I will be crying like a baby tonight.
rip my friend
I haven't before, because it's so unappealing to me - don't see why a cast member dying would put me in the seat.
"There’s death on the horizon,
and I’ll run to behold your sacrifice..."
I hope Finn's death isnt in a car accident. Thats too easy a way to kill him off. Quinn was in a car accident (but survived).
I think the episode will be done right and given the dignity that Corey Montieth deserves.
I just started watching Scandal because Ive heard so much about it. Its never too late to start watching Glee.
I started watching Glee after seeing this scene.
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I am waiting for it to come on.
I couldn't get my mind off you all day.
Yeah. I was going to watch it, but I realized I would pretty much rather watch anything else.
Sad story that he died, but that's not enough for me to watch that show.
I'll watch it tonight when it airs in Australia. I've not missed an episode of Glee - despite last season being as miserable as shit - and I won't miss this one.
I read a couple of reviews on Facebook about it. Sounds like it's going to be a seriously intense hour of TV for fans of the show.
Watched it, and thought it was very well done. How he died wasn't brought up, and didnt matter. Alot of tear jerker moments, the biggest being Mr Shoo balling his eyes out at the end.
One question........where was Quinn?
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Dianna Agron cheers herself up with trip to the hair salon and take-out after being 'excluded' from Glee tribute episode
By DEBBIE EMERY
It is never easy being told you are not liked, especially in front of the world, so Dianna Agron did what any girl would - she got her hair done.
The 27-year-old actress, who played Cory Monteith’s girlfriend on Glee for four seasons, was excluded from the tribute episode for the late star that airs on Thursday night due to 'intense dislike' for her, it was revealed this week.
Whether hurt by the rejection or just needing a touch-up, Agron went to a hair salon in Los Angeles on Wednesday night and left looking refreshed and ready for a night in with a take-out.
With her freshly-styled hair shining sleekly and her flawless complexion, Dianna was as primly dressed as cheerleader Quinn Fabray, who she portrayed on the Fox show.
Wearing a striped jumper, black blazer and with a large black handbag, she carried her brown bag of food in front of her.
The actress was dropped from the musical cast and does not appear in the current fifth season. Most recently she was said to have been left out of the heartfelt episode dedicated to Cory due to the wishes of both a current cast member and one of the show’s creators, according to RadarOnline.com.
The absence of Agron’s character Quinn in the series’ tributary episode has already drawn suspicion as she was integral to Monteith’s legacy on the show.
RadarOnline reported that a ‘high level source’ at Fox has revealed that Monteith’s real-life girlfriend Lea Michele and series co-creator Ryan Murphy ‘intensely dislike Dianna and have both worked to marginalise her as much as possible.’
While there is reportedly no love lost between Agron and her former co-stars, she is getting plenty of affection from her beau, Nick Mathers, and they seemed more interested in embracing one another than watching polo at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles on Saturday.
With Mather's arms firmly around her waist and Agron's wrapped around his neck, the couple appeared to be waltzing across the field at the famous polo grounds.
The couple began dating in August, but already they seem to be getting serious, with Mathers reportedly 'telling all of his friends' about her, according to Us Weekly.
'It's pretty new, but it's serious,' a source told the magazine. Nick is amazing. He's a really super sweet, lovely guy.'
While her time on Glee is well and truly over, Agron is currently starring in The Family alongside Robert de Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Michelle Pfeiffer, and was recently cast in the upcoming film, Pretenders.
Glee's Monteith tribute episode, The Quarterback, airs on Thursday, October 10 at 9 p.m. on Fox.
I didn't understand the focus on Santana. Gutsy of Lea Michelle to sing about her real life boyfriend / future husband. I don't know if I could have done that. It would have made more sense if Rachel took the jacket and the show ended with her crying into the jacket, not Mr. Shue. Or they should have ended on Finn's photo on the plaque.
No mention of how he died. Hmm
Ryan Murphy was quoted as saying the episode wasn't about how Finn died but how he lived, hence why they didn't go into details as to how Finn died.
The opening was good (Seasons of Love)
Like it or not, people will ask how Finn died (just as people do in life)
Not at all. I do feel that it is unfortunate that he has passed on, and that dedication made by Jane Lynch was sweet and heartfelt. But I will not watch as I just don't follow the series.
"... You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you ..." - Colours of the Wind by Vanessa Williams
I would rather watch Big Brother than this.
Thanks for the info on Quinn. I wonder what thats all about? Interesting.
I will admit I actually watched last night's episode and I came very close to crying but ever since season 3, the "studio" has auto-tuned the voices to the point where all the emotion is in the lip syncing. It's a travesty to watch Rachel ball her eyes out on screen but her singing not have any waver. It feels far too hollow to bring me over that threshold to tears. Outside of the shitty plot writing, I think I hit the crux why so many feel turned off from the show now.
The episode was much better than I was expecting. Given that it's Glee I didn't really have high hopes but it was quite a nice tribute episode.
It wasn't without its flaws though and, as has already been mentioned, the auto-tuning done in the studio is a huge problem they need to sort out. I did notice when Rachel was crying, and even during Santana's performance in parts, the emotion they show on screen isn't coming through in the voice because they want the vocals to be perfect. Some moments felt out of place and should maybe have been left out, like Puck's storyline in general. They didn't focus enough on it so it just seemed like a child throwing a tantrum rather than someone grieving over their best friend. Or Tina's moment about wearing black was so two years ago. It felt wrong.
I liked that Sue stayed in character and was impressed they found a way to do that. I also liked that they didn't bring Rachel in until half way through, I didn't want it becoming a Rachel centred episode and I think they got around that well.
The main question I found myself asking, and only because I'm a huge fan of her, is why wasn't Dianna Agron there? I haven't read anything that said she wasn't going to appear for any particular reason but likewise I did expect her to turn up considering the amount of on screen time that Dianna had with Cory.
^That's a RL drama story between Diana and Ryan Murphy. Ryan basically flipped the bird ever since Diana refused to guest star on the New Normal when he asked her. So turnabout is fair play and she got sacked from Glee.
Don't mess with the Velvet Mafia of Hollywood.
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what I read was that Diana wasn't able to do the episode because she had already had committed contractual obligated promo engagments for her movie 'The Family'
I watched the show early on but as it got more over the top ridiculous and the auto-tuning went through the charts rarely watched, just saw some recommended clips. Murphy has fucked a great concept and should have been replaced years ago. Now "Glee" is at best a guilty pleasure and honestly haven't felt the desire to watch in a long time. Especially when following this thread over the past few years things have gotten worse. This show should have been gold but Murphy is a fucking egomaniac who simply isn't nearly as clever or talented as he thinks he is.
Finally got to watch "The Quarterback." I thought the episode was pretty decent, it never hit me hard emotionally like I expected. (This coming from someone who had tears in my eyes watching the ending to Toy Story 3 or even worse during Imitation of LIfe.) Primarily because there was no actual reason for Finn's death so everything seemed contrived, overdramatic even. All we're told is "it doesn't matter how he died, but how he lived" but people die unexpectedly all the time for various reasons. I *can* understand why due to Cory's real life death (like Kurt alluded), but it didn't make this feel any less hollow from that standpoint.
Wasn't a fan of Puck & Beiste's scene in the locker room, sort of thought Santana carried way too much of the story, and didn't understand why Kurt & Blaine were on opposite ends of the choir room until the end. Did the writer's forget they're engaged now?
What I really liked, I thought the Hummel's in Finn's room was really well played. Carole's breakdown was as raw as it could get from a mother's standpoint, really one of the best performances. Watching Lea was hard as well, I think she has done a great job of carrying on like a pro. Like I mentioned weeks ago, I haven't felt like she's been phoning it in as Rachel she's been playing her every bit as obnoxious, entitled as ever without skipping a beat. But in this one she is completely broken and it was sad to see the contrast between the two.
Ultimately I was glad the focus was on the old New Directions and not Blam & Them, every episode should take note.
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I had not watched Glee since the spring of 2011.
Problem I have with series-television nowadays is that too many have become serialized. Not soap-opera in their content; but the approach of carry-overs, one storyline and another, from beginning to end of a given series. That gets to feel, for a viewer like me, as though it's a job.
With this Cory Monteith Tribute eppy of Glee, I felt there were at least two songs too many. And not having Dianna Agron, especially, and Heather Morris was lacking. It didn't feel right in connection with the history of the series and the relationships of the characters. And, though I understand the reason why the death of the character of Finn was not explained (as noted early by Kurt played by Chris Colfer), I still think the cause of the death of Finn should have become established. (I tend to think auto accident.)
I immediately removed this episode from my DVR. (I recorded it just in case I would not have been available as it aired.) And I don't intend to return to following Glee. I've moved on. But I am most sorry, in general and for human reasons, for the loss of this actor. I'm sorry he died.
^Car accident has been played out already. You missed the fucked up season 3 when Quinn got in a car accident on her way to Rachel and Finn's wedding due to texting on her blackberry. She was in a wheelchair for 2 episodes and shat all over Artie.
The problem with Murphy is he has good ideas but he doesn't know how to expound them. So the first one or two seasons are fine of any series he creates then everything falls to shit because he hasn't planned out any arcs.
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I have moved on as well. Ryan Murphy has made this show unwatchable. I taped all of last season, and I couldn't even get past the 2nd episode. I wanted to just fast forward to the performances.
Yeah, once the show returns, I think I'll stick with NY-edits of the show. Which basically means 2-5 minutes of viewing, 10 if I'm lucky.
Santana's informercial from the previous episode was pretty funny.
Looks like it's ending next season.
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^Again, it was obvious that Murphy wanted a Rachel/Finn endgame. Now we will get stuck with a Kurt/Blaine endgame which will be dreadful. I'm all for a gay storyline and promoting the "homosexual agenda" but Kurt and Blaine are such a bad couple.
I wish Ryan Murphy would end Glee this season (but it's been renewed for next season so that's not gonna happen) just because most of the characters have run their course and they don't seem to be bringing in anyone new, just rehashed ideas that barely worked the first time. This season would have been a good one to wind down each characters story (although Murphy will probably end half of them off screen like he usually does with quick one line sum ups in an episode) but now they have to drag out and potentially create new stories that are only going to last one season. Either way, I'm glad they've finally recognised that it should end because I'm not sure how much more patience I had for Glee, I've spent the last few seasons trying to explain why I still watch it and I'm running out of reasons (my final one being Sam, but they're ruining his character).
^^Kurt & Blaine is problematic because there's an unhealthy dynamic between them. Blaine is the desired, alpha-gay while Kurt is the ugly, effeminate gay who should feel lucky that Blaine has eyes for him. (At least when Kurt is in the room he does.) I thought it was sort of telling when Adam complimented Kurt, he deflected and responded that Blaine "was the dancer in their relationship," which read to me that Blaine doesn't give out compliments often if at all. In fact I don't think Blaine ever refers to Kurt as nothing more then "adorable" or "dirty cute" (da fuck?). During his talk with Burt before the big proposal, Kurt tells him that he doesn't think he'll ever find someone like Blaine to love him the way he does. Which doesn't speak very highly on his own self-worth if he thinks at 19 he won't. For all the screen time that Blaine has received there has been zero character growth, I still feel like I don't know much about him except that he likes to sing. A lot. He cheats but refuses to take any blame, dating him IRL would be exhausting. I have to admit I thought the dynamic between them during "Got To Get You Into My Life" was cute, it was one of the few times I felt like they were a real couple, some spark even but that could be due to them actual talking about what happened instead of just hearing it from one perspective.
No disrespect intended. I'm all for homoeroticism between two males when done right, Blam don't do it for me at all. It's not only the writing that's a major problem but it's the actors involved too. Chord and Darren aren't strong enough actors so the obvious winks at the audience comes off as trying instead of just being. Chord's delivery with Sam being pro-gay marriage in the first episode this season was bad and a prime example of when bad writing meets a not-so-good actor. Darren singing/acting out "Against All Odds" with the same intensity as he did with "Teenage Dream [piano version]" showed that nuance performances just isn't his forte either.
An article from TIME stated best how I feel about this being the final season and what they should do from here on out.
The main reason Kurt and Blaine aren't working is the fact that they're both portrayed totally asexual...
That we are capable only of being what we are, remains our unforgivable sin.
- Gene Wolfe
I was disappointed in the 3rd episode of Glee where they killed off Finn's character. I thought it was stupid that someone died and you didn't explain how he died at all or show the funeral. It's probably a good thing that next season is the last season for Glee. The newer members of Glee have been in the background for the first 3 episodes. I thought that was stupid too.
^I couldn't agree more with everything you posted. The little we got of Kurt this past season made me appreciate him more, he's really grown into his own on many different levels, like you I wasn't a total fan and preferred Blane to Kurt by far initially. Since the writers aren't all that great the character of Kurt seems to be in limbo, being gay is no longer an issue, so he's now just a prop for Rachel, Santana, and Blaine. Puberty hit Chris Colfer hard over the course of the show, I find him very attractive as well, no longer is he the ugly half of Klaine. Blaine being the preppy, rich, mature teen suited the character far better then the emotional, needy sack they've turned him into. (It's ironic this show pushes Blaine as the masculine partner in this paring when he exhibits most of the feminine characteristics while Kurt keeps his emotions in check. Not to mention how the show went out of its way to make Darren/Blaine taller then Chris/Kurt during seasons 2-3.) Another problem with Blaine is they've made him too perfect, he excels at virtually everything, he even has females wanting a piece of him knowing he's gay such as Tina turning into an internet Blaine stan over him. I'm sure once he's moves over there will be no real struggles for him nor any repercussions for singing everything like it is now at McK. I hope Blaine gets a makeover too, the bow ties & polo tee combos were cute for a hot min but are now creeping me out. It's dumb how quickly they rushed into their engagement but I suspect this will be a season long one (which comes with many problems on it's own) and their wedding happening sometime next season.
RE: "The First Time." Yeah I thought it was really lame too, but think the reason the two can't be seen as a couple with a healthy sex life is because it's "too gay" for FOX. (I'm surprised there were two m/m kisses in this season's premiere.) Puck & Finn really played it up while being Klaine in that one episode where various characters became each other. But they were able to get away with it because they're both straight actors and was played for laughs. I def agree this past season tried to rectify that a little by having Blaine mentioned he missed messing around with Kurt, the V-day wedding hookup, how Blaine talking "fratty" was like dirty talk, etc.
I think both are way too neutered to actually have chemistry with anyone.
That we are capable only of being what we are, remains our unforgivable sin.
- Gene Wolfe
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I think moving the show full time to NYC might be just what the show needs. It needs to be freshened up, since it's been getting stale.
^ I agree 100%
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I think it's too little too late. The show has jumped the shark (the school shooting episode was that point) and there really is no saving this series outside of a mediocre ending. One could hope for a "RENT" ending.
RE: glee in NY. This is something I've been the biggest cheerleader for, but the only reason this is now being considered is because Sam & Blaine are graduating. Since the show runners are obsessed with making them lead characters the focus of course needs to shift to NY, where both will end up. If this does happen the focus needs to be spread evenly or in favor of the trio already established, this show doesn't need another season projecting how awesome Blam are. (I rag on Chord/Sam, but I just looked at some pics of him for the next episode and his body is on point.) I think a NY based show would make the show more enjoyable, but definitely agree that this won't help the show overall. "Wasted potential" sums it up perfectly, just how far this show has fallen.
Another rumored storyline for season 6 has Kurt moving... to Russia. Making Kurt an advocate is great, especially since the show did a good job of tackling a school shooting and cat-fishing. Oh wait...
Whilst I've never been that interested in the NY group (Rachel got on my nerves during her time there, only recently has she brought it back round to being tolerable), I do think they should have done this from the start. They didn't juggle the switching back and forth very well and nobody took anything seriously when Ex New Directioners were showing up at McKinley on a somewhat weekly basis. I do agree with Gemini_Valley in that they are probably only doing this because Blaine and Sam are graduating and they're going to shift them out there and follow it like that. Sadly that means we may have to endure a lot more Klaine (this pairing does not work for me, I have never found it at all believable). Oh and even I'm growing tired of Sam and I've been a huge fan ever since he debuted (this has less to do with the acting and the character, more to do with the amazing good looks [IMO]).
As for Kurt moving to Russia...just no. I know the entire show was praised for Kurt's coming out storyline (although to be honest it wasn't anything that hadn't been done before) but Glee really isn't able to put a message across subtly; it's always like being smashed in the face with a self righteous hammer.
^I absolutely agree, it was a joke on my part. I block out almost everything regrading Kurt in seasons 2-3 he was the most grating then and glee fails at handing anything with sensitivity or respect.
I mean, clearly they've run out of ideas and none of this makes me excited at all.glee 5x05 'the end of twerk' extended summary
When a video of Blaine twerking goes viral, an inspired Will seeks to harness the power of the dance of the hour in a bid to “edge up” New Directions’ “America’s Sweetheart” image at Nationals. When several of the kids express concern over their inability to perform the new booty-shaking dance, Mr. Schue enlists Jake and Kitty for a tutorial. When a morally offended Sue uses her position as acting principal of McKinley to try and put an end to the “sexually explicit excuse for a dance craze,” the gleeks stage a protest leading to some potentially serious fallout.
In New York, Rachel feels the need to add a bit of rebellion to her life, so she convinces Kurt that they should get tattoos together. When things at the tattoo parlor don’t go quite as planned, a follow up visit leads Kurt to shake things up even more. Meanwhile, Unique struggles to find transgender equality in the bathrooms of McKinley High, and Marley learns that her boyfriend, Jake, has been cheating on her with Bree of the Cheerios.
It's sad... Glee has some very appealing stars but I'm very thankful I just fell out of watching after the second season and have barely gone back since. Watch an occasional performance video on You Tube, but that's it. Ryan Murphy is simply a horror show these days, and just about everything he does here at best disappoints and more often at worst appalls me.
^or heavily photoshopped.
I actually watched the recent episode tonight and yeah...still shit.