With Ruth flying away to the Land of the Rising Sun, I have little to keep me occupied aside from TV shows. And I am so glad that September’s here and all my shows are back!
And it all started with a Big Bang…
Season 5 continues from where we left off with Penny leaving Leonard’s apartment exclaiming “It’s not what you think” and Raj looking rather sheepish while everyone looks on with quizzical looks on their faces. Of course Sheldon still has an uncanny way of breaking uncomfortable silences but really, with Priya back in India and Penny staying just next door to Leonard, I’m pretty sure that season 5 will see a reconciliation of Penny and Leonard! Although latest rumours see Leonard hanging out around Amy… will that get Sheldon jealous?
While the first two episodes weren’t that funny imo (second episode was plain gross. I’m scared of sofa seats now and Sheldon’s constant knocking on Penny’s door was alittle excessive in that episode), I’m confident that it’ll get better. They just need to get their swing back. A pairing that I would love to see? Penny and Sheldon! I mean, if opposites attract, then these two are it! I can imagine Penny singing “Soft Kitty” to Sheldon and tucking him into bed already! *excited*
With Robin realising that she still has a little something for Barney and Barney going absolutely gaga over Nora, how will this work itself out? Will Barney ever want to give Robin and chance and start again? I sure hope so! I’m not liking honest “I’m a new man” Barney. Bring back the suave ladies man!
Now that Ted’s met Victoria AGAIN, after being the absolute jerk he was before, will she want to start over? And Lily and Marshall are starting a family hurray! How will this change the dynamics of the group? Can’t wait to find out this season!
Ok, admittedly GOssip Girl has a weak plot. I mean, fake cousins, engagement entanglement, backstabbing and thievery? So melodramatic. But writers are going to try to normalise things in the Upper East Side with Serena finding a proper job as a PA and actually doing pretty decent! But then she meets Charlie/Ivy. How is that going to pan out?
And of course, Blair is preggies. Is it the Prince’s or Chuck’s? Will that derail the engagement? And what’s Dan going to do when he finds out? Is he willing to be a baby’s daddy for a second time? Then there’s Vanessa and the whole drama of publishing Dan’s novel exposing secrets of the Upper East Side. That’s gotta be interesting and lastly, there’s Liz Hurley’s character who is cleverly manipulating Nate. Sounds crappy and weak but I’m unabashed when I say, hello guilty pleasure.
It’s the final year for everyone except Artie and Tina and they’ve got alot to prove. With Blaine on board, will this give New Directions an edge or will this mean complete utter destruction? In other news, Quinn has gone all bad ass and she and Lauren have left New Directions? Will they come back or join Shelby’s new club? And where will Glee Project’s Damian and Samuel fit in? Can’t wait for episode 4 to see Damian’s debut!
The Amazing Race (S19)
I cannot believe that TAR has been around for such a long time! This latest season, we see Survivor couple Ethan and Jenna try their luck at winning yet another million dollars. How will the contestants react to that? There was no lack of drama in the first episode with twins getting stuck at the Confucian roadblock, unable to memorise and recall a phrase and Kaylani and Lisa got majorly delayed cos of a lost passport (Yikes!) but elderly couple, Bill and Cathy came in last after spending more than 4 hours searching for a clue and were the last to arrive.
However, in a new spin to things, no one got eliminated. Instead, two teams will get the boot in the next leg of the race! That’s soooo exciting! I can’t wait!
I just watched the season finale of Glee and I have a whole lot of mixed feelings about it. Like Gossip Girl, it didn’t give me much to look forward to the next season. Everything seems to have been tied up too neatly. I mean, Finn and Rachel getting back together isn’t much of a surprise. Kurt seems to have everything going for him and Mr Schu is going to stay. I mean, things are looking up for New Directions. Even Sue has decided to stop her evil ways so really, what more can the new season bring?
But that being said, there were a couple of things that I did enjoy about the episode. Like the bright bold uses of colour. Seems like they’ve been inspired by Zara and Lancome as mentioned by Ruth.
Everyone just looks so fresh and full for energy! The boys look absolutely dapper and dashing and the girls are gorgeous with a capital G. I won’t go through every single look but I’ll just focus on my favourites. Namely Rachel, Santana and Brittany.
Ah Brittany. She seems to have grown alot wiser this season. Her last conversation with Santana actually shows that she has some depth and she’s not just a pretty face that can dance. I can’t wait to see whether sparks will fly with Santana next season. Fashion-wise, I love how she is totally rocking this golfer look. The cute little postman cap, the little cravat, that turf grass green college jacket and white denim. The colours just go so well together! I swear it’s the red/white candy cane striped cravat and how it contrasts nicely with the green of the jacket. Somehow red and green just make sense. It’s so christmassy!
And who can forget our hot latin girl, Santana. I’m so glad that they are featuring her alot more this season. She definitely has the vocal chops. She made me sit up and listen when she sang a solo line for Gaga’s Bad Romance. The new lesbian storyline is rather intriguing too. As much as I love Artie, I’m hoping that she and Brittany will get going already. I mean, all the repressed feelings between them is unhealthy no? At least come out and say it like Kurt!
I never thought that yellow and green would match but hey, this bold pairing actually works! I think it’s all about picking the right shade and somehow, that kelly green number just works. I love how it’s short so it shows off her beautiful legs and how I wish my hair could be so nice and luscious and long and TAME like hers. I mean, after bouncing around all day, still no flyaways! How’s that possible?
Urgh Rachel Berry. It’s really hard not to dislike her. She is pompous and self-absorbed and I really dunno what Jesse or Finn see in her (though admittedly, Finn is an indecisive idiot and they probably deserve each other.) This on and off relationship between them is getting stale. I’m not holding my breath about next season. I would much rather see some development with Quinn and new couple Mercedes and Sam (good on you Mercedes!!!)
But as annoying as Rachel is, she has great fashion sense. She epitomes the idea of preppy chic. And there’s so much to love about this outfit. The cream coloured beret, the colourful striped trench with the cute buttons even her naturally wavy hair and long LONG lashes. But this isn’t my favourite outfit of the episode. THIS is.
This dress is a dream! I love the cute little bows at the straps and how the back detail are tiny little strings that form a crossback and that cute little tick tack toe print. The little red capelet is so Little Red Riding Hood, the black gloves and pumps complete the look and the neatly combed ponytail is so chic… Love it all!
Do you love Glee fashion? Which is your favourite outfit? Share them with us!
Following the GQ feature that had Dianna Agron, Lea Michelle and Cory Monteith in all sorts of sexy positions, comes a conservative, flirty photoshoot in Teen Vogue (USA) with the boys of Glee! Now I wonder why the girls weren’t included…wouldn’t they be the ones more appropriate for this photoshoot? *hmm*
Don’t get me wrong – the boys do look handsome and dapper in their suits and bowties, all ready for prom. Perhaps this is Glee’s reaction to how others slammed the GQ feature for being too racy and “sexist”. I’m sure the boys were glad to hang out with these models for the day! :)
Harry Shum Jr. may be one of the Glee actors with the fewest lines, but he’s a great comedic actor with fantastic timing, unbelievably funny expression and man, can that boy move. Prior to his stint on Glee, Harry was one of the iconic silhouettes of the famous Apple ads!
If the most recent Glee episode had you swooning and feeling unhappy that Darren Criss was gay, well.. fear not, he isn’t really in real life. This 24 year old looks mature beyond his years, with his dark stubble and mannish good looks. With his experience starring as Harry in the youtube series A Very Potter Musical, he had fans even before joining Glee, and has continued to gain fans ever since.
With a name that hints at his musical background, Chord Overstreet stole our hearts with his rendition of “I wanna be a billionaire” made popular by Bruno Mars. I’m not too keen on the dumb-jock character that he plays, but can’t wait to see him do a cover of Coldplay, his favourite band.
Kevin McHale – the epitome of geek-cute. Word is, he’s one of the better dancers in the glee club (though not as good as Harry), but since he’s confined to a wheelchair, he can’t show off his dance moves… except for that one time when he “fantasized” dancing in the mall, remember?
Overall, it was nice to see the boys of Glee get some exposure, though i do lament the lack of the Glee girls in this photoshoot. I can totally imagine Tina and Lauren Zizes rocking it out in edgy punk prom dresses, Rachel Barry and Emma Pilsbury in their prim and proper dresses and the cheerleaders being all slutty. haha!
All pictures credit to teen vogue
Did you guys enjoy the wedding scene in Glee where Finn’s mom and Kurt’s dad finally tied the knot? Well I certainly did and it’s comforting to know that such grand gestures of love actually exist in real life!
I thought this one was really cute! He proposed on mainstreet and completely surprised her with a song and dance musical! To think he actually memorised a full script! Absolutely fantastic!
This one is like one of those proposals from out of the movies! A plane flies past with the words “will you marry me?” no prizes for guessing what her answer was!
What happens when your boyfriend turns up on your news set and starts rambling on national television? Well this is definitely one proposal she will never forget!
To end off, here’s glee’s marry you video! I loved this episode so much! (Can’t believe Sam is with Santana now. Boo.)
I think Sue is getting too predictable.
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This week we have Gwyneth Paltrow bringing some fun holiday spirit to the show as Holly Holiday (seriously, how much more Christmassy can it get?)
Spoilers and predictions for future episodes behind the cut! plus exclusive pictures of *da da dum!* a potential glee development??
With all the excitement surrounding Damien Criss’ debut when his mashup of Katy Perry’s songs were leaked on youtube as I previously posted here, I was wondering what type of character he would be. Surprisingly, much of the drama this episode didn’t come from Criss’s character.. but the Beast, whose appearance we’ve been missing ever since Sue Sylvester baked her dog poop cookies.
Spoilers and screencaps after the cut!
In keeping with Ruth’s awesome post about Teenage Dream ( I totally heart that song!) and Glee (we are totally bummed that there’s no episode this week), I was inspired/motivated to find my Glee fix and the wonders of google has surfaced news of Gwyneth Paltrow appearing on the hit TV show in two weeks!
The actress will be taking on the role of substitute teacher who takes over Mr Schu who has suddenly taken ill. And according to sources, the kids AND Will all fall madly in love with her.Apparently, Ryan Murphy who directed Paltrow before in the movie, Running with Scissors wrote the part specifically for the actress. Also, Paltrow will be singing the censored version of Cee Lo Greens’ “F— You”, changing the words to “Forget You.”
So while we bubble with excitement and try to PATIENTLY wait out the next two weeks to see how this all pans out, I leave you now with a video of Paltrow singing onscreen in the movie Duets. I absolutely love this song and her voice and I’m so thrilled that Glee has more and more tricks up its sleeves. At least it keeps the audience guessing! So here we go, Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis singing “Cruisin'”
As my days as a working adult loom closer and closer into the future, I find myself looking back at the past with nostalgia. Those carefree days seem so much freer than the large mountain of responsibilities that seem to be piling up in front of me. Investments for the future, career planning, the consideration of possibilities. In 3 years my PR status for Canada will expire – it’s something I’ve yet to properly think about. But til then, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream is my earworm of the moment, particularly since many Youtube stars & Glee no less, have incorporated this song into their repertoire.
A sneak peak at the upcoming episode of Glee
the amazing a capella singer, Mike Tomkins (mashup with Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are)
Joint collaboration between Kurt Schneider & Sam Tsui (mashup with Rihanna’s Love the Way You Lie)
The original Katy Perry video
I really love how innovative youtube artists are getting – they’re no longer content with just simply re-singing the song with their own interpretation of its vocal inflections, they’re also combining popular songs together. & though the combination don’t exactly make sense, it’s really just lovely ear noise (: which I guess, is basically the premise of good music.