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Glee Finale Thoughts

Glee Finale Thoughts

Posted by Dustin on 03.22.2015 at 12:29 pm

鼎宝福彩So “Glee” aired it’s final episode on Friday. I really enjoyed both it, and this final season. The focus on the main crew, and bringing it home to Lima, made this last season enjoyable. When they took the show to New York and tried to divide it between the new crew and the old crew is where is just fell apart.

I felt like the final episode could have used more Quinn, Puck, Britney and Santana; but I guess the focus was really supposed to be on the original episode core crew. Then again, Sam and Blaine weren’t part of that.

鼎宝福彩I was not a fan of Rachel ending up with Jessie. I would have rather seen her with someone new, or just going it on her own at the end.

鼎宝福彩Likewise I would have liked to have seen Sam and Mercedes get it together in the end, though they did hint that would happen as he kept calling her, so she said.

鼎宝福彩I really enjoyed the final scene with all the New Directions kids from each season showing up. I had forgotten all about Lauren, she was awesome! Ryder and Marnie seemed absent, which honestly isn’t a giant loss.

鼎宝福彩Final thoughts . . . President Jeb Bush? Really Ryan Murphy, really?

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Glee’s Sixth And Final Season: Is The Magic Back?

Glee’s Sixth And Final Season: Is The Magic Back?

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 01.13.2015 at 12:03 pm

鼎宝福彩So returning from vacation the first show I got caught up with was “Glee.” Many people have all but given up on it, but this is the final season and I want to see it through. I was pleasantly surprised to find that in the first two episode much of the magic from the first seasons was back.

The focus was back on good ole Lima and McKinley High. Sue has become a dictator and has the kids doing academics and sports only, no arts programs are left. She even fat shames the kids who are overweight. Obviously “Glee” has taken liberties with high school life throughout the show, but even this was a bit overboard. Will took a job at Caramel High coaching Vocal Adrenaline, while Blaine flunked out of NYADA after a break-up with Kurt and has a temporary gig coaching The Warblers. Rachel’s show flopped so she used what was left of her money to bribe a superintendent into letting her try and reinstate the glee club at McKinley. We’ll ignore the fact that she, like Blaine, has no college degree, a point they did make at least with Blaine. His job is temporary as he had to fill in for the advisor who had to leave for some reason. Basically Blaine, Will and Rachel have been set up to compete with one another at sectionals.

The show brought back all of the original cast, save for Mike Chang, during the Homecoming episode. The songs where once again great, and the magic of the cast was back. Unique is nowhere to be found, Sue transferred all the remaining Glee kids out of McKinley except for Kitty, who was happy to turn on them and go back to the Cheerios. Unique is the only one I miss of the new bunch honestly. Rachel did find 4 kids to join her Glee club, but we know she’ll need at least 8 from seasons past.

I hope this show continues to be excellent like these episodes were and goes out on a high note, pun intended.

鼎宝福彩Spoilers for this coming week’s episode . . . . . .

Rachel and Kurt struggle as they try to rebuild and co-direct the glee club at McKinley. Meanwhile, Sue is concerned when Becky brings her new boyfriend to town in the all-new “Jagged Little Tapestry” episode of GLEE airing Friday, Jan. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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Various Thoughts On Season Finales/Almost-Finales

Various Thoughts On Season Finales/Almost-Finales

Posted by Dustin on 05.23.2014 at 3:51 pm

This post has my quick thoughts on a lot of the shows from the past week (or two). Some are on the finales, others are on the near finales or mid-season finales.

Bates Motel
Bates will be back for a third season, I just hope it’s more interesting than this season was. The drug war going on was just boring as hell. With the way the season ended, and the heads of the drug families all ending up dead, hopefully the storyline is too. The reveal of Dylan’s parentage was good, and long overdue. The end of the season finally set up Norman as the lying sociopath we know from the movies. He passed a lie detector test because he truly believes he didn’t kill his teacher, that his imagined mother did. Creepiness! I’ll actually feel bad when the time comes for him to kill his mother.

Castle
In the finale few episodes “Castle” gave us great joy and great sorrow. After many seasons Kate finally nabbed her mother’s killer and put him away. It was about damn time, because if that dragged on another season I was going to lose my mind. As Kate and Castle prepared for their wedding, it was spoiled when someone mysterious ran Castle off the road. Kate found his car in flames in a ditch. Now we know Castle isn’t dead, the show is coming back. However if they pull some kind of amnesia storyline on us, I will be fuming. I want my wedding dammit! The “Castle” season finale . . .

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Dallas
Dallas will be back late this summer to finish its season out, but what a ride the first half was. The mid-season finale was a roller coaster. Pamela finally learned about John-Ross and Emma, pretended like she wanted a threesome, but then spazzed out and we learned she had downed a bottle of pills. Now we know she’s not gunna die, she’s in the teasers for when it comes back. Why do they do these things to us? Meanwhile Elena started to wise up about her plot with Joaquin, but it was too little, too late. Joaquin is obsessed with her and poked holes in her diaphragm, then they made love. Meanwhile Elana’s brother Drew knows the truth and is out for revenge too. I still say there is something about that land deal we don’t know yet and it will leave Elena with egg on her face. Finally Christopher’s new girlfriend’s ex went and burned down Southfork, with a drunk Sue Ellen stuck inside. Bobby and John-Ross ran in to save her as the place started to come down around them. Oh boy!

Drop Dead Diva
鼎宝福彩 Drop Dead Diva isn’t over yet, but we are getting close to the end. This time it really is going to be the finale, so they better to it right. However as of now I’m so angry that I don’t know if I want to stick around. Oh I will of course, but I’m that angry! After all this time they go and kill off Grayson? Are you kidding me? The only good thing from the previews is that he ends up meeting Fred in heaven and says he needs to get back to Jane. I have been hoping Fred would be back somehow. But if Grayson returns, it obviously will have to be in someone else’s body . . . but whose? Oh “Drop Dead Diva” . . .


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Glee
鼎宝福彩 I wasn’t a big fan of “Glee’s” finale either mind you. Just when everyone was getting settled into New York, everyone is now off for different places in the country as we head into the final season. Hate it! Oh and I really just want to grab Rachel and shake the crap out of her. After 5 seasons of having to hear her dream about being on Broadway, she finally gets her dream and after a weeks worth of shows is ready to move on to something else. Are you kidding me?

Grey’s Anatomy
鼎宝福彩 I was waiting during the entire finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” for someone to die, and nobody did! I guess that was Shonda’s shock for the finale? There were other issues. Cristina finally left, and took her side-kick intern with her. Good riddance! I’m still angry it never came out what he did to Heather Brooks. Derrick and Meredith are fighting like cats and dogs over their jobs, and Meredith finally took a stand and told him off. Good for her, but bad for their marriage. Neither is going anywhere though, so we know they’ll work it out. It also looks like Amelia may become a permanent fixture next season. Yay! Poor Bailey though! She thought she had it all, back as head of ER surgery and was going to fill Cristina’s vacant board seat, until Alex learned Cristina left it to him. Noooooooo! Stop beating down my Bailey! The real shocker was the reveal of yet another Grey. A young girl, whom I think took over for Cristina, revealed to The Chief that she had recently found out her mother was Ellis Grey, but had given her up for adoption. That is why she wanted to come work here. Oh yeah, the girl is clearly half African-American, and The Chief knew exactly what that meant! Congrats dude, it’s a girl!

Grimm
I hate to beat a dead horse, but I’m still annoyed we never went anywhere with Nick’s mysterious illness at the beginning of the season. The finale saw Adeline use her latest potion to strip Nick of his powers. The potion he had to drink to restore them, which came from what little liquid was left from her spell, ended up being dropped and broken. It took ten minutes for that to happen, and you knew it was going to happen somehow. Nick seems to be SOL right about now. They left it as if it could be a blessing, that now Nick and Juliette could be happy. Pahleese! Even without his powers, he knows too much and will be a target. He just has to get his powers back, and it will likely take half of next season to do that. Meanwhile as he was investigating poor Renard’s shooting at Nick’s house, Wu found Nick’s Grimm book! He knows he isn’t crazy now. Oh and as for Captain Sexy Pants, he totally can’t die! He has to come back! It’s just like Nick no longer being a Grimm, it just can’t happen.

Nashville
I’m so happy that “Nashville” is coming back next year and for a full season. I thought the finale was really well done. Poor Juliette’s world crumbled around her as Jeff was blackmailing her. Rayna refused to let her go and promised they’d screw Jeff, while Avery learned the truth from Gunnar about Jeff and Juliette’s night of yuck. She begged him not to leave her, and that he was the only man she’s ever really loved, and blah blah blah. Juliette really makes it hard to feel sorry for her most of the time. Elsewhere, Will’s struggle with his sexuality came to a head as he finally told his wife, in the “privacy” of their bedroom, that he was gay. She looked shocked, but neither of them realize the reality show in fact hid a camera in their bedroom. Wow that’s a lawsuit waiting to happen! I still don’t know if Layla was totally clueless or not. Something makes me think she won’t let Will go, she will use him to get to the top and he’ll keep using her as a beard. Finally Luke proposed to Rayna, who accepted, only to have Deacon show up at her house and give her her engagement ring back and told her that he wanted her back too. What will Rayna do ?!?!?! We know in the end she’ll end up with Deacon, but I do like me some Luke. “Nashville’s” season finale . . .


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Glee: Mercedes is BACK!

Glee: Mercedes is BACK!

Posted by Dustin on 04.16.2014 at 8:54 pm

As with some other shows, it’s been awhile since I blogged about “Glee.” I have still been watching, and I’m starting to feel that “Love and Feeling” for the show again . . . kinda. The big jump to New York has happened, and we’ve advanced a few months since graduation. Apparently though we aren’t done with McKinley yet. Ryan Murphy has recently revealed we will go back there for the final season for closure, and I believe we may go back one more time this season based on comments Dot Marie Jones (Beastie) made on a recent “Access Hollywood” episode . . . unless she was referring to scenes for the final season. I don’t know. She said back in March when I watched that she was still slated to tape a few more episodes.

I loved Puck and Quinn ending up together, that seemed right. I was glad to see Britney return, but then she stole Santana and now they are on a lesbian-a-go-go vacation for who knows how long! I’d love to see them back for next season.

What I’m loving the most is the return of Mercedes Jones. The loss of her was a huge mistake, and I’m glad it’s been rectified. Love me some Mercedes! I also like that she and Sam are back together, and that Sam has a decent haircut for once.

I was not a fan of Artie the film school playa storyline. I thought it was totally out of character and made light of a serious issue, safe sex. Yeah it was funny I admit, but the STD costume joke got old fast and it didn’t really work turning Artie into a pimp.

鼎宝福彩I find myself completely over Kurt and Blaine. At least one of these high school romances has to come to an end, and I think it will be theirs. I’m actually okay with that. They were pretty much all they had in Lima, Ohio, and now that they are in the big city they are seeing there are other options available. Can we bring back the cute English guy Kurt was dating? Or hook him up with Starchild?

Finally, I am hating Rachel being her diva-like usual self. I thought she would have outgrown this, but nope. Now she’s dropped out of Nyada, which will be a huge mistake. It was pretty much the writing on the wall that her show, and career, are doomed. The original ending of the show, per Ryan Murphy’s many statement on this, was to have Finn take over the glee club and Rachel return a big star, but choose Finn and Lima over fame. I now have a feeling it will be Rachel returning home and resurrecting the glee club at McKinley will newly appointed Principle Will Shuester’s blessing.

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Glee: So Long New Directions!

Glee: So Long New Directions!

Posted by Dustin on 03.12.2014 at 11:31 pm

Well, last night’s “Glee” found a depressing way of putting a nail in the McKinley High Glee club for sure. After losing Nationals, Sue kept her word and nixed the Glee Club. The Cheerios stayed as Roz brought home a first place trophy. She nixed it under the guise it was too expensive I guess. Whatever, when this show started Figgins needed 20 bucks a month from Will and they had to raise all their money to fund their trips. However the point here clearly was to end the club and move the rest of the season and next year to New York and focus on it, and by it I mean Rachel. Mr Shue, I will miss you the most of all!

I actually wish New Directions could have gone out as winners and the show transitioned to New York anyways. I don’t think it would have really mattered.

鼎宝福彩I did love the classic 80s songs that they performed and that it was a nod to Finn. I also loved seeing Mercedes back, and she and more return next week for the 100 episode and to say goodbye to the choir room.

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Dallas, The Fosters, Glee and PLL Thoughts!

Dallas, The Fosters, Glee and PLL Thoughts!

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 03.05.2014 at 10:01 pm

Monday’s and Tuesdays have become my nemesis. There is just too much on! So I’m combining several show posts into one. I still have to watch “Bates Motel” and “Twisted.”

Dallas
鼎宝福彩 I am still feeling that Elana is being played by both Cliff, and now I think she’s being duped by her childhood friend Joaquin AKA Nicholas as well. Something is just not right about him at all, and even Elana’s mother seems to sense this. Her warning to him not to drag her daughter into something evil was almost foretelling. I think if she had gone to Bobby with what Cliff told her, if it was true, he would have made ramifications. I almost want to think things had been rectified long ago with Elana’s mother, and Elana just doesn’t know it.

I loved Emma showing up Ryland by bringing Judith back into the fold. I was so bummed when he shoved her down the stairs and to a hospital last season! However the big twist was when we learned that Ryland has been a CIA mole for the past 4 years. You know he didn’t do this out of the goodness of his heart. He’s such a crook that he probably had to strike a deal to stay out of jail. Now he’s got a tape of his mother making her own deal with the drug runners, which he could use to send her to jail and get rid of her once and for all. Nooooooo!

The Fosters
鼎宝福彩 The Golden Boy Brandon has been digging himself in deeper and deeper with his fake ID scam to make quick bucks to payback the money he stole from his dad. Callie exposed him, but didn’t tell on him yet. Brandon forced the other guy he was working with out of business, which has him wanting to get revenge. Unfortunately it looks like he’s going to take it out on poor Callie. He’s having a fake ID made for her, and I’m sure he’ll plant it somewhere to be found, screwing up her probation. Callie has no idea though that Brandon did what he did for her and then later his own mom. Awwwwwwww . . . puke! I hate these two! I just don’t like them together, though I know the show wants us to root for them.

鼎宝福彩Jesus and Lexi’s reunion was short lived, as they broke up. Yawn! I guess I never cared about the two of them, not after the idiotically had sex and needed the morning after pill as they couldn’t bother using protection.

鼎宝福彩Marianna has a new crush, but when his mom saw them kissing, suddenly he no longer has time for a relationship with her and they have to be just friends. Hmmmm, yeah something funny is going on there!

Stef and Lena are moving forward with using a teacher at the school as a sperm donor. I see only trouble with this storyline!

Glee
Over on “Glee,” at McKinley the kids are still getting ready for graduation, while Will and Emma made a baby. Everything is basically on track to move Tina, Artie, Sam and Blaine to New York at this point. I wouldn’t be shocked if we saw Mercedes also return to NY after meeting up with the kids in LA where they are heading for Nationals. I’m not sure what will happen with the rest of the crowd. Supposedly the final season will focus on New York. The only one I’d really miss of the kids is Unique, and of course Becky, Will and Sue.

In New York, Santana and Rachel’s feud continued. As much as I hated Rachel in the previous episode, Santana turned into a royal bitch in this one and was planning to do everything to drive Rachel nuts and out of the role she worked so hard to get. In the end they did seem to come to some terms of friendship and civility when they both realized neither one has ever had a real female friend.

This episode saw the return to some good 70s 80s and 90s tunes. We got ‘Barracuda,’ ‘Hold On’ and the amazing ‘Gloria!’ ‘Gloria’ was my favorite part of the episode.

Pretty Little Liars
So after the Ezra let-down, we still don’t know who A is. Aria at least saw the lights and broke things off with him. In a last ditch effort to win her back, he gave her a copy of the manuscript he’s been writing. In the end, we learned that Ezra think’s Alison’s mom is A! Woah . . . that would be huge. I never suspected her, but to me that means this is another red herring.

Meanwhile we found out Mona only worked for Ezra in exchange for him leaving certain things about her out of his book, crimes she did that could revoke her parole as the courts don’t know about them. Spencer meanwhile became more convinced she killed Ali while drugged out and drunk that night, but the other girls reminded her that Ali is alive. Also Hannah realized Emily told Paige that Ali was alive. Hmmmm, I’m thinking that could be a real problem after all. Is Paige on Team A? The end of the show had this shocking scene with Alison’s mom in Spencer’s room lurking in the shadows. What the hell!

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Angry Vindictive Witches: Glee and Dallas

Angry Vindictive Witches: Glee and Dallas

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 02.26.2014 at 10:53 pm

Many I was actually bit upset with both “Glee” and “Dallas” this week, and mainly for the same reason. Nasty female characters.

鼎宝福彩On “Glee,” Rachel finally went full on bitch diva. After Santana auditioned, and won the role, of her understudy, well Rachel lost it. Now I admit, Santana auditioning for the role was kinda not cool, but Rachel just went insane over it. She turned on Santana and when Kurt wouldn’t take her side, she turned on him too. There has long been rumors of the actress’ diva antics on set, so I wondered if this episode was playing up to them? All I know is that I hated Rachel after this episode.

鼎宝福彩Elsewhere Kurt was jealous of “Starchild” for trying to takeover his band, which he claimed he wasn’t trying to do. Not sure I really believe it, but they made up and posted a cute photo on Instagram which got back to an upset Blaine. Oh BTW, does this episode mean Rachel is out of the band now? Meanwhile Tina and Artie battled it out for Valedictorian, and both ended up loosing to Blaine in the end. Zzzzzzz!

鼎宝福彩Over to “Dallas,” Cliff is in jail for JR’s murder, but is not down and out yet. He’s determined to prove he was framed, and now has Eliana on his side! He told her that JR duped her dad and switched his land deeds, leaving him with worthless land, which lead to his early death trying to drill dry land. Eliana checked it out and it seems legit. I can’t help but think this is a trick of Cliff’s that in the end will just leave Eliana looking like a huge ass now that she’s turned on the Ewings. She’s basically become a spy for Cliff, working for the Ewings again, but reporting to Cliff. I really hate that they’ve taken her character down this road.

John Ross is still fooling around with Emma behind Pamela’s back, and now his mother Sue Ellen is onto them. Meanwhile Emma’s dad Ryland was sprung from jail. Oh brother, I thought we were done with him!

鼎宝福彩A new girl has joined the ranch, it’s Naomi from 90210! She looks to be Christopher’s new love interest. It’s so odd seeing seeing her doing a Texan accent, and a bad one at that. Actually only John Ross really has an accent, aside from Cliff Barnes with JR now gone. Maybe next week she will tone down the accent? I hope so.

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Glee: I’m In A Blah State Of Mind

Glee: I’m In A Blah State Of Mind

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 11.22.2013 at 5:30 pm

鼎宝福彩While I’m still watching “Glee,” I don’t know. The fun, the sparkle, the magic just doesn’t seem to be there anymore. They’ve announced that next season will be the final season. Also it seems they are fast tracking the focus to New York this season. The latest episode was in part about setting Blaine and Sam’s move to New York.

鼎宝福彩I think the best part about the latest episode was a large focus on Becky. I’m not a huge Billy Joel fan, and the few songs I do like of his, they didn’t perform. I think though they performed them in earlier episodes possibly: “Uptown Girl” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

I really dislike that they’ve brought the feud back between Shue and Sylvester. I also miss Figgins!

I got the odd feeling the show was hinting at a possible Sam and Rachel pairing in this last episode? Please no! While I don’t want Rachel to be alone, perhaps they should bring in someone new for her. Pairing her up with an existing Glee kid just seems wrong.

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Glee Does Carrie

Glee Does Carrie

Posted by Dustin on 10.05.2013 at 8:23 pm

The second half of the Beatles tribute episode of “Glee” aired this week. It was prom, and Tina was up for Prom Queen. Mean Santana-Wannabe on the Cheerios wouldn’t have this and wanted Kitty to run, but Kitty promised to support Tina and not run as Tina was graduating this year. She then promised Tina’s nerdy asian friend if she sabotaged Tina, she would be made a Cheerio. As Tina won and took the stage, she was doused with blood “Carrie” style. I don’t know, if the new remake wasn’t coming out, then it would have been okay. However the timing was just too much, it was a “Carrie” overload and I just groaned. I was happy though that Tina won, and that she cleaned herself up and went back out to face the crowd. It’s about time Tina got some attention.

Up in New York, Kurt is now working at the Stardust Cafe (or whatever it’s called) along with Santana and Rachel. Santana is getting serious with her new gal pal (Demi Lovato), but is worried as she’s never been in a real lesbian relationship before. Rachel, Kurt and Santana all promised to stick it out in New York for 2 years (how convenient, the same number of seasons left) and support one another. By the end of the episode Rachel learned she got the part of Fannie in “Funny Girl.”

Like last week, this episode did little for me. I liked that they performed “Sgt. Pepper,” the rest of the songs I could take or leave. Next week is the tribute to Finn’s character, addressing his death. It looks to be very emotional. It will be odd to watch “Glee” without Finn.

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Glee Season Premier Thoughts: All You Need Is Love!

Glee Season Premier Thoughts: All You Need Is Love!

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 09.27.2013 at 6:24 pm

鼎宝福彩So I am not a huge fan of the Beatles, save for “Sgt. Pepper,” so none of the music last night really did anything for me. Sorry Blaine, I’m gunna have to side with Kitty on this one! No the entire world can’t relate to them.

鼎宝福彩It seems like a few events have happened since we last saw the show. Did I miss when Kitty and Artie suddenly began having a thing? They made it official in this episode though, Kitty agreed to stop dating in secret out of fear she’d lose her status. There is also a new Santana at the school, I mean a direct copycat of her in every way down to looks, and she is working to take down Kitty’s place in the Cheerios.

Sue set Figgens up somehow and got him fired, and then herself hired as principal. Right, without ratting Becky out for the gun incident? I don’t think Sue would just suddenly become Principal. Maybe they explained that, I did run out of the room at one point to make sure “Grey’s” was taping elsewhere. Figgins is now the janitor, and Roz Washington is back as the Cheerios Coach. Sue expects both Roz and Mr. Shue to win national championships or they will be fired and replaced.

The entire show pretty much set up Blaine’s proposal to Kurt, who did say yes. Meanwhile Rachel learned the producers of “Funny Girl” felt she was too green and wanted to go with someone with more star power. She was out to prove them wrong.

I loved Kitty’s one comment about how “this school year has dragged on forever.” There were some other good lines from Sue and others. Otherwise, it wasn’t a “wow” episode for me.

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