Since I've been watching more dramas again lately, I thought I'd make this post about dramas I have seen so far and whether I liked them or not. Feel free to comment!
While the first dramas I watched were Hana Yori Dango and Nodame Cantabile and I still love those, I have since moved away from manga adaptations to more realistic dramas. Dramas I'm interested in can basically be divided into two major groups:
Romantic comedy: I like the ones with a kind of moral or social problems aspect, like Ohitorisama and Kimi wa petto, which deal with successful, but unmarried women and their problems, or Buzzer Beat and Kekkon Shinai, which make you think about what is more important, love or your dream. Special points if the characters don't act like spoilt brats and misunderstand every harmless situation for the sake of the plot (or to distract from the lack of plot.)
Detective drama/ mystery: Can be one huge mystery solved over the course of the show, or an episodic drama, as long as their is some continuous story line, e.g. relationships between the characters or something from a protagonist's past. Nice if it involves a bit of romance, but no necessity. While I like dramas like Bloody Monday once in a while, for this category I am mostly thinking of dramas like Mr. Brain or Maou.
I am also trying to watch more dramas based on their plot (summary) than by who's in them, although sometimes I do watch a show just for an actor I like.
(For your reference, my favourite US show is the now ended Gilmore Girls*. At the moment, I am also watching Revenge and Glee, although the latter is... a difficult case. As for sitcoms, I really liked Friends and The Nanny. Also, I love, love, love the BBC series Sherlock. Of course, that's not all I've ever watched, but I thought I'd only list my all-time favourites. I also really like Pushing Daisies, which was cancelled way too early. :/
Shows I tried and didn't like enough to continue watching were The O.C., Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs... They're okay, I guess, but not quite my cup of tea.
If anyone knows a good Gilmore Girls replacement, though, please let me know! I guess I'd also enjoy watching a good crime/mystery show if I could choose one from the bazillions out there!)
*which I have on DVD and watched way too many times already
In alphabetical order, marking recommended dramas in italics, and my favourites underlined:
33pun Tantei: Episodic detective drama playing with the genre cliches. Fun for a while, but gets annoying quickly.
Akai Ito: A bunch of teens with too many problems to be realistic, yet somewhat heartwrenching.
Binbou Danshi: Oguri Shun is too nice for his own good. Made me irritated after a while.
Bloody Monday: (Still haven't seen season 2. >.<) So exciting I watched the whole thing in one night.
Buzzer Beat: Great characters (even the minor ones), good plot, recommended. YamaPi <3
Code Blue: (Haven't seen season 2 yet.) The whole cutting people thing isn't my cup of tea, but nice human drama and again, YamaPi <3
Gokusen: Watched it because of MatsuJun, who was good. Story of Yankumi saving students got old pretty quick, though.
Hanazakari no kimitachi e: Fun to watch, but nothing to write about home about.
Hana Yori Dango: My first drama love, although I now see several flaws (hello. season 2!) Still, a classic. (The manga is waaay better, though!)
Juui Dolittle: Oguri Shun as a grumpy vet, Inoue Maou as his assistant, cute animals and some serious questions to us humans.
Kekkon Shinai: Great actors, extremely realistic storylines and very well made. Highly recommended, especially if you're into dramas with a bit of a background (like real social problems Japan is facing nowadays). (Also, this could be "Ohitorisama, ten years later".)
Kimi wa petto: Single women have it tough, and sometimes, they need a special kind of pet.
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo 3: Apart from the fact that I can't seem to find this without absolutely crappy hardsubs, I mostly liked it.
Kudou Shin'ichi e no chousenjou: Doesn't feel quite right for me as a Detective Conan fan.
Last Friends: Looked promising at first, but the main girl grew on my nerves and the end was such a joke.
Love Shuffle: 4 guys and 4 girls get coupled randomly for a week each while coping with their individual problems. Good actors (Tamaki Hiroshi <3) and the right balance between light-hearted comedy and more serious problems.
Maou: Arashi's Ohno-kun is a surprisingly good serial killer who meets a psychic girl. If only the police wouldn't act as stupid.
Mei-chan no Shitsuji: Annoying main girl chooses the wrong guy. It's not enough to look good if you lack personality. (As you can see when you click the link, I was slightly obsessed with this drama at the time it was airing. Don't ask me why.)
Mr. Brain: KimuTaku as an eccentric detective solving cases with notable guest stars. Gackt eats his own fingers.
Naniwa Shounen Tanteidan: Based on Higashino Keigo's writing, starring Tabe Mikako as an ill-tempered teacher and Koike Teppei (<3) as a cop who I wouldn't object to put me in handcuffs. *coughs*
Nodame Cantabile: Apart from male senpai on girl violence, a fun and heartwarming drama with quirky characters and great music. Chiaki <3
Ohitorisama: Should have been subtitled "Julia's life in ten years". Veggie boy has the nicest smile ever. Highly recommended!
Otomen: I think I gave up before the end. Seemingly perfect and "manly" guy has a secret desire to knit. Oh my God.
Pride: KimuTaku plays substitute lover for OL's absent boyfriend. The rest you can guess. (Not as bland as it sounds, though.)
Rebound: Apart from unrealistically fast weight loss and gain, nice drama addressing several problems at once. Funny male rival.
Samurai High School: Miura Haruma gets possessed by a samurai spirit at the most inconvenient times. Yawn.
Shikaotoko Awoniyoshi: Anti-hero has to save the world - at least a talking deer says so. Japanese history for the lazy.
Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi: Dark and mysterious. When will girls learn to stay away from bad boys?
Stand up!: Or why it's hard on four guys if all they can do is stand and watch...
Sunao ni narenakute: Similar to Last Friends (same actors O.o), good ideas wasted.
Tokyo Dogs: Will two cops save a girl, and who will win her heart? Mizushima Hiro has facial hair. >.< Thankfully, Oguri Shun doesn't.
Uta no Onii-san: Ohno-kun lands the wrong job and has to start liking it. Crazy people. Not recommended for Japanese studying.
Voice: Listen to what the dead people are saying. A bit slow and a bit lacking in the character department, but solid.
Watashi ga ren'ai dekinai riyuu: Why can't I, indeed? Surprisingly realistic look on love nowadays.
Yasuko to Kenji: Over the top and a tad repetitive, but great fun.
Yoiko no Mikata: Kids are cute. Arashi's Sakurai-kun is cute (he cries in every episode). Addresses child raising issues in modern Japan.
Yuukan Club: Bunch of high school kids is bored with their rich and sheltered life and get involved into cases. If that isn't boring.
Zenkai Girl: She's never had it, now she wants it: Money. But what about the poor, but cute ikumen and her ideal of a good lawyer?
Zettai Kareshi: Never in her life had she imagined she'd be torn between her hot junior boss and a ... robot?! Be careful what you wish for.
* No italics doesn't mean I don't recommend the drama, but the italics are my favourites and should be safe for most tastes to watch. Some dramas were nice (if you like the genre), but didn't thrill me. Should I mark the "definitely not recommended"s? I don't want to offend anyone who does like those, though.
Shall I list the movies, too?
- Current Mood: awake
I want more scenes with Kurt. Like, make this the Kurt Hummel show. But even I forgot about his father's cancer until Isabelle mentioned it. Frankly, I'm not even sure the writers remembered that storyline...
Also, can Sam stfu? Ryder (who lost quite a bit of my respect some episodes ago when he was mean to Unique for her sexuality/identiy) finally opens up to the other kids and tells them that he was molested as a kid. The other guys, especially Sam, but also Artie (who I used to like until "The First Time") tell him not to be a wuzz about having a hot girl touch him. O_o What. The. Fuck. Even for Glee, this is... No. Just NO.
However, Kitty all of people comes to his rescue and may I say that I just love the scene where they both go out to eat and Ryder freezes with the fork halfway in his face when Kitty lets out one of her one-liners about her vagina having teeth. The look on his face! XD With this, we also finally know why Kitty is so mean all the time.
I hate, hate, hate, however, that there are NO consequences at all for the other boys and their completely inappropriate comments.
Well, at least everything Principal Figgins said this episode was hilarious.
Ryder picks "Katie" over Kitty (say that three times really fast), and I actually feel bad for Kitty and disappointed for them as a couple, because I think they'd be cute together and Kitty is sweet when she's with Ryder. (And this "fantasy vs. real person" thing applies to my own love life a little...)
Also, Santana is a lot cuter when she's not being a total b*tch.
And I like the a capella number at the end. Too bad I don't have time to join an a capella group this semester...
So: How do you guys like Kitty and Ryder? (And does anyone else feel like barfing if they have to see one more Jarley scene?)
After having had a pretty anxious week in Japan (grad school, apartment trouble etc.), I went to see Garnet Crow with a Japanese friend who kindly bought the ticket for both of us last month because I couldn't do that from Germany. Since it was her first concert, I explained a lot to her about miniqlo and some recurring jokes and we said we would go together again and let's hope they do more oldish songs because those were the best and most original GC etc. We didn't see much because we had arena tickets, but that was okay.
During the concert, Yurippe talked about the album title "Terminus" a little and explained that it had to do with the English terminal as a place for people to meet during journey etc., and I was a little relieved thinking maybe it wasn't meant to signify their end. The concert was as usual, they played a lot of new songs, no 夢みたあとで and no Holy ground, and then after the encore when they all lined up and bowed, BAM! Yurippe announced their disbanding. I'm still under shock, to be honest. I came home last night and couldn't say anything to my guest family, but I did the dished, hoping it would calm me down, trembling. O.o
I know the disbanding of a favourite band is not the end of the world and that many people have more important problems, but it's still so sad how a band I've loved since high school and who gave me a reason to study Japanese can just disband. After all the anxiety I've had after coming to Japan, I was finally in a place where I could think, "maybe it's good to be here, even if it gets tough there's always Garnet Crow to cheer me up", and then this.
I'm sure they have their reasons (one online source said something along the lines of "used it all up" (出し切った)) and I know that I was among the people who complained about their latest work just not being the same, but couldn't they just take a creative break instead of a complete break-up? It's such a shame, especially for Yurippe's great and unique voice. The others have solo projects, but what will Yurippe do? Although to be honest, while she was fantastic yesterday, while watching the last concert DVD, I wondered if she might have vocal problems or if she was just exhausted.
Anyway, I will go to the last concert that was already announced for late May/early June, so hold your thumbs for me and (good) tickets! (I'm not in the fanclub because it was difficult to join from Germany, and now I don't think there's any use to enter anymore... it does cost money I don't really have at the moment. >.<)
- Current Mood: crushed
I'll write more about the concert once I have more internet time. In the meantime, let me say this:
- Current Mood: sad
I'm leaving for Japan in 10 days, and I still need to buy a new laptop with enough time to test and for Fabi to put Linux on it. So ideally, I should have it by the end of the week, at the very latest.
I just don't know which one to get.
I'm very particular about the keyboard because I type quite a lot (duh) and will have to write my whole M.A. thesis on it. I absolutely do not want a numeric pad because they distort my whole posture towards the left. Most 15" laptops do have numeric pads, though, but my brother insists that 13" (14" are rather rare and tend to be expensive) are way too small. My friend uses a 13" MacBook, though (not that I'd buy a MacBook, but 13" is 13") and says it's sufficient. (We actually watched dramas on her laptop back in Japan.) 13" laptops tend to come without DVD drives, though - which I guess can be a good thing as I'd imagine that makes them lighter, and I can always plug in an external drive (which I'd have to buy for around 40€.)
So, is 15" too big to schlep to university, but 13" too small to work with for longer periods of time?
My mother says to buy a light laptop, but definitely 15" or bigger since it's better for the eyes. (I don't think my mother thought this through... Plus, is bigger always better? (No dirty jokes here!) I thought the resolution matters just as much?)
What makes things even more complicated is that I want a matt (anti-glare) display. That narrows everything down quite a bit, too. And all that for under 600€, please.
So I went to a big store on Saturday and after about an hour (that was after the day I spent online on Friday!), I ordered this one.
The store clerk told me the keyboard would be the same as the 14" one I was looking at in the store - well, the 14" one didn't have a numeric pad, but this one has. Plus, he told me it's "probably blue, the picture looks blue", when it's charcoal. I can live with the colour (although how cool would a blue laptop be? <3), but I don't want the numeric pad. Of course, we only found out about this when we went to pick it up today, and since my father doesn't like to drive around in vain, I ended up taking it. However, now I think I should probably bring it back and exchange it for the one I originally wanted, although it's only 13" and has no DVD drive - the harddrive is bigger, though, and the price is about the same. And it's blue - yes, I know you're not supposed to pick a laptop by colour, but it's a plus, okay? (Of course, my father threw a fit when I told him I wanted to exchange the one we bought. And Fabi would declare me nuts. Nothing new, though.)
So I did some desperate research (another afternoon I could have spent doing better things like packing!) and found a 14" laptop, also from Lenovo, with a good keyboard (although the enter key is pretty small) and a DVD drive. It's pretty bulky and ugly, though, compared to the other two, and weighs about the same as the 15" laptop, so no improvement on the schlepping and premature back trouble* front.
I'm so confused and I honestly feel pressured - I don't know what to do anymore. If anyone could shed any light on this whole affair for me, I'd be really grateful. You don't have to be a computer expert, just your experiences would be fine. What sizes are your laptops and are there things you'd want if you were to buy a new one today?
* Both my older sister and brother are having back problems at the moment, and I'm pretty sure I'm a future candidate as well - if I don't do my yoga or running, I tend to get severe back pains even now in my twenties.
- Current Mood: frustrated
It starts with a Kurt voice-over. I'm in! (I wonder if they do that more often now because of his snarky narration in Struck by Lightning?)
Apparently, after much complaining throughout the fandom about Rachel acting out of character this season, she is back to her annoying diva self we all love - at least those of us who don't have to live with her.
Why does it have to be boys agains girls every time Glee wants to pitch two teams against one another? Can't they just, I don't know, randomly pick blue and red cards or whatever? And why does Brittany have to sing again this week? And why is the gay guy the only male member to take part in this? Unfortunate implications much, Glee? The song is boring, too, but... Marley looks amazing. O_o I'm starting to think that this girl needs costumes to be less bland.
Back in New York, Rachel calls Kurt rude when he declines her request to get her some tea (looks like someone confused roommate with live-in butler) and the two of them get into a fight that ends with Kurt telling her he only faked not making the high note in Defying Gravity back in season one, to which Rachel completely overreacts and I really hope that the Diva-Off they're talking about is going to happen.
Blaine has a cold, but doesn't want to take a medicine that would make him drowsy because of Diva week. Sure, I'm a much better singer with a stuffed nose and a terrible cough as well. Also, what on earth is he wearing?!
Speaking of outfits, I do love Emma's ensembles.
Has anyone else noticed Marley sitting next to Ryder in the back? Is this just random or are they trying to tell us that the love triangle isn't over yet?
Santana is back in Lima AGAIN?! How often can she fly back to her old highschool before her college kicks her out for poor attendance? And what does that cost every time? Plus all the other cheerleaders she brought this time?
Marley is sitting next to Jake again. And Ryder is surely impressed by the performance. Kitty is not impressed (or jealous.)
I think Rachel needs to be friends with straight guys. All she ever has are gay friends or boyfriends. Just a random thought.
Speaking of the devil, Finn consults Emma about his feelings for Rachel and how is he (butt)hurt because she just moved in with Brody. Excuse me, Mister, but you broke up with her (several times, in fact) and were generally a terrible boyfriend, so do us all a favour and shut the hell up. At least he realises that he's just a "man-boy".
Also, Emma is way too dependent on Will - and do I see a Finn/Emma ship in the making?! (And dude, that's purple, not blue.)
Can I say that I never liked Santana? Yes, it's important to have LGBT people on TV. But Santana is, and I say that completely unrelated to her sexuality, a complete bitch. Brittany is dating someone else after she broke up with her, and now she goes insulting that someone else? It's not Sam's fault that Santana and Brittany didn't work out, and even if he is just a rebound for Brittany, shouldn't Santana feel sorry for him (especially since she once dated him, too) instead of being mean? She also implies that he manipulated Brittany into dating him, which is a) saying that she actually thinks Brittany is dumb (which she is) and b) the pot calling the kettle black because I remember a season two occurence where Brittany was dating Artie and Santana manipulated her into still having sex with her because "it doesn't count if it's between two girls".
I get that she's hurt, but maybe it's time Santana learns to deal with her problems in a different way than letting them all out on innocent bystanders and acting like she's on a moral high ground. (Glee portrays her as if she was cool and just diva-esque for things like this.) And what the hell is with this "we'll have a singing duell and that shall decide who gets Brittany" shit? As much as I dislike Brittany, too, doesn't she have a say in this? (Also, the song isn't a very good choice for poor Sam. Ouch.)
And I think I might have to stop watching here because the video I was streaming just randomly ended, and every time I try to load a new one from a different site, it starts right at the beginning again even after I drag the little thing on the bottom to 18 minutes. -.-
Tina is still very much in love with Blaine... and now she's got her hair full of vapor rub, too.
What happens if a midnight challenger doesn't know the lyrics to a song? Anyhow, both performances were great, but while Rachel's was more technically well-done, Kurt's had more feeling, at least in my opinion. The difference is minimal, though, but Kurt wins!
Back in Ohio, Sue chews Santana out for dropping out of college. "I hated it there. Everyone thought I was being a bitch when all I did was being brutally honest." Er... yeah.
Tina is fed up with Blaine (which is somehow understandable, but also rather unfair because she knew he was gay) and bursts into song. Everyone is really impressed (Marley is standing next to Ryder again, are they doing this on purpose?) and Blaine seems to have finally realised what the problem is.
Kurt tells off Rachel's ex-groupies (who now want to be his groupies) and impresses Adam.
Tina wins the Diva-off and Blaine apologizes to her, which probably only leads to this unhealthy crush downspiraling even more...
Rachel is heartbroken. (although if that means no more porn star looks, I support that) and doesn't want to try out for Funny Girl because she's suddenly afraid of being a diva and losing her friends over it? I'm sorry, who are you and what have you done to Rachel Berry? Kurt is very sweet, though, and talks her out of her mood, because apparently, no female on this show is capable of doing anything on her own.
O_o What just happened? Finn kisses Emma who is having a nervous breakdown. His biggest idol (don't ask me why) Mr. Schuester's bride Emma. This can't be good. What was he thinking? "Oh no, Ms. Pillsbury is having a nervous breakdown! What should I do? Call someone? Finn, a doctor? Get her some water? Oh, no, wait, I know! I'll just kiss her!" *facepalm* Wonder how that's gonna end. We already know that Emma is going to leave Will standing at the altar (it's in the summary for the episode after "I Do" - way to go, people! -.-), but will she start dating Finn now? I mean, if that means we won't have a Finchel reunion, then I guess I'm not against it, especially since I like Finn better now than back in the days when he was with Rachel. (Wonder how long it's gonna be before he makes me hate him again.)
Then we get a Santana and Brittana scene, bla bla, which ends with Santana going to New York to move in with Kurt and Rachel. Uh oh.
Professor McGonagall acts so out of charactere here I'm beginning to wonder if she's not actually an impostor. Then again, even a deranged Death Eater did a better job at pretending to be Moody, so I'm guessing she's just... senile?
Seriously, she tells James that "the sooner we can all forget that fiasco [the debate], the better". WTF I can't even. Her students are spreading outright lies about people she cares about, about a time she lived in, about her, actually, since she was in the Order, and that's her response? I could see a laissez-faire attitude from Dumbledore, maybe, but from Minerva McGonagall?!
When James tells her that people have been literally fighting over the issue, she replies: "This is a school, Mr. Potter, and a school is, in its simplest form, a place where young people gather. Young people are occasionally prone to have spats." Okay, this must be an impostor. What the hell is wrong with you?! This isn't a spat, this is a matter of truth and propaganda that a headmistress should address. ARGH!
Then we have a spooky moment where I agree with Zane, who asks her why she lets it all go. "I mean, you were there when the Battle took place. You know what this Voldemort guy was like. You could just tell everyone how it was and put Tabitha in her place, neat as you please." THANK YOU! Maybe I don't hate Zane after all.
Fake!Minerva then argues that telling the truth won't change any of the revisionists's mind, because the truth has been out all along. Point taken, but maybe a friendly reminder or some actual witnesses telling their horrible tales would help? She also claims that forbidding Tabitha from continuing would just make things worse, which is true, but nobody asked for that. The author is trying very hard to create an "unsolvable" problem here, and it's really annoying, not to say insulting to everyone's intelligence. Yes, telling Tabitha to shut up will probably make things worse, but one could have, for example, called on witnesses in the debate, just like she did. When she asked if Voldemort had not tried to not kill any more people than necessary in the battle, and had not asked for Harry to come "discuss" things with him in person, McGonagall or someone should have stepped in and rectified these incomplete statements, because lies of omission are still lies.
Again, why the HELL is Victoire in a beginner's Defence class? Even if we use the "push back" logic, should that work on important subjects as well? If she pushed it back until her sixth year, then she can only have two years of lessons before she graduates, which isn't enough. Back in Harry's days, nobody could ditch the main subjects before fifth year. And what do they do during their earlier years when they keep pushing everything back?
For some reason, Zane will leave Hogwarts on a later date, so it's only James and Ralph who go to Grimmauld Place over the Christmas holidays, together with Teddy and Victoire, who speaks English with a French accent, despite her father being British. I know many, many bilingual children, and none of them do that. I wonder if Mr. Lippert has ever met someone bilingual - I doubt it.
I really don't want into the completely messed up school system any more, but according to Teddy, you can now take classes per semester and not per year like in the books. They also must have had Technomancy lessons before the Americans arrived if Teddy can be "advanced" already. (Which I guess means that there is at least one class he didn't push back until his final year. Wow.) Then there's a lot of technibal bla bla and the conclusion that probably even a Muggle could get into Hogwarts if a wizard showed him in. I see where this is going.
At King's Cross, Teddy orders the Knight Bus that is now an emergency transportation vehicle and apparently free of charge, at least we don't see them pay. Then we're at Grimmauld Place and James explains its history, getting the fact wrong how the trio had to stop using it because a Death Eater caught a glimpse of one of them when they apparated there, instead saying Hermione took one there by Side-Along Apparition. One or two mistakes are fine in a long story, but this author should really have picked his books up again (if he even owns them) to look things up.
I did like the way Kreacher is portrayed here, decorating the house in a really tasteless way - although I wonder if he would really put Santa beards on the dead house elf heads there, considering he's a house elf, too. Also, Mrs. Black is now quiet because she has a TV in her painting.
To end on a positive note, at the end of the chapter, James explains to Ralph who Sirius Black was:
"One of the best guys ever, according to Dad. We'll have to tell you about him sometime. He was wanted for murder for over a decade." XD
Despite the chapter name, the actual Christmas won't start until next chapter, where we always get to see Hermione and Ron again!
Maybe I'll keep this one shorter than the last.
Tina proposes to raise money for Regionals (again, why doesn't the
place go to the third glee club that performed at Sectionals???) by
making the guys pose naked on a calendar. When one of them asks why the
girls won't be objectified as well, Kitty answers that it's girls who
buy stuff, like making the shitty Twilight books bestsellers. Sometimes,
I actually have to agree with her. Oo
Brittany then invites
Marley into her odd web show, and did they replace Lord Tubbington? He
didn't look like Molli before. ;______;
Can they PLEASE stop giving
Brittany so much screen time? Now she's in Figgins' office with Sam,
because she miracuously scored the highest SAT score and he the lowest.
"You don't have to go to college like the rest of us." US? You are
repeating your senior year, bitch! That said, when did Sam become this
Meanwhile, Rachel got the lead role in some student movie
project ("The grandmother's dementia is actually a metaphor... for the
end of the world."), which requires her to appear topless in one scene.
She's then having a discussion with herself, i.e. the old Rachel in her
preppy outfits. ("You're not a porn star, even though your hair and your
make-up makes you look like one." XD) She then proceeds to sing "Torn"
as a duet with herself, and while I liked the reapparance of the old
Rachel, I don't quite see how the songs fits the situation except for
the concept of being torn over something. In the end, Rachel says she'll do it.
Just when Blaine agrees to go clothes shopping with Tina (I thought Blaine was the Camp Straight one in Klaine), Sam walks in
wearing nothing but shorts - in January. Tina is still clearly smitten
with Blaine, who tries to talk Sam out of ... whatever he is doing
instead of drooling over him like last episode would suggest.
all the guys are doing some weird dance routine with a couple of
cheerleaders, and I just remembered, wasn't Will supposed to be back by
now? Not that I miss him, I just can't make up my mind who is worse as a
leader, him or Finn.
You'd think I'd be drooling over shirtless Ryder, but this is just so freaking ridiculous.
of naked, Brody is disturbing Kurt's breakfast. "Your boyfriend's bare
ass is on one of my vintage flee market chairs!" I love the look on
Kurt's face here. And Brody, this is not an issue of being ashamed of
one's body or not, it's called common decency. You don't put your naked butt on other people's chairs.
Yawned all the way through Marley and Jake's song.
Whoa, Finn just gained a point in my book. Which makes his score only -9999 anymore.
it a little insensitive to tell your supposed bro all about the girl he
likes liking you? Anyway, I'm gonna use Jake's song as a bathroom
break. Judging by the look on Kitty's face, she wants to do the same.
(Okay, I did end up watching the second half of it and it's kinda nice.)
Quinn and Santana talk Rachel out of the topless scene. Couldn't have done that over the phone, I guess.
now we're at the best part of this episode so far, the calendar
shooting. If they were trying to get girls' panties wet... well,
laughing really hard can do that to you.
We actually get a moment of continuity (two counting Santana's sex tape) with Sam's body issues here. Colour me impressed.
doesn't go through with the topless scene, but instead sings a song
with Quinn (did Dianna take singing lessons?) and Santana. Much better.
So overall, this was pretty boring.