Ashleeeybash: Let me talk to you about ‘shipping’

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(Image Credit: Nickelodeon)

SHIPPING. No, I’m not talking about the kind of transportation you use on water. I’m talking about the new, hip term which basically means, you really, really like a certain couple together. Look, I love shipping and all but don’t make the show all about shipping! THERE ARE MORE CHARACTERS AND STORYLINES UNDERNEATH ALL OF THAT! Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about… Darren Criss?

Darren Criss (Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/FOX)

Darren Criss (Image Credit: Frank Micelotta/FOX)

Since you’re reading this article, please hear me out and understand why Darren Criss is a big deal. Whether or not you know who he is, this will get you to start thinking about him more often. Hopefully. Continue reading

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‘Glee’ gets shorter run, but more opportunities

GLEE (Image Credit: Tyler Golden/FOX

GLEE (Image Credit: Tyler Golden/FOX

It was announced April 4 that Fox has trimmed the Glee order from the standard 22 episode season to 20, and as an avid Gleek, you bet I have something to say about it. After it was announced that Glee was going to be ending after their sixth season, it didn’t really come as a shock to most fans. In fact, I wrote an entire article dedicated to that topic, and I still stand by those reasons now. Continue reading

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Why you should be excited about the 100th Episode of ‘Glee’!

Season Five Cast of GLEE (Image Credit: FOX)

Season Five Cast of GLEE (Image Credit: FOX)

Glee fans get excited for what should be one of the most wonderful Glee episodes to ever hit the television screen. That’s right, we’re talking about the 100th Episode.

This two-part event will air March 18 and 25 of this year, and will feature old cast members such as Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah Puckerman) and others. However, they are also bringing in some special guest stars, including Chace Crawford from Gossip Girl.

Chace will be playing very attractive boyfriend of Dianna Agron’s character, Quinn Fabray, that she met at Yale. According to Rolling Stone, Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester) has said that Chace will be playing a “Yalie degenerate,” and his name is Biff. The extent of his role is still unknown, but I think it’ll be exciting to see how Dianna and Chace play off of each other. Quinn had always been after the bad boy type (e.g. Puck in Season One), so it’ll be interesting to see how Biff and Quinn interact with each other now that Quinn has grown up.

Other guest stars that have been confirmed for the 100th episode include Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth. Gwyneth played substitute teacher Holly Holliday and potential love interest to Mr. Schuester in multiple Season Two episodes. Kristin played April Rhodes, a show choir legend that Mr. Schuester had a huge crush on in high school. She showed up in Season One playing a drunken, washed up performer that squats in “for-sale” houses in Lima and reappeared in Season Two as a new woman, still drinking, but making her way to the theater stage. It’s unclear how Kristin will be involved in the 100th episode, but Gwyneth will be taking over her role as substitute teacher once again.

And in case this all-star cast reunion doesn’t set in your nostalgia and get you excited, maybe this will. Fox opened voting for fans to vote on their favorite Glee performances back in November, and the 10 with the most votes will be recreated in the two-hour event. This means that your favorite characters will recreate and make better all your beloved performances from seasons past. Personally I’m really hoping to see “Somebody to Love,” “Safety Dance” or “Dream On” recreated. I know that Cory Monteith won’t be around for “Somebody to Love,” but it’s one of Glee’s best, and it’d be a shame to not have it included and remixed.

Although voting is closed for choosing the songs we want remixed, check out the full list of songs that had the chance to be remixed here.

It has also been rumored that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) may finally shut down the Glee club, leaving the New Directions in limbo and setting up for several episodes in a row focused around the New York cast of Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) and newly added New Yorker Chord Overstreet (Sam Evans). Other members of New Directions that will be joining the NY cast include Amber Riley and Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson).

So what are you most excited about? Is it the line up of amazing guest stars such as Chace Crawford and Gwyneth Paltrow, or maybe it’s knowing that the original cast will be remixing some of the best performances from Glee past. Either way, Gleeks can hope that the 100th episode will be one of the best performances Glee has put on since Season One.

Glee returns to Fox on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c. to kickoff the remaining episodes of Season Five.

 

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TV Series Holiday Specials: The Best of Fake Beards and Itchy Sweaters!

THE OC (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

THE OC (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

I’m a sucker for Christmas and the Holiday spirit. Each year, this time of year, I’m the happiest girl alive. Christmas fairs, hot cocoa, sledding, Christmas presents, tree decorations, fireworks, snow ball fights, making snow puppets, resolutions, Christmas music, good food, happy people, and basically everything else associated with the holidays season can count on my enthusiasm. Therefore, I absolutely love Christmas and New Year’s TV specials. I think they bring out the best in TV series. Sure, they’re often over the top cliché and kitschy, but who doesn’t secretly love drama, merry Christmas songs, and kissing in the snow. Who doesn’t want to see some of our TV families living up to good old Christmas and New Year’s values such as forgiveness, resolutions, and peace? Who doesn’t love the coziness of the Christmas tree standing tall and proud next to the fireplace? Who doesn’t love wearing woolly Christmas sweaters and being thrilled because you can finally unwrap your Christmas gifts. I admit I do. And to convince you, I’ll share my list of marvelous Christmas and New Year’s specials with you. I’m not saying that these are my all-time favorite TV shows, but they do have great Christmas/Holidays episodes and these days, that counts for something! For those who’re not to be convinced: haters gonna hate… Continue reading

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Three reasons Glee coming to an end shouldn’t be a surprise for any level-headed Glee fan

GLEE (Image Credit: Eddy Chen/FOX)

GLEE (Image Credit: Eddy Chen/FOX)

I’m a Glee fanatic. Think of me how you will, but I cannot get enough of the show. It’s funny, it’s dramatic and it’s just an all-around wonderful, feel-good show – at least in my opinion. I’ve been watching from episode one, when Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) still had her stutter and Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) was still “in love” with this wife Terri (Jessalyn Gilsig). Now, five seasons later, I started to have a hunch that the show wouldn’t make it much longer… I hate it when my hunches are right.

On Oct. 17, Ryan Murphy announced the show would be ending after Season 6. This announcement came some time after Fox renewed the show for two more seasons, and about two months after the death of Cory Monteith, who played New Directions heartthrob Finn Hudson. When I heard the news, I was indifferent because I knew the end was coming. It was just a matter of when. Continue reading

Top 5 Worst TV Show Employees

Will Artnett as Gob Bluth in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Will Artnett as Gob Bluth in ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

One of my favorite parts about watching TV shows is matching characters to people I know in real life. I think that’s part of why office dramas do so well. We all know those characters. More than over-bearing bosses, or that awkward office romance that probably isn’t as cute as those two think, nothing is more relatable than bad employees. Here I’ve compiled a list of five of television’s worst employees. Continue reading

The Top 5 TV Characters We Love to Hate!

Lea Michele as Rachel (Image Credit Adam Rose/FOX)

Lea Michele as Rachel (Image Credit Adam Rose/FOX)

I can think of very few shows on television that do not have at least one character I despise. Sometimes it’s because the writers have obviously designated a character for everyone to hate on. Other times, I have one I personally can’t stand (I’m thinking Penny from Big Bang Theory). Here’s a list of some characters I think we can all agree we love to hate. Continue reading