Fat Shows, the biggest problem since Skinny Shows

This week was the premiere of a new ABC family show called Huge. It’s basically an hour each week in which rebellious Will (you know she’s a rebel because she’s got blue hair) obnoxiously fights against losing weight at fat camp. Oh boy. I cannot wait. The premiere alone was chock a block full of […]

“We Are Freaks”… and your point is?
  Kelly Bedard

EVERYONE IS WEIRD. Everyone is an outsider. No one feels comfortable in their skin. Everyone has someone who puts them down, beats them up or generally makes them feel small. EVERYONE. What Glee needs to realize is that being weird does not make their characters interesting or in any way deserving of an audience’s love. […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Maybe it’s the rosy Joss Whedon glow (and I need to go back to watch previous episodes to tell if the directing really was that much better this episode, or if I was just more inclined to notice it), but I kind of loved this week’s Glee. I think this was the show I was […]

The Dream I Dreamed
  Kelly Bedard

This week’s Glee sucked. I don’t know why I had myself convinced that it wouldn’t. Well, no, it’s easy to understand how I did that: Joss Whedon directing Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel… that’s all kinds of good. But TV is a writerly medium. A brilliant director cannot rescue a terrible script, neither can […]

That’s How Funny+Meaningful is Done
  Kelly Bedard

After the aggravation that was Glee this week (the inconsiderate, bratty son parade and the over the top insecurity showcase mixed with super cheese and lack of funny- see Wednesday’s @mytvblog tweets to read more), I can’t tell you how happy it made me to watch the latest episode of Cougar Town. Consistently funny (um […]

BRING BACK PUCK
  Kelly Bedard

Glee‘s unparalleled best character hasn’t had a storyline in months, appeared in 2 shots of this entire episode and had only 1 line this week. He’s the most engaging, the most charming, the smartest, the most complex and hands down the hottest. Give Him Something To Do! PS: If I was supposed to come away […]

Sometimes I Really Hate Glee
  Kelly Bedard

Glee returned to FOX last night in the perfect programming timeslot directly following jauggernaut American Idol. I’ll admit I was excited. I have a tumultuous relationship with America’s new favourite show but it had won me over by the time it went off the air this fall. So I was looking foward to its return. […]

Happy Casting News
  Kelly Bedard

Grey’s fans get excited for February because 2 TV All-Stars are coming to play the younger versions of The Chief and Ellis Grey. The star-crossed lovers will be played by Angel‘s J August Richards and Studio 60‘s Sarah Paulson. (Which brings the Shondaland/Buffyverse crossover count to 7, unless I’ve missed one). In other exciting casting […]

Mark Salling, the best thing about Glee.

  Rachael Nisenkier

I can’t think of two shows more different in style than The Office and Glee, yet this week’s Glee gave me exactly that, “Oh s—, I simultaneously wish this wasn’t happening and can’t stop laughing,” feeling that is the Office‘s stock and trade. Most of it, especially the Rachel and Mr. Schuester stuff, amused me. […]

Two Bouts of Extroardinarily Glee-ful News
  Kelly Bedard

The first bit of news is that Broadway’s beautiful leading man Jonathan Groff is scheduled to appear in an upcoming 4-5 episode arc of Glee as the lead singer of a competing glee club. Spring Awakening‘s golden-voiced golden boy may be a potential love interest for his former co-star Lea Michele’s obnoxious character Rachel. Alright […]

How Glee Won Me Over
  Kelly Bedard

The day has finally come when I can count myself among Glee‘s many fans. The biggest hit and most buzzed about show of the season, Glee just never sat right with me. Months ago I reviewed the pilot, an episode that had me wanting to turn off my TV part way through. But here we […]

Put a Ring On It!
  Tim Collins

Glee may have just moved into the category of amazing. The show still has some character problems and speedy plot writing which sort of takes away from the fun, but last night’s episode really hooked me. Why? Two words: “Single Ladies” Every episode thus far has had a few musical numbers which really either add […]

  Kelly Bedard

Tonight was the first time I have ever enjoyed Glee. If you’ve read my review of last May’s pilot episode you’ll know how disappointed I was to not love the dorky geek-fest right out of the gate. I love musical theatre, I love Ryan Murphy, I love highschool shows, I even have a pre-existing love […]

  Tim Collins

Things I love (and will continue to love) about Glee: -Ryan Murphy’s presence. It really feels like Popular all over again. Far too campy. Far too stereotypical of high school. A little bit sexy. A little bit messed up. But somehow it works. -The adult actors. Lynch as Sue Sylvester has the funniest lines in […]

  Kelly Bedard

Gilmore Girls/Samantha Who comedy queen Melissa McCarthy is joining Kelsey Grammar on Hank this fall. That there is enough of a reason to watch (even if there’s no love lost between you and the former Frasier Crane) Summer Glau’s guest turn on Dollhouse is no longer rumour and fantasy but reality. Whedonites rejoice! That guy […]

I Apologize Profusely…
  Kelly Bedard

… for making you watch Glee. All I wanted was for someone to make a show I understood. Not one where the emotional arcs of the characters made them human enough that I could relate to upper east side fashionistas, stylish demon slayers, Texan high school footballers or polygamists from Utah, just a show about […]

Fox Wants Everyone to Dance (and Sing) !
  Kelly Bedard

NEWS: Fox has made the (questionable) decision to air season 6 of beloved summer smash So You Think You Can Dance right after season 5 ends in the fall. The decision, no doubt, is their attempt to make their Idol-free fall months more Idol-audience friendly and put up a bit of a fight against the […]