Gleeks get ready for a new season of singing, GLEE!

On your mark, get set, and acappella! Glee starts with a bang with Season 2; what’s different you might ask? The first thing you notice is the cast—former cast member Dijon Talton (or for all you Gleeks out there Matt Rutherford in show persona) has apparently transferred schools and is no longer going to grace Glee with his stylish dance moves and lip-synching lyrics.

Next thing that I noticed changed was the music. The first two songs played on the Season 2 premiere were, wait for it, pop music! They start the episode with the gang singing Jay Z’s “New York.” This is followed up with Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” and Travie Mccoy’s “Billionaire”—a unexpected surprise for all Glee regulars.

I personally love Queen, Madonna, Journey, just to name a few and was hoping to see some of the same with the new season, but I guess things must change. Fin and Rachel, played by Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, have a whole new set of relationship debacles after their first summer of being an official couple.

Fin and Rachel aren’t the only ones feeling the sting of relationship woes in Season 2. Artie and Tina, played by Kevin Mchale and Jenna Ushkowitz have just been recently broken up. Tina’s eyes begin to wander during Asian camp in which Mike Chang, played by Harry Shum Jr., are counselors together. Overwhelmed by passion, Tina and Mike cultivate a relationship leaving Artie once again lonely and watching in the distance.

Personally, I like how they kinda’ flipped everything on its ear and made sure to leave a lot to be fixed in the world of Glee. The singing as usual is on point and very entertaining. There are a couple of new Glee hopefuls and their interest in the club and acceptance make for a very entertaining first episode. I would like to see more story and less singing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the singing. I just prefer the orginial recipe for success, which was one or two songs in each episodes, except in the episodes that contained a competition.

Overall, the new season of Glee delivers a fun and exciting new cast that carries forward the expectation of success that the original cast and its fans had. The singing, celebrity cameos, cat fights and rivalries that is Glee explodes with success and I can’t wait to see where all of these new plot twists end up. Do yourself a favor and stay tuned.