Tag Archives: Glee

Thursday September 20th What You Should Watch

20 Sep

Season Premieres tonight, “Up All Night”, “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” on NBC.

Glee” is new tonight with its Britney 2.0 episode, the original Britney episode was genius and highlighted the dancing talents of Heather Morris. Will tonight’s episode bring back some of the magic Glee lost last season.

Grey’s Anatomy” revisits last years plane crash season finale tonight, and “Scandal” is also repeating its season finale.

Glee

Episode: Britney 2.0
Brittany hopes the music of Britney Spears will get her out of a funk; a new friend helps Rachel adjust to life in New York.

Grey’s Anatomy

Episode: Flight
A dangerous situation leaves the doctors fighting to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision; Teddy gets a tempting offer; Richard plans a dinner for the residents.

Scandal

Olivia and the team rally when Quinn finds herself in a tragic situation; Cyrus turns to Olivia when an announcement affects Fitz’s presidency.

Up All Night

When Ava’s show is canceled, her friendship with Reagan is tested; Chris decides to go back to work; Reagan hires her brother (Luka Jones) to remodel their bathroom.

The Office

Episode: New Guys
Two new, young employees throw Dwight and Jim off balance; Andy returns from leadership training with a desire for revenge.
 

Parks and Recreation

Leslie is overwhelmed when she and Andy visit Ben and April in Washington, D.C.; Ron throws a barbecue for the whole staff.

Thursday September 13th – What’s On

13 Sep

The X Factor continues at 8 on FOX, followed at 9 by the season premiere of Glee.  The show is splitting it’s focus between the new kids in the New Directions, and graduates Rachel, Finn and Kurt. Tonight’s guest star, Kate Hudson as Rachel’s dance teacher at NYADA.  

America’s Got Talent season finale airs tonight.

Glee

New Directions holds open auditions; Rachel struggles to please her dance teacher at NYADA.

Tuesday 5/15 What You Should Watch

15 May

Both NCIS and NCIS LA wrap it up tonight, so does Private Practice.

But the really big news it’s nationals on Glee, will the gang finally win, it is senior year, and the core team is graduating so all signs point to yes.  But this is Glee and who knows with this wacky show.

Glee

New Directions prepares a high-concept routine; Tina suffers a head injury; the club performs at nationals for celebrity judge Lindsay Lohan.

NCIS

Shaken by terrorism, the NCIS faces devastating surprises; the case impacts Jimmy Palmer’s destination wedding.

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Sans Voir
Callen and the team pursue a criminal mastermind motivated by revenge.

Private Practice

The Seaside doctors go to Amelia’s side as she begins labor; Pete and Violet realize how they feel about each other; Addison must make a decision.

5/1 Tuesday What You Should Watch

1 May

Glee is getting ready for graduation, I wonder what they are going to do with the graduates next year. Will we follow their lives post graduation? Will we start with a new group of students, either way I don’t think Glee has that much longer to go. It has final off a lot in popularity and ratings this year. But it always comes down to the same thing, money. Does it make money or lose money.

Also new tonight, NCIS, NCIS LA, Private Practice, Unforgettable, Cougar Town and New Girl. Do any of those float your boat?

Glee

Episode: Choke
Kurt and Rachel audition for the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts; after a meeting with his father, Puck makes a decision about the future.

NCIS

An investigation into a fire on a Navy vessel leads to a discovery that elevates security at Navy facilities worldwide; Ziva and DiNozzo are called in when an explosive device is found on a ship in Italy

NCIS: Los Angeles

Callen, Hanna, Danny Williams (Scott Caan) and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim) travel from Hawaii to Los Angeles in pursuit of a suspect harboring a deadly virus.

Private Practice

Episode: True Colors
An illegal immigrant facing deportation tries to induce her pregnancy by herself so her child will be a U.S. citizen; Violet and Cooper work with a child who has gender identity disorder; Violet wants to keep going to therapy with Pete.

Cougar Town

Jules finds out that Holly (Briga Heelan) and Travis made out; Andy wants to run for mayor so he can change rules that forbid weddings on the beach.

New Girl

Episode: Backslide
The gang worries that Jess and Nick may take a step backward when they run into their exes, Paul (Justin Long) and Caroline (Mary Elizabeth Ellis); Schmidt faces a delicate medical issue.

Tuesday 4/24 What You Should Watch

24 Apr

Ringer ended last week, so now Tuesday’s are just Glee for me, which is pretty sad because it has really gone down hill.

Glee has the Whitney tribute episode tonight, the MJ epi was pretty good let’s see how this goes.

The CW is premiering some new show tonight called The LA Complex, it’s looks like a Fame reboot.

New Girl and 90210 are new tonight, if that is your thing.

Glee

The club pays homage to Whitney Houston; Emma and Will move closer to their dream wedding.
 

The L.A. Complex

Episode: Down in L.A.
Abby, a broke aspiring actress, finds a place to crash in Los Angeles and meets a group of displaced dreamers.
 

New Girl

Episode: Tomatoes
 Jess worries that she and Russell don’t share the same passion as he did with his ex-wife; Cece, unwilling to admit her feelings, encourages Schmidt to go out with her roommate; Nick works on a vegetable garden.
 

90210

Naomi plans a party so her friends can get to know P.J.; Austin returns and tries to help Adrianna with her music career; Annie confesses her feelings to Caleb.

4/10 Tuesday What You Should Watch

10 Apr

A lot of new stuff tonight, Glee, Ringer, Cougar Town, NCIS and NCIS LA.

Body of Proof airs it’s season finale tonight, (maybe series) we will have to wait for the upfronts in May to see if it is renewed. Odds are its a goner.

Glee introduces us to Blaine’s brother, played by the delicious Matt Bomer, and answers the questions, “Did Quinn survive”. If you have been following the spoilers you already know the answer.

Ringer airs it’s second to last episode tonight, I don’t hold out much hope that it will be renewed, which makes me sad.  Interesting fun fact Ioan Gruffod was in the movie Titanic, went to see the 3D version over the weekend, and there he was saving Rose from he watery grave.

Ringer

Catherine’s plan to drive a wedge between Andrew and Bridget falls apart; Agent Machado learns who has been trying to kill Siobhan; Siobhan’s plan to help Henry backfires.

Glee

Episode: Big Brother
Blaine’s hot-shot actor brother, Cooper (Matt Bomer), visits Lima.

Body of Proof

Episode: Mind Games
FINALE
Megan comes face-to-face with a convicted serial killer she helped put away.

New Girl

Episode: Normal
Jess nervously invites Russell to spend the weekend at the loft; Winston gets a job at a sports radio station.

Is Smash smushed

1 Mar

I know the title is cheesy, but I can’t get seem to get a handle on this show. I don’t know if it wants to be a show about the making of a broadway musical with song and dance numbers or a show about the personal lives of the people who are making a broadway musical with song and dance numbers.

The characters are stock, not an original in the bunch. The wide eyed (sort of) fresh off the bus girl from Iowa who is learning just how tough it can be to make it in show business. The seasoned vet, who isn’t going to let anyone stand in the way of her big moment. But not so seasoned, that she doesn’t realize the director is just using her. Speaking of , the swarmy director, complete with his casting couch. I could go on, but I think you get the point.

I will say this Megan Hilty, who plays Ivy Lynn is extremely talented, more so than Katherine McPhee, but the original songs are just horrible.  When writing a musical you want to give the audience a melody that sticks in their head, a melodic thru line that they hum or whistle. It gets them to download the soundtrack, to recommend the show to their friends.  So far I couldn’t hum, whistle or even name one of the songs we have heard for “Marilyn”.  I am really surprised that the score sucks, they have some heavy hitters working on this stuff. But I guess not everyone is a Sondheim, there’s an idea, get Sondheim or another great B’way composer to work on  the music.

Smash like Glee has covered some popular songs, this past Monday Katherine McPhee covered Adele’s “Rumor Has It”, that was unfortunate. Because Miss McPhee is no Adele.

 I think Smash would work better if it focused more on the creative process that goes into making a broadway show, and less on the personal drama.  There are plenty of shows about relationships, and getting set up on dates and having to work with the guy you had an affair with.  Show me the personal drama of not getting the staging right, of arguing over a line of dialogue or the right note of music.

And Smash what is up with changing the sexuality of one of your characters after three episodes, Ellis was so gay in the first two episodes and now all of a sudden he has a girlfriend?!

I worked in theatre for years and let me tell you that the drama of rehearsal and production meetings was always way more interesting than our personal lives.  I worked on a show where the director was fired during dress rehearsal and the lead actress quit in protest. She didn’t have an understudy, so the assistant stage manager had to learn all her lines and do the show with only three days to prepare.  Talk about drama.

Or how about the show I did where the director made the lighting designer so mad he refocused all the lights so everyone was in shadow for an entire performance. The crew had to refocus as many lights as possible during the intermission. Did I mention the director and the designer were brother in-laws.

 I will watch the rest of the season, and yes it will be back next year but not for a full season. I think NBC will give it 15 more episodes and a major overhaul.

Tuesday 1/21 What You Should Watch

21 Feb

Ringer, Ringer is what you should watch, every week it kicks the drama up another level with new twists and characters.  I really hope CW brings this show back. Do we really need a “Beauty and The Beast” re-do or a show about The Green Arrow.

All the usual suspects are new tonight, Glee, NCIS, NCISLA, New Girl, Cougar Town and The River.

Tonight’s episode of Glee is the last new episode for 7 weeks, it is the big regionals face off between New Direction and The Warblers. I wonder who will win, is it possible that Glee will have the kids lose regionals and the last episodes before Kurt, Rachel and Finn graduate will take on a much different tone. Or will they win regionals and finally win the national championship.  I guess the seven week hiatus will tell the tale. Apparently Ryan Murphy is stepping back from the show to focus on other projects. Remember how that turned out for Buffy and Supernatural when their masterminds stepped back.

Ringer

Bridget runs into an important figure (Misha Collins) from her and Siobhan’s past; Malcolm tries to keep an eye on Henry after making a discovery; Catherine (Andrea Roth) asks Andrew to make a big decision.
 

Glee

Episode: On My Way
New Directions and the Warblers face off at regionals.
 

NCIS

Episode: Psych Out
NEW
 
S09, E16

Gibbs clashes with Dr. Samantha Ryan (Jamie Lee Curtis) of the PsyOps Division when a Navy reservist is found dead from a suspected suicide; DiNozzo sees McGee’s paycheck

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Blye, K.
NEW
 
S03, E16

The team tries to establish Kensi Blye’s innocence after she is accused of murdering one of the colleagues of her now-deceased father.

Cougar Town

To avoid hurting anyone’s feelings, Jules asks Laurie and Ellie to be her co-maids of honor; Chick (Ken Jenkins) decides to have a little fun when Grayson asks him for Jules’ hand in marriage.

The River

Episode: A Better Man
As the search for Emmet continues, the group finds one of his missing crew members exhibiting symptoms of a mystical curse; Lincoln tries to be the moral compass of the group.

Body of Proof

After a car accident reveals a dead body in the trunk, the team is led to another body, giving the team two cases to solve; Megan is reconnected with an old acquaintance; Kate’s job is threatened

New Girl

Episode: Bully
When Jess tries to stop a bully at school, she ends up as her new target; the woman Schmidt has been seeing wants to keep their relationship secret; a gift from Julia sends Nick off the edge.

Tuesday 2/7 What You Should Watch

7 Feb

The River premieres tonight on ABC. I am going to skip this one, but if you watch will you let me know what you thought. Thanks

Ringer is all new tonight, and after last weeks big reveal, I can’t wait to see what is in store for us tonight. I hope The CW realizes what a fantastic show this is and renews it for a second season. 

NCIS and NCIS LA all new

Glee and New Girl all new. So I heard Glee is going on a 7 week hiatus. I would have sworn it took a break last week when idol came back so I didn’t think it was a big deal. But the interwebs seem to think differently, people think its because FOX isn’t happy and they ate re-tooling the show for the end of the season.  I guess we will see when the show comes back if anything really big changes. Supposedly Kurt and Rachel will be back next year, so that means they are not going to NYADA. I wonder if Kurt’s dad will die and that will prompt him to stay in Lima. Maybe he will be show choir director and go up against New Directions.

Tonight’s episode features guest star Ricky Martin. Did you know Ricky is heading to Broadway, he is playing Che in the Evita revival. This is the role made famous by Mandy Patinkin, he has some very big shows to fill. Mandy is the greatest Che, ever, period!!

Top Spot

Ringer

Ringer

When Juliet’s mother, Catherine (Andrea Roth), visits, she wreaks havoc on Bridget and Andrew’s relationship; Bridget thinks she’s discovered the key to learning more about her sister.
 

Glee

Will asks a musically inclined night school teacher (Ricky Martin) to help the glee club with a Spanish singing assignment; Rachel tells Kurt and Mercedes about Finn’s proposal.
 

The River

Six months after adventurer Dr. Emmet Cole goes missing in the Amazon, his location beacon sends out a signal; Emmet’s wife, Tess, along with her son and Emmet’s film crew, embark on a journey to find him; a crew member goes missing.
 

NCIS

Gibbs questions the choices he has made during the course of his life when a man pulls a gun on him at a diner.
 

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Partners
When a diplomatic service van transporting an unidentified package is hijacked, the team must determine what was stolen and by whom; as Sam and Callen celebrate five years as partners, they face a challenging assignment.

Listings courtesy of Zap2it.com

 

Monday 2/6 What You Should Watch

6 Feb

Its my Dad’s birthday!! Happy Birthday Daddy!!

February Sweeps are in full swing.

Smash premieres tonight at 10 on NBC. I saw the pilot, its good, nothing like Glee at all, don’t belive the comparisons. Its’s worth your time, DVR it if you are already committed to 5-0 or Castle.

CBS comedy block All New – Can’t wait for 2 Broke Girls, I am really in love with that potty dirty girl humor. I can’t get enough dick and vibrator jokes. How ironic is it, that we just honored Mary Tyler Moore at the SAG awards for her contributions as a woman in and on TV and she did it without a single dick joke, neither did Lucy.  Women can be funny without potty humor.

Fox All New – House looks really good. If this is the last season, they are definitely going out on a high note.

CW All New – Hart of Dixie, keeps the fluff a coming.

ABC all New – Castle has the big noir episode tonight, we either jump the shark or this becomes another in a long line of fun Castle episodes.

Did I mention it’s sweeps.

Top Spot

Hart of Dixie

Zoe plans a sleepover with Rose instead of attending the Sweetie Pie Dance with Judson (Wes Brown); Lemon secretly sets her father up with a date.
 

House

Dr. Walter Cofield (Jeffrey Wright), Foreman’s former mentor, places House and the team under review after a violent incident involving a patient.
 

Castle

Castle and Beckett must investigate a mysterious case from 1947 in order to solve the present-day murder of a treasure hunter.
 

Alcatraz

Episode: Guy Hastings
An Alcatraz guard, Guy Hastings, reappears and runs into an old acquaintance.
 

2 Broke Girls

Max and Caroline try to prove their cleaning skills to Sophie so she will hire them for her maid service.
 
 
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