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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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American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Edward Mordrake Claims a Freak

Oct 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 4 concluded the tale of Edward Mordrake, and the tale of Twisty the Clown, or "Twisted Clown" as my closed-captioning called him. (Yes, I watch TV with closed-captioning. I recommend trying it!) Through Edward Mordrake's hunt for the Halloween sacrifice, we filled in the histories of several of the freaks of American Horror Story: Freak Show, and with only a handful of ...
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Watch Jessica Lange Sing Lana Del Rey's 'Gods & Monsters' On 'AHS: Freak Show'

Oct 23 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Jessica Lange covered Lana Del Rey on Wednesday's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," and, as expected, it was the highlight of the episode. "AHS" creator Ryan Murphy teased that Lange would perform a Del Rey song on "Freak Show" last month. A leak of the video earlier this week revealed that the song would be "Gods & Monsters" from Del Rey's "Paradise" EP. On the first par ...
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American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 3 Review: Edward Mordrake, Pt 1

Oct 22 2014 11:06pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

In the third Freak Show installment, American Horror Story Season 4 Episode 3, we learned the story of Edward Mordrake, and what a story it is. Mordrake was a prodigy with an evil spirit attached to the back of his head. While Edward, the man, was a kind soul, the spirit which eventually came to control him was anything but. Legend has it Edward's spirit took over his body one Halloween night and he killed an entire carnival's w ...
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Sarah Paulson Reveals The 'AHS: Freak Show' Scene That Made Her Cry

Oct 22 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Sarah Paulson has participated in some intense scenes on "American Horror Story," but you might be surprised which one freaked her out the most. On "AHS: Freak Show," Paulson plays a two-headed woman with differing personalities, making even menial tasks exponentially more difficult. Paulson explained in an interview with Vulture that because of this a seemingly simple scene caused her to lose it on set. In the scene, one of the con ...
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Jessica Lange's Lana Del Rey Song From 'American Horror Story' Leaks Online

Oct 21 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

The following post contains spoilers about "American Horror Story: Freak Show." Ryan Murphy teased "American Horror Story" fans on Twitter last month by revealing Jessica Lange would cover a Lana Del Rey song in "Freak Show." Now we finally know which one. The fourth season's purposefully anachronistic musical numbers have, so far, included Jessica Lange's Elsa Mars singing a magical rendition of David Bowie's "Life ...
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10/21/14: Ryan Murphy gets straight-to-series order for genre-bending anthology series; Turner grabs Cinderella and Jungle Book from Disney; Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises aim to disrupt

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American Horror Story Renewed for Fifth Season

Oct 13 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: TV Guide

Ryan Murphy's anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for another season, FX announced on Monday. The renewal news comes days after the premiere of the anthology series' fourth season, Freak Show, became the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history. According to the network, last week's telecast drew 10 million viewers, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and final season premiere of Sons o ...
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Here's Your First Look At Emma Roberts In 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Oct 9 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

We had our first trip under the tent on Wednesday night with the premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," but it still left us with questions. Some included: Where is Emma Roberts? When will we meet Angela Bassett's three-breasted woman? Will the cast sing more modern songs? The answers have arrived. In a brand new trailer Roberts' Maggie Esmerelda, a con artist and fortune teller with a crystal ball, and ...
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All The 'American Horror Story' Seasons Could Be Connected

Oct 8 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Last month, when Ryan Murphy confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Pepper from "Asylum" would return to also appear in Freak Show, "AHS" fans were positively freaked. Now that Murphy has allowed one characte ...
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Review: FX's Freak Show, DirecTV's MMA Kingdom

Oct 8 2014 9:03am CDT | Source: TV Guide

Upon hearing that the fourth season of FX's lurid American Horror Story franchise was subtitled Freak Show, you can be forgiven if your first reaction was "Redundant much?" Few series are freakier by their very nature than Ryan Murphy's annual anthology of grotesque Grand Guignol. Freak Show (Wednesday, 10/9c) upholds the grisly tradition, although the empathy shown for this year's bizarre family of sideshow outcasts makes thi ...
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