It's always fun watching Michele, a Broadway veteran, sing a song that she's clearly been rehearsing for years. RELATED: Glee: 5 Ways The Show Aged Well (& 5 Ways It Didn't) Over the years, Ryan Murphy's Glee pulled … Fox Publicity. We kind of wish they had put on their choir robes instead and fully embraced the arrangement. [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". Reiter criticized her inconsistent characterization, which made her actions seem "like fragments pasted together to form a disjointed collage. "[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. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Glee Cast performing "Sing" by My Chemical Romance from 2x13 "Comeback" I do not own any rights. Mullins complimented them both, particularly Overstreet's performance of "Baby. In June 2011, she deemed her "Comeback" appearance her favorite guest role in any series, due to working alongside the children, whom she was "so touched by". View production, box office, & company info. [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. [14] Viewership was marginally down on the previous episode, which attracted 921,000 viewers and also placed 11th. Fox initially ordered thirteen episodes of Glee, picking the show up for a full season on September 21, 2009, ordering nine more episodes. ", "Glee: Justin Bieber ain't got nothing on the Zizes", "Attempted Humor Gone Awry: Did 'Glee' Go Too Far? And What's Coming Up? [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. [7] The episode's recurring guest cast members were Overstreet as Sam, Iqbal Theba as Principal Figgins, Shum, Jr. as Mike and Fink as Lauren. This season two episode brought the Glee club together for a wedding, but also pulled them apart because of bullying. 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. 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. The entire episode is girl power at it's finest. It attained a 4.2/12 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, which made it the highest rated show of the night. She attempts suicide (Sue-icide) by eating gummy bear vitamins, but is suitably unimpressed when they don't work. She found this element "smooth[ed] over" in "Somebody to Love", but called the recreation admirable nonetheless. Critics such as Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle appreciated the episode's early Glee aesthetic. [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. [28], Other storylines received a more mixed response. 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." [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. [9] It was the third most-watched scripted show of the week amongst adults aged 18–49, and placed 21st amongst all 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. Club member Sam (Chord Overstreet) creates a tribute band to teen singer Justin Bieber in order to win the heart of Quinn (Dianna Agron), and is later joined by the group's other male members, minus co-captain Finn (Cory Monteith), to recreate Bieber's "Somebody to Love" and woo their significant others. 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." 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. "Comeback" is the thirteenth episode of the second season of the American musical television series Glee, and the thirty-fifth overall. [22], The Bieber numbers received a mostly positive reception. Directed by Ryan Murphy. Amy Reiter of the Los Angeles Times felt that the episode lacked substance. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? "[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. Series creator Ryan Murphy refuted the claims, and stated that such episodes are reserved for artists with extensive musical catalogs. Artie sings a suggestive version of Ginuwine’s “Pony.” Characters say “a–,” “f-g”, “d–n,” “b–ch” and “h—,” misusing God’s name. "[4], In addition to "Baby" and "Somebody to Love", the episode featured cover versions of "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses performed by Fink, "Take Me or Leave Me" from Rent performed by Michele and Riley, "Sing" by My Chemical Romance, and an acoustic performance of the gospel children's song "This Little Light of Mine". Sue has fallen into a deep depression since her loss at the Cheerleading Regionals, which had cost the Cheerios a spot at nationals. 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. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. While VanDerWerff found her relationship with Puck "a lot less assured" than in "Silly Love Songs",[25] Mullins and Gonzalez praised their "endearing" dynamic. 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. On "Baby", he opined that Overstreet lacked "swagger", coordination and charm. [11], With its Canadian broadcast, also on February 15, 2011, "Comeback" attained 1.75 million viewers and placed 18th in the weekly program rankings. [26] Amy Reiter of the Los Angeles Times was "a little disappointed" in the episode for a lack of substance, creativity and emotional maturity. 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. All that and we still have a holiday episode to look forward to. It airs on Fox. [23] Raymund Flandez of The Wall Street Journal expressed disappointment in the Bieber performances "displayed so awkwardly and so undynamically" by Sam. 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. 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… Ten years ago, a little show from the brain of Ryan Murphy premiered. 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. 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. [16][17] Viewership again declined slightly from the previous episode, which drew 2.63 million viewers. He found that the love-triangle plot made little sense, and as such was hard to invest in. [15] In the UK, the episode was broadcast on April 4, 2011. [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." High school teacher Will Schuester tries to reinvent McKinley High School's Glee Club. He noted that "Comeback" was "essentially a collection of subplots", and questioned its purpose. Initially skeptical, Will eventually warms up to Sue and notices the Glee club h… ... this seemed more of an excuse to get Christina Aguilera's everygirl anthem in … What are the differences between the TV-Version and the Director's Cut? 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. [28] Lauren received several positive reviews. Pilot 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. [25], The episode's musical covers and performances were mostly well received by critics. Use the HTML below. 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. [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. Well that cheerleader coach seems like she may become entertaining. The mockery of the Christmas story was blasphemous and an abomination. 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). During the eleven week run of the series, The Glee Project contenders will be narrowed down through intensive rounds of homework assignments, singing, dancing and acting-based assignments as the creative forces of Glee carefully assess who has what it takes to be one of the nex… Season two of The Glee Project will return with Ryan Murphy and Dante Di Loreto continuing as executive producers, along with series executive producers Michael Davies and Shauna Minoprio of Embassy Row. (19 May 2009). Proud is the second episode in JamesonOTP's ongoing Glee fan fiction, Glee: The Next Generation. Poor Ryan Murphy. Entertainment Weekly's Sandra Gonzalez wrote that it was "a bit off",[24] The A.V. He complimented her confidence, but said the underwear joke was "unnecessary and overstated". Her plan backfires when a duet between the two results in a deepening of their respect for one another vocally. [18], The episode received mixed reviews from critics. With Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch. Canning disliked the focus placed on Sam and his thin, "loveable dope" characterization. I was really moved by everything." It was released on October 16, 2011 and continued Season 1. 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. Quinn chooses Sam over Finn, but when Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) convinces Sam that Quinn cheated on him, he breaks up with her and begins dating Santana. [34][35] "I Know What Boys Like" did not chart. [25] In contrast, Gonzalez cited the underwear shots as a factor in raising her grade to a "C-" for a song without "basic musicality". After actor Cory Monteith's tragic death, the show paid tribute to his character on a season-five episode. Aly Semigran 02/25/2011 The episode features six musical performances, five of which were released as singles. Ten years on from its first episode, Sam Brooks revisits all the wild, dumb, and plain terrible things that happened on Glee. 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. Meanwhile, Lauren Zizes (Ashley Fink) enlists Puck to help her with her first glee club solo. It attained 2.57 million viewers—2.14 million on E4, and 427,000 on E4+1—and was the most-watched show on cable for the week. Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. [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. 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] 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". 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 … [3] Via his official Facebook page, Bieber stated that he was "truly honoured" to have his music covered on Glee. Sue decides she wants to sing because the glee club hasn’t picked an actual anthem yet, and joins them on stage. Glee Episode 420 Recap: Lights Out, You Don’t Wanna See This. [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. The show is a unique, one-hour musical comedy. ", "The Best and Worst Glee Performances (So Far! [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. Though he observed that the episode was light on plot, Hankinson praised the writing and comedy. listening to Glee Club sing "Don't Stop Believin'". [30], Kevin Fallon of The Atlantic on the "diva-off" between Mercedes and Rachel. Amoia expanded: "They were the most vibrant, energetic kids. 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. 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. What was the "anthem" Sue chose for singing? And not much has happened for me to start liking any of them. The foursome then perform "Somebody to Love", and recreate the music video for the song in the auditorium, which makes the girls go crazy. He pulls off the song Everybody Wants to Rule the World. Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. Glee is from the mind of Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy. 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[12] It was again down on "Silly Love Songs", which ranked tenth and was watched by 2.08 million viewers. 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. It was the third most-watched scripted show of the week amongst adults aged 18–49, and placed 21st amongst all viewers. I already dislike one of the characters, Rachel. It was a really awesome storyline to be a part of. Bobby Hankinson of the Houston Chronicle and E! Upon its initial airing, "Comeback" was watched by over 10.53 million US viewers, and acquired a 4.2/12 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic. Was this review helpful to you? "Comeback" was watched by 10.53 million US viewers. 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. It attained a 4.2/12 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, which made it the highest rated show of the night. Glee producer Ryan Murphy is used to pushing the moral boundaries on his show, but last week’s episode went too far. "Comeback" was met with mixed reception from critics, who deemed it neither bad nor a standout. 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. Emma suggests to Will that he invites Sue to join the Glee club for a week to help her get out of her funk. 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. Countering with her unique brand of runs and range, Riley sassed up the arrangement with enough melisma to make the, Peak chart positions for season two singles in the United States: "Baby", "Sing", "Take Me or Leave Me", and "Somebody to Love", "No Justin Bieber-Centric 'Glee' Episode Planned", "Justin Bieber's 'Baby' Coming To 'Glee,' Amber Riley Says", "Charlene Amoia talks How I Met Your Mother, role on 'Glee, "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'NCIS,' 'Traffic Light' Adjusted Down", "TV Ratings Broadcast Top 25: 'American Idol,' 'Modern Family,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Glee,' and 'NCIS' Top Week 22 Viewing", "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Glee' Adjusted Up, 'Raising Hope' Adjusted Down", "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) February 14 - February 20, 2011", "Top Programs - Total Canada (English) February 7 - February 13, 2011", "The ratings race: Rafters and Bogans bestride the stations", "The ratings race: Seven kills with kitchens and Rafters", "Weekly Top 10 Programmes: w/e 10 Apr 2011", "Weekly Top 10 Programmes: Others, w/e 10 Apr 2011", "Weekly Top 10 Programmes: w/e 3 Apr 2011", "Glee-Dux: They Just Want Somebody to Love! He questioned the point of her arc, and suggested that the attempt at humanizing her was redundant, as viewers already know Sue to be capable of compassion. It centers on the glee club New Directions at the fictional William McKinley High School which competes as a show choir while its disparate members deal with social issues, especially regarding sexuality, race, relationships, and teamwork. Few shows have been as ambitious as Glee was throughout its topsy-turvy six-season run. '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. Meanwhile, Kurt faces his big interview at Vogue.com, meeting its editor and one of his fashion idols, Isabelle Wright (Sarah Jessica Parker). In the episode, glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) allows cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) to join the McKinley High glee club in an attempt to ease her depression. "[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. [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. Club member Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) establishes a one-man tribute band to teen singer Justin Bieber, which he calls "The Justin Bieber Experience", in the hope of winning over his girlfriend Quinn (Dianna Agron), whom he suspects still has feelings for her ex-boyfriend Finn (Cory Monteith). [27] James Poniewozik of Time deemed it amongst his least favorite episodes, for "not even [being] bad in a memorable way". "It's unfathomable that it's taken this long for the two vocal powerhouses to duet, but the exhilarating performance was worth the wait. "[23] In December 2012, TV Guide named the cover one of Glee's worst performances. "[19] Futterman said this performance was impressive, "a total pop star package that recalled the Biebs' swag". Anthems was the theme of the 2-15-2011 episode of Glee. "Glee's" post-Super Bowl episode featured the cheerleaders taking on Katy Perry's "California Gurls." Sam performs Bieber's "Baby" for the glee club, and dedicates it to Quinn; the performance also excites the other girls in the club. Written by On the former song, Gonzalez enjoyed Sam's performance, particularly his "übercorny dance moves that made [her] ache for the boy-band era." [35] The Glee cover version of "Sing" debuted on the Hot 100 at number forty-nine, placing higher than the original by My Chemical Romance, which climbed from number ninety-two to number fifty-eight, its best showing to that point;[36] in Canada, both versions debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 in the same week, with the Glee version at number thirty-seven, the highest of the four Glee singles there, while the original charted twenty slots below it at number fifty-seven. 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. [24] Futterman wrote that while Mercedes had more sass than Rachel, "both ladies sang". He was more impressed by the rendition of "Somebody to Love", but noted that Sam was vocally overshadowed by Artie. 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. Episode cast overview, first billed only. The episode declined by 9 percent and 1.12 million viewers on the previous episode, "Silly Love Songs". It was written by series creator Ryan Murphy, directed by Bradley Buecker, and premiered on Fox on February 15, 2011. The series chose the clip from the pilot where the glee cast really comes together for the first time, singing the unofficial Glee anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'." As Glee moves forward, then ... And designating any sort of cause of death would’ve required the episode be about some sort of ... both because it’s the Feelings and Loss Show Choir Anthem … 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. Hoping to create discord within the group, Sue pits members Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Rachel (Lea Michele) against one another. 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. Of the five cover versions released as singles—the cover of "This Little Light of Mine" was not released—four debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, and appeared on other musical charts. 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