Posts tagged amber riley
Posts tagged amber riley
When one hour of Glee is just not enough for one night…
I skipped reviewing Glee last week for two reasons. Firstly, I was not able to watch “Big Brother” on Tuesday, and by the time I was able to watch it, it seemed irrelevant to review. And secondly because my bias against the character of Blaine, would have made for a more negative review than the episode deserved. On a whole level, it was a great episode and guest star Matt Bomer was amazing, but as I have stated previously, I think there has been too much Blaine this season. I do not approve that Blaine gets a brother episode before Finn/Kurt. They are two of the leads (well they were prior to Blaine) yet we’ve never actually seen them have brother time, which is disappointing.
I was hoping that “Saturday Night Gleever” may bring a break to the Blaine centric songs, but to my dismay the first person we see and the first solo of the night went to Blaine. Really, Glee? Really? Since when is he the only person on the show? Honestly has Kurt (the only reason Blaine is in New Directions) had a solo since pre- West Side Story? I don’t think so. Seeing as Kurt (not Blaine) is the one graduating, it may be nice to give some of the actual Seniors songs.
It’s funny I don’t actually hate Blaine or Darren Criss, I just feel they have over saturated Glee and I want other characters to sing. There is just too much Blaine, and he’s not all that interesting, to be honest.
Aside from Blaine opening the episode, he actually did fade away, which I was grateful for. The rest of the episode (for me) was overshadowed by the return of Jonathan Groff’s Jesse St James. Although, Groff was only in the episode for probably one minute, he captivated the screen. I really hope he is utilized more in future episodes, because he is far too talented to just have a couple scenes culminating a few seconds each. I hope that they give him more material or a song in the future. He is an amazing guest star and deserves more. However, I loved the scene between him, Kurt and Mercedes. It was perfect. The dynamics and tension were phenomenal.
"On My Way" marked the last new episode of Glee until April. Fans everywhere have begun having nervous breakdowns…but I am sure the weeks will fly by and our favorite musical high schoolers will be back on our screens before we know it.
It’s Valentine’s Day at McKinley High and to celebrate the week surrounding the holiday, the Glee Club celebrates by singing the “Greatest Love Songs.”
"The Spanish Teacher" received much hype from the cast and fans in preparation for Ricky Martin’s arrival. I have never been a huge fan of his, nor did I take Spanish in any level of school (took French from Middle School through College) making tonight’s episode hard to get into. I understand what they were trying to achieve with this episode, and think it was a great idea, just for me personally it wasn’t one of my favorites.
After one week back earlier this month, Glee took another short break, before arriving with tonight’s all new episode. The appropriately named episode “Michael” paid tribute to the late King of Pop. While I love Michael, I feel I wasn’t as excited for this episode as everyone else. I knew it would be a good episode, all of Glee’s tribute episodes are, but no matter how great they were, they could never top Michael.
"The First Time" may have been the most anticipated and supposedly controversial episode of Glee yet. Knowing the topic of the episode, but no major details, left me worrying about how they would handle the supposed sex scenes. However, I had absolutely no reason to worry. The scene was handled very, very delicately and was really sweet. There was no need for any controversial backlash, people, myself included, were worried over nothing.
The Magic is Back…
… and Finn has character.
Review, recap, random thoughts, after the break.
"Asian F" was getting a lot of buzz as one of the best episodes of Glee. I try not to read spoilers for the show because RIB seem to change their minds on the plot all the time. I found it’s easier to ignore all spoilers and interviews about future episodes, because I don’t want my feelings toward what is happening or might happen in an episode to effect my thoughts beforehand. Similarly, I try not to listen to the songs prior to them airing on the series, because I don’t want any one to be more favored than another.
That being said, despite trying to be impartial going into this episode, all the buzz I was seeing on my Tumblr dash was getting me a little excited for what could happen in “Asian F.”
"I Am Unicorn" was a beautiful episode of Glee. Honestly, there are times when I don’t understand how this show is a comedy and not a drama. I wish things could be nominated as both. The episode offered many heartwarming and breaking moments.