“As for Puck, his relationship with Rachel has evolved intriguingly and frustratingly since their initial partnering in “Mash-Up.” The issue there is that the writers designed the characters to be an ill-conceived couple, but portrayed them as rather functionally compatible within the episode. And then they got caught up in a lot of “bad boy-good girl” ruckus that’s really rather peripheral the appeal of Puck and Rachel as a couple. Mostly, the writers insist on portraying “Puckleberry” in antithesis to “Finchel,” as a roll-in-the-hay type of fling composed of two incompatible people, and only dangle the prospect of their coupling as something not to take seriously. In actuality, Puck seems to genuinely like Rachel, and often seems capable of meeting the criteria in Will’s quote from “Ballad” - if only the writers were to develop it seriously.”—DR SHE BLOGGO
What is it with people telling someone to stop shipping a couple just because they have no chance of getting together on the show/in the movie?
I remember a time when people shipping characters that haven’t even had scenes together on a show/in a movie was totally acceptable. No one questioned it. No one told you to stop shipping them because they are not endgame. No one called you crazy because you are shipping the wrong couple.
Can Lea Michele Hit All the High Notes With Her Hollywood Career?
In the most recent episode of Glee, high school diva Rachel Berry — who’s spent much of this season as the butt of other characters’ jokes — is finally swarmed by the members of her glee club for a group hug, her undeniable talent conquering all. Will her portrayer, Lea Michele, receive the same embrace from Hollywood? She’s definitely got the chops for it (with Emmy and Golden Globe nominations under her belt for Glee and a Drama Desk nomination for her work onstage in Spring Awakening), but it’s easy to get typecast on television, especially with a character as heightened for comic effect as Rachel. It’s clear that Michele has her sights set on other mediums — she’s filming the star-studded New Year’s Eve opposite Ashton Kutcher right now, and albums and Broadway shows seem inevitable — but will her path to bigger things be as smooth as her vocals, and can she overcome some of her PR problems? To find out, we spoke to industry insiders to answer the question: If Lea Michele were a stock, should you buy, sell, or hold?