“Glee” episode 1 – “The Purple Piano Project”

I can think of no better way to describe “Glee” than a bad relationship. Seriously. In the beginning, the sun was shining, birds were chirping, things were wonderful. I accepted it for its cheesy plots and questionable fashion choices. It loved me, even if I didn’t shave my legs. About halfway through season 1, things became a little more volatile. Characters became highly inconsistent, song choice was sketchy, plots came and went as if they were never even there. Whether you are a believer of the 3 Glees theory (I am) or are blind to the fact that show is without a doubt the most contradictory and conflicting television show out there, the amount of lingering questions heading into season 3 is, well, a lot.

Will Sue become funny again and have a purpose outside of terrorizing Will? How will the addition of 130,586 new cast members work? How will old cast members get cast aside? Will any realistic high school stories ever be covered (dances, schoolwork, driving, college, etc.)? Will Kurt ever be portrayed as less than saintly? What versions of the characters will show up? Will any stay consistent?

I could go on, but no one wants to read that.

Instead, I entered Tuesday’s season premiere with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and a levelhead ready to take on whichever “Glee” shows up.  With all the hiatus talk that promised a return to its roots, my hopes were slightly higher than I would have liked.

Did I like it? Find out after the jump.
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Pumpkin Spice Lattes, odd-shaped heads and printed pants…

Refinery 29 Screenshot Fashion time!

Fall is the greatest season ever. Streets ahead of summer and all its sticky heat, way better than all the slushy mess of winter and cuter than the rainy blob of spring. Besides glorious weather, fall also ushers in the most wonderful time of the year – TV premiere time! – and the second best – boots and sweaters! After savoring the first sip of a Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks is the best, but serious business, a little cup brewed from my Keurig is a close second), I’m ready to look chic while diving head first into a pile of leaves. And this recent post from Refinery29 chilled me to my fashion bone with looks that I wanted to rock.

Four editors of the website posted the looks they wore to New York Fashion Week, and their casual looks, completely with classic, tailored, menswear-y looks with subtly feminine, sexy touches. It’s also a great building block for fall fashion must haves and has now sent me into a frenzy trying to find a pair of non-obnoxious printed pants and a flattering maxi skirt.  I will not, however, be able to rock any form of hat gear because my head just does not allow for it.

Coming up later tonight: Hopeful posts on “How I Met Your Mother,” “Glee” and “New Girl.”

Where do we go from here?

My original intention of this blog ideally devoted all my love and attention to television – what a novel idea. TV commentating, recapping, bitching, etc. has reached Internet-overflow similar to the emo-teen Myspace boom of the early 2000s. To try to keep things fresh and interesting, I hope to pull from other realms of the pop culture spectrum – movies, music, fashion, whatever Internet meme is piquing my interest at the time (almost always a couple weeks too late so I’m never cool but ahead enough of middle America to make me feel good about myself).

For now, I’m starting with television, one show that I’ve had a solid relationship with since the beginning and one that’s just starting out.  I hope to stay interesting and witty enough for more than one day. We’ll see.

NEWS FLASH

“Two and a Half Men” still reeks of misogyny, pervy jokes and cheap liquor. You can take the Charlie Sheen out of the show, but does his scent ever really go away? Apparently not.

Also, Ashton Kutcher looks like a homeless person, with a supposedly large penis, considering that’s where pretty much all the episode jokes came from.

I stopped by inquisitively and never will again.