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你们都不看Glee么?

// January 8th, 2010 // 12 Comments » // Music & Show, TV

Glee 的第一季已经结束季中休息一段时间了,我也早想写写这部青春歌舞连续剧了。基本故事其实相当肥皂剧,很扯而且每集和每集的连贯性也有点问题,但其卖点并不是情节,而是高中 Glee Club 里的唱唱跳跳,基本上就是把歌舞片电影拍成了连续剧。里面的歌大多传唱度都还挺高,有经典老歌,也有还在电台热播的新歌,曲风更是摇滚、流行、乡村、嘻哈、说唱、百老汇一个不缺。除了这些歌舞,人物设置也有点意思,算是集合了高中里的各种stereotype,关键是演员选的都相当不错,所以即便情节再扯蛋,这些角色还是能抓住你的注意力,而且有的时候还很是有感人一下,另外每集也都有几句逗死人的台词。反正我是每周末都高高兴兴的补当周那一集,特别美好的一个小时哪。所以,我郑重推荐 Glee!下面列四个片段供视察!为了照顾墙里的小朋友们,我还专门从其他网站把视频下载下来,折腾了一番放在俺的空间上,所以你们一定要好好欣赏一下啊呀呀。或者你就直接去把整季都搞来好好欣赏吧!

S1E2 – I Say A Little Prayer

这段视频可是狠狠火过一阵哪,去youtube之类的地方随便搜一下 Say A Little Prayer + Glee 就知道有多少男女老少在模仿这一段,让Glee迅速进入众人视线,哈哈。

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S1E4 – Single Lady

虽然那段时间 Single Lady 也实在太火了一点,处处是它的模仿,但看一整橄榄球队跳还是很有趣味哈。而且这一集还非常感人。

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S1E9- Defying Gravity

情节是男女两人争唱这首歌,于是就搞了小对决。歌来自于2003年音乐剧Wicked,歌词还很符合故事情境。话说Glee选的歌多数都是直白的应照当时情节,有时简直太直白了一点。我挺喜欢这首歌的。

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S1E13 – Don’t Rain On My Parade

第一季最后一集 mid-season finale 比赛上女主角的独唱,同样来自音乐剧,不过这歌就有年头了,1964年的Funny Girl。

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Project Runway 5 at New York Fashion Week

// September 12th, 2008 // 10 Comments » // TV

Only seven months after the last season’s show, PR 5 this time had six designers show their collections at Bryant Park. Of course there are decoys among the six. Maybe because it’s the last season the show is on Bravo, they want to be generous? It’s nice but not very wise of Bravo to do this, because the talent pool of this season is just …. weak. Anyway, at least not all of them are that bad, ha. Leanne’s collection is my favorite. Although the pleating may be a little too much, it’s very her point of view. Korto’s is also nice. I’m sure the winner will be one the these two and I hope it’s Leanne. As for the other four, they have one or two OK pieces (except for Suede whose collection is totally sad…), but still, basically not up to par.

Last season’s winner Christian Siriano also showed his new spring collection. See the photos here. This young man is so talented.

Project Runway 4 at New York Fashion Week

// February 8th, 2008 // No Comments » // TV

Show day! This season Project Runway had all the top 5 designers show their collections at Bryant Park. Whether one or two of them are decoys is still yet to know. Among the five collections, I definitely like Christian’s the best (I think the second-to-the-last look is probably my favorite?). Yes, he is kind of arrogant and annoying, but you got to admit he’s got some real talent. Actually I like his character, he is fierce, haha! Here are the five collections. Which one do you like the most?

Project Runway 4

// December 7th, 2007 // 9 Comments » // TV

Project Runway 4 Episode 4我热爱的 Project Runway 第四季开始播了一阵了,我在tumblelog上有提,但一直没像前几季一样在blog上提,原因之一是到目前为止我都没太被“wow”到,四个星期了我都没啥 early favorite,不知道是因为这季比较弱还是因为审美疲劳,就像之前主持人 Heidi Klum 被问到新一季如何时的回答,”same shit, different people”,hoho。第二集时请了 Sarah Jessica Parker 算是一大亮点,不过最后的作品多数也还是相对一般。第一集的无限制自由设计和第三集的无聊保守男装就更是一般的很了。但我还是每周三很认真的观看,所以还是写写吧。这星期的第四集,challenge是把已经过气的时尚重新再创造,每人分到一种时尚,然后三人一组,要求三个设计体现各自的升级后的时尚但同时互相呼应。其实这个挑战还算挺有意思的,虽然我对时尚历史完全没有了解,但其中有几个时髦过的东西连我都有印象,代表就是“垫肩”-_-。我还模糊记得小时候某段时间,不管女装男装还是童装,都会常常出现大小各式垫肩,到了现在显然就成了昨日黄花,很不常见了。所以说审美观这东西在很大程度上讲是一件很肤浅不定性的东西,而且无论你如何保持高尚独立,或多或少仍然会受所谓时尚的影响,不管是跟进或者逆行。时尚是门学问但不属于科学的范畴,衣服做工好坏也许有个绝对标准,但是否好看是否能流行就受很多东西的影响也具备很大的随机性,并没有一个准则,一个设计师是否成功是否有才华更取决于他的观点和视角是否稍稍超前但同时符合所谓的大环境,在一定角度上似乎和画家等很有类似性。说回PR的这一集,我觉得相对优秀的两组(右图的第一行和第二行,其中第一行胜出)其实还不错。个人喜欢第二行的多一点点,如果非要说一个 early favorite,恐怕会是这组的头儿,Christian,哈,烦人自负但是有趣有才有观点。只是遗憾的是评审直接让他们过关,居然都没叫回模特让观众们仔细看看。最后被淘汰的是第三行的右一,而他要改造的过气时尚就是垫肩@_@,这是说垫肩是无可救药了嘛。最后要说的就是,这一段话中的相当一部分,其实是为了凑字数使文字部分长过图片好排版,yoyo。

Project Runway 3 at Olympus Fashion Week

// September 15th, 2006 // 1 Comment » // TV

New York Fashion Week! As always, all the top 4 designers from Project Runway 3 showed their collections one of which is the decoy for the sake of TV schedule. I was very much looking forward to their collections since I knew all the top 4 designers have their own points of view, and they are very different from each other. But kind of to my surprise, they all seemed to tune themselves down a little bit too much, thus didn’t really show enough of their “signatures” which I believe they all have. Of course these designers are very talented, and their collections are still good. Some pieces are actually quite interesting. But as collections, I think they all lack some consistencies. Maybe it’s just my taste and I may change my mind anytime especially after I see them in motion. In all, the collections are very good, but just not as refreshing as I expected.

It’s still very difficult to tell who the decoy is. But I don’t think it matters. In season two, the collection I loved the most was from the decoy Kara Janx-_-.

Here are the photos of the collections:

If the links above don’t work, you can also go to Getty Images, and search for “Project Runway Spring 2007” + “names of the designers”.

update: Season one winner Jay McCarroll also showed his Spring 2007 collection (photos) in the Fashion Week. About his collection, all I can say is: How can you not love Jay? His garments are still very refreshing, yet wearable. You can see his signature “circles”, but this time there are squares too and they look amazing. And the colors! I love colors, hehe. Besides womenswear, there are also menswear in the collection. Jay mentioned in his show “Project Jay” that his line won’t be too expensive. Were I have chance, I must buy one of his clothes!

update: There’s no decoy this season. The final winner is Jeffery, though I think Uli deserves to win.