Ever since the North and South era, Richard Armitage has posted sporadic messages to his fans. Read them here.
In one of them, RA mentions that he likes Keane. I love Glee‘s recent take (listen here) on Keane’s song “Somewhere Only We Know” (Keane video here). It features one of the most beloved couples in teen TV, Blaine and Kurt. Darren Criss plays Blaine and has been the star performer this season and I really hope he sticks around for the next season. I loved the Pretty in Pink moment from the recent prom episode where Kurt says, “What about PROM, Blaine?” It’s also worth noting that Darren Criss is part Filipino and Chinese and does adorable covers of Disney songs “Part of Your World” and “Reflection.” I love that Glee has such talented (and sexy!) Asian actors and such brilliantly realized Asian characters.
Blaine is backed up by The Warblers who are actually not the actors you see in the show, but the Beelzebubs a cappella group from Tufts University who came to fame on The Sing-Off.
A Blaine + The Warblers album was just released via iTunes and features their ecstatic cover of “Teenage Dream” (video link) and a lovely unreleased cover of Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand‘s song “What Kind of Fool” (see Gibb/Streisand’s original here).
After a lackluster season of Finn + Rachel + Quinn + Trouty Mouth shenanigans, I was ready to delete Glee from the DVR. But the last four episodes have been great, and the high points of this season have been Blaine + Kurt, Mike Chang‘s dance moves, Brittany‘s dance moves and one-liners, and everything Santana. Another low point: lack of Mercedes – when is she going to get a storyline and a love interest? And can Neil Patrick Harris and Joss Whedon come back?