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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.
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When a High School Spanish teacher, Will Schuester, becomes the director of the school's failing Glee club, New Directions, he hopes to be able to rejuvenate it. The club competes in the choir competition circuit. It's been called "a High School Musical for adults", the series follows the club and its mixture of oddball members as they try and restore it to its former glory. It is a musical comedy in which the eager and ambitious students not only compete to win the Nationals, but also have to deal with the tough and cruel realities of their school, McKinley High. At the same time, Will is trying to rejuvenate his failing love life whilst preventing the school's cheer leading coach Sue Sylvester from sabotaging the choir. Written by WellardRockard

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Big Year. Big Dreams. Big Apple. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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Glee: Road to Sectionals  »

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Trivia

Heather Morris (who had been a back-up dancer for Beyoncé' tour) was hired to play the character of Brittany after she was first called in by show choreographer Zachary Woodlee to teach the "Single Ladies" dance to the cast. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader/Hozier (2014) See more »

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Don't Fail Me
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Performed by Calvin Goldspink
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Used to be a guilty pleasure, but has long jumped the shark
29 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What I really liked about "Glee" in its first two seasons was that the characters and their situations were so easy to relate to, especially for someone like me (and many others, naturally) who went to a conservative, small-town school and never seemed to fit in. Despite the odd ridiculous moment or some bland covers of already bland songs, "Glee" became a true guilty pleasure, and I put the emphasis more on pleasure than on guilty. However, the whole premise of it involving a group of pupils at a high school would mean that it was never meant to last that long, and I do think it should have stopped once the main characters had left the school. Now the ridiculousness has become more and more pronounced, and I've stopped paying attention to the series. Sorry.


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