At last, the heavily promoted Britney Spears finally aired last night. So how was it? “Ooops, they did it again“, Ryan Murphy delivered another entertaining episode. It wasn’t as good as last week, but I enjoyed it. Not sure if it was because of the storyline or just my tremendous LOVE for Brittany S. Pierce. While the artist-centric episodes are fun to watch, I much prefer the episodes where the performances are based on different musical acts.
Besides Miss Britney Spears making three surprise cameos throughout the episode, the show featured the debut of John Stamos as Emma’s new hotto dentist boyfriend and the return of Will’s ex-wife, Terri. Stamos is 47-years-old, but still as tasty as ever. That salt-n-pepper thing really works for him.
The episode titled “Britney/Brittany” also marked the singing debut of Heather Morris’ Brittany. Considering she’s a dancer first, her voice wasn’t bad. Definitely at the same level as other noted dancers who later became singers, like Paula Abdul and Jennifer Lopez. Glad to see the producers finally dedicate an entire episode on Brittany. Once again, she was on fire with her signature random one-liners.
Britney Spears even tweeted while watching the episode. I’ve placed a few of her tweets after each performance. The rest of her comments can be found at the end of the post.
DAY-UM, Heather Morris (Brittany) has a smokin’ body. And don’t even get me started on her dancing. Glee’s Brittany can dance circles around the other Britney. PS. How lucky was she to straddle John Stamos during her routine. This is the first time we’ve heard Heather sing and she surprised me. She’s actually not half bad. Probably auto-tuned to death, not much different from Miss Spears herself.
Britney’s tweet: “Slave: Oh…My…God…!”
Britney’s tweet: “I know how hard it is to dance with that snake! Nice job….”
When the second half of Glee‘s first season finished airing, I was sorta over it. It wasn’t nearly as good as the first half. But that all changed, after watching last night’s season premiere. The episode titled “Auditions” was probably one of the best Glee episodes ever. The producers brought the show back on track (IMHO).
It was more about storytelling and character development, rather than randomly creating situations just to include certain songs. While I’m a huge fan of showtunes and old 80s ballads, I was loving the more contemporary approach the episode took. Four of the five songs were actually released within the past couple of years.
Overall it was a great start to a new season. The entire segment with Jacob Israel filming a documentary as a nod to all the real life haters to start the show was a stroke of genius. But I do agree, Mr. Schue needs to never rap AGAIN. Jacob seriously needs to have his own webisodes. Fox are you listening. Make it happen.
A few quick random thoughts about last night. Welcome back, bitchy Quinn. I missed you so. Loving the the Asian loving, though I sorta miss “Artina“. Rachel’s new bangs really suit her. Her un-PC way of talking to Sunshine had me inappropriately laughing on the floor. Once again, Kurt’s scene stealing was a highlight of the show. That Best Supporting nod was well-deserved. Didn’t think I was going to like Coach Beiste, but she won me over. How hilarious was it when Cheyenne Jackson put on Sunshine’s Hello Kitty-type backpack. Hilar-balls.
The producers couldn’t have picked a better song to kick off the second season. With the Nationals taking place in New York City this year, this ode to the Big Apple was perfect. We often don’t get scenes filmed outdoors, so this was an unexpected treat. As usual, snippets of Kurt and his dance moves had me in stitches. If anyone knows where I can get the t-shirts the Gleeks are wearing, hit me up. Me likey.
When the network announced over the summer, all the upcoming new characters, I was trepidatious the additions would take away from the old cast. To my surprise, they actually complimented the original crew. Both Charice and Chord Overstreet made their debut on last night’s Glee Season 2 premiere and wowed me. Hopefully they did the same to you.
Charice plays Sunshine Corazon, a international exchange student. Considering English isn’t Charice’s first language, she did decently well with her acting debut. Hopefully as the weeks go on, she’ll loosen up and deliver her lines with a bit more oomph. What she doesn’t need improvement in, is her awesome vocals. Goosebumps literally covered my entire body hearing her tear up Beyonce’s “Listen“. For once, all the hype was 100% true. With her moving to Vocal Adrenaline, I expect to see a big diva off in a future episode.
Chord Overstreet plays new transfer student, Sam Evans, to McKinley High. Just like Finn last year, he’s wary of joining the Glee Club due to the harassment the members receive. With Finn out of the football team, Sam Evans has been anointed the team’s new quarterback. There’s nothing absolutely unlikeable about this kid. From his Bieber blond haircut, to his big luscious lips, to his sexy little body. To boot, the boy can sing. Hopefully in the coming weeks, he’ll perform an acoustic serenade. Perhaps to Kurt??? One can only dream.
So after watching the season premiere, what are your first impressions of the new kids on the block? Are Charice and Chord a welcome addition to the show? Are the producers doing an injustice to the original cast by over-padding the cast with too many new characters?
How adorable is the picture above? It’s part of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Fall TV special highlighting the upcoming season’s best characters and scene-stealers. The photo perfectly represents why “Glee’s” Chris Colfer was a perfect choice for the photo series.
Whoever thought of the bear daddy concept for the shoot was pure genius. Colfer’s facial reaction is dead-on. It’s exactly how I would’ve imagined his reaction would be if he stepped into leather bar. Those bears look like they haven’t eaten in months. They’re practically salivating at the thought of nibbling on Kurt’s preppy ass.
Last week “Glee” released the first batch of promo pictures for Season 2- the slushie wars. This week the first actual images and video from Glee’s Season 2 premiere, titled “Audition“, have made their way onto the web. The kids from McKinley High are back, and with an “Empire State of Mind“. The Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit, is the first audio we’ve heard from the upcoming season. All summer long, we’ve heard casting news, and potential plot developments but no video or audio… until now.
I didn’t realize, I was in such Glee withdrawal until I watched the 30-second trailer. Immediately, I became giddy with excitement that a new episode was just around the corner. The short clip doesn’t give a lot in terms of spoilers, but it certainly wets your appetite. What we do find out is, this year the nationals are being held in New York, ergo the Jay-Z cover. We also see Will’s ex-wife, Terri, is back and Quinn has her pre-pregnancy body back. Scroll after the preview pics below to check out the trailer yourself.
All week long, I’ve highlighted all the acting categories in the comedy division. With predictions cast for all four comedic acting categories done, it’s time to discuss the big award for the genre. The nominees are evenly divided between freshman shows and veterans. So will new conquer old? Find out below.
The NBC sitcom has had a stranglehold on this category for several years. It’s won the award in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Once again, “30 Rock” is in the running, but will most likely be usurped this year. Not only has it lost it’s buzz, it’s also lost viewers as well. During their fourth season, the sitcom only averaged 5.9 million viewers per week. Tina Fey has a better shot winning in the Lead Actress category than here.
Wrapping up the comedy acting categories today, let’s take a look at the talented men singled out for their comedic talents. The category features one newcomer and a handful of familiar suspects. So which of these men will take home the Emmy for Best Lead Actor, Comedy Series? Let’s take a closer look.
Show: 30 Rock
Role: Jack Donaghy
Episode Submitted: Don Geiss, America, and Hope
Baldwin has won the award the past two years. He has a decent shot for a threepeat but faces stiff competition. While 30 Rock doesn’t have the buzz it once had, Baldwin still remains as the face of the comedy. Even with a substandard year, Donaghy remains one of the funniest things on the show.
Continuing with my 2010 Emmy coverage, today I bring you the Best Lead Actress for a Comedy Series category. One of the toughest categories of the bunch, the field is crowded with some heavy hitters with one young starlet hoping to crash the party. The field is so strong, both Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program) were left out of this year’s nominations.
Show: 30 Rock
Role: Liz Lemon
Episode Submitted: Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001
She’s been nominated numerous times and won the award in 2008. Even though she’s a favorite among the voters, I don’t see her walking to the podium to accept this award this season. I found “30 Rock” to be uneven for the most part of the season. Since a few of the other nominated ladies had stellar seasons, Fey better perfect her happy but losing face instead of writing an acceptance speech.