Such a nice age today!
What happened today will go down in history as one of Minnesota’s greatest victories.
I am so proud to live in this wonderful state!!!
The Minnesota Senate is expected to approve it Monday, and the governor has pledged to sign it.
Delaware earlier this week, Minnesota, it appears, next week.
COME ON MINNESOTA!!
I kind of wish I was in MN this time but at least I was in MA when the very first gay marriage initiative came about in 2004.
Kurt comes home and seems pretty uninterested in Blaine.
Kurt comes home (as far as we know) in a relationship of a few months with someone else.
Kurt comes home and has no interest in rekindling his relationship with Blaine even knowing that Blaine is coming to New York next year.
Blaine decides to propose.
Feels totally legit.
Man, I’d be pissed if I was a Klaine fan. They treat Finn/Rachel as their baby (they really care for their storyline) so they don’t really royally fuck up the storyline… Klaine, on the other hand, it feels like a bone being tossed to the fans.
- butty is a controversial one which means different things in different parts of the country (like for me a bacon butty would mean bacon in a burger bun, not a sandwich) - you can definitely use sandwich and I would stick to it for safety
- you can still say cupcake, hungry and dessert and be perfectly British
- cozzy is short for swimming costume, which is what I’d actually say
- I’ve never heard a scarf being called a muffler
- You can use all of the “American” insults here and still remain British-sounding apart from jerk because no one says jerk. Some of those “British” insults sound a bit silly to me (please don’t call someone a plonker dear lord).
- Don’t ever say cheerio unless you want to sound like a twat
I’m an American living in Britain for 7 years this month (lived in Minnesota for 25 years (with some stints in Los Angeles/Chicago/Boston/Providence in those years) and I speak with a deaf American accent and use Americanisms ALL the time and my British friends understand me just fine (some are amused by my Americanisms though).
There are American television shows aired quite a bit and, let me tell you, American slang is becoming a lot more common here. Vice-versa for British slang in America and I’m finding it funny.
To watch “Glee” is to risk whiplash.
Despite plummeting ratings, Fox rashly decided to renew the show for two more seasons. Murphy should calculate an exit strategy, to end the series at the close of year six, when the original cast’s contracts will be up.
One way to…
I could agree to a time jump for the 6th season to see where they all end up, but not the 5th. Turning Glee into “Smash-lite” would be horrible. There is a reason Smash is failing in the ratings, and as abysmal as Glee’s numbers are becoming, I don’t think anyone in their creative department wants the show to be banned to Saturday night non-viewing the way Smash has.
The only real way to ‘save’ Glee is to not save it at all in its current format. They need to simply create two shows: Glee in Lima, OH following the kids who rotate through, with Matt Morrison as the lead character / teacher (yes, actually LET him be the lead), and Glee: NY following some of the old cast (and no - not Mercedes. Her voice is sublime but watching that character is as interesting as watching grass grow). You already have Rachel, Kurt, Santana and it looks like Artie is heading that way too. Add Finn (definitely) and Blaine (if we must) and you have a five solid, individual characters to spin the show around with a better than average chance to develop Blaine into a solid character. If NBC could do a half-hour comedy based on six friends in NY and have it last for almost a decade, I see no reason why Fox can’t do same with a one hour musical having ths kind of talent at their disposal.
Provided one thing happens - DECENT WRITING! It all comes down to that funny little fact. Without a decent story to tell, nothing will help this show at all: that goes for old and new characters alike.
I agree with the bolded- I know some Blaine-stans will disagree with me but it felt like Blaine’s character was shoe-horned into numbers. Boy Meets World was a similar format to Glee- and they continued with the main characters after they graduated HS (even holding onto the Mr Feeney character).
Here’s how I think the show should have turned into-
WILL- Will was given a chance to leave Lima in Season 2 and I find it entirely plausible to shift Will’s storyline to NYC (and there will be challenges for him and Emma as well). He could be a teacher again (Mr Feeney was made a teacher at a college, and it somehow worked) at a place similar to, but not necessarily, NYADA.
EMMA- Emma is still dealing with her OCD-ness, and it’d heighten the drama/comedy if Will makes the decision to move to NYC (dirty, dingy NYC compared to clean-ish Lima).
RACHEL- Continuing Rachel’s storyline in NYC, PLUS giving her more screen-time (I felt it was absolutely criminal the scant amount of screen-time Lea got this season).
KURT- Same as above. Chris and Lea have pretty good scenes together and I was really looking forward to seeing the two together in NYC and I was massively disappointed with that.
FINN- I know some of the Finchel fans are disappointed with how the Finn/Rachel storyline was this season but even though the storylines were a mish-mash this season, I can see how they’ll try to solve Finn/Rachel- We have Finn still finding his place, and Rachel still finding her heart.
ARTIE- Outside the Finn/Rachel/Will/Emma/Santana dynamic that I enjoy, I really like Artie’s character. I hope the writers will think of good storylines for him in NYC.
SANTANA- She was awesome in her few scenes in NYC. More of her please.
BLAINE- Let me tell you this, Darren Criss is talented. He’s a triple threat. He will go far in showbiz. However… there’s TOO much of Blaine in Glee. Darren’s acting skills aren’t on display as much as I would have liked and the episodes that supposedly showcase Blaine fall flat to me (Big Brother was THE Blaine centric episode and Blaine’s storyline makes me cringe). My husband said to me, “Oh god, he’s singing AGAIN?” a number of times throughout Season 3 and Season 4. Season 4 was all about Blaine in the Glee Club. No Rachel. No Finn (although he was a teacher, really). No Santana. No Kurt. No one to really compete with Blaine (The Blina fuss in “The New Rachel” was a complete joke, the Rachel/Kurt competitiveness worked (that’s why they revisited it in S4). No one to balance out Blaine at all, it just felt thrown together. I felt a number of times Blaine’s numbers could have been cut to give way to a NYC storyline. It wasn’t just Blaine, I felt that a lot of the glee club storylines were complete and utter shit.
The thing about Friends and Boy Meets World that worked was everyone pretty much got equal storylines and they often stuck with the strongest (read: original) characters (That’s where Glee completely fell flat on its face, almost getting rid of their original characters (who made Glee Glee) and having new (sort-of-versions-of-the-old-characters) people in. Boy Meets World had the exact same dilemma as Glee (their characters graduating HS) but they somehow made it work (and they’re returning!).
I really hope, for Glee’s sake, they scrap the McKinley storyline and focus on NYC (all signs point to that happening, Artie/Blaine heading to NYC, no Glee Project this year, the originals (aside from Lea and Cory for obvious reasons) are being used to market Glee, IE no Marley/Jake/Ryder/Kitty/Unique/etc).
Glee needs find itself again.
City of Bones won’t even be out in theaters until August and they already greenlit the second book in the TMI series for a movie
what the fuck is the tactical money making strategy of producing a sequel for a movie that has not come out yet but is already destined to flop because the books…
I’ve also noticed there’s barely any publicity for the film and I do read a lot of gossip rags.
stuff you ask your mom:
- mom where’s my towel
- mom what do we eat for dinner
- mom what time is it
- mom where’s my phone
- mom when do you come back
- mom what day is it
stuff you ask your dad
- dad where is mom
I’m almost 32 and live on an entirely different continent from my parents and I do exactly that (on IM, when I visit, and when they visit me).