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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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Here Are The Clues Behind 'American Horror Story' Season 5

Nov 4 2014 9:09am CST | Source: Huffington Post

We're just barely into the fourth season of "American Horror Story," but fans are eagerly trying to figure out what will happen next season. (Spoiler alert if you don't want to know even the mildest speculation about Season 5.) Ryan Murphy has said in multiple interviews that clues regarding the fifth season are scattered throughout the first few episodes of "Freak Show." In his most recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, ...
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Twisty Is Coming Back On 'American Horror Story: Freak Show,' Be Very Scared

Nov 3 2014 3:14pm CST | Source: Huffington Post

Last week, Ryan Murphy revealed one of the biggest pieces of "American Horror Story" news ever: all four seasons of the anthology series are connected. While this was no doubt exciting news for fans, it also distracted from another major reveal in Murphy's interview with Entertainment Weekly. The series creator shared that Twisty the Clown, who (spoiler alert if you haven't seen "Freak Show" Episode 4) was killed by Edward Mordrake, will r ...
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NBC cancels 'A to Z' and 'Bad Judge'

Oct 31 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: TV Tattle on Hitfix

NBC cancels “A to Z” and “Bad Judge” The Peacock announced today it would no longer produce episodes of the freshman comedies beyond their 13-episode orders. “Bad Judge” has shot 10 episodes. “A to Z” has shot 11. Ryan Murphy: All &ldq ...
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Ryan Murphy Confirms All 'American Horror Story' Seasons Are Connected

Oct 31 2014 5:18pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Following months of speculation, Ryan Murphy has confirmed that all seasons of "American Horror Story" are connected. Murphy revealed the news during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, published on Friday: They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there’s clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwi ...
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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 t ...
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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 nig ...
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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 l ...
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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 ...
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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

Oct 21 2014 5:17am CDT | Source: Cynopsis Media

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM USA NETWORKS "FOR THE LOVE OF TODD" CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST ALL NEW EPISODES. TUESDAYS 10/9C. ONLY ON USA. Season 2 premiere opened big with DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES over the season 1 premiere across all key demos and SERIES HIGH RATINGS in P18-49 (+39% VS S1) and P25-54 (+61% VS S1). source CLICK HERE FOR A PREVIEW OF TONIGHT’S EPISODE USA NETWORK. CHARACTERS WELCOME NBCUNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT G ...
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