Glee (2009– )

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 109,483 users  
Reviews: 164 user | 86 critic

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.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 22 May 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Glee" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Glee (2009– )

Glee (2009– ) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Glee.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   … See all »
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 65 wins & 167 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pretty Little Liars (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen, Jennifer Arnold
Stars: Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele
Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
The Vampire Diaries (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
The Glee Project (TV Series 2011)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A groundbreaking 10-episode competition series that finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on 'Glee.' ... See full summary »

Stars: Nikki Anders, Ryan Murphy, Robert J. Ulrich
Once Upon a Time (TV Series 2011)
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla
New Girl (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
Orange Is the New Black (TV Series 2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Teen Wolf (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Stars: Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin
American Horror Story (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show and a hotel.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange
One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens,

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Kurt Hummel / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Sue Sylvester / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Artie Abrams / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Rachel Berry / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Will Schuester / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Santana Lopez / ... (115 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Tina Cohen-Chang / ... (114 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Mercedes Jones / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Noah 'Puck' Puckerman / ... (98 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Brittany S. Pierce / ... (97 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Finn Hudson / ... (93 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Mike Chang / ... (92 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Sam Evans / ... (91 episodes, 2010-2015)
...
 Blaine Anderson / ... (90 episodes, 2010-2015)
...
 Emma Pillsbury / ... (82 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Quinn Fabray / ... (78 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Narrator / ... (64 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Principal Figgins / ... (58 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Becky Jackson (56 episodes, 2009-2015)
...
 Kitty Wilde (49 episodes, 2012-2015)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The hardest word to say is "goodbye." See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Glee: Road to Sectionals  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cast members Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Jenna Ushkowitz are all Broadway alums. Morrison was the original Link in 'Hairspray' and Fabrizio in 'Light in the Piazza'. Michele was the original Wendla in 'Spring Awakening'. Ushkowitz also appeared in 'Spring Awakening' with Michele. Many guest stars have also been well known as Broadway stars: Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes) won a Tony for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and played the original Glinda in "Wicked;" Idina Menzel (Shelby Corcoran) won a Tony as the original Elphaba in "Wicked" (in which she was Chenoweth's co-star) and was also in the original Broadway cast of "Rent" and "If/Then" and was the voice of Elsa in Frozen and Jonathan Groff (Jesse St. James) was the original Melchior in "Spring Awakening" (co-starring with Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz); Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan) was a replacement Emcee in the most recent Broadway revival of "Cabaret" and was the revival Broadway Lee Harvey Oswald/Balladeer in "Assassins;" and won the Best Actor in a Musical 2013 for playing Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch Victor Garber (Will's father) played Anthony in the original Broadway cast of "Sweeney Todd" and many other Broadway roles, as well as Jesus in the movie version of Godspell (1973); Debra Monk (Will's mother) has performed in numerous Broadway musicals and plays, and also co-wrote the musical "Pump Boys and Dinettes." John Stamos (Dr. Carl Howell) had lead (replacement) roles in the 1990s and 2000s Broadway revivals of "How to Succeed...," "Cabaret," and "Nine." Carol Burnett (Sue's mother) was nominated for a Tony for playing Princess Winnifred in the original Broadway cast of "Once Upon a Mattress." Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jeff Goldblum play Rachel's fathers; Goldblum started his career in Broadway musicals (including "Two Gentlemen of Verona") while Mitchell is one of the preeminent Broadway leading men of his generation ("Ragtime," "Kiss Me, Kate," "Man of La Mancha," etc.) See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Lisa Goes Gaga (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fail Me
(uncredited)
Performed by Calvin Goldspink
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Music lovers rejoice!
24 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK...so the plot line of the new Fox TV series "Glee" leaves a lot to be desired. In many instances, plot points from earlier episodes are ignored entirely in later episodes (like the mandate that all songs be about God or balloons after the club put on a sexed-up routine to "Push It" at a pep rally) and the story seems to be based more on recurring themes than a cohesive plot line. But who cares?! The real magic of the show lies in its two strong points: the characters and the music.

The characters are hilarious, and obviously a masterful fusion of great acting and clever writing. They are over the top, extreme, and purposefully cliché. Whenever any of the characters gets a section of internal dialogue in the show, it usually leaves me breathless with laughter.

The music is brilliant. Kudos to Fox for their continued clever use of iTunes that they started with American Idol. The cast covers songs from all genres and are unerringly original and 100% fun. I'm seriously impressed with all members of the cast. (Especially as it becomes apparent that ALL of the cast can sing, as Emma revealed in last week's episode). It makes me wish fervently that there had been a glee club in my high school.

So the plot is lacking...I really can't bring myself to care.


73 of 137 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best Series Finale You've Seen DMoney1184
Glee to me Annalioncourt
The great 'after graduation' debate - what should they have done? Spike-Love
Who was the one character you just couldn't stand? LucyMoylan
Now that the show has ended, who was your favourite singer? Karofsky
Jesse, really? Darlinsugaree
Discuss Glee (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?