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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 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 S ...
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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 Denis O'Hare's Stanley, another ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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10/08/14: TNT grabs off-net rights to NBC’s Grimm; Move over, Matthew: Scarlett Johansson to hit the small screen; UP TV snatches 7th Heaven from sked in wake of Stephen Collins scandal

Oct 8 2014 5:17am CDT | Source: Cynopsis Media

CYNOPSIS 10.08.14 Good morning. It’s Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and this is your first early morning briefing. Tonight’s Premieres: CNBC: The Filthy Rich Guide at 10p CNN: Somebody’s Gotta Do It at 9p CW: Arrow at 8p DirecTV: Kingdom at 9p Food: Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage at 8p FX: American Horror Story: Freak Show at 10p MTV2: Nitro Circus at 11p Syfy: Ghosthunters at 9p TNT: Legends at 10p Travel: Inside Paradise at 9p TV One: Hollywood Divas at 10p Tonight’s Finales: A ...
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How Freaky Are the American Horror Story Freaks Actually?

Oct 7 2014 6:55pm CDT | Source: TV Guide

Ryan Murphy has said that he's "worried that people are going to have cardiac arrests" because the clown on American Horror Story: Freak Show is too scary. But what about the freak show itself? Do Elsa's "monsters" live up to their title? Yes and no. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Angela BassettJessica LangeKat ...
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Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story to focus on OJ Simpson trial lawyers

Oct 7 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Digital Spy

Ryan Murphy's new anthology series will focus on OJ Simpson in its first season ...
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FX orders an 'American Horror Story' companion series — 'American Crime Story' will revisit the O.J. Simpson case

Oct 7 2014 11:37am CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

FX orders an “American Horror Story” companion series — “American Crime Story” will revisit the O.J. Simpson case Ryan Murphy’s newest series will focus on a real-life crime story each season over the course of 10 episodes, starting with ...
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Lea Michele Wows At 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere

Oct 6 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Lea Michele might not be a star on "American Horror Story," but she still managed to steal the spotlight at the show's premiere Sunday. Michele turned heads in a turquoise dress by Cushnie et Ochs at the premiere screening of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The actress was on hand to support writer-director Ryan Murphy alongside fellow "Glee" stars Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Kevin McHale. I ...
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Ryan Murphy Welcomes Second Child

Oct 6 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: TV Guide

Ryan Murphy and his husband David Miller welcomed their second son on Friday, E! News reports. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Ryan Mur ...
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