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 (49 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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A biting comedy for the underdog in all of us. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Glee: Road to Sectionals  »

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Several times during filming they had to stop rolling to tell Kevin McHale to stop tapping his feet to the beat of the music. See more »

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[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
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Connections

Referenced in Live! with Kelly: Episode dated 20 February 2012 (2012) See more »

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Don't Fail Me
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Performed by Calvin Goldspink
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Just What the Doctor Ordered!
21 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can just picture the creator, Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) tossing ideas around with producers or writers or what-have-you and just saying "Let's do something happy." If this is the goal, "Glee" delivers.

With the combination of dreary times and warm weather "Glee" is just what the doctor ordered! Was the plot amazing? Not according to what we're used to. Shows these days seem to continually descend in to a deeper and deeper spiral of darkness. Don't get me wrong, I love it! Prickly characters are called "love-to-hate" for good reason, but there's a reason there is more than one category on the food pyramid. "Glee" is the perfect answer to a well- rounded entertainment diet.

At the very least "Glee" has set itself up to be a showcase for amazing talent including Lea Michele who rightfully earned a name for herself on Broadway with the hit "Spring Awakening" as Rachel Berry and newcomer Cory Monteith as Finn Hudson who may not be as talented as Michele, but was perfectly cast for the part. He does exactly what he's supposed to do which is to keep up with and support Michele who will send chills down your spine.

"Glee" seems like a familiar tale "The football player wants to sing and the unpopular girl also wants to sing!" but when was the last time we really saw this? Okay... disregard "High School Musical." This isn't "HSM." This is "HSM" done right--with real talent--and not actually a musical. The songs are all time-tested and well loved familiar tunes, i.e. Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and the show isn't designed around the songs or for the songs like a musical... you'll know what I mean when you see it!

*Synopsis* A bright eyed and optimistic teacher, Will Schuester (played by Matthew Morrison) decides to revamp the Glee club. He dreams of making it something truly great around which the school can come together. From where we, the audience stand, he came into a glee club already filled with tremendous talent including Rachel Berry who dreams of fame and carving a niche for herself, but what was missing was a strong male lead. To do this Will (nefariously) recruits the star football player who finds himself right at home. *End Synopsis*

There may be moments in the pilot where the not-instant-fan may consider "I'll bet this moment was meant to make me laugh out loud... but I'm not," but I say to you that is not what this show is about. It's about the average... the conceivable, but if you and the people around you just wanted to sing and were good at it too. Most importantly it's a showcase just meant to keep you smiling.

Even if characters were to, in the course of time in the sometimes unpredictable television world, jump into bed with each other or perform a murder, I take comfort in the feeling this show will not be about that. It will be about happy entertainment with an "I wish I could buy the world a Coke" attitude.

Because this show does not have the (ironically) familiar twists, dips, flips, turns and drama other shows offer, I feel the logical grade to assign this show would have to be a B- for being somewhat "undeveloped" by modern standards. (Nobody has been abused to speak of yet.) However, despite the undeniable likelihood this show will never be listed in my top five, even for the year, I can pretty much guarantee it will be the show which I most look forward to watching out of any other. For this reason, "Glee" gets an A+ in my heart and I hope to form a "Glee" club of my own taking place Tuesday nights on my living room couch.

Glee is certainly a welcome summer booster shot of summer fun.


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