Browsing All posts tagged under »Glee«

Matilda Dixon-Smith: (Just Some Of) The Absolute Worst Characters on TV

March 11, 2013


Every story has its heroes and villains. Likewise, the TV world has its champions and its failures; there are the characters we root for unconditionally, and those who produce unadulterated hatred with every appearance. Sometimes, even to utter such a character’s name is to produce convulsions of loathing in a viewer who remembers the last […]

It’s a Screengrab! Glee’s Season 4 Christmas Episode

December 25, 2012


Happy Christmas from Will and Matilda, your friendly YDE editors. Here’s your present! We wanted to photorecap one Christmas special, and the second we saw Artie’s black and-white holiday-themed dream, we knew it just had to be Glee. Let’s be real here, Glee is just a shell of its former self. We may be tied to it eternally (like […]

Is “Pitch Perfect” better at being “Glee” than “Glee”? by Matilda Dixon-Smith

December 14, 2012


The short answer is “yes”. The long answer is that, while Pitch Perfect beats Glee handsomely at everything from the musical performances to the examination of friendship and self-acceptance, the film owes a great debt to the gargantuan TV karaoke franchise. A fact they acknowledge gratefully (while poking a bit of fun) throughout the film. […]

Texas Fo’ever—“Friday Night Lights” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

September 13, 2011


Believe me folks; it’s as much of a surprise to me as it may be to you that I’m writing about a sports-related television drama. I hate sports on TV. Watching the Ravens play basketball was the most boring part of One Tree Hill (even if it meant that we sometimes saw Chad Michael Murray […]

Beating the…Cold: The Best and Worst of US Summer Ratings TV by Matilda Dixon-Smith

August 7, 2011


While the whole of Melbourne moved to Europe for the winter holidays, I stayed in my cold house and watched a tonne of US Summer Ratings television online. (N.B. Summer Ratings is US networks’ off-peak season, so the best/worst of the crap that doesn’t make it to peak ratings) Here’s what I watched, and what […]

The “Glee” Enigma (and a review of S2 E15, “Sexy”) by Matilda Dixon-Smith

March 14, 2011


Those on-and-off fans, like me, who SLOGGED through two thoroughly wobbly seasons of Glee, will be rewarded when they watch the show’s latest instalment. S2, E15, “Sexy”, is a Glee triumph. About flipping time, too. For those of you unfamiliar with the Glee format, I’ll lay it out for y’all. The show follows a group of […]

The Golden Globes Virtual Experience by Matilda Dixon-Smith

January 17, 2011


*** Note: for the benefit of getting the full “virtual” experience, we have overloaded this post with links, pictures and video Awards nights are one of my favourite things. Today was the 68th Annual Golden Globes (or Sunday night, American time). Since we have no television at our house, I had to make do with […]