It’s getting about that time…
Now that we know for certain that season five (and season six!) are securely in the bag for our beloved, weekly, musical romp, we can actually start to enjoy these final Glee episodes without having panic attacks about not having Finn and Rachel end up together and Santana and Brittany not having one last fling. Oh, and like we even have to mention Klaine…
Stop it, we’re going to need a paper bag!
Anyway, with the worry behind us, now we can focus on these last three episodes of the season, starting with last night’s fairly erratic, yet overall enjoyable episode. The jumping back and forth between New York and Lima is something we hope Ryan Murphy fleshes out a bit next season, but for now, we’ll just roll with it and break this episode down for you in two parts….
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW, SHUT YO EYES AND MOVE ALONG. BUT IF YOU WANT TO REHASH WITH US, CLICK THAT JUMP … AND LIGHT’EM UP!
Can you hear the people sing? Singing the song of happy Gleeks!
It's been a longtime coming, but they say that good things come to those who wait — and we've FINALLY gotten what we've been waiting for!
Official confirmation just came from FOX that Glee has been renewed for not one, but TWO more seasons.
And what's more, we maybe hanging onto to Ryan Murphy and Co. along with the show! Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said in a statement announcing the news:
"Glee debuted as the first and only successful musical comedy series on television, and more than four years later, it continues to defy genres, break new ground and have a significant impact on popular culture. Week in and week out, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, Dante DiLoreto and the entire Glee team deliver a series that not only delights and surprises fans, but also inspires them to talk about, share, debate and engage with the show — and I’m absolutely thrilled to have them on board for another two seasons.”
HELLO GORGEOUS NEWS!!!
Oh, and speaking of Lea Michele (nice segue, right?), our favorite Glee diva tweeted this shortly after the news was announced:
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FROM LAST NIGHT’S IMPORTANT EPISODE OF GLEE. DON’T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET.
It’s hard to know where to begin…
For those who were expecting last night’s Glee to take an after school special approach to the very serious topic of school shootings, they were met with nearly ten solid minutes of the most harrowing and tension filled moments of the series. The show isn't the first teen dramedy to try it's hand at capturing the horror faced by students and faculty when faced with such terrifying circumstances — One Tree Hill, anyone? — but considering the episodes proximity to the tragedy at Sandy Hook, the situation hit very close to home. (Too close to home for parents in the small Connecticut town, as we reported earlier.)
But if we may say so, we thought the episode, while emotionally charged and frightfully dramatic, never stepped over the bounds of gratuitously exploiting the circumstances. Truly, we thought the storyline was handled tastefully, and just perhaps, it opened up a difficult dialogue for parents and teachers to have with their kids.
So, what exactly was the storyline? Well, as the kids all convene in their beloved Choir room for a seemingly uneventful day of singing and laughter, two shots
During last night's Glee titled Shooting Star, showrunner Ryan Murphy and his fellow gleeks dealt with an extremely sensitive, disturbing subject barely 4 months after the unspeakably awful incident occured at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.
And unsurprisingly, some in the Newtown community are upset; not so much by the way Glee handled the idea of a school shooting, but because no one from the show reached out to anyone in Newtown to provide some sort of warning or framework of how best to deal with the episode while watching it with their kids.
Parent Andrew Paley expressed:
Ryan Murphy — the mastermind behind some of our FAVE shows on television AKA Glee, The New Normal, American Horror Story — has found a home for his provocative, sex-centric series Open on HBO!
Open focuses on five characters and their various sexual relationships.
Ryan recently shared:
"[Open is] an adult show that is very frank in its depiction of sex."
So… it's going to be similar to Girls?! LOLzz.
But in all seriousness, as much as we are THRILLED that Ryan is putting his many talents towards a new project, what about his other tv-babies?!
WHAT ABOUT GLEE?!
So the jury's still out on whether Glee will return for a fifth season…
…but that's not stopping creator Ryan Murphy from tweeting photos from the upcoming Stevie Wonder episode Wonder-ful! Not only is Kate Hudson returning to wreak some havoc for Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), but it seems we'll be getting some McKinley high reunions as well!
Better yet, there could be a potentially rekindled romance between Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss)! Also note the return of Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Mike (Harry Shum Jr.).
Ch-ch-check out the photos (below) and see for yourselves.
Could there be a happy ending for all?!
[Image via Ryan Murphy's Twitter.]
But Lea Michele has already signed on! AND what about the whole new format that Ryan had planned for season 5?!
Sad news Gleeks of the world…
Rumor has it that the masterminds of Glee — Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan — have NOT yet officially agreed to return for another season, and if they don't confirm their involvement SOON, FOX might not renew the show!
Quick, grab a paper bag cause this sh*t may cause extreme hyperventilation!
We initally heard that The Glee Project had been CANCELLED, but it seems the peeps behind the show are just waiting for word on whether or not Glee season 5 would be confirmed.