you‘ve had one too many, it all comes crashing down. Hangover.Maybe that is the point. Maybe, like what Figgins thought of the whole Ke$ha affair -- that it was all smoke and mirrors -- this was meant to make us a bit uncomfortable, and maybe, just maybe, we‘ll vow not to drink too much, like we actually go out for a drink after watching Glee. Then again, you might‘ve gone out for a drink after that episode. It was a bit heavy-handed (another lesson shoved down our throats) and it didn‘t hit the spot like other episodes that have tackled similarly loaded topics.Here‘s my list of the best and worst moments of "Blame It On The Alcohol." Read more »
I learned a lot from last night‘s episode of Glee, "Blame It on the Alcohol." First, I learned that underage drinking can lead to making out with hot Eurasian-looking dudes and free frozen yogurt. It made me regret the fact that I waited until I was 21 to start boozing it up."Blame It on the Alcohol" Recap: Sex, Drunks and Ke$ha>>But more importantly, I learned that Kurt and I have something in common: we both think male bisexuality is a myth. Blaine‘s very brief experimentation with kissing girls prompted Kurt to defensively respond that "Bisexual is a term that gay guys in high school use when they want to hold hands with girls and feel like a normal person for a change." And I completely agree.  Read more »
A few days after announcing they‘d be branching out into original songs on the next Glee compilation, the show‘s first two non-cover tracks have leaked on the internet. And, in another non-surprise, both tracks, "Loser Like Me" and "Get It Right," rely heavily on Lea Michele.I don‘t want to bias you, so check out both "Loser Like Me," an energetic anthem, and "Get It Right," a contemporary country ballad. Then join me below the videos for my opinion, and share yours. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
There‘s more going on in Hollywood than the Oscars and Charlie Sheen‘s epic meltdown. Here are the other stories of the day.  Read more »
Prepare the pom-poms and the confetti cannons: It‘s another week‘s worth of Glee talk.Last week‘s episode got a mixed reaction from you guys. The same goes for the original songs the show will perform in two weeks‘ time. That said, a bunch of different viewpoints always goes a long way, especially for an episode that tackled drinking, sexuality and adults being so disconnected from the kids. Read more »
Life is complicated. TV can help. "What Would TV Do?" attempts to explore life‘s mysteries, problems and everyday situations with the assistance of the life lessons offered by television. Read more »
Gwyneth Paltrow returns as Holly Holiday on the next episode of Glee, "Sexy," when she‘ll join "forces" (and mooore?) with Will to teach the Glee clubbers "the facts of life." Like all their hookups and that one pregnancy hasn‘t taught them well enough yet? Oh, Glee.Check out a sneak peek of the episode in which Holly does an, err, interactive presentation on the topic with a performance of Joan Jett‘s "Do You Want to Touch Me?"Then listen to a couple of the upcoming tracks from Tuesday‘s episode, including Kurt and Blaine singing "Animal" by Neon Trees, and Dr. Carl (STAMOS!), Emma and New Directions singing "Afternoon Delight." Can they continue in the grand tradition of Anchorman and Arrested Development with their rendition? Listen and decide for yourself:  Read more »
Just when you thought the Glee kids couldn‘t churn out another album, Darren Criss announced this morning on Live with Regis and Kelly that Blaine and the Dalton Academy Warblers will be releasing a Glee-ful album of their own next month.Wonder which tracks they‘ll include. Here‘s what we‘ve heard so far from the Warblers this season: Katy Perry‘s "Teenage Dream," Train‘s "Hey, Soul Sister," Destiny‘s Child‘s "Bills, Bills, Bills," Robin Thicke‘s "When I Get You Alone" and Wings‘ "Silly Love Songs." And then we‘ve got the spoilers of songs yet to come this season: Neon Trees‘ "Animal," Maroon 5‘s "Misery" and Pink‘s "Raise Your Glass."  Read more »
It‘s another week of Glee conversation, lovingly compiled from your replies on BuddyTV, Twitter and Facebook.And yes, you‘re right, there was no new Glee episode last week, but that doesn‘t mean we should stop talking about it, right? We‘re still getting some reaction from "Blame It on the Alcohol," but mostly you were excited about tonight‘s episode, simply named "Sexy." Well, that‘s mostly because we asked you about the things that make Glee sexy. (Yes, it‘s possible to put those two words in one sentence.) Just a little fun thing to tide us over. We figured it‘d put us in the right frame of mind for tonight. Fingers crossed it works. So, shall we? Read more »
It‘s fair to say that Glee is a hit. Lots of awards, a bunch of imitating shows on the way and oodles of fans make that obvious. But how did we get Glee? There‘s a long history of musicality on television, and every step brought us a bit closer to the crazy success of Glee. Read more »
About 40 minutes into tonight‘s episode of Glee, I realized I wasn‘t hating it. Of course, this is also about the time John Stamos entered the picture. But it had the camp factor, the ridic Brittany quotes, songs that actually progressed the story line, the touching moments. Is this the same as saying I loved it? Will it be the closest I come to saying I loved an episode of season 2? Only time will tell.  In the meantime, let‘s get to Glee-capping.  Read more »
This week‘s episode of Glee was surprising for many reasons. First, it was actually good, something I haven‘t said in a long time. Second, and more importantly, there was actual character development, and nowhere was this more apparent than with Santana.Glee‘s Queen Bee-yotch showed her softer side as she explored her lesbianic feelings for Brittany, ultimately confessing that she loves her sweet lady kiss partner. I‘ll overlook the fact that anyone being in love with that frittata is a bit silly, but Santana‘s revelation poses a serious question.  Read more »
I‘m a gleek, like all of you, and I‘m hoping that Glee is on its way up again.Last night‘s episode, "Sexy," was good. You know, the sort of episode that gets the balance right? It‘s funny and it‘s also moving -- and neither of the two tried to dominate and beat the other up. Yes, I tune into Glee for the laughs and for the songs, even if it‘s the intolerable Justin Bieber, but it‘s nice to see that the hour I spent in front of the television was worth it. Character development, yay!Or maybe my expectations were just low after the disappointing last two episodes. That‘s why I‘m hoping Glee finds its groove again. I‘m not sure if they‘ll be able to do it in next week‘s episode -- it‘s regionals, so it‘s more about the singing -- but it doesn‘t hurt to cross your fingers, right? Anyway, here‘s my best and worst of "Sexy." Read more »
This Tuesday Glee competes at Regionals, and while New Directions is performing original songs, there will still be plenty of covers. In fact, this episode, titled "Original Song," is loaded with music in the form of eight songs.  Read more »
Today FOX released its summer schedule with premiere dates for So You Think You Can Dance, Hell‘s Kitchen and MaserChef.  Read more »
Tuesday means another new episode of Glee -- and, for me, another week of compiling all your thoughts, through BuddyTV, Facebook and Twitter, on last week‘s Glee. It‘s time for Regionals once again, which means a smattering of songs and a very important question: Will New Directions finally win this year?Oh, how I wish it was that easy to say yes, but unlike last year, when their biggest competition was Vocal Adrenaline, this year McKinley High‘s glee club faces one of their own: the Dalton Academy Warblers, featuring Kurt Hummel. Suddenly we have two teams who we want to win so badly, the choice gets confusing.But first, we have a really important question from last week‘s episode. Read more »
I actually liked this week‘s big Glee event, "Original Song." All of the songs were connected to the plot, they actually showed continuity with Santana‘s feelings for Brittany and Will‘s relationship with Holly, and Kurt and Blaine finally hooked up.However, as the kids sang in their original song "Loser Like Me," "Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth." Ask and you shall receive, so to make sure Glee continues to feel like the outsider, allow me to offer seven hater-ific things about "Original Song."  Read more »
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Glee writers. Glee just gave us, the fans, a big comforting hug in the form of tonight‘s "Original Song," reminding us what made us love the show in the first place. I was worried that last week‘s return to season 1 form may have just been a fluke, but after two good episodes in a row, my hopes are definitely up. And, seeing as the show‘s taking a little hiatus till April, the reassurance couldn‘t have come at a better time.  Now let‘s get to Glee-capping ...  Read more »
There‘s a new Head Bitch in Charge on Glee, and her name is Quinn Fabray. While Santana has taken over the role of token villain for most of season 2, Quinn is taking back the crown and ready to start her reign of terror in her quest to be Prom Queen.  Read more »
"That‘s why I‘m hoping Glee finds its groove again," I wrote last week. "I‘m not sure if they‘ll be able to do it in next week‘s episode -- it‘s regionals, so it‘s more about the singing -- but it doesn‘t hurt to cross your fingers, right?"Well,  after "Original Song," we‘re two for two at the moment. Man, I really hope this is an upswing.I may not be on board with every plot twist offered to us last night, but I found myself sitting through it and not squirming as they unfolded. Suddenly I‘m really looking forward to what will happen next -- and not in a "I‘m curious, but whatever" kind of way, but in a "TELL ME TELL ME!" kind of way. And slowly, my expectations for what‘s left of the season are going up, bit by bit, especially with nationals right around the corner -- it is, after all, uncharted territory for everybody involved.That said, here‘s my best and worst of "Original Song." Read more »
At this year‘s Paley Festival, the Glee cast revealed a few details about the end of this season, and the big story centers around Kurt, Blaine and the prom. As you could‘ve predicted, Chris Colfer revealed that Kurt will be coming back to McKinley High later this season, because in the world of Glee, students transfer in and out of schools at the drop of a hat.  Read more »
Ahhh, St. Patrick‘s Day. The day we all celebrate Irish heritage by eating corned beef and cabbage, wearing green, kissing gingers and ... getting monumentally, masochistically, merrily, magnificently TRASHED.Maybe because they‘ve got so many good "This one time, when I was wasted..." stories, or maybe because watching drunk people is just so funnyyyyy, TV comedy writers love to get their characters drunk and let them wreak havoc. And we love watching them do it!So warm up for your own epic drinking adventure tonight with these 9 hilarious drunken escapades from recent TV past. Or use them as a warning to regulate your own behavior this evening. Your choice! Read more »
Glee is quickly becoming the new Napster, in terms of its rivalries with various musical artists. First Slash from Guns ‘n‘ Roses said he didn‘t want his band‘s songs on the show, then Kings of Leon seconded the motion, and now Foo Fighters are the latest band to hop on the "We Hate Glee" bandwagon.  Read more »
Hello there, gleeks. How are you dealing with this dry patch, also known as The Hiatus? Sure, it‘s not as long as the four-month break we had to endure last year, but waking up to Tuesdays and realizing that Glee will be a rerun (in tonight‘s case, it‘s "The Substitute") just doesn‘t do it. You know, deep inside, that there‘s a hole waiting to be filled, much like Rachel whenever she sings "Only Child." Thankfully, last week‘s episode left us with lots to talk about. "Original Song" saw New Directions finally win Regionals, although I guess nobody cares about that now, since Blaine kissed Kurt, Quinn is really gunning for Finn, and Blaine kissed Kurt again. While the hearts of all the Klaine shippers melt, I‘ll go sift through your reactions from last week‘s Glee. Let‘s get on with it, shall we? Read more »
Please allow me to apologize for slacking on the rounding up the Glee scoop lately. If I told you I was in a long happiness-induced coma from Kurt and Blaine‘s kiss, would you believe me? No? Well too bad, because that‘s the story I‘m sticking with.And speaking of stories: Here‘s a big, fat roundup of all the spoilers, gossip and news surrounding upcoming Glee stories after the show (finally!) returns April 19. For those who need help catching up, or those who just want all the scoop compiled in one handy catalog, this roundup‘s for you:  Read more »
OMGleeeee!I haven‘t been able to honestly exclaim that for months, you guys. But this news from Michael Ausiello at TVLine has me squealing with Gleeky enthusiasm once again: Jonathan Groff, who played Rachel‘s super hot, questionably evil, Vocal Adrenaline powerhouse boyfriend Jesse St. James is coming back to Glee this season:"Sources confirm to me exclusively that the fan favorite has closed a deal to return for this season‘s final three episodes."Ready for the reason why? Stop reading if you‘re anti-spoilers: Read more »
Glee is going mute. The hit FOX comedy is planning an upcoming episode that will be an homage to classic silent movies, featuring absolutely no dialogue. Even more surprising, the episode will also silence the singing.The very special episode of Glee, scheduled to air April 31, will center on New Directions‘ quest to communicate with each other without words. BuddyTV spoke to someone involved in the show about the episode, but he asked to remain anonymous, so I‘ll just refer to him as Myan Rurphy.  Read more »
Just two more weeks until Glee returns. Don‘t think you can wait that long? Well, here are a couple tidbits to tide you over.Below, take a listen to one of the Warblers‘ (led by Blaine, natch) upcoming songs on the show, Keane‘s "Somewhere Only We Know." Plus, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison made a cute carpooling video for "Funny or Die." I say "cute" because I‘m not quite sure I find it funny. The premise that Matthew sings everything and it annoys the crap outta Jane seems just slightly too realistic to me. (But that realization I find quite funny.)  Read more »
Glee (finally!) returns next week with a new episode episode aptly titled "Night of Neglect." The idea of the episode is since all that New Directions does is sing songs from the likes of Justin Bieber and Ke$ha, they might as well sing songs from under-appreciated artists like Lykke Li and Adele. Which is a good thing, because I happen to like both those artists.But, of course, next week‘s episode makes me think of other things: the Glee characters that have been neglected, either because there are bigger storylines to fry, or the writers just don‘t know what to do with these characters. If you can devote a night to neglected artists, why not to your neglected characters?Glee covering Rebecca Black‘s "Friday": worst idea ever? Read more »
If you watch How I Met Your Mother, you know that the gang is fond of doing interventions on each other for whatever silly fad they‘re obsessed with. Well, I‘m calling a Glee Intervention.According to Vulture, the upcoming season 2 prom episode will feature Artie, Sam and Puck performing "Friday," Rebecca Black‘s Internet sensation (and by "sensation," I mean the burning kind you sometimes get in your special place).  Read more »
Forget Rebecca Black for a minute. In next week‘s brand-new Glee episode (!), "Night of Neglect," we‘ll be treated to four legitimately awesome songs, belted by four of our favorite Glee ladies (and that‘s not even including Lea Michele!): Charice, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz and Gwyneth Paltrow. Pull out your headphones and listen up before they‘re gone! (Pulled from Youtube, that is.)  Read more »
The Glee goodness just keeps rolling in!Next Tuesday we‘ll not only be treated to at least four killer songs by four of our favorite lady Gleeks, but Sue will devise what is possibly her biggest, evilest and best scheme yet: Assemble local super-villains Terri Schuester ("Honey Badger"), Sandy Ryerson ("The Pink Dagger") and Dustin Goulsby ("Sergeant Handsome") to help take down Will Schuester and New Directions before Nationals. Together, they are ... the LEAGUE of DOOM!Or is it Legion of Evil? Sue‘s (I mean "General Zod‘s") henchmen keep getting confused. Watch one of the most hilarious Glee scenes I‘ve seen in a long, long while: Read more »
The Internet has created some ethical grey areas when it comes to television, and this is one of them. An extra on the set of Glee who was in attendance for the upcoming prom episode went on Twitter and dropped a giant, flaming bag of spoilers on the doorstep of Glee fans by revealing the winner of the school‘s races for Prom King and Queen.  Read more »
We! Are! Back!After more than a month of waiting, Glee returns tonight with the first of the second season‘s final six episodes. That‘s six and-a-half hours ("Born This Way" is 90 minutes long, remember?) of preparation for Nationals, of the prom, of Quinn and Rachel fighting for Finn, of Kurt and Blaine and Karofsky, of Will and Holly and maybe Emma, and of course, Sue and her bagel-less Legion of Doom.Yep, that is a lot of story to squeeze in six episodes, and considering how past episodes have gone, well, who‘s expecting things to turn out just fine? Actually, we are -- Glee‘s last two episodes were really good, and my fingers are crossed that the hot streak continues tonight, despite the hiatus.So, to mark the occasion, I‘m back to compiling your responses to our questions over the past month, both on BuddyTV, on Facebook and on Twitter. Ready, gleeks? I‘m serving bagels! Read more »
Welcome back, Gleeks! After taking a break following the Regionals win, Glee returns and is on its way to Nationals. But first they need to raise money by honoring neglected musical artists. Also, it‘s an episode to honor the neglected characters.This episode seems specifically designed to make me love it. Mercedes gets a storyline, Cheyenne Jackson and Stephen Tobolowsky return with big roles, there‘s a Mike Chang dance solo, a Santana verbal smackdown on Karofsky and, best of all, absolutely no singing from Kurt, Blaine, Finn, Rachel or Will. They‘re all good, but sometimes it‘s nice for them to take a backseat.  Read more »
Glee is back to finish out its second season, and May is sure to bring some big fireworks as New Directions heads to Nationals. FOX released official synopses for the remaining episodes of the season, and they include details on the returns of April Rhodes and Jesse St. James as well as the fact that Sam‘s family life is actually going to get a storyline.  Read more »
The two statements in this headline are not related, though maybe they should be. In the next, 90-minute episode of Glee, New Directions will discover its inner Gaga (again) and take on the popular artist‘s newest song, "Born This Way," which you can listen to below.  Read more »
Today Time Magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people of the world. The list includes a lot of the people you‘d expect (President Obama, Oprah, Bieber, Zuckerberg), but there are also some strange pop culture inclusions.  Read more »
I love Santana. The incredibly mean Glee character has stepped up this season as a force to be reckoned with, and while her verbal smackdown on the bully Karofsky this week made some cheer, she‘s about to open up an equally large can of whup-ass on everyone in New Directions.The 90-minute episode "Born This Way" airing this Tuesday is set to be all about being happy with yourself and not embracing who you are. But Santana would like to add some honesty into the equation.  Read more »
It‘s time for Kurt to come back to McKinley in the next, 90-minute episode of Glee, which means he has to stop going to school with his new boyfriend, Blaine. In this video, Blaine and the Warblers sing goodbye to Kurt with Keane‘s "Somewhere Only We Know."  Read more »
There‘s always a point in every TV show where they bring out an episode that doesn‘t do much at first, but sets up the succeeding episodes perfectly. Thing is, you‘d expect that to happen with serialized shows such as Lost or Fringe. But Glee did pretty much that last week.Or at least that‘s how I‘d like to think of it. We all agree -- "Night of Neglect," the show‘s first new episode after a month-long break, was decidedly average. Sure, it‘s nice to see the show focus on underrated artists and (more importantly) neglected characters, but apart from seeing Sandy and Terri return, the whole effort just made me go "meh." Maybe these characters are neglected for a good reason? Oh, I don‘t think so. It‘s just a set-up episode, I convince myself repeatedly.Still, the gleek community has things to talk about -- last week‘s episode saw some movement couples-wise, of course. And there are a few more details about upcoming episodes that make us go, "What will happen?" So, like I‘ve done with every Glee morning, I‘ve collected your responses on BuddyTV, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. We love you like that. Read more »
I‘m gonna start this Glee recap with a rant, because right now I‘m mad as hell. The episode ended with New Directions (now with Kurt) singing Lady Gaga‘s "Born This Way" while wearing t-shirts with the thing they don‘t like about themselves on them, sending a message that they are embracing their flaws. Kurt‘s t-shirt said "Likes Boys."  Read more »
If you‘ve read my recap of last night‘s Glee episode, "Born This Way," you know that I pointed out quite a few problems I had with the overall plot and message. My t-shirt would probably say "Overly Critical," because I‘ve always been someone who overanalyzes and overthinks everything, from TV shows to real life. But hey, I was born that way.  Read more »
Did you know BuddyTV is on Facebook? Did you know we have show specific Facebook Fan Pages too? Well, now is the perfect time to check them out because we‘re currently hosting a big sweepstakes for our old and new fans alike. The prizes: Grand Prize: a 32-inch Flat Screen TVSecond Prize: a $100 iTunes Gift CardThird Prize: 10 lucky winners will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card  Read more »
The most important day in the history of civilization is upon us, at least that‘s what I assume based on the media coverage. Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding is scheduled for Friday, April 29 at 11am London time (that‘s 6am ET and 3am PT, if you‘re interested in).  Read more »
If I could make a complaint about last week‘s supersized Glee episode, is that it was 30 minutes too long.But that aside, I think "Born This Way" was a good episode. Sure, it isn‘t as great as those really good episodes we saw earlier this year, but it was nice to see some storylines being set up, as well as some flashes of brilliance (case in point: "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty"). Now, the storylines in question is where I‘m a little confused -- either I can‘t see how the writers plan to flesh it out in the four remaining episodes this season, or it just doesn‘t make sense at all.And you, the gleek population who watched along and got back to us through our Twitter and Facebook pages, tried to wrap your hands around these storylines, too. Which means another edition of Gleeks React! Read more »
If you want even more Brittany on Glee, your prayers have been answered. In this clip from the new episode, "Rumours," we get to see Brittany‘s new web show where she gossips about anything and everything.  Read more »
This week on Glee, April Rhodes returns and inspires Will to do a week devoted to Fleetwood Mac‘s "Rumours," because young kids today are just crazy about the Mac. Sue also starts the school newspaper to spread vicious gossip in her latest quest to destroy the glee club, but just like Wile E. Coyote, it backfires in her face.  Read more »
This week Glee devoted a week to Fleetwood Mac, and the result was a confusing mix of overly dramatic storylines and a complete lack of character development. Sam‘s big secret about being poor was treated like an after school special while Santana changed her mind about coming out, then changed it back without any explanation.  Read more »
Last night, NBC‘s The Voice proved its worth, fellow singers in Glee fared well and the Dancing stars hit a new low.The Voice, in its second week, saw a 10% increase in viewership from last week, with 12.68 million total viewers. This show has got chops -- and it needs them. It goes up against dominating force Dancing with the Stars, which saw a definite decrease last night. The ABC reality juggernaut‘s viewership was down 19% to 15.6 million, a season low. It looks like The Voice is a viable contender for Tuesday nights, because it‘s definitely sapping viewers from the DWTS results show. What do you think? Does The Voice have what it takes to overtake Dancing with the Stars? Or is it just beginner‘s luck? Read more »
I concede. For three weeks I‘ve been trying to properly express my frustrations about Glee, but based on the comments, I seem to be failing. Now, after "Rumours," I‘m ready to concede, not that Glee is good, but that I‘m wrong about what Glee is.For a long time I assumed Glee was a light-hearted musical comedy, an absurdist look at a high school show choir where the biggest problems were slushies in the face and kids in wheelchairs being locked in portable toilets. I thought it was a purposefully over-the-top series with ridiculous characters like the unimaginably cruel Sue Sylvester or the comically stupid Brittany S. Pierce.  Read more »
To quote the early years of Grey‘s Anatomy: Seriously? Today Glee creator Ryan Murphy and 20th Century Fox announced that this summer, the Glee Live! concert will be turned into a 3D movie.Glee Live! 3D! will be released in theaters August 12, featuring footage from the Glee Live! concert series. It should be noted that both of the exclamation points are actually in the film‘s title, because this is The! Most! Exciting! Movie! Ever! Made! In! The! History! Of! Mankind!!!  Read more »
When Glee returned for the first of its six remaining episodes this season, I wondered whether the show could handle all of the storylines they left floating: Kurt and Blaine, Kurt and Karofsky, Rachel and Finn, Quinn and Finn, Santana and Brittany, Will and Emma, Will and Holly...Three episodes later, and only the Will-related stories have seen some resolution. Kurt and Blaine are together, but Karofsky remains a threat to him, despite Santana‘s little plot to keep him under control so they can both hide their actual sexual orientation to the public. (And to make things complicated, Brittany‘s piling on the pressure, causing her and Artie to break up.)But tonight‘s Glee might see more storylines wrapped up. You see, it‘s prom night, and apart from the costumes, the romances and that "Friday" cover, there‘s the scene where Quinn brings Rachel to the restroom, berates her for ruining her prom, and slaps her. All for the love of Finn, yes? This catfight is getting nasty.And that‘s where we begin this week‘s packed edition of Gleeks React, where your Facebook and Twitter comments are compiled in a manner gentler than that slap. Read more »
Glee is heading to prom, and it‘s not going to be fun, fun, fun, fun for everyone. Based on the previews, Quinn will slap the bejesus out of Rachel, but before we can see that, we have to enjoy a little Rebecca Black and Jonathan Groff.  Read more »
If it ain‘t broke, don‘t fix it. That seems to be the philosophy of New Directions on Glee, because after winning Regionals with original songs, they‘re doing it again for Nationals in the May 24 season 2 finale.  Read more »
This week Glee does prom, and while the show gets on its soap box a little bit, I was actually won over by the light-hearted charm of the episode. There was some great advice from Kurt‘s dad, fantastic singing by Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele, a slap, and shout-outs to "Run Joey, Run." Best of all, I found myself laughing a lot, which is all I ask for when watching Glee. I don‘t even mind the fact that the big twist was totally spoiled by that stupid extra.  Read more »
When it comes to Glee, I‘m pretty sure I love the things most fans hate and hate the things most fans love. For instance, I loved "Run Joey Run." So it should come as no surprise that while most people praise the Kurt storyline from this week‘s prom episode, I found it preachy and ridiculous. First, we‘ve seen no sign that the entire school would bother working together to pull such an involved prank on Kurt, and second, if they really hate gay kids, why did everyone applaud after Kurt‘s acceptance speech? Is every homophobe really just one tacky joke away from embracing the gay?  Read more »
Last week, we saw NBC‘s The Voice make a promising leap forward in ratings. But last night, The Voice, as well as a score of other shows, dipped in ratings. Read more »
If you‘ve been following the Glee cast on Twitter (here‘s an easy way to do so if you‘re not) you would‘ve known that May 11 was a momentous day: it‘s Cory Monteith‘s birthday, it‘s the day when Matthew Morrison‘s debut album was released, and it‘s Glee‘s last shooting day for the season. Yep, a momentous day indeed, and one that we decided to document! Read more »
It‘s hard to believe the SNL season is almost at an end, but The Hangover and Office star Ed Helms helped ease us into the idea with a light, fun, generally likable penultimate episode. And musical guest Paul Simon wasn‘t the only legend (musical or otherwise) at 30 Rock this weekend. Check out the must-watch sketches of the night: Read more »
Glee‘s second season is almost done, but it‘s never too early to look ahead. This year the show has done a number of special theme weeks, from Britney Spears and Fleetwood Mac to The Rocky Horror Picture Show and original songs.  Read more »
Thanks to that spoiling extra, we know Kurt was named Prom Queen in last week‘s Glee way, way long ago. But that‘s not exactly what we‘re going to discuss in this week‘s Gleeks React.You see, that move had repercussions, and lots of it. Is McKinley High ready to see an out and proud Kurt? We‘re not sure -- some of you still believed that him being voted as prom queen was all a joke. "They whispered behind his back and made him Prom Queen," BuddyTV user Issanika said. "They haven‘t been brave enough to deal with it... [They] had no other option than accept Kurt‘s coronation and pretend that they‘re happy for him."But the whole Prom Queen thing opened a really big debate. Kurt‘s out and proud: does he deserve to be bullied for it? Should he tone it down and blend in like Blaine and Karofsky did? What about Karofsky -- should he deny who he really is to himself, for appearances‘ sake? (And what about Santana?) I guess this is what Ryan Murphy wanted us to do -- a discussion on embracing yourself! And that‘s where we kick off this week‘s Gleeks React. Read more »
I went into this episode of Glee knowing that there was going to be a funeral, it would be sad, and it would most likely anger me because of my own issues about the wildly changing tones of the show. I like my Glee to be funny. However, even I have to admit that Jane Lynch was outstanding in this episode that centered on the very sad death of Sue‘s big sister, Jean.Her performance was emotional and nuanced and I‘m sure she‘s a shoo-in to win another Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Oh wait, this is a drama.  Read more »
CBS‘ drama The Good Wife proved its worth last night, and reaffirmed to viewers why it‘s being renewed for a third season. The season finale was up from last week, and beat last season‘s finale by a hefty margin.Up 25% from last week‘s episode, The Good Wife had a respectable 12.44 million viewers for its season finale last night, easily beating last season‘s finale. And with CBS moving the show to a new night and critics praising it, it‘s obvious that the show is building up steam. Are you excited for TGW‘s third season? Read more »
Glee took a turn for the dramatic this week (moreso than usual) with the death of Sue‘s sister Jean, making way for a softer side of the mean Cheerios coach. Whether or not this new Sue will stick around forever remains to be seen, but for now, I‘m going to look on the bright side and focus on the five best things about this week‘s episode.  Read more »
I‘ll admit it, I wasn‘t surprised when I found out that Jean died on last week‘s Glee -- and the same probably goes for the rest of us. The surprise was with how it‘d affect Sue.Okay, so Sue having a change of heart and vowing not to make New Directions‘ life miserable isn‘t a surprise, but the fact that the de facto villain of the show is having a change of heart is. Who will be the show‘s new devil incarnate? Could it be Quinn, whose mood swings (that‘s the most plausible explanation) between episodes leave me confused? Could it be Santana, who‘s still good at taking people down? Could it be Terri? Oh, wait, it can‘t be her.Anyway, my point is, there‘s a big change coming to Glee, and tonight‘s season finale will definitely deal with that. It‘s not just about New Directions heading to New York: it‘s New Directions finally getting a chance to realize their dreams. After all, nobody wants to be what Quinn calls a "Lima loser," right? That‘s where we kick off this week‘s Gleeks React.Warning: This week‘s responses are particularly spoiler-y. Stay away if you don‘t want to be spoiled! Read more »
This year the Emmy Awards will air on FOX, so it makes sense that the network is looking at one of its top stars to host the ceremony. According to multiple sources, FOX‘s leading candidate to host the Emmys is Glee star Jane Lynch, who won an Emmy last year for her role as Sue Sylvester.Lynch is obviously a solid and safe choice. She stars on one of the network‘s biggest shows, she‘s insanely funny and she‘s certainly earned the respect of her peers. But is she the right choice?  Read more »
The Glee season 2 finale is all about New Directions competing at Nationals in New York. Will they win? That depends on your definition of "winning." If it‘s the dictionary definition, then no. If it‘s the Charlie Sheen definition, then yes.The Glee finale kicks off in New York where the kids have neon signs in their eyes. They‘re also disturbingly optimistic about their chances of winning Nationals despite the fact that they haven‘t even written their original songs yet.  Read more »
ABC‘s Dancing with the Stars aired its season finale last night and saw a significant rise in viewers. Not only that, but it beat NBC‘s The Voice by a wide margin (which is significant, and you‘ll see why). FOX‘s American Idol, oddly enough, saw a slight dip in ratings from last week. Dancing with the Stars crowned football player Hines Ward as its champion last night. It was up 29% versus last week‘s penultimate episode, and up 15% from last year‘s season finale (which saw a series low), with 22.59 million viewers. Looks like DWTS has still got it where it counts!Read our DWTS finale recap here! Read more »
As someone who‘s been hard on Glee for the majority of season 2, I actually found a lot to love in the season finale, "New York." It was a fun, light-hearted romp through the Big Apple with a positive and uplifting message that wasn‘t overly preachy. In many ways, it was the total opposite of the entire second half of the season.  Read more »
Have you ever wished that you could jump inside the brain of your favorite TV star or writer so that even when the show wasn‘t on, you could witness their brilliance, insight and hilarity at all times?Well, even if you haven‘t wished it, since that‘s sort of a creepy (but understandable) wish, now you can, thanks to Twitter. Getting inside a star‘s head has never been easier! (Or less messy, if we‘re being literal. Which, for the record, we are not.)Here are our picks for 25 people on and involved with TV (both real and fictional!) that you‘ll want to make sure you follow this summer.  Read more »
After an uneven and rather dramatic second season, Glee ended with an upbeat and energetic episode. I‘m cautiously optimistic that this will continue when Glee returns for season 3 in the fall, but to make that happen, the show has to focus more on the fun, loving family aspect of New Directions and less on serious issues like the economic collapse, gay bullying, heart attacks and death.  Read more »
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it‘s all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »

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