Last year, the FOX TV series “Glee” started off with a bang, easily encapsulating viewers into this musical TV series. The story about a bunch of Glee clubbers trying to find their way up the ranks of high school was good enough for fifteen Emmy Awards, claiming four: Outstanding Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch), Outstanding Guest Actor (Neil Patrick Harris) and the Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series (series creator Ryan Murphy).
The hardest thing to do next was to top their Season 1 success. By the looks of things, they’re headed in the right direction.
New characters introduced in the premiere episode of the second season was I think well-received. Charice Pempengco’s portayal of Sunshine Corazon put her singing prowess on full display during the bathroom duel of “Telephone” with Lea Michelle’s character Rachel Berry and most especially her rendition of “Listen.” More power to you, fellow Pinoy! The introduction of Dot Jones as the new football coach Shannon Beiste has the potential of a fan-favorite character, probably challenging the fame of Sue Sylvester.
The story essentially started things over again: it seems that despite their showing at Regionals, they’re still at the bottom of the high school food chain. Relationships were severed and new conflicts are rising from within the Glee club as the season is starting. It’s intriguing to see in what direction these conflicts will steer the ship. If it turns out to be the same as season 1, then bummer.
One annoying note was the diva-ness of Rachel Berry. Her actions were too over-the-top for my liking.
All in all the series has started off on the right foot, and I hope it sustains it’s consistency for greater success down the road.