Glee is Bringing Sexy Back to TV

Oi! I am declaring at this moment that I have another favorite TV show and it is called ‘glee‘. I just don’t know where to start. It is a quandary to decide whether it is the cheerleading coach’s daunting quotes*, the hottie professor who stars in a boys band, or the tremendous talent of McKinley High School’s glee club that threw me off my chair when I discovered this TV show. I order you to go through this awe-inspiring new comedy series. Get a sneak peak with this extended trailer.

‘Glee’ just started a few episodes ago and is already collecting marvelous critics. I believe that all high school kids should take the time to watch this series. They will initially feel the urge to dance and sing their heart out, and will also eventually accept that it is OK to be different.

Indeed, in addition to the superbly choreographed music acts, the show succeeds to deal with teenage topics like sex, eating disorders, pregnancy, homosexuality, etc. Rest assured, the adults also get their share of mid-life crisis, career’s reevaluation, couple’s drama and secret crushes. Needless to say that this astute series ‘glee’ is due to the blatant talent among the cast.

Oh yeah, speaking of pure talent, I almost forgot to tell you to tune in tonight’s episode, the recently Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth will guest star! Believe me, every episode is a palatable treat to your eyes and ears :)

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*Sue Sylvester the cheerleading coach (Jane Lynch) quotes:

  • “You think this is hard? I’m living with hepatitis, that’s hard!”
  • “Let me be the one to break the silence. That was the most offensive thing I have seen in 20 years of teaching and that includes an elementary school production of “Hair.”
  • “This is what we call a total disaster ladies, I’m going to have to ask you to smell your arm pits… That’s the smell of failure. And its stinking up my office!”

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Neil Patrick Harris and the Emmys

So the US Open ended with an unexpected scenario (a.k.a Juan Martin Del Potro dethroned Roger Federer). Who would take on the responsibility to entertain me now? As ironic it can be, I am a challenge-driven athlete who just love relaxing in front of my TV shows.

Every year, the Emmys not only award the most talented in the industry but also kick-off the new TV season. Have you seen how wonderfully the athletic yet luminous Neil Patrick Harris hosted that night? On his opening act, he convinced me to “Put Down the Remote”

Even Jon Stewart praised him during his acceptance speech right on stage. Let me tell you that Neil Patrick Harris deserves all those kind words. His career did survive both child stardom and coming out. And how many persons agree with me that ‘How I Met Your Mother’ wouldn’t be the same without him as Barney?

Regarding the awards, I am happy to see another successful year for Tina Fey’s brilliant series ’30 Rock’ which won among others “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” (Alec Baldwin) and “Best Comedy Series”. Moreover, I was beyond ecstatic for Kristin Chenoweth‘s Emmy for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”.

If you had the occasion to discuss with me about TV, you might have witnessed how a huge fan I am for her show ‘Pushing Daisies’. If you have perused my blog, you will also remember my admiration for Kristin Chenoweth’s talent since her second episode where she was “Hopelessly Devoted to You“. With tears of joy, she adorably said “I’m unemployed now so I’d like to be on ‘Mad Men,’ I also like ‘The Office’ and ’24.’” while accepting the award.

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*Sigh* I still can’t believe that such a masterpiece has been canceled. Let’s hope that Bryan Fuller will still come up with other genius series as equivalent if not more as ‘Wonderfalls’ and ‘Pushing Daisies’.

It Must Be Love @US Open

Since my magical match at the Rexall Centre, I wondered if I could top my month of August where I met so many Montreal Rogers Cup’s stars and where I won the National University Tennis Championships? Fortunately to satisfy my hunger for tennis, one of the greatest event, the US Open, was on the menu of September. Tennis devotees from all around the world waited for this season’s last show, where anything could happen.

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And “anything” actually happened. Where to begin? How about upsets were all over the place? Thanks to 17-year-old Melanie Oudin, brackets busters affected the women’s top draw. To our dismay, the two Andy’s didn’t reach the semis. Also, according to Serena Williams’ t-shirt, you can’t spell dynasty without “nasty”. Could we add “You can’t threat a line judge without a tennis racket and a ball”?

Furthermore, what a men’s epic final! Who would have thought that after 22 consecutive Grand Slam semis, Roger Federer would not be able to secure a sixth US Open title? Who would have expect a new King of the Queens?

Incidentally, I wanted your thoughts about the US Open tag line “It must be love”? Do you dig it as much as I do? (FYI: tennis has a relatively complicated system of points where we can say “love” instead of “zero”) However, I must admit that I am a bit disappointed with the “It must be love” videos campaign they launched . I’m not sure they chose the best insights (no offense, but I’m convinced there is more thrilling than Andy Murray’s chin ups or Sam Querrey’s ace face).

Here’s what comes through my mind when I hear “It must be love”:

Family LOVE
Kim Clijsters and daughter Jada

After two years of “retirement”, Kim Clijsters managed to be the first unseeded woman to ever win the US Open. She also became the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1980 at Wimbledon. Guess who’s back!

LOVE for fashion
Melanie Oudin believes, Adidas Barricades

With mi Adidas, Melanie Oudin personally created this flashy design of her Barricade V. Every time she entered the court, she made a bold statement that she *believes* she can beat all the top players.

LOVE for the environment
US Open going green

Did you know that…

  • 60,000 Wilson tennis balls will be reused for National Tennis Center to their community and youth programs
  • Hybrid vehicles made up 52% of Lexus’ players transportation fleet
  • Daily drawsheets were printed on paper containing 30% post-consumer waste
  • They managed to save about 18,102 pounds CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gases

IT MUST BE LOVE FOR TENNIS

I suppose that it must be love for the sport that 721, 059 fans rushed through Billie Jean Stadium to witness all those athletes compete for $26.1 million of total prize money. In addition to that, we counted nearly 14 million activated streams on usopen.org and total viewership of CBS’ US Open broadcasts was 55.8 million.

I hope that one day, I’ll be lucky enough to go to this highest-attended annual sporting event in the world. Who’s with me? :)