Glee (2009– )

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Kurt Hummel / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Sue Sylvester / ... (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Artie Abrams / ... (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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 Mercedes Jones / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Santana Lopez / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Tina Cohen-Chang / ... (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Noah 'Puck' Puckerman / ... (97 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Brittany S. Pierce / ... (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Finn Hudson / ... (91 episodes, 2009-2014)
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 Sam Evans / ... (91 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Mike Chang / ... (91 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Blaine Anderson / ... (90 episodes, 2010-2015)
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 Emma Pillsbury / ... (82 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Quinn Fabray / ... (76 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Narrator / ... (62 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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The hardest word to say is "goodbye." See more »

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19 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Glee: Road to Sectionals  »

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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;" 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.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.124 (2011) See more »

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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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