I honestly don't expect too much out of Glee, so I feel comfortable saying that despite dismal expectations, I agree with this review in its entirety. Unequivocally. I was pleasantly surprised by the premiere. I actually enjoy the new characters even though I admit they are pieces and /or carbon copies of other characters. This episode didn't do it for me though. Bored me to tears. Aside from being fundamentally opposed to Britney Spears getting one tribute episode let alone two..they threw random stuff at is with no cohesion whatsoever. I Loved seeing Puck again,but I was under the impression the brothers meeting would essentially be Jake's arc for the season. Not poorly, inexplicably, and quickly thrown in for a minute in the second episode. And yeah recycled stories galore. Complete concurrence with this review.
They really do need to use Toby a bit more. They can afford to do it too since his ASL has improved a great deal. I actually enjoyed him interacting with Angelo. They could make quite the unexpected pair as far as bonding over music etc. Toby tends to lay low and not take a stance on things and Angelo could use someone in his corner who won't make him feel so awkward. John can be stiff, distant, and Imho a total a -hole so I like the balance Angelo brings as another male and how they kind of bring out the better in one another. I laughed at how the book stuff backfired. Katherine should have seen that Regina made a better story. It was as though that air of superiority that she and John seem to have hit her and how unrelatable that can be to the masses finally hit her. I loved her vulnerability with regina blaming herself fir not knowing. Fantastic exchange between the two. I was embarrassed for Daphne and I cringed for Bay too. I love how they recognize each other as sisters and have that bond now.
Great interview! I look forward to seeing him on the show.
Oh thanks DP! I couldn't be certain if that was Eyal or not kn the preview. I love his character and I can't wait to see him and Annie work together again.
I agree with Terrie. This she really has stepped its game up for season three. No longer can I consider this kind of campy and cheap fun. Its hanging in there with the big dogs of the USA shows for sure. The character growth and darker tone has made this show everything I imagined it could be. Annie's journey this season has been incredible. Lena was a wonderful villain and provided a fantastic storyline. I love that they did a story arc to this degree. The Auggie and Annie dynamic has never been stronger or more interesting to watch. Whether you ship them or not their relationship and their chemistry is superb. Loved Joan in this as well! The last three episodes have been the best in the series.
Ray is fantastic on this. A very real and truly human character on a show full of realistic characters. He and Sara do have a nice chemistry and he's just been so much fun to watch. I'm happy that he bonded with Drew who sometime is the neglected Braverman. It spells out trouble for Sara and Mark though and they were already headed there last season. I love Jason Ritter so that would suck a bit.I loved Julia's storyline the most last night. Staying all day with victor was just what he needed. Now they have established a foundation and they can discipline him in the way he needs and skip the special treatment. Joel is like the best husband imaginable. So supportive. Crosby and Jasmine were definitely fun. They bring the funny. I'm missing more Zeke time though.
When they started inching towards the Breast Cancer storyline I had so many mixed feeelings. It's something that I take to heart and I respect when shows do it to continue putting that awareness out there but I like a bit of escspism too. Mostly, I just wish that if they planned on doing it they'd "give it "to someone else. Sometime it's as though Adam and Kristina have too much storyline that could easily spill over into characters who are lacking them. They've already had so much from unemployment, almost infidelity, finances, Max with the aspergers and haddie issues and departure, plus a new baby. Too much. I'm going to be forced to genuinely feel for a character I truly loathe on top of that. I'm not a Kristina fan at all. I just feel like they sort of had enough going on and when other characters are sort of lacking individual storylines it doesn't help giving the more popular characters one that can take up even more screen time regardless of how it ends up.
-Burt and Kurt.- Jake's performance was quite lovely. The kid is a crooner.- I love Marley. So likeable and sweet. Also like Jake.- divy it up for a change. Everyone should be the new Rachel.- verdict isn't out yet.
That first half with the "kids " was INCREDIBLE!!! Everything from the fraternal moments between Eliot and Hardison (the pep talks and the humor and the rigged floor... and the bro hug, all of it) to the Parker and Hardison love being front and center more than ever. The fighting sequences and Parker 's gymnast like abilities....all were so well choreographed. And loved them displaying the tech stuff like that. My favorite Leverage moments are usually when the familial bond that they have really comes through...and this episode had plenty of that and some. It was also so intense that it had me on the edge of my seat from the moment it started. Easily without a doubt my favorite episode of the season and one of my favorite episodes of the series. Seeing as those three are my favorite characters on a show where I like them all it wasn't too shocking when I realized I didn't miss Sophie or Nate once.
Fantastic! I love her character on TGW
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