Glee Season 1, Episode 2 Discussion: Did 'Showmance' Measure Up? - Featured

After Glee's "preview" episode, aka the 'Pilot,' aired last May, Glee was all the rage with so many newly born "Gleeks."

I was a little nervous the 2nd episode, 'Showmance,' wouldn't do so hot because of two big issues: #1 - fans forgot about it or stopped caring because of such a long break, or #2 - the show got far too much hype over the summer trying to get fans NOT to forget about it that by the time it aired this Wednesday, everyone was already tired of it.

But personally, after watching the 2nd episode, all my fears were blasted away! There were some aspects I didn't love as much as the 1st episode, but overall, the 2nd episode proved that this show is going to continue to rock.

So what did you think? Did you love, love, love 'Showmance' as much as the pilot or did it let you down big time?

Can't get enough of 'Showmance'? Check out our full episode review:

Glee Season 1, Episode 2: 'Showmance' Review



Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 9:09AM EDT

Well i certainly dont fall under the first issue. Ive been waiting impatiently since i saw the pilot. I totally agree that the episode was great, but there were definitely some things i didn't like, but in a good way. I think Will's wife is a raging psychopath, but with the way they are blatantly setting her up as someone to hate, it just gives me hope for Will and Emma. The show has definitely kept my hopes alive for continued awesomeness, the sheer amount of plot twist and new developments makes it almost a requirement to watch just to see what happens next.

Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 11:04AM EDT

I loved the second episode just as much as I loved the first one.I think it's very well written and done with the music and the dialogues and it's a lot of fun to watch it. The second episode made me feel sorry for almost everyone. For Will, for his wife, for Emma, Rachel, Finn. I don't really feel that Quinn is a bad person, I think she'll enjoy being a Gleek.Hope to get to know the other glee members a little bit better though.I'm definitely gonna continue watching it with curiousity.

Sep 10, 2009 12:53PM EDT

I loved the second episode, to me it had more of everything the the pilot. More singing, dancing and humor. I couldn't wait for the second episode to air, just as now i cant wait for the third. Glee rocks my socks ;).
Awesome Quote:"Lady Justice wept today."

Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 5:46PM EDT

Glee was filled w/fun & awesomeness...that is all. : D

Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 6:03PM EDT

best new show of 2009. hands down. i only wish the lip syncing wasn't SO obvious.either way, it's the most clever, well written and funny show i've seen in a long time.GO GLEEKS!
oh also; Jane Lynch for the mother f-ing WIN!@!~

Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 6:09PM EDT

antirwin: i completely agree with you about Wills' wife. i don't like how they are setting her up to be the villain just so we feel it's okay for Will to cheat or be with Emma. i want Will&Emma to be together as much as the next person but it's kind of messed up how we're made to root for Will to be unfaithful to his wife.i really hope this fake pregnancy story-line will be played out soon. it's pretty contrived for how great this show is and it's making me hate Wills' wife even more, if that is possible. she's not a bad actress but she always plays the most annoying and awful characters. IE nip/tuck.
less of Wills wife more of Kurt/Artie/Mercedes. i also want to see more about the Puck character.i really hope they do some story line about Kurts sexuality.

Sep 10, 2009 6:32PM EDT

@Kaslopis - I got more of the impression from the way Emma handled things in this 2nd episode that Will and his wife will have to actually be separated/divorced before any real cheating might happen, so I'm hoping that will all develop in an interesting and unpredictable way to eventually get Emma and Will together! Also, I agree about your comment that you'd like to see characters like Kurt and the others more developed. I think there's a lot of great potential in all the characters that I hope gets more episode time soon.

Default avatar cat
Sep 10, 2009 10:55PM EDT

definitely not sure about Will's wife as a villain. I knew she wasn't actually going to be pregnant, but to have the lie in place so quickly was kind of disappointing. and since I stopped watching "Nip/Tuck" after the first few seasons because it got so insanely ridiculous, I can only hope that they keep it a little cleaner for "Glee" since it does feel like a lighter show.
That being said, "Push It" was fairly attempt to show a shocking performance that could be accepted by the public (us viewers) as both acceptable in our world while still clearly outrageous enough to shock the parents in the "Glee" world. Did it work? I don't know.
As for Finn and Rachel, the whole "picnic" scene was....forced? misleading? confusing? was it emblematic of a future romance, or simply the result of Rachel's admission to liking sex and Finn's desire to have sex? I guess we'll see.
BUT, Emma saved the day for all the twisted love triangles. The fact that her character always brings back the moral compass and common sense makes the wackiness of the others worth watching. And, of course, Jane Lynch is unbelievable. Her facial expressions during the school assembly (especially the shock and disbelief at the principal's tapping foot) were fantastic.

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 12:14AM EDT

Kanye? Really? Soooo stupid... no glee club would ever do a rap song with such limited melodies, it was embarrassing. And the lip syncing/music is extremely poorly done... regardless of the fact that half the casts' vocals are over-produced and auto-tuned... at least try and give the slightest impression of a live performance, I mean, come on... they might as well be robots.
That being said, I really like the premise... and Jayma Mays is definitely my future wife!

Sep 11, 2009 2:43AM EDT


Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 9:23PM EDT

To all those talking about lip syncing, it is actually the characters real singing voices, most of these actors got thier start on broadway. and i agree that the picnic scene was forced, i was banking on it being a dream sequence till it was over and realised it really happened.

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2009 11:13PM EDT

The Music they sang was crap, and I was cringing with embaressment during some parts, like the Sex Song, The Sex Class, The Disco Thing, The "Broke, Broke" whatever the hell THAT was, the scenes with the Girl gym coach, and the end where she was singing to herself in three different places at once(I don't want a music video, I want a show!)

Default avatar cat
Sep 12, 2009 8:17PM EDT

I feel that this episodes fell short of my expectations because the producers seem to be rushing the just-a-bit-predictable plot a little too quickly. I am a little discouraged by the whole Will-Terri-Emma and Finn-Quinn-Rachel messes that are really too cliche with the fast-forward button pressed.But I wouldn't say that this is horrible, and I definitely wouldn't think this is unlikable. I just hope things will look up next episode, because this one was definitely anticlimactic.

Default avatar cat
Sep 13, 2009 6:19AM EDT

~Totally lived up to my expectations/I thought it was even better and funnier than the pilot!
Let's start from the beginning:I love how when Will entered the school grounds it was like he was the 'cool guy', who everyone spoke to and stuff. That made me laugh, as it made it seem like the Glee club was cool. When he walked past Kurt I was really confused at first because I didn't realise that Puck and co. were bullying him, and I thought he'd become all badass and part of their group. That made me laugh more than a clown making dirty balloon shapes. I also loved how Emma would wait until he was coming and pretend to bump into him. So sweet. :)
I am so glad that they didn't sing Le Freak at the assembly. It would have made for some pretty painful viewing, and I would probably have found myself hiding behind my chair, peeking over with one, hugely embarrassed eye. Gold Digga was nothing short of awesome, and seeing Will being 'gangsta' is an image that will never leave my mind. Mercedes just has the most fabulous voice.
I loved Rachel's unsubtle eavesdropping, and when she got covered in the blue drink, it was classic. Her attempting bulimia was one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time. I love the black humour on this show. :D When she went to Emma's office I was in hysterics, and Emma singing in the car made me wee a little. Judging from her voice, she won't be joining the glee club any time soon. :p
Sue is just the funniest character pretty much ever on television (apart from the Scrubs characters, but I'm going to pretend they don't exist for the moment as nothing could ever top them.) When she took Finn and Rachel to the principal for using the copy machine, I was laughing too much to be mad at her. Everything she says is just so disturbing, but so hilarious. The elementary school production of hair... CLASSIC!!
The Celibacy Club was so fantastic that it really could have it's own show. The whole thing with the balloons, and Rachel's sex speech were just mindblowingly brilliant. Only in Glee, eh?
The Janitorial scene with Will and Emma was amazing and so cute. I love how they have the whole 'forbidden love' thing going. I also like the fact that Emma is willing to bury her feelings and be a genuinely good person despite her crushing love, and is letting Will be with Terri.
Rachel's impromptu glee club meeting was wonderful because the chemistry between her an Finn was immense. There's only one word to describe what was in that scene, I word I never thought I'd use but I've no choice: Eyesex. It was crazy! I love how she went for the most sexual song and routine ever because it was on her mind from the club. :D
When Terri turned out not to be pregnant, it was crazy. While it frees up Will for Emma, I feel very sorry for her, as she did seem genuinely excited about it, and she and Will are clearly in love. She still a big ol' bunch of crazy, though.
Push It. Aah, don't know where to start on this one, but it was SO damned good! Possibly, as Sue said, on of the most offensive things I've ever seen, but also the funniest. I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved that scene. I'm going to go and watch it again... hehe, just as funny the second time, though Will kindo annoys me in it. My favourite moves had to be the one where Mercedes and Tina bend down in front of Artie, moving their behinds up and down, and the one where Rachel hangs of Finn, thrusting on him. Pure comedy genius.
Sue and the Cheerios was wonderful. When Sue was comparing herself to Quinn, using all of her strange phrases and letting in weird bits of information about herself, it was brilliant. Every line that woman says is classic. But the Cheerios being spies in Glee club and stealing Rachel's solo? UNCOOL.
When Finn is singing the high notes for Rachel, it is so cute. He doesn't hit 'em theat well, and she so knows that but tells him he's great, it's adorkable. And then of course the kiss. I was holding my breath during the

Default avatar cat
Sep 13, 2009 6:20AM EDT

(continued)whole thing, it was positively epic. Except for the end of course. Arrrgh, such a perfect moment ruined by Finn's idiocy. I could have quite easily attacked him when he left her. He could have explained what had happened, or implied it or something. Sure, it would have been embarrassing and possibly freaked her out, but freaking her out is better than leaving her confused and breaking her heart. It makes me want to violate him in an alley way so much. But I wanted to do that before, anyway... ;)
Rachel's rendition of Take a Bow was very good, though I'm not a fan of the song. It was a good way to end the episode, though it slightly reminded me of Gabriella's solo song in HSM1.
My God, I loved it SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Default avatar cat
Sep 13, 2009 11:41PM EDT

loved the pilot when it came out last season and i still love the show months later when the first episode came out. i just hope fox is smart with it and doesnt throw it under the bus like its done with a few of its other shows

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