Chris Colfer and Darren Criss on the Set of “Glee” (Spoilerish)

Posted on February 26, 2014

Oh geez; we were just going to comment on how cute they look and how much we want Darren’s jacket when we realized what they’re shooting. We’ll shut up now.

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It’s been so long since we’ve seen an episode. What’s the show like now?




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  • save_the_hobbit

    “What’s the show like now?” Shit. I stopped watching a few episodes into Season 4. On the upside, Klaine are engaged now. On the downside, there are other characters besides Kurt and Blaine.

    • Jess Collett

      The only reason I continued to watch the show was for Klaine.

  • possibilityexists

    Who is that in the photo on the left in the first picture? I don’t recognise this as a character on the show.

    • MaryMitch

      That’s a picture of Finn (actor Cory Monteith who died in July). Finn died in a car crash. They acknowledged his (Finn’s) death months ago in the show.

      • stagmania

        Nope, that’s not Finn. I’m guessing they are doing an episode about violence against gay men in the city, and the memorial is for a friend of Kurt’s.

        • MaryMitch

          It sure looks like him, but it makes more sense that it’s NOT him, so you’re probably right.

      • colleenjanel

        They acknowledged Finn’s death, but never said how he died.

      • Guest

        No, Cory Monteith died from heroin and alcohol. Do your research….

        • Emily Roach

          Cory did, but Finn didn’t.

          • Vukwanrik

            What are you talking about? Finn died in “Goodbye”.

          • Emily Roach

            I meant that Cory died from heroin and alcohol; Finn didn’t.

        • fiddlecub

          Cory Monteith played Finn–he wasn’t actually Finn. And since you started the snark, I think it’s appropriate for me to add this: Do your reading comprehension…

    • lrhg

      Wow, that’s not Cory, but it sure does look like him. Why in the world would they cast such a similair looking actor to one that was a main character on the show and recently died?

  • Fanny_Trollope

    I don’t watch it, but those “kids” definitely don’t look as if they’re in high school anymore.

    • Vukwanrik

      Because they’re not. Chris’ character graduated two seasons ago. Darren’s character SHOULD have graduated last season, but the school year extended into Season 5. He’s newly graduated in this picture.

  • filmcricket

    It’s awful, and these pictures are for an episode that may be the most awful of all. I think I have finally broken my habit, although I haven’t been able to tear myself away from the fandom part of it yet.

    Darren looks so beautiful in these pics. (So does Chris, but I tend to prefer Darren out of Blaine drag, while Chris looks good both in character and out.)

    • Jessica Freeman

      Yes, but Darren’s pants are looking questionable.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        And the coat. The coat looks cheap.

    • Qitkat

      I recently caught an episode of that game show that Jane Lynch hosts, with Chris Colfer as one of the guests. He was so cute and funny and loveable in it, and looked really terrific and a bit more grown-up (I quit watching Glee quite some time ago). It was obvious that he and Jane have a great relationship.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        ‘that other show’ is a hoot! and hopefully stay around for a while as it looks very inexpensive to produce….its like the old Match Game…an open bar! a snarky host! celebrities I have heard of! (I like the nice mish-mash…Fonzy, a sports figure, 2 mainstream actors, one CW actor…)

  • Hallie

    why does chris have marks around his throat and on his face?

    • ginnyt20

      I’m willing to bet it’s an episode where Kurt gets beat up due to his sexuality and a friend of his may have been beaten to death based on the little memorial they are visiting.

      • FrigidDiva

        That’s what I was thinking too, but holy dark episode, Batman. I’ve never understood how Glee fit into the Comedy category. I get that it’s a musical, and I watched the show obsessively the first two seasons. But, I wish Ryan Murphy could decide what he wants to do with this show and what he wants it to be. I gave up watching it regularly because it was just all over the place–plus I really don’t care for the new kids at all.

        • James

          New kids are going to be gone after graduation, they are focusing on New York only so Rachel, Kurt and Blaine, Santana, Sam and Artie and Mercedes as a guest at least. Adam Lambert is also there but who knows for how long. I’m holding out that once they switch it’s going to get better with fewer people and more adult stories, though I did not sign up for a gay bashing!

          Kurt and Blaine are still the cutest though, so I keep holding on.

        • largishbearishAtlish

          I did like the heavyset (oh gad, what is the PC term here) actress that was the ‘romantic interests’ for the guy with the mohawk…(nice to see another real outsider), but I think she vanished along with Harry/Other Asian..

          • MDubz

            Lauren Zizes. Good Lord I loved that character. She gave ZERO fucks.

      • Given that one of the bouquets has “Get Well” written on it, I hope he wasn’t beaten to death.

        • ginnyt20

          Ahh I didn’t look that close. I guess that makes sense. Glee wouldn’t go so far as to have a character beat to death. I just don’t see many of those roadside memorials for people who didn’t die…but I don’t live in the world of Glee

          • No, it must be a Glee-world thing.

        • MarinaCat

          People don’t typically create impromptu memorials to people who are recovering from something. I’d venture to guess that an unspecified character died.

    • James

      He runs into a guy getting gay bashed, runs to help and gets beaten up himself. It’s going to be a heavy episode 🙁

  • Brittany Lovely

    It is beyond awful, guys. How could I be so blind?! *continues to watch until it rides off into the sunset*

    • Fixed, smart ass ; ) Wish we had spent more time w/ you in NY XOXO

    • F&M Writers House

      Never change Blo! -Jo

    • jomortonsalt

      Never change BLo!

  • Chason Dailey

    10 to 1 they are doing a “violence against gay people in New York” episode

    • Shananana

      Can we not? These sorts of serious episodes are always a mess.

      • FrigidDiva

        At first they weren’t too bad, but then it was like every episode had to have a theme or feel like an after-school special. They’re too heavy handed with the “point” they’re trying to make. I think even the youngest fan watching this show would be able to pick up on a little subtlety.

  • LaDonna Carpenter

    I’m holding hope for the rest of the series. They will be taking the focus away from Lima and following Rachel, Santana, Kurt, etc. in NYC. Blaine, Artie and Trouty Lips will be joining them, but we’ll be getting rid of the awful new characters. If last night’s episode was any indication, it was already better even though we flashed back to Lima a few times to cover graduation drama.

    • FrigidDiva

      I still really wish they had done the spin off with Rachel and Kurt going off to NY and had other characters join them later on. I would always fast forward through the parts that took place in Lima and just watch what was going in in NYC.

      • LaDonna Carpenter

        Completely agree with you. Better yet, they should have just ditched Lima altogether. It sounds like Ryan Murphy is finally taking the hint as to which characters are pulling in the views and which we are only tolerating long enough to see our favorites. I really liked last nights episode as it focused on Rachel and Santana.

      • Chris

        That’s pretty much what is happening. They are jettisoning most of the Lima cast and have chosen just three to move on to life in NYC with Santana, Kurt and Rachel.

      • save_the_hobbit

        Oddly, I think the show went completely downhill when they decided to randomly act like Blaine was younger than everyone else. If they had stuck with the original plan of basically a Finchel and Klaine NYC spinoff, I think the show really could’ve gotten good again. I stopped watching at the beginning of Season 4 but I’ve sort of kept up with the news of it…what they did to Blaine’s character is really insulting I think. I never minded Kurt being sort of “stereotypically” gay because he just WAS like that. But all of a sudden Blaine, who previously was shown to be sort of a boy’s boy with an aficionado for theater turned into a prancing queen. That was what really killed it for me. They don’t even understand their own characters.

        Also the fact that Ryan Murphy is honestly an idiot. Like in the “new cast” when he decided to make an eating disorder plot and make one of the kids dyselxic because, “we’ve just never done that before”….except, y’know…Mercedes when she joined the cheerios and Sam Evans already being dyslexic.

        Sorry, I could rant for hours. Glee used to be one of my absolute favorites and always cheered me up. At this point I’m just glad Chris Colfer has so much other stuff in the works and I’m hopeful that Darren can get away and go back to doing musical theater. Starkid isn’t quite the same without him!

    • ralish

      I don’t watch this show anymore, but I really can’t believe how much the series has changed since the first season (which I loved!) It’s amazing that after so many seasons, the writers still don’t know what the show is about.

      • Nicole C

        The first season (esp the first half) I still consider some of the best tv I’ve ever seen. It was dry, witty, and the numbers were great and fit in well. Then… well, I don’t know what the hell happened. It makes me so sad.

  • FrigidDiva

    Putting aside the fact that I don’t really watch the show anymore, I love Chris’s hair. I wish they’d ease up a little on the gel for Blaine, Darren’s natural hairstyle is totally adorable.

    • save_the_hobbit

      Every time I see Darren out with his short over-gelled hair, I miss his natural afro more and more. Let his poor Filipino hair breathe, people!

  • JasmineAM

    I haven’t seen it since that awful black and white Christmas episode. But, I did make myself watch “The Quarterback” (the episode about Finn’s death) and it was pretty good.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I stopped watching after Season 2. I have no idea what is going on here except I want to be best friends with them both.

  • Cheryl

    I’m actually relieved that this is from the show, as I was concerned about the marks on Mr. Colfer’s face. I like his shoes.

  • kipper

    I still watch ….. but gave up on any sort of story a long time ago, and since you all guilted me into watching American Horror Story : Coven, I found out that Ryan Murphy just doesn’t DO story. I like the music – and if any new gays still watch ( doubtful ) they got to see the homage to Barbra’s see through Oscar pant suit – fitting for this week. If this is yet another ” very special Glee ” it could be the nail in the coffin for me…..

    • Kent Roby

      I had the same thought, that Ryan Murphy started two really-awesome series (I wholeheartedly loved the first 2 seasons of both AHS and Glee), then messed them up with bad writing/storylines. Such a shame.

      • marlie

        Agree. His problem is certainly with follow-through.

  • Kent Roby

    20 years ago when they had that single episode with not one, but TWO storylines dealing with bullying, an attempted suicide, AND the dangers of texting while driving, I signed off for good. Gosh, how I loved that show when it started, way before it became one big afterschool special with “important” messages. It looks like they’ve stayed on that same preachy path.

    • Mismarker

      I think you and I signed off at exactly the same time. That episode was just too fricking much.

    • ralish

      Yes, that was pretty much the worst episode of television ever.

      I could handle the preachy path if they stayed consistent to it (and delivered it well) but they can’t even manage that. (And now I will get off of my high horse so that I don’t become one of those people on the internet who get way too fired up about shows they don’t even watch!)

  • LauraG

    It’s awful. I gave up very early on in season 4, but I still have friends who watch and so I get to witness to horror that it’s become second hand. The ratings are terrible (especially compared to earlier seasons, they barely pull in 4 million viewers a week), and the fandom is still as vicious and bitter as ever from what I can tell. And I now see that the writers are once again trampling all over a sensitve and serious subject in a desperate grasp for attention and ratings (Suicide! School shootings! Gay bashing! Look how relevent and edgy we are!). How Fox could have possibly thought it was a good idea to renew the show for this season and next is beyond me, but they seem incapable in general of making intellegent decisions.
    Luckily I am able to indulge my love for Chris Colfer by following his other projects (most notably his NY Times bestselling children’s book series The Land of Stories). I can’t wait until next year when he can turn his attention to them full time, and hopefully leave Glee far behind him.

  • MilaXX

    Show makes even less sense than ever. Each episode may as well be a standalone. I enjoyed the Funny Girl dance sequence last night but I maintain low expectations of the show so things like that are pleasant surprises. Adam Lambert is surprisingly good on here as well.

    • Mismarker

      I caught the last minute of last night’s Glee while waiting for the infinitely more everything, New Girl. Must say I’m wondering what happened between Santana and Rachel. That was some dramatic photo tearing upping.

      • MilaXX

        Rachel takes Santana along to be an extra for the Bab’s Oscar thingy. Santana manages to get an audition and is cast as Rachel’s understudy. Rachel throws a hissy, they argue, Rachel slaps Santana. They are no longer friends, someone needs to move out, blah, blah, blah.

    • Glam Dixie

      I think Adam has given the show an good shot of energy or something I can’t put my finger on but he is bringing something much needed. Plus he can sing his face off so that helps.

  • quiltrx

    I’ve never watched the show and don’t feel like I missed anything.
    That last shot of Colfer looks like it’s from a magazine shoot, in a good way.

  • In_Stitches

    The show’s best jokes are when it makes fun of how terrible and inconsistent it is. That kind of self-aware humor usually comes with some course-correction, but nothing in that area is evident sadly.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I think I am going to binge watch soon to try and give it another shot. I stopped midway through season 2 (cause season one was SO good) but I have always regretted not giving it more of a shot.

  • DTLAFamilies

    OMG, that’s what that was last night!!! This was shot in front of my building, but when I walked by I didn’t recognize any of the kids. It’s so weird living in LA.

  • McCoy_1

    The guy with the darker hair looks really pretty but I’m so over shows set in high school.

  • JauntyJohn

    Perhaps I’m in the minority of the BK’s, but I take it for what it is and I still enjoy it. It was always a sloppy mess, but Rachel’s whole NY storyline has been very entertaining – it was great fun watching Kate Hudson torture her, and ever since that season finale where she blew the roof off with “Don’t Rain on My Parade” her character has been inexorably pulled towards Fanny and “Funny…” That part of the show is a good old fashioned backstage melodrama.
    As for the rest… it’s the usual mish-mash of hits and misses, with the occasional funny zing.
    Look, not to get too heavy, but I’m 52 years old, and one thing I never seem to lose sight of with something as messy and at-one-time-revolutionary (the NELLY KID is one of the heroes — with no apology or sly wink to be found about it. Hello? The NELLY kid) and corny as “Glee” is that when I was a kid this would have made a world of difference to me. So yes, we can all roll our eyes and everyone is entitled to their opinion (I mean that sincerely, not as cliche disclaimer) but while it may not be as smart as it once was when it was new, I remain entertained and even occasionally moved.
    Okay, Soap Box put aside.
    Fashion: I’ve always thought they dressed Blaine pitch perfect, and some of Kurt’s more ridiculous outfits reflected a teen queen’s hilarious fashion misses.

  • Alloy Jane

    I stopped watching after the Britney Spears episode because it was clear that the toilet was the only place that show was headed. What a shame though. It could’ve been a really amazing show, but I guess it was doomed to swirl down the S-bend since it is on Fox.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I don’t watch this show and don’t know anything about it, but I have to say that that lamp post in the first few shots is beautiful.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    yech, a (lavandar) bow tie underneath the nice jacket? really? really??

  • cocohall

    My teens still watch. Which means it is still part of my world. Last night’s episode broke the fourth wall numerous times, especially the Sue Sylvester character. Ryan Murphy, et all, are definitely winking at us. I think they know that the show has lost its momentum and they are just trying to find a way to limp to the end, squeeze in some more of their favorite songs/homages to favorite performers (We had to stop the Tivo so I could explain Rachel’s black glitter pantsuit to my daughters. Hello Barbra!), and of course, PREACH about a few more issues near and dear to their hearts. Which isn’t necessarily bad. My girls and I talk about the show and it is a good jumping off point for discussion of some serious issues. I view Glee as I view a hotel buffet. Lots to walk past, but OMG is that fried shrimp station? Sweet Jesus, they have soft serve at the dessert table! There are still enough fun moments to enjoy. But that is from the viewpoint of a mom who is looking for the silver lining because it is simply not going to go away in my house until the final episode airs.

  • I’m still watching. They still pull off very good musical numbers, but the writing is a mess.
    They transformed Blaine in a Marty Stu character, and the Lima part is a wreck, with the exception of Jane Lynch that still has the best lines (but giving exceptional one-liners do wonderful actresses seems to be the only thing that Murphy does consistently lately).

    The NY part of the show is much better. The writing is a little more consistent, the acting ad singing is exceptional. I just worry that with the move to NY it will become the Blaine & Rachel show…

  • NinjaCate

    What’s the show like now? I WISH you guys were still watching. I think you’d really like where Rachel’s storyline is going. Plus I heard the show is moving exclusively to NY to cover her turn in Funny Girl, which should be more interesting than HS nonsense.

  • I have no idea what’s going on now. I missed the first couple of episodes last year and was totally lost, and gave up. Rachel & Kurt were living in a big loft in NYC – yeah, like all 18 years olds who move to NYC do…


  • Danielle

    Chris looks insanely like Corey in the first couple of shots.

  • colorjunky

    I haven’t been able to get through an episode since about two seasons ago.

  • Brent Wolgamott

    I find the show interesting nowadays, that they’re moving in characters and moving them out, not being afraid to not show someone for 3-4 episodes. Adam Lambert is seriously fun, but maybe I just want to boink him. Who knows? 😀