Welcome to a new week of TV! If you missed any of your SideReel editorial team's columns last week, and/or want to check out our bios and more, visit our editorial team page: ''' Reel Critics '' As summer TV kicks off, don't forget to check our list of premieres each week like this week's Sink Your Teeth Into This Week's Summer Premieres, All Leading Up to True Blood! , and keep track of all the upcoming summer premieres on our full Summer Premiere Schedule ! What I'm Excited for this Week on TV: We're right in that TV limbo zone where it's time for the final fall show finale of the season, and to start kicking off the summer TV season! I'm excited for new episodes of Burn Notice , Royal Pains , and more this week, but my biggest TV highlights of the week are... Glee - As is the case with all season finales, this comes with a grain of salt. I'm super excited to see all the stops Glee will pull out for the season finale, but it also means the sadness of a glee-less summer. Despite that, I'm excited to see what will happen to our fav glee club now that it's finally time for regionals, and what drama will be stirred up, settled down, or concluded among all the characters. While there has been a lot of character drama since the fall finale, this past episode didn't have a lot of developments beyond Will and Terri's divorce getting finalized and Rachel officially getting her heart broken by Jesse. For the fall finale, I was hyped to see what would happen with all the couplings hanging in the air, but for this finale... what will happen besides the drama of regionals?? Guess we'll just have to wait and see! True Blood - While this thrilling premiere isn't coming until Sunday, I've been excited for it since the moment the 2nd season ended last summer! This show has made summer TV pretty much single-handedly, and it has made my TV-lovin' self actually sad to see summer TV go the last few seasons! I wasn't crazy about last season's focus on the Maryann craziness, but overall the show was still fantastic, so since the plot is looking cool this season including the drama around Bill's kidnapping plus some great new characters like a hottie werewolf played by Joe Manganiello, it looks like it's shape(shifting)up to be a great season! Get a reminder of where we left off last season and more on what's coming up this season on our new episode of This Week in TV 6.06.10 . What are you most excited for this week on TV? Summer Catch-Up Time Now that I'm spending about 20 hours less a week on new episodes of fall TV, there's plenty of time for some serious TV catch-up. (Seriously!) Grey's Anatomy - I did it! I really, really did it! Not only did I catch up on 10 episodes of Grey's Anatomy over the weekend (okay, that's a little embarrassing...) but I got away with waiting an entire 15 days after the dramatic, widely gabbed about Grey's season finale without... any... spoilers. Well, I did know there was something going on with a shooter in the finale, but considering that's all I heard, without a hint about who lived and died or any other plot points, I'd say that's pretty good for someone who spends all day on SideReel, Facebook, and Twitter. I'd lost track of Grey's in February because I just got tired of it, like many a fan did back in the day when they realized there was nothing new or interesting happening, and all the characters had become annoying. But, since I heard the finale was insane and I hadn't heard anyone talk about Grey's that way for years, I had to dig in and catch up with my spare TV time! I found it well worth the catch-up time though it meant staying up far too late after watching the intense finale all alone late at night! So, overall, I'd assume no one is reading this who didn't see the finale yet, so I won't recommend catching up if you haven't, but I would love to hear any thoughts on the finale since I've been avoiding all the chatter about it for weeks! Did you think it was awesome and got Grey's back on track, or was just a hyped up finale for a show that'll go back to the dull norm next season? Breaking Bad - While this one is actually still airing due to its random AMC schedule, it's another one I'd gotten behind on, but this time due entirely to waiting for my Breaking Bad watching comrade to catch up with me, and certainly not due to lack of interest in the show since it's absolutely edge-of-your-seat fantastic all the time! We're still working our way through the new season, which I was getting afraid was slowing down on its greatness and uniqueness until I got through Episode 5 of Season 3 where the plot stepped it up from dragged out family pain for Walt after quitting his meth cooking and selling to him diving head-first back into it with no good family-support intentions this time around! Can't wait to keep catching up through the end of the season coming all too soon on June 13th. What's on your summer catch-up list? The SideReel Editorial Team is on Twitter! Follow Kendra @sidereelKendra Follow Rachel @sidereelRachel Follow Alex @sidereelAlex Follow Dom @animereel Last Week's Editorial Columns Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Glee, Burn Notice, Royal Pains & Summer Marathon Plans! Alex's Reality Rant: Sizing Up This Season's Bachelorette Hopefuls!
It's hard to believe, but tomorrow night brings the final episode of Glee until the fall. What will we do?! Well, probably speculate on whatever cliffhangers creator Ryan Murphy leaves for us to pick over in the interim. And will one of those cliffhangers have to do with Finn and Rachel? Maybe! E!Online's Kristin Dos Santos was on set during the filming of the finale and she has some juicy tidbits to pass along. So if you're spoiler averse, close your eyes... now. Okay, for the rest of us: Apparently before, during, and after their duet on "Faithfully," Rachel and Finn make some lovey-dovey eyes at each other. Hmm. Well, we already know that. But does this mean they're definitely back together? Kristin says she'd "bet good money" on it. Cory Monteith is also betting on a long-term love connection between the two. "I would never give up hope on Finn and Rachel," Cory told Kristin. "Never. There is always hope for them!" To Read More Click Here .
Watch a sneak peek of the season 1 finale of Glee titled "Journey" Episode 22 which airs Tuesday June 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Fox. Synopsis: The moment New Directions has been waiting for has finally arrived: it's time for Regionals! But when Sue pulls a fast one on Will and the glee clubbers, their chances at the title could be compromised. Meanwhile, Quinn's life changes forever in the "Journey" season finale episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, June 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Source & Promo
There are lots of ways to handle awkward situations. Ignore them, which makes them worse (See: this week's Breaking Bad and Glee ). Force them into the open, which can get emotional ( Losing It with Jillian ). Or just hit someone ( Royal Pains ). This week's episode of The Bachelorette reminded us that the one thing you should never do is change the subject to the weather. What's the best way to deal with an uncomfortable moment? See No. 1 on our list. Welcome to Top Moments, elephant-in-the-room edition. 10. Least-Necessary Entourage: The Real Housewives of New Jersey 's Danielle brings her parolee friend Danny as her escort to a fundraising event. So far, so good. But then he arranges for a few friends to join them - including a Hell's Angel and a guy who looks straight out of Goodfellas. Why all the muscle? It's an event for sick kids. Is she worried about someone flipping a table on her? 9. Worst Meeting: Don't you hate it when your worlds converge? Like when your wife meets the sleazy attorney who helps launder your drug money? That never happens to you? Then consider yourself luckier than Breaking Bad 's Walter White, who squirms through a miserable meeting between lawyer Saul Goodman and Walt's not-quite ex, Skyler. Goodman, played by a masterful Bob Odenkirk, can barely restrain his condescension as he explains his money-management schemes. Then Skyler discloses that she's a bookkeeper. It sets up a dramatic change in the dynamic of Breaking Bad, as Skyler joins Walt in hiding his ill-gotten gains. This should go smoothly. To Read More Click Here .
Glee is coming full circle for its season finale. We started with the smash hit "Don't Stop Believin'" and now it looks like the Glee kids will be singing Journey songs for Regionals. Also, it looks like nearly every famous guest star will be making a re-appearance. The season finale will be airing on June 8 and we have a promo for you below, along with a sneak peek (not great quality, but you're watching for the singing anyways!) IT'S TIME FOR REGIONALS ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "GLEE" ON TUESDAY, JUNE 8, ON FOX. To Read More Click Here .
She's divorced from Will, she's no longer carrying a fake baby, and we didn't see much of her in recent episodes -- well, until last night. So the question still floats around: will we still see Terri in Glee 's second season? Jessalyn Gilsig isn't so sure herself either. "I still haven't gotten my letter," she told E! Online. "I'm feeling pretty confident about it. But I always like to have that little piece of paper in the end." Then again, why would they let go of her, now that she's getting a new storyline of her own -- that unlikely, err, relationship with Finn that we saw in last night's episode? "What happened was completely by accident," Gilsig explained. "She sees in Finn so much of what she saw in Will when she first met him because he's the same age as Will was. It's her way of remembering happier times -- when she used to be kind to Will. And she realizes, here's a chance to be supportive of this kid." To Read More Click Here .
Glee fans are buzzing over the introduction of a new, Christian character on season two. But let's not forget: season one is not over with yet. There's still the matter of Regionals for New Directions to compete in, and the group will do so by bringing everything full circle. On the premiere, they convinced Will to stay on as their leader by performing the classic "Don't Stop Believing." On the episode "Journey," Finn and Rachel will, aptly, tackle another hit by this band. As the clip below depicts, they'll be forever each other's, Faithfully... Source & Video
As I was watching last night's funky episode of 'Glee,' I was chewing on the news from last week that FOX has picked up the show for a third season, even though it hasn't even completed its first yet. Yes, folks, even though it feels like the show's been through three seasons already -- the pilot that aired in May 2009, the four month break between the first thirteen episodes and the back nine, the super hype that has accompanied the show -- it hasn't. And the fact that the show is already suffering through a critical backlash before its first season has ended isn't a good sign for its second season, much less its third. But I'm not going to talk about the backlash, or 'Glee' hype burnout; we've already written plenty about both topics extensively. What I'm concerned about at this very moment is how Ryan Murphy and company are going to sustain the show without going off the creative rails. To Read More Click Here .
The moment New Directions has been waiting for has finally arrived: it's time for Regionals! The next episode of "Glee" called "Journey" will be the first season finale. The official synopsis stops at "Sue pulls a fast one on Will and the glee clubbers, their chances at the title could be compromised," but the preview explains that she will be judging the competition. Meanwhile, Rachel rekindles her relationship with Finn, and Emma tells Will that some things are worth fighting for. [Spoiler Alert] The leaked info about the finale says that Emma plucks up the courage to tell Will that she's dating her dentist. Meanwhile, Quinn's life changes forever. This is explained in the spoiler as the birth of her baby girl. It is still unclear whether she would deliver before or after the Regionals but when looking at the preview closely, Quinn is still with the gang when performing. Another spoiler from the June 8 finale is, former celebrity guests Josh Groban and Olivia Newton-John are back to judge the Regionals. Source & Preview
Can any woman resist the charms of Will Schuester? We'll find out tomorrow night on Glee. As the video below explains and depicts, the episode "Funk" finds Will trying to play Sue's dirty games. He has an advantage over the world's most intense cheerleading coach, though: a killer singing voice. Jane Lynch says her character is practically given a lap dance by Will during the song "Tell Me Something Good," which ought to be enough of a reason for fans to tune in this week. Need another? Jesse returns to Vocal Adrenaline. That traitor! Source & Preview