Don’t Stop Gleein’

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On Friday, March 20th, Glee aired its final episodes and ended it’s six years on Fox. By this point, if you are a true glee, you have read all the reviews of the finale but this review will be different. Instead of just focusing on the show’s finale, I’ll be reviewing the show. In a sense, remembering the good, the bad, and the amazing that this show had on pop culture as well as the million fans. So here are review of Glee (be ready for more Glee nods!)

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith took over Gleek’s hearts as the couple “Finchel” until Monteith’s untimely death before the filming of Glee’s fifth season

Glee was a show about a group of high school students that shouldn’t have gotten along nor hung out with each other. But because of their love for singing, they joined glee club where they were allowed to be themselves without being judge or made fun of.  Then once the main characters graduated, it followed them into the early stages of adult hood. The show taught about how to be yourself and not to feel ashamed if you don’t fit in with the things as they are. It also taught that if you follow your dreams, everything will work out-eventually.

The show also introduced the masses to hundreds of different genres of music through its glee club performances and singles. While many people say that “Glee ruined great music,” it really didn’t. It introduced it to a new group of people. It showed the world that the classics can still be classics and that show tunes really isn’t as bad or a horrible as one may think.

The musically performances were overall good. Some where better than other. The music was extremely well until around season 3. The Songs started to sound a little kids bop-y. The singing of the lead in the song was good but the background music just sounded like they were a backing track (we knew that it was a backing track but it was obvious now). After the story of the show shifted away from the Glee club and more on the alumni in the middle of season 5, the music got better and was amazing in season 6.

One of the biggest flaws of the series was the story. Glee could really never tell a story right. It would either rush it or change it halfway through the arc. It also rushed a story. One major example was when Rachel was looking for her mother in the first season. It took place over two episodes. It felt rushed and just like they were trying hurry it up by the end of the season.

The final season was pretty much amazing and the perfect way to end the show. For my full opinion on season 6, click here to read my thought on it

Overall, the series was amazing. Some seasons and characters were better than others but the show will live on as being one the best musical shows on television. We will miss Glee

Rating: 4 Rachel Berry’s gold star out of 5

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The End is Glee

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Midseason thoughts

There is only three weeks left of Glee and I thought that I would share my thoughts on the newest and final season of American’s version of Degrassi, but Glee knows when it’s time to end.

Season Six of Glee is pretty much amazing. It’s so much better than the last two seasons. The story arches have been good and the music this season has been so good that you kinda want to spent money every week to buy it. Now my only problem with this season, and it’s a problem that the show openly makes fun of (which I love and despise), I want to know more about the lives of the newbies.

Unlike the failed attempt in season four, this new set of Glee kids are actually amazing and I want more of them. I really don’t care to see Rachel, Kurt, and Blaine anymore and I’m tired of dealing with their shiz. I want to know more about Jane, Spencer, Roderick, and the twins that I don’t remember their names (we will call them Jerry and Terry). I think I would care more about the alumni if they interacted more with the newbies. The last set of newbies were just bland and carbon copies as they tried to replace the alumni. The only I liked was Kitty. Her bluntness and evilness is adorable. Then I like that she has a male clone in Spencer who is an absolute dick, who just happens to be gay.

Sue Sylvester is also funnier than ever and well….being Sue. If you thought she funnier before, well she tops herself.

Overall, the season is good and I want more of Glee.

Pretty Guardians are still awesome..kinda

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Fighting evil by the moonlight, winning love by the daylight…Viz Media has released the complete unedited version of everyone favorite and first anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Luckily for everyone that doesn’t speak and understand Japanese, Viz also decided to redub the anime in English including with English subtitles if we decided we want the full classic Sailor Moon experience. Here is our review of the newly dub Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Don’t worry, we will be review Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal too!)

Let’s get one thing out: This isn’t like the Sailor Moon that you remember in the 90’s. While it looks like it, it’s literally the Japanese anime in English. You will notice it straight out of the bat with the theme song. While it has the same beat, it’s all in Japanese and is better sung. Here’s the two together:

This is also the first time the ever single episode will be dub in English and shown. That’s right, the original was holding out on us….those bastards. With that being said, this is pretty much the Japanese version wrapped up in an English-speaking bow and I’m actually okay with this. There is certain things that I would change thought but all in all, I like not having to watch for subtitles. It’s actually interesting to remember what the original English version was and what it should have been.

I wasn’t a big fan of the first part of Season One (it’s Season One, part One if you are going by the DVD). It was too slow and majority of the episodes just felt like they were filler. It really made sense why so many episodes of the first half of Season One didn’t make the cut over here in America. It really started to pick up after Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus joined during the second part of Season Two. The build up there was pretty much perfect. There was enough filler   and it kept up with the pacing until the end. Oh, there was also a gay romance going on between two of the villains. In the original English Dub, one was turned into the girl with no boobs because they wanted to teach children everywhere that not every girl will get boobs (sad, but true statement that girls with size A boobs deal with everyday).

Now the voices are something that they should have improved on. Luna’s voice doesn’t sound like a mentor (I miss the British accent). Luna sounds like she should be around the age of Usagi’s, Sailor Moon, age. I would have tried to get the original actors to reprise their roles, which I believe many of them would have. This would have brought on the nostalgia feels.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Sailor Moon, especially in its entirety, but it could have been better. Hopefully, they pick the ball up when they released the Second season, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon R.

 

Rating: 4 crescent moons out of 5

Orange is The New Black Review

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Once in a lifetime there comes a show that you just watch and you’re not really sure why but you like it. That show has come to us in the form of “Orange is the New Black.”  The show isn’t like anything else we have seen on TV, or on Netflix, before.

The show follows Piper Chapman as she has to readjust her life because she is going to prison (hence why the show is called “Orange is the New Black.” She is sentenced to 14 months in prison because she and her ex-girlfriend, who happens to be in there as well, were apart of a drug trafficking. Piper was just charged with Criminal Conspiracy while her ex-girlfriend, Alex Vause (aka Carmen Sandiego), got drug trafficking charges. The show also showcases what’s going on outside of the prison and how Piper’s fiancé and family are dealing with her being in jail.

The show is different from what is normally on TV just because it’s different and in a good way. It showing us prison life and how people from all walks of life making the best out of the situation that they are in.  Some of the cast members are famous from being on extremely popular tv shows/movies. Like Laura Prepon, better known as Donna, plays Alex. So when Alex and Piper get together on the show, I just think in my head “Why Donna why?” There are also “American Pie” actors on the show, a former Star Fleet Captain, and the pregnant girl from “Crossroads” that fell down the steps and forced millions of parents to explain what a miscarriage and bad acting is. The entire cast is very talented.

That same actress also does a wonderful Lindsay Lohan impression on the show. Her character is a crazy religious girl who things that Gods speaks through her because she did so many drugs that it fried her brain. It’s also easy to see that she is drawing inspiration from Lindsay.

What doesn’t work for the show? Not much but somethings when it’s explaining the back story of how one of the characters got to prison, it gets a little confusing. The comedy and the writing is strong but good be stronger. Overall, it’s good show. Fair warning if you are planning on watching it after reading this review, it’s rated TV-MA and has a lot of sex, nudity, and strong language.

 

Rating: 4 bars of soap out of 5

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