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Glee Casting Scoop: Or Rather Glee Casting Sincere Plea

In Glee, Shep's Thoughts on December 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Dear Ryan Murphy,

Let’s cut the BS and get to the point. You know talent when you see it. Here’s talent. Please see it. And then please contact Sam Tsui in any way possible (Twitter, YouTube message, Facebook, email, snail mail, fax, carrier pigeon, telegram, ect.) to get him on Glee. After watching the following videos I think you’ll agree that he needs to be there.

(Note to guy who yelled "I wanna have your babies" at the beginning of that: Ditto, sir. Oh and GET IN LINE!)

Oh and can he do Glee? See for yourself.

What do I get out of all this? Not a damn thing. If you’ve read this and you’ve watched the videos, that’s enough for me. Just sharing the Sam Tsui love y’all. Just sharing the love.

Sam on Facebook

Sam on Twitter

Sam on iTunes

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Glee Review: “Audition”

In Glee, Shep's Thoughts, TV Reviews on September 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Alright, I’ll say it. I didn’t like the Glee premiere. Fire at will…but only after you read my reasoning.

Keep in mind that with the hype Glee sustained this past year (19 Emmy nominations, 4 wins, a sold-out concert tour and ratings that other shows only dream of) it’s understandable that I could find the season premiere disappointing. After all, that hype lasted all summer and the season premiere has been promoted as if it’s the second coming of Christ. It’s bound to be a let-down, at least in some ways.

Let’s start with the beginning because as a classic show tune goes, that is a very good place to start. The beginning is the opportunity a show has to hook you, and pull you back in. In Glee’s case, the line didn’t even catch. Jacob’s video blog highlighting the Glee club fell flat for me as it came off with a tone one can only describe as smug. Yes, it ended with Kurt getting a slushie to the face, thus showing the audience that the Glee club certainly wasn’t too big for their britches but for me that slushie came a few minutes too late.

After that, it didn’t seem to get any better. The unholy alliance of Sue and Will made little sense to me in the season finale, and it made even less in the premiere. My number one problem: Will isn’t cruel. By no means has Will Shuester ever come across as having a mean bone in his body. It’s completely believable for Sue to refuse to sit with Beiste by telling her that she’s saving the seats for her “ghost friends.” Shuester, however? No. So for him to so easily engage in activities that would so easily cause emotional pain to another human being…I just don’t buy it. Yes, he understands how he wronged her, and it comes too little too late, for both him and me as a viewer.

It saddened me greatly to learn that Quinn’s growth (which at times felt forced last season) was only a result of her pregnancy hormones. The minute she zipped up that Cheerio’s uniform, it was pre-preggo Bitch Quinn all over again. She stood in front of Sue and had no problem trying to use her pregnancy as a bargaining chip to get back on the squad. When promising to preach abstinence didn’t work, she spilled Santana’s secret to ensure that she could reign supreme. So, what about Quinn’s life long friendship with Mercedes?

Where are our lines?

Speaking of Mercedes…where the hell was she? And Kurt? If Chris Colfer had won an Emmy, would he have had more lines? Because short of his slushie rant, and his comment about fashion having no gender, I couldn’t seem to find him. Seriously, Mike Chang had more screen time.

Of course, there were some strong points. I did nearly pee when Rachel described Sunshine as a Filipino that was shorter than her. Charice killed that performance of “Listen” (she certainly fared better than Overstreet’s Billionaire) and Lea Michele once again proved her worth with “What I Did For Love.” In fact, Rachel was the only one who seemed in character this entire episode. I truly believe she would send someone to a crack house for love….love of herself.

Am I giving up on Glee? Absolutely not. I’m certainly not watching NCIS at 8PM on a Tuesday and this was only the first episode of the season. And next week’s Britney Spears episode looks mind blowing.

Alright Glee...You Can Hit Me One More Time

Dream Glee Guest Star: Chad Brannon

In Glee, Shep's Soapbox, Shep's Thoughts on September 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm

If there’s one thing that Glee has going for it, it’s the guest stars. Stars of stage and screen have appeared on the freshman hit that’s now going into its sophomore season. From pop stars like Britney Spears to stage icons like Kristen Chenoweth, the show is easily commendable based on the actors that grace their stages for an episode or two at a time. After all, the outstanding guest Actor Emmy went to Neil Patrick Harris for his role as Will Shuester’s arch nemesis Bryan Ryan. While NPH’s shining statuette speaks to the show’s casting credibility, it’s even more impressive that Harris’ direct competition in that category was none other than Mike O’Malley, who knocked it out of the park this season as Kurt’s father, Burt Hummel. (For as much as I love NPH, I still stand that O’Malley should have taken the Emmy, but that’s another blog for another day.)

So knowing that Glee will gladly take on Tony winners, like Idina Menzel…

And Emmy winners like Neil Patrick Harris…

It stands to reason that they should snag up Daytime Emmy winners too. My personal vote? General Hospital alum, Chad Brannon. He’s already in the Fox family, as he’s currently the voice you hear on those promos for Sunday night’s Animation Domination. (And yes, before you ask, he can sing. Quite well in fact.)

Is it just me or could he pull off being Finn’s long-lost, older brother? Look at these two side by side. Personally, I can see it, but others have disagreed.

What do you guys think? Am I seeing things due to sleep deprivation? Even if I am, I still don’t really care. I’d love to see Brannon on Glee…or anything for that matter. In the meantime, you should all follow him on Twitter (@chadbrannon) just in case my delusions of grandeur dreams ever do come true.

Is Glee Broadway Bound? Executive Producer Ryan Murphy Says Yes.

In Glee, The Roundup on August 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm

After a sold-out concert tour and a summer hiatus, the cast of Glee is back at work, and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy confirms to Playbill.com that a stage version of the hit Fox show will be hitting America’s Great White Way. According to the Playbill.com article, Murphy is already auditioning for the show and “it’s definitely happening.” Obviously, the soon-to-be smash hit musical is still in its infancy, so there’s not much to report, but with the show’s much-anticipated second season premiering September 21, it’s obvious that creators are striking while the Glee club is hot. Check out the full article from Playbill.com, which also states that a film adaptation of the concert tour may be on the way.

Click Here To Read the Full Article From Playbill.com


This leaves me wondering. Between all the song downloads, album sales, DVD & BluRay discs, merchandising licenses, and the show itself, is Glee getting over exposed?

What do you guys think? Would you see a Glee movie or get tickets to the show?

So you like show tunes. It doesn't mean you're gay. It just means you're awful. ~Sue Sylvester