September 10th, 2009
11:42 AM ET

'Glee'-ful over this new show

I heart “Glee.”

After waiting four long months for a new episode after the pilot, it was worth the wait.

With all of the build-up in the media, and the anticipation, I was a bit worried that the premiere episode would be a bit of a let down. While I don’t think Wednesday night’s episode quite reached the level of hilarity of the pilot, it was still laugh-out-loud funny for me.

There was just so much comedic gold to mine, from the delicious evil that is Sue the cheerleading coach, to the stoic resignation of soprano Kurt (“You all will be working for me someday”) Hummel at his being tossed daily in the dumpster.

Then there is the music.

A show choir version of “Golddigger?” Salt-N-Peppa’s “Push It” at a school assembly? Priceless!

I think this show has everything, including the will-they-or-won’t-they brewing romance teachers Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury. She may be a massive germaphobe, but I am so rooting for Emma to be able to get her hands on her true love – in a chaste (and hygienically acceptable) way until he can ditch his materialistic wife, of course.

Did “Glee” live up to your expectations?

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  1. david s

    as a mature viewer who still has all episodes of that awful 90's show, cop rock , on VHS, I have anxiously awaited the Fall continuation of Glee. I thought last night's episode was a bit slower and the song numbers not as engaging.. I definitely hope that this show will find a loyal following and not become too maudlin with the troubles and tribulations of its cast. what's next ? teaching the crippled to walk ? more songs and dance numbers and bring back some of the humor of the excellent pilot .

    September 17, 2009 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. Michelle D

    show our children the way to adult content is not my point point is...tweens should not be watching this show...if you're in the 16-19 year-old demographic then nothing really is new far from showing a 12 yearold where to find porn..but im do understand the fact that even if you are the more perfect parent...a child will always do...say and act the way you don't want them to...and if you have a great foundation for these children to grow on..a show like glee will not change them

    September 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Laura

    If they're going to market a show to include a teenage audience, there should be some responsibility regarding the content. I understand that children are constantly exposed to "adult content" but that doesn't make it ok. I think we've gotten too lax as a society as far as our responsibility to and for our children. Just because we know our children can access adult sites on the internet doesn't mean we should give them a list of the websites or directions to the local adult video store.

    September 11, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michelle D

    it seems that parents forget that with a time slot of 9pm...the show is going to get a little more risque...your children are being exposed to things that make glee look like a "Disney movie on sunday afternoon at grandmas house eating homemade apple pie" not saying we need to throw adult content at our children..but we need to realize that we aren't living in a g or even pg rated society...tivo the episode to watch privately..your child chances are has seen "adult content" of some sort and probably will catch that same tivo'd episode online somewhere...i think its time that some of these parents "grow up"

    September 11, 2009 at 4:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. g

    I was laughing so hard when they performed "push it" nowadays, there are not that many shows that will just make you laugh heartily, but this is gold! soooo excited for this season!

    September 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Radical13

    Something good to replace the to early cancelled pushing Daisies

    September 10, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Laura

    I love the show but I have to agree with Denise and GloriainFla – all the sexual references and the kissing scene were over the top for a Family Channel show. I was even a little embarassed to watch it with my 16-year-old niece. The show is hilarious without all the unnecessary inuendo.

    September 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brianna

    I loved the new episode of Glee it was worth the wait. The sexual content was not that serious so idk why people are making a big deal about it. But the renditions of Gold Digger, Push It , and Take a Bow were wonderful. The Push it dance in front of the school in front of the school has mw laughing alot. It is now official I can saw saw that i am a GLEEK for GLEE!!!!

    September 10, 2009 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sarah

    I heart Glee

    so much

    'I guess I don't have a gag reflex'

    'someday when you're older you will appreciate that'

    I was crying I was laughing so hard!

    I was dissapointed that the lipsincing was so obvious, but besides that it was an amazing show! Can't wait until next week.

    September 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Peter

    OMG this show is so DUMB. it reminds me of that awful show in the 90's about singing cops. It would actually be better without the 50 or so songs they sung throughout the show.

    September 10, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ruby

    I didn't really expect to like Glee as much as I do. Sue is hilarious. My favorite line had to be when she asked him about the luft balloon. The younger auidence will love the popular music and the older auidence all the references to the older music. I thought i would die when he made them sing Freak Out. What a great show. Hopefully it will not fall the way of other great shows like Freaks and Geeks and Arrested Development.

    September 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GloriainFla

    My daughter kept saying "How can they get away with that?" and I myself said "I know he wants to kiss her, but why did they have to lay down?" The show just seemed to be geared to be much more suggestive than the pilot, and that kinda dissappointed me. I was totally shocked to see & hear "Push-It" , but the "Cheerios" were pretty over the top with their movements, too. And I hate it when they write characters that you just want to punch out for being so mean and nasty, like the cheerleading coach. I just want to see the musical numbers; enough with the lying material-girl wife!

    September 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 10, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Arlene

    I am a 'mature'/savvy viewer and agree that GLEE, BIG BAG THEORY and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER are the most clever and humorous shows on tv catering to a diverse and/or cerebral audience.

    September 10, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Faye Cotten

    I really enjoyed the show last night!!! I am really looking forward to seeing the show next week.

    September 10, 2009 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Denise

    I am very disappointed the content was so sexual I had to send my middle schoolers out of the room. We loved the pilot and have been talking about the shows return all summer. I wish they could tone it down a bit and make it more appropriate for tweens and early teens. The dance at the school assembly and the kissing scene took it too far. As an adult, I will record it and watch when the kids aren't around, but I wish we could watch as a family.

    September 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Diane

    My husband and I are in our mid 30's and we absolutely love this show. I agree with an earlier post that it is nice to see an entertaining show instead of another stupid reality show. I get enough reality on a daily basis...

    September 10, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jen

    omg the best part by far was in the celibacy club meeting. cheerleader quinn saying "dont pop the balloon, the sound makes the angels cry."
    seriously? since when do high schools have celibacy clubs? and you gotta love leading lady rachel berry's comeback...."girls want sex just as bad as guys do!"
    awesome show all around. i love it and cant wait for the next episode!!!!

    September 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Joanne in Canada

    Really hoping the network gives it a chance to find an audience, we loved it very entertaining!

    September 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kacey

    Best New Show of the Year I expect. Almost cried from laughing...

    September 10, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Kristi

    My husband and I are in our early/mid thirty somethings and we're completely addicted to this show after only two episodes! Glee, along with Dollhouse, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother are at the top of our list this year!

    September 10, 2009 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  22. Katrina

    I absoutly love Glee! I am so suprised that there has not been a TV show of this kind out ever before! It is refreshing to see an entertaining sitcom in an age of pointless, mindless reality shows. 🙂 ROCK ON GLEE!

    September 10, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |

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