TV recaps

‘Glee’ Recap: Sectionals

Posted by ariel on December 10th, 2009

The aptly named “Sectionals” was the final episode before Glee goes into hibernation until the spring. With so many secrets to spill and the fate of the Glee Club hanging on their performance there was a lot to cover in this episode. Luckily, for Gleeks everywhere, everything wrapped up so nicely, you could have opened […]

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‘Glee’ Recap: Once Upon a Mattress

Posted by ariel on December 3rd, 2009

When I watch television I don’t like to think I’m being taught any lessons. I like to enjoy pretty faces and funny dialogue and occasionally gratuitous male shirtlessness. Glee tends to excel in at least two of those three things plus fabulous song and dance (which helps me get over the lack of some gratuity). […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Recap: The Treasure of Serena Madre

Posted by ariel on December 1st, 2009

Grab your boots, your champagne glass and your Dorota, it’s Thanksgiving time on the Upper East Side! But what is on the menu this hallowed Turkey day? A cold dish of revenge? Stuffing stuffed with drama? Another pastry-in-the-face? Mmm I hope it’s pie! Blair’s mom returns from her trip to Paris which would explain the […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: The Turning Point = Sexy Times

Posted by ariel on November 20th, 2009

No, this isn’t as screenshot from Vampire Diaries doing a Gossip Girl threesome… incest-style, just a promo! But now that I’ve got your attention…. Yeah like any of us believe Stefan would really leave… he totally wouldn’t do that. Right? RIGHT? Right. Phew… In the last episode Stefan made the very empty-sounding threat that he […]

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‘Glee’ Recap: The Power of the Ballad

Posted by ariel on November 19th, 2009

It was a very revealing episode of Glee as all sort of secrets got spilled and truths got told. First off Mr. Shuester reveals a new rule for Sectionals (is it just me or is there a new one every week?) But this time it’s not a Broadway song or wheel chair choreography but… a […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Recap: The Last Days of Disco Stick

Posted by ariel on November 17th, 2009

Well played GG! I fully retract the prematurely judgmental title I gave last week’s GG episode (“Ménage à Blah”) because this week totally made up for it with some sizzling threesome flashbacks, not to mention the hilariously edited strut-of-all-struts by our man Dan, walking down the street with what I would call ‘all the confidence […]

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‘Glee’ Recap: Crying tears of Glee

Posted by ariel on November 12th, 2009

Maybe it was seeing Glee again for the first time in a few weeks. Maybe it was because my favorite character, Emma, was not in the episode at all. Maybe it was my dad, belting the final song at full-out-embarrassment volume. Or maybe it’s all because Glee manages to be the most heart-warming show on […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Recap: Menage a Blah

Posted by ariel on November 10th, 2009

In typical CW fashion the now infamous threesome episode of Gossip Girl that had whiny parents all-in-a-tizzy was all hype and very little hullabaloo. We should have known considering CW is first in its class for misleading promos but I had high hopes that GG- who had previously used quotes ripped from the PTC’s bashing […]

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‘Vampire Diaries’ Recap: 162 Candles, 162 Years Forever Young

Posted by ariel on November 6th, 2009

Once again the writers of Vamp-Di take the will-they-won’t-they sexual tension to new heights. Just about every episode since Elena found out she’s infatuated with the undead has been replete with “you’re too dangerous for me” this and “I can’t keep away from you” that. But ut I find I don’t care—it’s way more fun […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Recap: All the President’s Girls

Posted by ariel on November 3rd, 2009

So we’re told Nate goes to Columbia, there are several allusions to him studying in the hallowed halls of the upper west side Ivy, but until I actually see him there I will not be convinced that someone as amazingly attractive and adorably empty-headed as poor Nate got in on his own merits. That said, […]

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