"Glee's" post-Super Bowl episode featured the cheerleaders taking on Katy Perry's "California Gurls." After her cheerleading squad loses a competition for the first time in seven years, coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) becomes depressed, and stages an apparent suicide by "overdosing" on gummy vitamins. Online's Jenna Mullins were pleased by how "Comeback" reminded them of early episodes of Glee—Mullins hailed the return of familiar characterization,[19] and Hankinson commented: "It felt like old times, and it felt good." Glee Cast performing "Sing" by My Chemical Romance from 2x13 "Comeback" I do not own any rights. Sue decides she wants to sing because the glee club hasn’t picked an actual anthem yet, and joins them on stage. He confirmed, however, that Bieber's music would be used in an episode in season two as a "small plot point", and Overstreet's Sam would perform a song by the artist for Quinn's approval. They rehearse the song, and it is well received by most of the members, who disregard Rachel's suggestion that they should instead compose an original anthem. [29] Poniewozik wrote that Sue has become "a burden on the show", and described her as "a breakout character who's broken out of the constraints of recognizable character." [22] Gonzalez highlighted the Bieber songs as the best of the episode; she gave "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" grades of "A" and "B+", respectively. The foursome then perform "Somebody to Love", and recreate the music video for the song in the auditorium, which makes the girls go crazy. I was really moved by everything." The entire episode is girl power at it's finest. "[27] While VanDerWerff was more favorable, he wrote that Sue's jokes about committing "Sue-icide" were "neither dark enough to provoke a startled burst or laughter nor funny enough to overcome their central tastelessness", and called the scene in the pediatric oncology ward "woefully misjudged and inappropriately hilarious. Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle and E! "[23] In December 2012, TV Guide named the cover one of Glee's worst performances. And not much has happened for me to start liking any of them. Abraham was the winner of the homework assignment in this episode (We Got the Beat), so he received a larger part in this song than the other contenders. Fox Publicity. It was originally performed by LMFAO.The mentors called it the worst music video to date. Well this is just a pilot so it may get much better but at this point I am not sure how long I will want to watch it. Her colleague, school guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays), suggests that she temporarily join the school glee club, New Directions, to lift her spirits. "[28] VanDerWerff wrote that Rachel appeared to have five different subplots, none of which came together cohesively, and that it reflected the awkward construction of the episode. Sue's storyline, which focuses on her depression and a suicide attempt with Flintstone gummies, was widely criticized for its inappropriateness. Hoping to create discord within the group, Sue pits members Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Rachel (Lea Michele) against one another. [35] The other two songs on the Hot 100 were "Take Me or Leave Me" at number fifty-one, which also made number sixty on the Canadian Hot 100, and "Somebody to Love" at number sixty-two, which also made number fifty-three on the Canadian Hot 100. While VanDerWerff found her relationship with Puck "a lot less assured" than in "Silly Love Songs",[25] Mullins and Gonzalez praised their "endearing" dynamic. Brown noted that "it had that addictive Glee quality of actually feeling like high school, and watching Mercedes and Rachel have a blast blasting each other was a treat. The episode declined by 9 percent and 1.12 million viewers on the previous episode, "Silly Love Songs". Glee Episode 420 Recap: Lights Out, You Don’t Wanna See This. Her week with New Directions over, Sue reveals that she has become the vocal coach for one of the glee club's Regionals competitors, Aural Intensity. Was this review helpful to you? Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? [25], Flandez called Lauren's "I Know What Boys Like" the highlight of the episode,[30] and VanDerWerff praised it as the best musical number. Episode cast overview, first billed only. In "Glee" season 5, episode 10 the Rachel/Santana fight comes to a head and the seniors at McKinley try to make lasting memories. Aly Semigran 02/25/2011 [34][35] "I Know What Boys Like" did not chart. It was a really awesome storyline to be a part of. Few shows have been as ambitious as Glee was throughout its topsy-turvy six-season run. In an attempt to bring out the good in Sue, club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) takes her to a pediatric cancer ward, where they sing "This Little Light of Mine" with the patients. Optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing McKinley High's Glee Club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential. Emma suggests to Will that he invites Sue to join the Glee club for a week to help her get out of her funk. Pilot What are the differences between the TV-Version and the Director's Cut? He was more impressed by the rendition of "Somebody to Love", but noted that Sam was vocally overshadowed by Artie. Well that cheerleader coach seems like she may become entertaining. [25], The episode's musical covers and performances were mostly well received by critics. She's bee… Party Rock Anthem is featured in the second episode of the second season of The Glee Project, Dance-ability and is sung by the top 12 contenders. Episode Reviews Glee: 3-20-2015 ... Tina sings Katie Perry’s same-sex experimentation anthem “I Kissed a Girl” while gesturing to her pelvis during auditions. Who's Got Bieber Fever? Though he observed that the episode was light on plot, Hankinson praised the writing and comedy. [28], Other storylines received a more mixed response. Glee producer Ryan Murphy is used to pushing the moral boundaries on his show, but last week’s episode went too far. [8], "Comeback" was watched by 10.53 million US viewers. Although she complimented the male vocalists and their "almost perfect re-creation" of the video, Gonzalez was disappointed the show chose to repeat, rather than reinterpret, the choreography. Several of the male members—Puck (Mark Salling), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Mike (Harry Shum, Jr.)—are impressed by the effect he has on the girls, and convince him to let them join his tribute band. [24] Futterman wrote that while Mercedes had more sass than Rachel, "both ladies sang". [25] In contrast, Gonzalez cited the underwear shots as a factor in raising her grade to a "C-" for a song without "basic musicality". Reiter criticized her inconsistent characterization, which made her actions seem "like fragments pasted together to form a disjointed collage. With Kurt missing, Blaine has decided that it's his turn to "shine" at McKinley and throws himself into countless extracurricular activities, until he finally lands on a pursuit that excites him: running against Brittany for class president. Her plan backfires when a duet between the two results in a deepening of their respect for one another vocally. [26] Amy Reiter of the Los Angeles Times was "a little disappointed" in the episode for a lack of substance, creativity and emotional maturity. On the former song, Gonzalez enjoyed Sam's performance, particularly his "übercorny dance moves that made [her] ache for the boy-band era." Ten years ago, a little show from the brain of Ryan Murphy premiered. [30], Kevin Fallon of The Atlantic on the "diva-off" between Mercedes and Rachel. This season two episode brought the Glee club together for a wedding, but also pulled them apart because of bullying. And What's Coming Up? He added that the dancing "stood out" in "Somebody to Love". Artie sings a suggestive version of Ginuwine’s “Pony.” Characters say “a–,” “f-g”, “d–n,” “b–ch” and “h—,” misusing God’s name. "[22] Although Gonzalez gave the performance a "B", she called it "lacking" and not "regionals material": "We need to be blown away. ", "Glee: Justin Bieber ain't got nothing on the Zizes", "Attempted Humor Gone Awry: Did 'Glee' Go Too Far? Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on Fox.It was created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan.The pilot episode of the show was broadcast on May 19, 2009, and the rest of the season began on September 9, 2009. (19 May 2009). In January 2011, rumors began to circulate that Glee was planning a Justin Bieber tribute episode, similar to "The Power of Madonna" for Madonna, and "Britney/Brittany" for Britney Spears. Hankinson wrote that the songs "blended all of the show's best charms", which he listed as "kitschy suprise [sic]", "slick production" and "raw vocal ability. New Directions is forced to evaluate their insecurities and sense of pride when Mr. Schue challenges to dig deep inside and find their inner self-pride after Miles' insecurities over his scar are brought to light. The whole cast gave an emotional rendition of "Seasons of Love" that was widely praised. Meanwhile, Kurt faces his big interview at Vogue.com, meeting its editor and one of his fashion idols, Isabelle Wright (Sarah Jessica Parker). At once a phenomenon and a glorious mess, Glee took teenage campiness to a whole new level by unleashing the concepts of a capella, mashups, and William Schuester into the mainstream. [33] On the Hot 100, the show's rendition of "Baby" debuted at number forty-seven;[34] it was at number fifty-two on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. Amoia expanded: "They were the most vibrant, energetic kids. High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club. Unlike the story itself, most critics received the musical numbers with acclaim. On Glee Season 6 Episode 12, the series returns to 2009 and reveals how each of the original New Directions members came to join glee club. [13] In Australia, where the episode aired on February 28, 2011, it was watched by 909,000 viewers and was the 11th most-viewed show of the night. He noted that "Comeback" was "essentially a collection of subplots", and questioned its purpose. Anthems was the theme of the 2-15-2011 episode of Glee. 'Glee' Original Songs Slated For March Episode Hit The Net Ryan Seacrest previewed soon-to-be 'Gleek anthem' 'Loser Like Me' and 'Get It Right' on his radio show. The episode features six musical performances, five of which were released as singles. He found that the love-triangle plot made little sense, and as such was hard to invest in. 00:46:02 - In the 9TH episode of GleeCap, a Glee podcast, Conor is joined by Emma Finegan, and they both recap Wheels, the ninth episode of Glee's first season… [27] James Poniewozik of Time deemed it amongst his least favorite episodes, for "not even [being] bad in a memorable way". Glee is from the mind of Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy. We already knew that the Glee kids would be tackling Lady Gaga in their back nine episodes, set to begin airing on Fox April 13. The episode featured Kurt, played by Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, returning to his old school and receiving an apology from a closeted gay football player who had bullied him. From Ryan Murphy, the creator and Emmy award winning executive producer of "Glee," comes a groundbreaking 10-episode competition series, "The Glee Project" which finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on "Glee." [22] VanDerWerff did not see how the song was relevant, and felt that Michele's voice was ill-suited to it. [19][24] Reiter felt that in "Comeback", while new characters like Sam and Lauren "managed to shine", established favorites fared less well: "Finn continues to be dismayingly drained of all that once made him so adorable, and Rachel, too, has been deprived of the depth and sex appeal she so carefully developed over time. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong. Entertainment Weekly's Sandra Gonzalez wrote that it was "a bit off",[24] The A.V. [18], The episode received mixed reviews from critics. We kind of wish they had put on their choir robes instead and fully embraced the arrangement. Fox initially ordered thirteen episodes of Glee, picking the show up for a full season on September 21, 2009, ordering nine more episodes. [31], On the New Directions collaboration with Sue on "Sing", Futterman wrote, "By turning down the rock and bringing in a choral element, the song actually came off as a great anthem for the bunch of misfits that is the New Directions. It was released on October 16, 2011 and continued Season 1. [1] Prior to broadcast, Overstreet and Bieber interacted via the social networking website Twitter, where Bieber told him "we just gotta work on those moves", and to "kill it! Prior to broadcast, Murphy dismissed rumors that "Comeback" would serve as a tribute to Bieber, and stated that such episodes are reserved for artists with extensive musical catalogs. [23] Miriam Krule of NPR felt that Glee treated suicide too lightly, and in doing so sent a mixed message to its youth audience. The episode culminates with a performance of "I Kissed a Girl" in which the glee club girls break out into the girl on girl anthem. Kurt's father and Finn's mother walked down the aisle, with Kurt and his friends providing the songs, but most of the rest of the episode featured a more serious storyline. "It's unfathomable that it's taken this long for the two vocal powerhouses to duet, but the exhilarating performance was worth the wait. [9] It was the third most-watched scripted show of the week amongst adults aged 18–49, and placed 21st amongst all viewers. With Puck's assistance, she performs "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses, and using a trick he taught her, imagines the club members in their underwear for confidence. [24] Fallon praised the two songs: he called Sam "quite charming while channeling Bieber" and said "the acoustic opening to 'Baby' was actually very sweet, just as it was when Biebs stripped down the tune to open his Grammy performance". [22], The Bieber numbers received a mostly positive reception. [10] The episode declined by 9 percent and 1.12 million viewers on the previous episode, "Silly Love Songs". "Comeback" was met with mixed reception from critics, who deemed it neither bad nor a standout. [6] Bailey, the pediatric ward nurse, was played by guest-star Charlene Amoia, who had worked for the series' sound department during the first season. That teacher who took over that Glee club because his wife and future kid matter less to him than some losers he is not related to. "[27] Several critics raised similar criticism of Rachel—Gonzalez found her need for Brittany's help "too much of a regression", and disliked her return to "old, desperate habits" after several episodes of personal growth. [2] On the red carpet at the 68th Golden Globe Awards, cast member Riley confirmed to MTV News that Bieber's songs "Baby" and "Somebody to Love" would be featured in the upcoming episode, and the singer would receive a tribute similar to Lady Gaga in "Theatricality"—a tribute, but without a full episode devoted to his catalog. Use the HTML below. Episode: "Throwdown" (Season 1, Episode 7) OK, the real reason "Keep Holding On" makes me cry is that it was the song all the eliminated Glee Project contestants had to … [23] Other critics found "Comeback" mediocre. "Comeback" was watched by 10.53 million US viewers. Though she was not initially aware that the role would involve singing, Amoia was part of the "This Little Light of Mine" group number. [24] Patrick Burns of The Atlantic was also unimpressed, and questioned Lauren's spot in glee club, as "her brazen character never ceases to please, but it's just not believable that she would join the glee club if she cannot sing. ... this seemed more of an excuse to get Christina Aguilera's everygirl anthem in … Watch Glee Season 6 Episode 11 "We Built This Glee … [20] CNN's Lisa Respers France found the episode's title apt, as Glee was "firing on all cylinders" with little room for improvement. Club's Emily VanDerWerff felt that "something was missing, making the whole thing stultifying, lifeless, and boring",[25] and Robert Canning of IGN deemed it "fine and inoffensive", but ultimately forgettable. "Comeback" is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the American musical television series Glee, and the thirty-fifth overall. Canning disliked the focus placed on Sam and his thin, "loveable dope" characterization. These same four songs were also featured on the sixth soundtrack album of the series, Glee: The Music, Volume 5. Proud is the second episode in JamesonOTP's ongoing Glee fan fiction, Glee: The Next Generation. [26] In contrast, Poniewozik called Sam's Bieber subplot the episode's strongest element, and deemed it fun if inessential. Sam performs Bieber's "Baby" for the glee club, and dedicates it to Quinn; the performance also excites the other girls in the club. Title: [15] In the UK, the episode was broadcast on April 4, 2011. She attempts suicide (Sue-icide) by eating gummy bear vitamins, but is suitably unimpressed when they don't work. 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"[25] The Atlantic's Meghan Brown found the use of seriously ill children "borderline offensive", and called Sue's suicide attempt "in totally bad taste". Past Glee panels: 'Glee' Valentine's Day Episode: Love Songs and One-Liners The 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode : Football and Musical Theater Can Co-Exist 'Glee' Does Christmas: Cheesy but Charming [23] Raymund Flandez of The Wall Street Journal expressed disappointment in the Bieber performances "displayed so awkwardly and so undynamically" by Sam. Celebrating acceptance, the show's cast sings Lady Gaga's gay pride anthem "Born This Way," and all seems well at McKinley High once again (relatively speaking). It's always fun watching Michele, a Broadway veteran, sing a song that she's clearly been rehearsing for years. Going up against McKinley's cruel high school caste system and facing harsh criticism from everyone around him, Will is determined to prove them all wrong. listening to Glee Club sing "Don't Stop Believin'". (Fox) This blog post was filed by Emily Yahr: [This post has been updated with a statement from Christina Aguilera.] It was the third most-watched scripted show of the week amongst adults aged 18–49, and placed 21st amongst all viewers. [5] The pediatric oncology scenes were filmed at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, where eleven real patients performed alongside Morrison and Lynch. [14] Viewership was marginally down on the previous episode, which attracted 921,000 viewers and also placed 11th. View production, box office, & company info. "[20] Futterman also praised all of the music. Mullins complimented them both, particularly Overstreet's performance of "Baby. "[23] Gonzalez gave the duet a "B", as, while there was "so much to swoon for", she is more partial to ballads because they "discourage oversinging throughout the entire song". He complimented her confidence, but said the underwear joke was "unnecessary and overstated". You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. With Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. [23], The performance of the duet "Take Me or Leave Me" elicited praise from Brown and Fallon, who both deemed it the highlight of the episode. From Ryan Murphy, the creator and Emmy award winning executive producer of "Glee," comes a groundbreaking 10-episode competition series, "The Glee Project" which finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on "Glee." Later, Sue suggests that the club perform the anthem "Sing" by My Chemical Romance, as they must present an anthem at the forthcoming Regionals competition. [24] Canning felt that the storyline was forced,[26] and Poniewozik observed that the episode "seemed to be trying less to advance her character [than] simply to give her something to do. Poor Ryan Murphy. 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