Sunday, September 06, 2009

Guilty pleasure? Yes.

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84 comments:

t-dot kim said...

I LOVE THIS SHOW! I was in the band, and in the choir, and in the drama club. I was a big f'n dork

Alirio said...

I WANT to watch this show, but I've missed the pilot episode TWICE now! :-(

I was in a band, recorded a CD. I was a bloody Rock GOD!!!

t-dot kim said...

Alirio, you can watch it online on Global in Canada. Globaltv.com

Stephanie said...

I heart Glee, was on the dance team, and wasn't as much of a nerd as I am right now.

andrew. said...

- haven't seen Glee yet. a little hesitant because of my aversion to 'funny' songs.

- watching the Band Of Brothers marathon on Spike today. so good.

- i'm in a bit of a bad mood because my TV is broken. I think i have super metal-eating termites or something because the part where you connect the coaxial cable just snapped off the back. i currently have it fixed with modeling clay, which is working but very precarious.

- rock on blogspot!

PalmerEldritch said...

what do Bob Barker and Mickey Rourke have in common?

PRO WRESTLING!!

wtf? as a bob barker fan, i'm tempted to tune in.

also, glee seems like it would be either smug or saccharine. possibly both. and it would have musical numbers.

now, if Bob Fucking Barker were on, i'd watch that.

andrew. said...

Blogspot favorite Crush (Gina Carano) is going to star in a new Steven Soderbergh movie - http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/09/06/gina-carano-to-star-in-knockout-soderberghs-spy-adventure/

take that Cyborg!

JonFromNKY said...

I want to like the show, but I can't get past the singing. I'm serious, I have issues. It makes me uncomfortable. I can't even watch parody musical shows like when they do musical episodes on TV shows like SCRUBS, or even THE SIMPSONS. I need help,

memphish said...

I liked, but didn't looovvveee the pilot the way a lot of people did. I did love that Rehab number the other school did. I think once they start to incorporate the cheerleaders, the football team, and hopefully de-emphasize the bitchy wife it'll start to click almost like a black comedy FNL with singing.

I don't think I'd call this a guilty pleasure though. I think it'll be one of the few hits of the fall, in large part because of this spring premier and the entire summer of promos and internet love they've been getting. I wouldn't be ashamed to tell anyone I was watching Glee. That I was in the actual Glee Club, now that's embarrassing. We just stood on risers and sang. This show number stuff is all new to me.

BTW, there's a new Mysteries of the Universe - The Dharma Initiative up at Hulu. These things are really well done.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

a movie with Gina Carano sounds better than mirko crocop's movie. or rich franklin's movie. or randy couture's movie. or just about any movie with MMA fighters in it so far.

t-dot kim said...

Jon, you do need help. The singing eps on The Simpsons and the Scrubs Musical was AWESOME!

I have a sneaky feeling Glee will end up being a flop because of the over promotion--but I guess it doesn't matter if Tweens are watching and Tweeting about it, and joining in on that ridiculous Tweat-Peating nonsense.

I hope it will find its voice--no pun intended

Jordan said...

Seems to me that this one is drawn pretty much down the gender lines for the most part. Now if Herlihy chimes in loving it, then we'll know for sure. :P

Seriously though. I watched a little of the pilot. Just not my cop o' tea. But I can see how it would speak to certain crowds. Like the tweeting tweens Kimb referred to.

Back to Steph's post from the last thread. Breaking Bad & The Wire. Just do it. I know neither exactly fit in with Buffy, Veronica Mars, Supernatural, Smallville. But there are some decent shows outside of the cw/wb every now and again.

/extra snarky today

Jordan said...

What's with all the MMA fighters acting? Who do they think they are? Rappers?

And I don't care if she most likely can't act. I'll watch a Gina Carano movie. Just as long as she isn't getting her ass beat by some mutant Brazillian "woman".

scrdmnkydst said...

HEY! Stop inferring that i'm a girl Jordan! I'm just in touch with my feminine side, that's all. And choir songs are always cool>

Kim, you be tripping. The Scrubs musical was just terribly bad. It felt wrong, the music and lyrics were awful, the plot just felt shoehorned in and it had a really bad poo joke that lasted way too long.

The Buffy musical episode is sooooooooo much better.

memphish said...

So Alirio is a girl, huh? Glad you got some joy out of the Okies defeat Jordan. I think I may get to see District 9 tomorrow. I'm trying to convince my brain to have low expectations despite the hoopla.

Holli

mb said...

I guess I'm a a girly-man as well b/c I thought the pilot was 100% entertaining. As I said in a previous post (I think) I like the balance it strikes between optimism and sarcasm.

"...it'll start to click almost like a black comedy FNL with singing."

Exactly - good description
and I agree Holli that they need to de-emphasize the bitchy wife, there are better characters and storylines through which they can show the adversity in the main guy's life (I forgot his name?)

Saw Julie and Julia last night. Is there anything Seryl Streep can't do? Damn she was excellent to watch - funny and endearing. The Amy Adams storyline was 'meh' but it's worth seeing for Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.

mb said...

Seryl Streep?!? damn fingers

t-dot kim said...

Herlihy, you're weird. The Scrubs musical was HILARIOUS. I watched "Guy Love" on a loop for weeks.

scrdmnkydst said...

I'm not weird, i just have taste. AND yet another reason as to why the Scrubs musical episode is bad... it used a song that they'd already used in a previous episode... Now that's just poor taste.

I like scrubs.... but the musical episode is just baaaaaad. and not in a good way.

Kelly Jo said...

Herlihy your just wrong about the Scrubs musical episode.

Kelly Jo said...

Oh and I <3 GLEE!!!!!

scrdmnkydst said...

No, no I am not wrong.

I refuse to let you people think that you're right. When it is plain to see that you are indeed wrong.

Scrubs was a very good show... but it's musical episode was just horribly bad. For instance, the song where Carla wants to go back to work... that song just fails on so many levels... it's just talking to a music. Whereas it should have good rhythm and metre. It's just awkward to listen to.

mb said...

I think you might be missing part of the point of that ep Ryan (at the risk of sounding condescending, which I don't mean to be) - the whole ep was SUPPOSED to be a bit awkward, loopy and not altogether smooth. At least that's how I took it. I agree that if you're looking at those songs from a musicianship standpoint, and especially if you are holding it up to other musicals for comparison, the whole thing looks amateur and pretty stupid. Except (for me) that's where the humor was. They didn't seem to be trying to do anything seriously - just have fun.
Now I haven't read what the actors or crew or anyone involved thought about the episode, so maybe I'M the dolt who's completely missing the point and they all thought it ought to go for live run, but I doubt it.
I mean - they did a bouncy song about poop - I can't take any of it seriously after that.
I can actually see what you mean about that Carla song, but it just doensn't seem to matter that much in light of how un-serious that show was.

Stephanie said...

Jordan, when you get to be as old as I am, you will understand that I'm living my second adolescence. Maybe my own kind of mid-life crisis. But I won't take it as far as to watch the Vampire Diaries. OMG! That looks horrific.

PalmerEldritch said...

hey, i just plain dont like Scrubs. so ryan not liking the musical episode is just fine with me.

although, the blonde from Scrubs was pretty good in The 'Bu.

PalmerEldritch said...

the new LOST art is very cool.

Eric Tan's "The Crash"

Jordan said...

I have the worst hangover ever. I'm never drinking again. Ugh.

...wait. It's football season.

Nevermind.

Jordan said...

I was at Bumbershoot yesterday. Seattle music and arts festival. And could've gone to this had I known about it!

"Writers of LOST
The TV show-turned-cultural phenomenon, LOST’s immense popularity was immediate and steadfast. Known for their twisting plot lines, timelines and intricate character development, LOST writers Carlton Cuse, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have helped change the boundaries of television and—arguably—narrative itself. This program will include dialogue among the writers and an audience Q & A."

Jordan said...

Forgot to mention that I tried Bakon, the bacon flavored vodka, yesterday. Very smooth. But as you would expect, quite the aftertaste. Afterward tastes like you just ate a mouthfull of bacon bits. Was much better in a bloody mary.

PalmerEldritch said...

you're a bacon hero. god bless you, sir.

anyone still rewatching LOST? just finished disc 1 of season 2 and already am annoyed by Ana Lucia.

memphish said...

I've watched the first 3 eps of S2, but I'm kind of stalled. It's not sucking me in like I want it to. Maybe when tennis is over I'll have more interest.

Holli

scrdmnkydst said...

meh, you've got 5 months until season 6 starts. so don't worry about it.

i've not even started rewatching yet.
i think i'm going to blast through all 5 seasons in december/january so it leads into season 6.

i can't believe there's only 18 hours worth of new Lost left. :(

Stephanie said...

I tried to watch The Incedent the other day. Got bored. I've fallen out of love with Lost.

Kelly Jo said...

You said that around this time last year.

scrdmnkydst said...

hahaha omg, i read that as "The Indecent".

clearly, i have a dirty mind.

Stephanie said...

Hopefully, absence will make the heart grow fonder.

mb said...

That BBC News is so wacky

Kyle from Kentucky said...

i've still never watched fringe. should I?

memphish said...

Watch out Jordan!

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

fringe is good fun. and it seems a different show now than it did in the beginning of the season.

John Noble is hilarious as Walter Bishop. next week is the season two premiere?

scrdmnkydst said...

i think Fringe feels different at the end of the season because it has got all of the mythology in it. i assume Fox told the showrunners to make a fair few stand alone episode at first to get people hooked... then start with the mythology. like with Dollhouse.

PalmerEldritch said...

KABLAMO!

Stephanie said...

Were there any contestants on SYTYCD last night that had previously auditioned but the show didn't acknowledge it? Several seemed familiar.

memphish said...

I haven't watched SYTYCD yet. Maybe tonight if Kiddo doesn't have too much homework after football, otherwise it will be a weekend thing for us until the voting starts.

My DVR decided to be an ass last night, so I didn't get to watch Glee until this morning, but I really enjoyed it. The singing got a little over the top in places. I didn't love Gold Digger, but then I'm old. And the last number was not my fave, but I just about busted a gut during the assembly, and loved the brief "All By Myself" moment.

I can't wait for Fringe to return. It definitely got better as the season went on, and I really liked the finale. I wish they hadn't moved it to Thursdays though. I have nothing to watch on Tuesdays and Thursday it'll be up against The Office and 30 Rock, though 30 Rock won't be back 'til October.

Holli

memphish said...

Andrew -- you need to go over to DarkUFO and start stuffing the Cindy Ballot Box. She's losing to Bram in the character cup.

Holli

Stephanie said...

My favorite part of Glee was the technique Finn uses to control himself sexually. Other than that, I agree with all your points Holli.
Git up on this!

memphish said...

Finn's self control method was stunning.

Holli

andrew. said...

memphish said...
Andrew...start stuffing the Cindy Ballot Box.

Stephanie said...

He he. Box.

andrew. said...

i'm very mature for a 10 year old.

- missed the Supernatural premier because it was also the Steelers premier. I had 2 heartattacks and had to watch the Black Eyed Peas, but it was worth it.

- LOST content: Alex Rousseau is on this Malcolm In The Middle rerun. She's making Malcolm hit puberty.

- heeeeey macarena.

andrew. said...

- attn: dr.whoians. Ace Of Cakes made a Dalek cake this week.

- top 5 candies?
5. Peanut M&Ms
4. Starburst
3. Snickers
2. Zagnut
1. Peanut Butter Twix

scrdmnkydst said...

I would like to see a picture of this cake.

andrew. said...

Dalek cake: http://twitpic.com/h9zi8 - parts of it were motorized too and it had a speaker built in to bark commands

Stephanie said...

What kind of cake should I bake for Big Ed's birthday?

Jordan from the 206 said...

LOST to air from start to finish with no weeks off.

memphish said...

His favorite cake.

Holli

mb said...

Didn't ABC promote S.4 and 5 as interruption-free seasons? meh - my money's on two "Lost"-less weeks in 2010 (probably not consecutively).

I'm psyched - my wife is totally into working out us attending the Vegas finale-watch. So fingers crossed that all can be arranged, we hope to see some of you there! w00t!

mb said...

Cool Dalek cake! I missed the episode - was the cake for a fan or someone involved with the show?

mb said...

by "the show" I mean Doctor Who

Tha Kid said...

Before I read any of the posts, I gotta say it's sad that the main show I was clowning, Glee, is a topic on the blogspot. I dvred the first two episodes but have yet to find the courage to sit through it.

I was in choir too in middle school. We also did musicals and stuff. I remember we performed at a Presidential banquet and I talked to Ronald Reagan for a couple minutes. He was pretty old.

Speaking of bands, Flight of the Conchords is another good show. I would imagine people on here already know about it, but just throwing it out there in case you don't get HBO and haven't heard of it.

I've heard True Blood is good, but I'm not really into vampires. I think I was scared by that boring ass Brad Pitt Interview With A Vampire movie. Keep in mind I was 11 when that movie came out. Don't really remember much other than the fact that I was super bored.

Amazon.com owns IMDB? Weird.

The only cool thing about vampires is the South Park episode where Butters thinks he's become a vampire.

Still I'll probably check out True Blood eventually.

memphish said...

I'm just starting Six Feet Under which is done by the same guy doing True Blood, Alan Ball. The ads for the funeral business during the pilot are hilarious. I've watched all of 30 minutes so far, but had to stop 'cuz the pizza's here.

I also watched Everybody Hates Hugo today and was reminded why so many people were ready for Charlie to die. The resurgence of Charlie love is one of those weird LOST fandom phenomenons.

Holli

scrdmnkydst said...

So.... some film that came out almost 2 decades ago or whatever which features vampires has put you off a tv show which features vampires. Even though the plots of the two are completely different?

Makes sense.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Please do not hold True Blood against Six Feet Under. Even if True Blood is less than shitty as some people suggest, it's nowhere near the level of SFU.

Stephanie said...

After listening to The Transmission's review of the first 3 episodes of season three, I realize I miss the ambiguity of the first half of the series. I'm just not diggin the show in Answer Mode. That is my problem with Lost.

PalmerEldritch said...

as far as i can tell from reading about it but not watching it, True Blood is basically the television equivalent of a romance novel.

the story's not the greatest but everybody gets naked.

right?

memphish said...

I've never seen True Blood, but that statement makes me wonder if there's more sex with vampires and the like or in Tudor times as portrayed on The Tudors.

Really liked the first disc of Six Feet Under. Too bad it'll be Tuesday before I get more discs, but then again, I'll be watching football from now until then, so it's not too bad.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

behead her? i hardly even know her!

andrew. said...

- i'll still defend True Blood. It has a very dry sense of humor which I think is sailing over a lot of people's heads. This season has been great and i'm looking forward to tonight's finale.

- It's also the series finale of King Of The Hill tonight. end of an era.

- what does it mean that i keep having dreams that i'm being robbed?

Stephanie said...

You feel vulnerable, Andrew.

I ran two miles this morning!

Stephanie said...

I believe ralph- went up in a hot-air balloon yesterday. According to the internet.

Chris JC said...

Hello!

I still exist!

Sorry!

Stephanie said...

Chris, you missed the Box joke.

PalmerEldritch said...

did chris just apologize for existing?

apology accepted, friend!

Stephanie said...

Now I think ralph- is in Hawaii.

PalmerEldritch said...

yes. ralph- is doing the whole hawaii thing. he was telling me about it earlier and he's bound to end up with some cool stories.

i'm hoping he tries a Puka Dog.

Chris JC said...

Over here there was a TV chef called Keith Floyd, very famous, heavy drinker and later in life pretty much a recluse.

Last night on TV there was a documentary with actor Keith Allen catching up with him after he'd been out of the public eye for so long that most people assumed that he was no longer alive.

The other thing that happened yesterday in Keith Floyd news was that he died.

I know few of you have any knowledge or interest in Mr Floyd but as sod-off weird coincidences go, you can't fault it.

scrdmnkydst said...

That's almost as weird as Kanye West. Not his shenanigans with T. Swizz...but just him in general.

Chris JC said...

For about 18 months, Kanye was an amazing producer and conscious individual who, despite being a bit self-aggrandising, had a really groovy outlook about stuff and then one day someone clearly flipped open his head and flipped the switch marked WANKER to "on".

Stephanie said...

Fascinating.

What I want to know is where do you find these videos for which these awards are given? Other than a couple Morgan has shown me on youtube, I haven't seen one in years and years.

Stephanie said...

Why are the VMAs relevant?

Chris JC said...

They aren't. Videos have become increasingly unimportant since legal downloading, which is why most modern videos I've seen are basically modern updates of the most basic pop video standards. The only recent Beyoncé video I've seen = her miming the song while dancing in a series of attractive outfits.

That's it.

It's not exactly Take On Me. Heck, it's not even Hazard by Richard Marx in video terms.

scrdmnkydst said...

Music videos aren't anywhere near as relevant anymore... but they're still relevant.

Like, I had a massive four day long argument about the merits of La Roux's Bulletproof video and how it was clearly influenced by Robyn's With Every Heartbeat video and even surpasses it with better ideas and suchlike.

But that's because i'm a youf, innit.

Chris JC said...

With Every Heartbeat is a bloody amazing song.

Does anything other than specific music video channels actually show pop videos now? You used to see them all over the place. Not seen any for ages, even for bands I like. I think "Survivalism" by nine Inch Nails is the last one I deliberately sought out.

scrdmnkydst said...

Well, I watch music videos all the time...

But i don't think that, on UK tv at least, that outside of music channels, that full music videos air at all.

Well, apart from video premieres on channel4 and suchlike.