Patrick Gomez
patrickgomez
A.V. Club Editor in Chief...but really just a She-Ra, Schitt’s Creek, Grey’s Anatomy, Survivor, Big Brother, Top Chef, The Good Place superfan.
Jul 14
21

Although I’m a bit older than you and male, I’m also Mexican and gay, so even I related hardcore to Santana’s arc in those first few seasons. Not to mention she was, generally speaking, the funniest character on the show. Read more

Jul 14
19

Naya was a beast vocally. Saying she was the best voice on the show is like saying “Sporty was the best singer of the Spice Girls”. Sure, someone might find it in themselves to argue with you, but they would be wrong. Read more

Jul 14
20

Only thing this article was missing was her singing of “Valerie” from “Special Education”- which might be the best performance in the show from an “actual” Glee club competition standpoint while also being my third favorite rendition of Valerie (following Bruno Mars’s Grammy tribute to Amy Winehouse and the original

Jul 14
21

Oh man, yeah, that performance was definitely one of the best from the entire show’s run. My gay ass used to listen to that mash up and just brood, lol.

Jul 14
42

I relate. Of course I was upset when she went missing, but now, with the absolute certainty that she’s truly gone, I’m fucking distraught. More so than I would’ve guessed. Read more

Jul 14
31

God bless her and her talent, but Adele is not my favorite artist. However. The Adele mashup—and the scenes leading into and out of the song—were a high point of the show for me. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that Rivera could act and sing in a way that stood out from the crowd. In that song, you Read more

Jul 14
19

Thanks for this look back. I took a moment yesterday to listen to her version of “Landslide” from the show. So beautiful and poignant. 

Jul 14
52

Say what you will about Glee’s writing, but upon reflection, Glee was always really well acted. Naya was probably the best actor of that talented cast. She was such an incredible talent, and her end is heartbreaking.

Jul 11
47

Only the Zodiac Killer would have the cojones to imply his grandma would cook with canned beans instead of dried beans. This is an offense that can only be solved by La Chancla™.

Jun 22
6

One aspect of queer icons and pop culture moments that are interesting to evaluate is how they have changed over the decades. And the Celluloid Closet addressed some of that. But when in my early 20s, I could not for the life of me understand the appeal of Judy Garland. by much older gay men and women that all but Read more

May 15
30

someone in their infinite wisdom decided to sandwich the men from U.N.C.L.E. in between an actual Mission: Impossible film and an actual James Bond movie” Read more