Archive | January, 2012

Glee Review: Michael

31 Jan

A quick summary on my thoughts for today’s Glee…perhaps I should do these every episode? Lemme know!

-You’re a vegetable

-Santana and Kurt interaction! I love when she’s nice and defends her friends ^_^

-Sebastians a jerk. But it’s okay because he got owned at the end! By the way, did that last performance remind anyone of Give Up the Funk? (which is one of my all-time favorite performances of Glee)

-I love when they don’t play dirty and do the right thing 🙂

-Rachel shouldn’t say yes, they should be able to be in a relationship without making such serious promises to each other. But I’m guessing that scene with Quinn and Rachel made a lot of Faberry shippers happy 😉

-Sorry, but it kind of made me mad that Quinn got into Yale. They have their characters pay barely any attention to school and then decide to go to an Ivy League, and easily get in? However I am glad that she’s finally stable and on her feet. She’s really grown!

-I never realized how much I liked Chord’s voice until now…maybe it’s gotten better while he was gone? Now it’s just full of so much soul!

-Blaine stepping in front of Kurt-eeeiii! He’s such a good boyfriend.

-I refuse to believe that Artie performed Scream. That was Kevin McHale the entire time. Also, I laugh when they used to convince us that Mike couldn’t sing.

-Smooth Criminal! I was more excited for 2CELLOS, who I have been obsessed with since my orchestra teacher showed them to us. It was simply amazing.

-Naya’s voice is amazing. That is all.

-She doesn’t know how to lock doors ^_^

-Kurt and his dad; always the best scenes. That was freaking adorable, I love both of them.

-Eyepatch. He’s a pirate, guys!

-Yay, they got into NYADA!

-That face morph thing near the end; Kurt morphed into Rory. Family resemblance right there! 😉

-Trent, aka the Sassy Warbler, is an awesome person. However it worried me that he’s the only one who was honorable throughout all of this. Why are the writers making the Warblers bad guys?

-I am LOVING on how they’re calling Will out on not being a good Spanish teacher. It’s kind of hilarious.

Sorry none of this is in chronological order; I typed them as I thought about the episode

Chuck

30 Jan

Chuck. The tv show that I didn’t really start watching until half-way into the first season. The show that I got attached to over the next five years. And the show that ended this Friday.

Chuck was (was. *sob*) an action comedy show that was filled with suspense and romance. It had an undeniable charm that pulled people in, the humor was great, and the characters were lovable. And watching the final last week, I was surprised to realize how attached I was to the show; I cried. A lot. The last episodes were emotionally heart-wrenching and bittersweet.

**SPOILERS**

I was actually surprised by how tragically they ended the show. It just kept hitting me anew that by erasing Sarah’s memory, they took away every single thing the three of them had gone through during the entire run of the show; all five seasons. To her, they never happened.  The ambiguous ending left you to decide if she got her memories back that instant or if they would rebuild new memories as they rebuilt their marriage. Overall, it was very sad but excellent writing because of how “full circle” it was; especially with all the parallels to the pilot episode. In the beginning, Sarah was the one leading Chuck through his uncertain world. Now Chuck is going to do the same for her. The finale was the true epitome of the word ‘bittersweet’.

I love this show and all it’s characters; it will always be one of my favorite shows. Nerdherder for life!

I get emotional just listening to this song!

Aaaaand the moment the waterworks hit…hard.

Tumblr (He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?)

29 Jan

Ah, the woes of tumblr. For some, a perfectly normal and probably versatile site. For others (teenage girls and boys), it can be a highly addicting place of riots and fangirling.

This may need some explanation. A couple months ago, I made myself an account on tumblr. When I first made it, I didn’t really know much about it. I thought it was a blog site, much like wordpress. Oh, how I was wrong.

It’s a pretty simple site, really. Kind of confusing at first, not very explorable. I didn’t really know how to use it at first, and the search bars were confusing; it’s organized by most recent, not most popular. But then once I got the hang of it, I started following people (like a youtube subscription; I didn’t literally follow people -_-) and found that there are awesome things that people make or find; nostalgic sets of pictures or perhaps some behind the scenes footage of favorite movies and shows. But when I realized that there was a gargantuan Glee fan base on the site is when I got really sucked in. Oh, and by the way, I’ve heard that there may be a “fight club” rule about tumblr so I hope this isn’t upsetting anyone. (Although there are numerous youtube videos so I should be fine)

Anyways, tumblr has a way of making something normal into something to obsess over…Like many on the site say, “I used to be a normal fan. Then I found tumblr.”

Many people “fan-girl” or cry over things like fanfiction or song previews…I’m not really that emotional over characters but there’s nothing wrong with people who are. There are “riots” when some exciting spoiler is released or a favorite celebrity says or does something exciting. Thousands of pictures are posted of celebrities such as Darren Criss and even the Harry Potter gang. It can be quite overwhelming at times because of how enthusiastic fans can be.

I don’t think I’ll even be able to describe how tumblr manages to pull people in; it just has a naturally addictive quality. Perhaps it’s the lay-out, and how you can just keep scrolling down and finding an endless list of things to look at. Maybe it’s just an overwhelming experience for certain fandoms that have actual communities that you can be a part of; Glee, Starkid, Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, etc. Either way, this is what has been consuming my time as of late and causing my procrastination that I have previously spoken of. I’ve even started reading fanfiction; some are surprisingly good but if I’m going to be using up such large amounts of time on reading, it really should be on books.

So I’m not really sure what I was going for when I began writing this…I suppose it serves as a little insight to a great website and as an explanation of how I’ve been wasting my time. Try giving tumblr a try; as long as you don’t let yourself get sucked in it’s a great place to entertain yourself. If you already have one, link me to it so I can check it out! Here’s mine: http://curryforyourthoughts.tumblr.com/ (wow, what a creative username!) 😉

^One of the videos about tumblr. Gpoy 😉