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5 Shows After Dark: Picking Out the Most Contrived Part of "Glee" is a Game You Can't Lose but There's No Winners

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | January 24, 2013 | Comments ()


"Last Resort" on ABC at 8:00pm ET. Series finale. Hey, look at that, ABC decided to give this show a proper send off by airing all the filmed episodes. That's sweet of them. If only they could treat all their other shows similarly. I guess the B in Apartment 23 is actually ABC even though that doesn't make sense and I'm terrible at jokes.

"Parks and Recreation" on NBC at 8:30pm ET.

"Glee" on Fox at 9:00pm ET. Fourth season winter premiere. The episode is titled "Sadie Hawkins Dance" and so I have to ask: Are there any schools out there that actually hold Sadie Hawkins dances? I have never been to a school that held one and so I'm always vaguely suspicious of shows that use them as a plot point. Like, it's something that hasn't actually happened in the lifetime of any of the writers, but they thought it'd be a convenient way to move the plot along so they're going to pretend. Of course, my sample size of schools isn't large so that's why I'm opening the floor up a bit. Have you or anyone you know ever attended a Sadie Hawkins dance? Are you or that individual under 40? Thank you.

"Project Runway" on Lifetime at 9:00pm ET. 11th season premiere.

"Archer" on FX at 10:00pm ET.

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  • seth

    How can you continue to push Archer and never mention Venture Bros or Metalocalypse? Seriously!

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Venture Brothers fifth season hasn't started. Believe me, once they're airing new episodes I will be mentioning them since I'm a big fan of the show. Same for Metalocalypse. I don't list re-runs of any shows.

  • Kate at June

    My public school in PA had one yearly. I'm in my 20s.

  • babykangarootribbiani

    what is the most contrived part of glee? (spoilers.. although seriously, you really care about glee? in a not-ironic sense?) that their going to win sectionals retroactively after they proved the other team used steroids. i swear, glee preaches as terrible lessons as taylor swift. like how taylor swift teaches that all brown haired girls are evil scum-soaking road whores who will ruin your life and take your boyfriend, glee teaches that if you lose, the other team clearly cheated, heaven forbid they won because they;re actually better. and glee, like taylor swift, has an influence so large it;s slightly terrifying.

  • dizzylucy

    Never had Sadie Hawkins. If they had a dance, we all just kind of went, no dates or anything, except for the prom.

    I watched the first season of Glee, and decided that was enough torturing myself, so I quit. I just saw a commercial for "what's coming up on Glee" and I swear it was the same story lines as when I quit.

  • I went to a catholic high school; we did the Sadie Hawkins thing every year

  • Brittaney

    At my high school we had Sadie Hawkins dances every year. They were terrible, but so were all the other dances at my school. I went to a relatively strict Christian high school. I graduated in '09.

  • e jerry powell

    We didn't have Sadie Hawkins per se; what we had, back in the Neogene period, was T.W.I.R.P. (The Woman Is Required To Pay) week. A girl who ran cross-country and had absolutely no gaydar (and who, fortunately for all concerned, eventually found a straight man she liked better) wanted to take me to the T.W.I.R.P. dance junior and senior years, but I was doing orchestra, theater and speech, so both years I was out of town on competition trips, which spared both of us the pain of my having to say no outright.

    Oh, and...

    *Sally O'Malley kick*

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    In elementary school. Maybe also middle? Not so much in high school. But I was super awkward in high school, so I could've legitimately just missed them happening.

  • Christian

    Is this Legit show any good on FX?

  • periwinkled

    I graduated in '03, and we had them. It's how I hooked my high school sweetheart, actually.

  • whatBENwatches

    We had 'em every year of high school and I only graduated in '05. They generally called it Turnabout, though, but they usually threw Sadie Hawkins on the posters and stuff in a "look how old timey we're being" way.

  • Bedewcrock

    Loved Sadie Hawkins. The girls would buy matching shirts for their dates. It was beautifully hideous.

  • bambilee23

    Same. Same same same. Hideous matching shirts.

  • Lovely Bones

    My high school had a least one Sadie Hawkins dance while I was there, probably sophomore year, so that's at most only four or five years ago. That's what I get for having to attend a Texan high school, even if it's apparently up to the standards of a normal, good state's high school. And yes, I mocked the entire concept to anyone who would mention it, because it's fucking silly. Women will ask guys to any stupid dance if they want to, regardless of whether it's part of some "quaint" tradition.

  • I guess the B in Apartment 23 is actually ABC even though that doesn’t make sense and I’m terrible at jokes.... http://www.JobSeekerget82dolla...

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