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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare
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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare

Jan 31 2013, 9:23pm CST | by

There are few attention-getting formulas in life as sure-fire as adding a little bit of “naked.” Google knows it (440,000,000 search results can’t be wrong, can they?). Ryan Murphy knows it. Even...

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Glee Recap: Poking the Bare

Jan 31 2013, 9:23pm CST | by

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There are few attention-getting formulas in life as sure-fire as adding a little bit of “naked.” Google knows it (440,000,000 search results can’t be wrong, can they?). Ryan Murphy knows it. Even fruit-juice manufacturers know it. And so does Tina Cohen-Chang.

Yes, folks, this week’s Glee found New Directions’ perpetual second fiddle experiencing a flash of naughty inspiration: Getting the men of New Directions to pose for a clothing-discouraged calendar to raise money for Regionals.

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You read that right: New Directions is back in the competitive show-choir game, now that the Dalton Academy Warblers have been DQ’d from their Sectionals win for using performance-enhancing drugs. (That opening-scene anchorwoman meltdown was one of the show’s funniest moments all season.)

Of course, the strip-down shenanigans brought out unexpected reactions among the McKinley kids. Sam, reeling from SAT scores on par with the average clinical-trial monkey, ramped up his body obsession — culminating with a diva fit at the photo shoot and a subsequent tender scene in which BFF Blaine helped him realize his self-worth wasn’t merely skin deep.

Artie, meanwhile, flinched at the idea of being the only guy posing in clothes — worrying he’d be reduced to nothing but his wheelchair. (Sam eventually showed solidarity and put his shirt back on, Artie re-committed to the calendar, and along with Jake, Ryder, Joe and Blaine, they each took two slots in the 12-month beefcake parade.)

And the final story arc in the high-school halls found Marley and Jake playing a game of “I love you” chicken, both of ‘em afraid to be the one to admit those feelings first. Jake sweetly wrote it, Marley sweetly verbalized it, and Becky made the gagging noise that brought the scene back to reality (and reminded us why this show is categorized as a comedy).

Back in New York, Rachel grappled with whether or not to go topless for a role in a student film about a woman with Alzheimer’s. Kurt called in the out-of-town troops (Quinn and Santana) to stage an intervention against such a naked display, while Brody rubbed his bare parts against Kurt’s vintage flea-market chairs to show his support. In the end, Rachel just couldn’t drop robe, even if it cost her the role. (And Santana, well, she began to realize NYC is more her speed than Kentucky.)

My biggest disappointment with the hour? The absence of a rendition of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s seminal semi-hit “Barenaked .” (No, I did not type that ironically.)

Anyhoo, I’ll be back overnight to update this post with a full episode recap including grades for every musical number and a rundown of the best zingers — bookmark, refresh, and enjoy! — but until then, let me turn things over to you. What did you think of “Naked”? Did the Marley-Jake storyline reel you in? Were you pro- or anti-nudity when it came to Rachel’s role in the student film? Sound off in the comments, and for all my weekly TV recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!


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Finn Wittrock Joins Cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show

Jul 24 2014 1:27pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

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Finn Wittrock has joined the Freak Show. The actor (All My Children, Masters of Sex) has joined the cast of American Horror Story Season 4, as Tweeted today by creator Ryan Murphy. The executive producer remained mum on character details, however. Premiering in October, American Horror Story: Freak Show will take place in 1952, be based in Florida and center on one of the country’s final crazy circuses. ...
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'American Horror Story' Season 4 Is Going Darker

Jul 22 2014 11:55am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

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Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" series is known for pushing boundaries and scaring the hell out of viewers, and it looks like his latest installment is preparing to pack on the weird. FX CEO John Landgraf attended the TCAs this week and said fans of the show can expect a darker Season 4 than what they saw with "American Horror Story: Coven." “Some years it’s going to be big and bright and brash and campy the way 'Coven' is," Land ...
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Why 'Glee's' Final Act Is Getting Cut Short

Jul 21 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

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Goodbyes are never easy, but when it comes to "Glee," Fox wants to keep its farewell short and sweet. Fox Networks Group Chairman-CEO Peter Rice made an appearance at the TCAs to explain why the popular high school musical show would be ending its run with a much shorter 13 episode order -- originally, the series was slated to have 22 episodes in its swan-song season. The reasoning, despite theories that split story lines and bad played might be to bl ...
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Glee to Air 13-Episode Final Season

Jul 10 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

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We have an update on Glee Season 6: Ryan Murphy has confirmed that his show's final season will be comprised of only 13 episodes. Moreover, it will premiere in early 2015. The creator has told TV Line in the past that the series will "getting back to its roots" on Season 6, hinting at a return to high school; and also said he wants to focus on the core cast. Will Naya Rivera be included in that group? Sort of. She'll r ...
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Sarah Paulson Has Announced Her 'American Horror Story' Season 4 Character

Jun 12 2014 1:29pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

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It's been a long, anxious and speculative wait to find out more details on "American Horror Story" Season 4, subtitled "Freak Show." The wait is officially over now that we know who Sarah Paulson, aka our favorite Supreme, will be playing when she returns for Ryan Murphy's horror show next season. On Thursday, May 12, Paulson announced her character by tweeting a photo of herself with two heads, who are apparently Bette and Dot. So excited ...
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Ryan Murphy to be honored as a 'Genius' at Critic’s Choice TV Awards

Jun 9 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

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Ryan Murphy to be honored as a “Genius” at Critic’s Choice TV Awards The “Glee,” “American Horror Story” and “The Normal Heart” honcho will be honored at the June 19th ceremony. “From poignant reality-based movies to dark and twisted ho...http://www.hitfix. ...
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The Normal Heart: Storytelling as Activism

May 28 2014 4:27pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

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I was 9 years old when the movie Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks, premiered in the cinemas more than 20 years ago, forever shaping the lens through which I and so many others see the world. I remember watching it on a snowy day in early 1994 with my two older sisters -- my parents probably approving the choice given Tom Hanks' appeal, without attention to the mature themes presented. And, in retrospect, that is when I think that the HIV/AIDS crisis firmly entrenched itself in American s ...
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