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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 Kurt Hummel / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Sue Sylvester / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Rachel Berry / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Will Schuester / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Artie Abrams / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Santana Lopez / ... (116 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Tina Cohen-Chang / ... (115 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Mercedes Jones / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Noah 'Puck' Puckerman / ... (99 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Brittany S. Pierce / ... (98 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Sam Evans / ... (91 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Blaine Anderson / ... (90 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mike Chang / ... (93 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Finn Hudson / ... (94 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Emma Pillsbury / ... (84 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Quinn Fabray / ... (79 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Principal Figgins / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Becky Jackson (56 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Kitty Wilde (50 episodes, 2012-2015)
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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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19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Much of the main cast of Glee (2009) performed for President Barack Obama, his family, and the approximately 30,000 children and parents in attendance at the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5, 2010. Among the songs the Glee group sang were "Don't Stop Believin'," "Over the Rainbow," and "Sweet Caroline," which songwriter Neil Diamond has said was originally written as a tribute to Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy; Malia Obama and Sasha Obama, the daughters of President Obama, were in the front row to hear the concert. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
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Connections

Referenced in Shameless: The American Dream (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fail Me
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Performed by Calvin Goldspink
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Irony Lives! . . .and has a soul
3 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who gets hives when a Journey song comes on the radio, I was taken by surprise at how good Glee is. An exceptionally attractive and talented cast focuses a spotlight--both figuratively and literally--on the ultimate dweebs of high school: glee club.

It is no surprise that this show arises from the same writer for "Popular" . . . that short-lived and underrated second-tier network series with a similar setting. What is surprising is how well they integrate the music with the story line. What keeps it from being saccharine is the self-awareness and not-even-close-to-subtle wink to the camera that "yes, we are manipulating your feelings from high school." It is remarkably effective. At the same time it is a parody, it still connects us to that time when we all felt like the outcasts in High School. And make us feel like we could have had a voice if we only had a glee club like this one.


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