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Seasons:
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Release Date:
19 May 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A biting comedy for the underdog in all of us. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 57 wins & 149 nominations See more »
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Entertaining feel-good dramedy; wild, like a small-town cousin of "The O.C." -- with singing! See more (156 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 21 of 225)

Chris Colfer ... Kurt Hummel / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Jane Lynch ... Sue Sylvester / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Kevin McHale ... Artie Abrams / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Lea Michele ... Rachel Berry / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Matthew Morrison ... Will Schuester / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Naya Rivera ... Santana Lopez / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Jenna Ushkowitz ... Tina Cohen-Chang / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)

Amber Riley ... Mercedes Jones / ... (100 episodes, 2009-2014)

Mark Salling ... Noah 'Puck' Puckerman / ... (91 episodes, 2009-2014)

Heather Morris ... Brittany S. Pierce / ... (90 episodes, 2009-2014)

Cory Monteith ... Finn Hudson / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2013)

Harry Shum Jr. ... Mike Chang / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2014)

Jayma Mays ... Emma Pillsbury / ... (78 episodes, 2009-2014)

Chord Overstreet ... Sam Evans / ... (78 episodes, 2010-2014)

Darren Criss ... Blaine Anderson / ... (77 episodes, 2010-2014)

Dianna Agron ... Quinn Fabray / ... (71 episodes, 2009-2014)

Ian Brennan ... Narrator / ... (59 episodes, 2009-2014)

Iqbal Theba ... Principal Figgins (54 episodes, 2009-2014)

Lauren Potter ... Becky Jackson (50 episodes, 2009-2014)

Jessalyn Gilsig ... Terri Schuester (45 episodes, 2009-2012)

Mike O'Malley ... Burt Hummel (44 episodes, 2009-2014)
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Series Directed by
Brad Falchuk (19 episodes, 2009-2014)
Bradley Buecker (18 episodes, 2010-2015)
Eric Stoltz (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
Paris Barclay (8 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryan Murphy (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ian Brennan (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Elodie Keene (7 episodes, 2009-2014)
Adam Shankman (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Wendey Stanzler (3 episodes, 2013)
John Scott (2 episodes, 2009)
Carol Banker (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tate Donovan (2 episodes, 2011)
Michael Uppendahl (2 episodes, 2012)
Paul McCrane (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Writing credits
Ian Brennan (111 episodes, 2009-2015)
Brad Falchuk (111 episodes, 2009-2015)
Ryan Murphy (111 episodes, 2009-2015)
Matthew Hodgson (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ross Maxwell (26 episodes, 2011-2013)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (6 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Hitchcock (6 episodes, 2011-2014)
Russel Friend (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Garrett Lerner (4 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ali Adler (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Marti Noxon (2 episodes, 2011-2012)

Series Produced by
Ian Brennan .... executive producer / co-executive producer (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Brad Falchuk .... executive producer (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryan Murphy .... executive producer (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Bradley Buecker .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (105 episodes, 2009-2014)
Dante Di Loreto .... executive producer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Alexis Martin Woodall .... producer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Zachary Woodlee .... co-producer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Mary Robinson .... special projects producer (75 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kenneth J. Silverstein .... producer (57 episodes, 2009-2014)
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa .... co-producer / producer (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Hitchcock .... consulting producer / supervising producer / ... (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Novick .... producer (32 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ali Adler .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robert Del Valle .... producer (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Marti Noxon .... consulting producer (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ashley Contino .... associate producer (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Garrett Lerner .... consulting producer (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Karen Romero .... co-producer (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Stacy Traub .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Russel Friend .... consulting producer (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jeff Dickerson .... associate producer (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jennifer Morrison .... associate producer (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joe Keenan .... consulting producer (15 episodes, 2012-2014)
John Peter Kousakis .... co-executive producer (9 episodes, 2009)
Thomas Kuehl .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
James S. Levine (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Cinematography by
Christopher Baffa (57 episodes, 2009-2012)
Joaquin Sedillo (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Goi (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Doc Crotzer (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
Joe Leonard (26 episodes, 2009-2013)
Bradley Buecker (25 episodes, 2009-2014)
John Roberts (20 episodes, 2010-2014)
Nathan Allen (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Dean (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Andrew Groves (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Philip Harrison (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rich Fox (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Alexander Soskin (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fabienne Bouville (2 episodes, 2011)
Jason Gourson (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Casting by
Eric Dawson (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
Carol Kritzer (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
Robert J. Ulrich (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
 
Series Production Design by
Mark Hutman (79 episodes, 2009-2013)
Kevin Constant (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Art Direction by
Michael Rizzo (66 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kevin Constant (11 episodes, 2009)
Domenic Silvestri (9 episodes, 2010)
Peter Clemens (2 episodes, 2009)

Christopher Brown (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Munch (35 episodes, 2009-2011)
Bob Kensinger (31 episodes, 2010-2014)
Maggie Martin (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Lou Eyrich (66 episodes, 2009-2012)
Elizabeth Martucci (31 episodes, 2012-2014)
 
Series Makeup Department
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup department head / department head make up / ... (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jennifer Greenberg .... key makeup artist / assistant department head make-up / ... (43 episodes, 2009-2014)
Kelley Mitchell .... makeup department head / key makeup artist / ... (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
Janis Clark .... hair department head (35 episodes, 2010-2012)
Melissa Buell .... makeup artist (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michelle DeMilt .... makeup artist (28 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ayat Malek Kiankhooy .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tanya Cookingham .... makeup artist (23 episodes, 2012-2014)
Tena Parker .... hair department head (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Gloria Conrad .... hair stylist (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Michelle Rene Elam .... key hair stylist (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Monte Haught .... key hairstylist / hair department head (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Maynard Matthews .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jamie Taylor .... makeup artist / uncredited (14 episodes, 2009-2014)
Alyson Black-Barrie .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 2011-2014)
Lynda Kyle Walker .... department head hair (13 episodes, 2009)
Victor Del Castillo .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Elizabeth Cortez .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Stephanie Kae Panek .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dugg Kirkpatrick .... hair department head / assistant department head hair (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Melanie Verkins .... assistant hair stylist (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Stacey K. Black .... hair department head / department head make up (9 episodes, 2010)
Terri Carter .... uncredited (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
James MacKinnon .... second makeup artist (6 episodes, 2009)
Roxy D'Alonzo .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sallie Ciganovich .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Judy Staats .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2009)
Marsha Shearrill .... additional makeup artist (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michele Tyminski .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Marc Boyle .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 2011)
Autumn Butler .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2012)
Mike Mekash .... additional makeup artist / makeup artist / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Valerie Nelson .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2011)
Gina Bonacquisti .... additional hair stylist / hair stylist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Cool Benson .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2011)
Shutchai Tym Buacharern .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Calvin Scott .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2012)
Lora Scrignoli .... Key hairstylist NY unit (2 episodes, 2014)

Linda Walker .... department head hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Kenneth J. Silverstein .... unit production manager (66 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ashley Contino .... post-production supervisor (66 episodes, 2009-2012)
Karen Romero .... production supervisor (55 episodes, 2009-2012)
Robert Del Valle .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daniel Hank .... unit production manager: New York / unit production manager (17 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sara Webster .... production supervisor: new york (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Udwin .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sarah Olivieri .... second second assistant director / additional second assistant director (63 episodes, 2011-2014)
Leo Bauer .... first assistant director (42 episodes, 2010-2014)
Janell M. Sammelman .... second assistant director / first assistant director (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
Angie Read .... additional second assistant director / Addl 2nd Assistant director / ... (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jacki O'Brien .... additional second assistant director / second second assistant director / ... (26 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jill Maxcy .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Deandra Short .... dga trainee (17 episodes, 2011-2014)
Alejandro Mora .... dga trainee (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Linda Montanti .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 2012-2014)
Leah King .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (12 episodes, 2009)
Shea Farrell .... second second assistant director / additional second assistant director (12 episodes, 2010-2012)
Andrew M. Flinn .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alexis Olsen .... additional second assistant director (12 episodes, 2014)
Kathryn Francis Tucker .... second second assistant director (11 episodes, 2009)
Scottie Gissel .... first assistant director (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Megan Lombardo .... first assistant director / additional first assistant director / ... (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Amy Hughes .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Conte Matal .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 2009)
Julie Cummings .... assistant director (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
Richard Denault .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Richard W. Welch .... dga trainee (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Claudio Jacobellis .... additional second assistant director: New York (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brian Papworth .... second second assistant director: New York (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mark Romanelli .... second assistant director: New York (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mike Crotty .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Heather Wagner-Wang .... dga trainee (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 2009)
Gary Cotti .... second second assistant director (7 episodes, 2010)
Gordon Freeman .... additional second assistant director: New York / dga trainee (7 episodes, 2014)
Linde Sayles .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2009)
Pamela Kuri .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Cindy King .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2010)
Julia Lennon .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 2011)
Craig Langus .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2010)
Mark Ballou .... dga trainee (4 episodes, 2010)
Carol L. Vitkay .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Jennie O'Keefe .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Paul Breuninger .... property master / supervising property master / ... (105 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ellis J. Barbacoff .... assistant property master / second unit property master (85 episodes, 2010-2014)
Anthony Lattanzio .... construction coordinator (73 episodes, 2010-2014)
Greg Sanger .... leadman (68 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jason Sweers .... graphic designer (66 episodes, 2010-2013)
Michelle Collier .... art department coordinator (63 episodes, 2011-2014)
Stephanie Feinerman .... art department assistant (54 episodes, 2011-2013)
Leighanne Haddock .... buyer (43 episodes, 2009-2011)
Timothy M. Earls .... set designer (38 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sarah Snyder .... props / leadman (35 episodes, 2012-2014)
Gerald Lehtola .... art coordinator (31 episodes, 2009-2010)
Leigh Poindexter .... props / assistant props (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gary Burkhart .... art department assistant (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Douglas Abrahamson .... assistant property master (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Chad S. Frey .... set designer (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Elizabeth Morris .... set buyer (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
Andrew Leitch .... assistant art director / art department assistant (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Erica Wernick .... art department assistant / graphic designer (19 episodes, 2009-2014)
Peter Beck .... storyboard artist (19 episodes, 2010-2014)
Kelly Schultz .... set dresser (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Greg Hamlin .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sandy Adams .... on-set dresser: second unit (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Chris Buchinsky .... storyboard artist / on-set dresser: second unit (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Frank McEldowney .... greens foreman (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Cyndy Canfield .... set dresser (12 episodes, 2009)
Brendon Cowsill .... set dresser (12 episodes, 2009)
Tiffany Cowsill .... set dressing gang boss (12 episodes, 2009)
Tim Scheu .... leadman (12 episodes, 2009)
William Swartz .... set dresser (12 episodes, 2009)
Brenner Hugh Harris .... set dresser (11 episodes, 2009)
Ron Mason .... set designer (11 episodes, 2014)
Simon Michael Holt .... props (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Eddie Grisco .... assistant property master (9 episodes, 2009)
Caryn Marcus .... set decoration buyer (9 episodes, 2010)
Dave Preston .... assistant property master (9 episodes, 2010)
William Eliscu .... assistant art director (7 episodes, 2010)
BJ Guyer .... puppet fabricator (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Melanie Mahoney .... standby painter (5 episodes, 2009)
Josephine Mceldowney .... knitting consultant (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Greg Papalia .... set designer (3 episodes, 2009)
Emilee Boucher .... art department production assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein .... set designer (2 episodes, 2009)
Glenn H. Roberts .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 2009)
Mike Sunga .... leadman (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Sakamoto .... leadman / set dresser (2 episodes, 2010)
Tommy Ardolino .... props (2 episodes, 2011)
Moana Hom .... propmaker / set dresser (2 episodes, 2012)
Sharon Davis .... set designer (2 episodes, 2013)

Richard N. McGuire .... gangboss (unknown episodes)
Schuyler Telleen .... art department coordinator / graphic designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Phillip W. Palmer .... production sound mixer (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Patrick Martens .... boom operator (103 episodes, 2009-2014)
Doug Andham .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer / sound re-recording mixer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Gary Megregian .... supervising sound editor / co-supervising sound editor / ... (85 episodes, 2009-2014)
Zeke Richardson .... sound editor (75 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor (71 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer / foley mixer for m&e (53 episodes, 2009-2014)
Devendra Damon Cleary .... utility sound technician: music playback / music playback / ... (53 episodes, 2009-2012)
John Snider .... sound effects editor (52 episodes, 2009-2014)
Christian Buenaventura .... dialogue editor (49 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jeremy Balko .... adr mixer (47 episodes, 2009-2014)
Judah Getz .... adr mixer (46 episodes, 2009-2014)
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor (29 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jeffrey Lee Zimmeran .... music playback (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Evan Daum .... adr mixer (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jordan Wilby .... sound effects editor (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Michael Sana .... assistant sound editor (14 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jeffory Haddad .... additional sound mixer / pro tools playback mixer / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andy Dawson .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Matt Gillis .... supervising sound editor (8 episodes, 2009-2014)
David Tirolo .... pro tools playback mixer: new york (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Larry Hopkins .... foley artist and editor (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Vicki Lemar .... sound re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Raymond .... boom operator (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rob Cunningham .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jacob Farron Smith .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Devona Williams .... music playback (6 episodes, 2014)
Rob Young .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brett Grant-Grierson .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2013)
Rachel Corrales .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Special Effects by
Steve Galich .... special effects coordinator (43 episodes, 2011-2014)
Christopher A. Suarez .... special effects on-set supervisor (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
James Fredburg .... special effects foreman (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Clark James .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Al Marangoni .... special effects technician (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist / digital compositor / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer / visual effects supervisor (61 episodes, 2009-2014)
Matt Resta .... visual effects artist (26 episodes, 2012-2014)
Pablo Wang .... visual effects artist (22 episodes, 2010-2012)
Chris Faczek .... visual effects artist (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
Brian D. Williams .... digital compositor (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Diane Macke .... visual effects coordinator (15 episodes, 2010-2012)
Aldo Ruggiero .... visual effects artist (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
William J. Cox .... digital compositor: FuseFX (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sal Arditti .... digital compositor (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Adam Matis .... digital compositor (8 episodes, 2014)
Matt von Brock .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2009)
Richard Servello .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2012)
Zoran Glisovic .... digital compositor: FuseFX (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Stunts
Tim A. Davison .... stunt coordinator (49 episodes, 2009-2014)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt coordinator (16 episodes, 2009-2014)
Chris Brewster .... stunt performer / stunt double: Matthew Morrison / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tim Soergel .... stunt double: Cory Monteith (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Caine Sinclair .... stunt double: Dean Geyer / stunt double: Darren Criss / ... (10 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jimmy Sharp .... stunt coordinator (9 episodes, 2012-2014)
Natalie Padilla .... stunt performer / stunts (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Brandon Hampton .... football stunts (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Albert Valladares .... stunt performer (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Justin Eaton .... stunts (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kyle Mclean .... stunt dancer (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alisa Hensley .... stunt double: Jane Lynch (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Monty L. Simons .... utility stunts (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Paul Eliopoulos .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (4 episodes, 2009-2014)
Matt Berberi .... stunt double: Kevin McHale / stunt performer / ... (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Malosi Leonard .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jesse Tipton .... stunt performer / utility stunts (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Seth Duhame .... stunt double / stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Patrick Stenberg .... stunt double: Kevin McHale / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jessica Lynn Wilson .... stunt double: Dianna Agron / stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nick Epper .... stunts (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Trevor Habberstad .... stunt double / stunts (2 episodes, 2010)
Stephen Oyoung .... stunt double: Harry Shum Jr. / stunt performer (2 episodes, 2010)
David Rowden .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2010)
Peipei Yuan .... stunt double: Tina / stunt double: Jenna Ushkowitz (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2011)
Keenen Bray .... stunt double (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Laura Arenson .... stunts (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Christopher Troy .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)

Hymnson Chan .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Duane Mieliwocki .... camera operator / additional cinematography / ... (108 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ken Little Jr. .... first assistant camera (107 episodes, 2009-2014)
Joe Pacella .... film loader / second assistant camera (103 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jerry Day .... key grip (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Andrew Glover .... chief lighting technician / lighting designer (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Andrew Mitchell .... camera operator / rigging key grip (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jason Puliti .... lighting technician (75 episodes, 2009-2014)
Justin Stroh .... lighting technician / chief lighting tech (75 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jay Sheveck .... libra technician / scorpio head technician / ... (68 episodes, 2009-2014)
Andrae Crawford .... second assistant camera (46 episodes, 2009-2011)
Adam C. Eichhorst .... grip/dolly / grip (43 episodes, 2010-2014)
Glen Holland .... lighting console programmer (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Kurt Pomerleau .... rigging electrician (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Glen Evans .... grip (33 episodes, 2009-2011)
Bill Green .... rigging key grip (31 episodes, 2012-2014)
Mark Pickens .... camera dolly grip (26 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jim Saldutti .... grip (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amy Alarian .... electrician (22 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rick Maddux .... chief lighting technician (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Olsen .... technocrane technician (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Josh Hackney .... rigging electrician (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
Beth Dubber .... still photographer (19 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ross Addiego .... dolly/crane operator (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bryan Fletchall .... libra operator (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mike McEveety .... first assistant camera (15 episodes, 2011-2014)
Amos James .... grip (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Cary Sachs .... electrician / lighting technician (14 episodes, 2011-2014)
Michael Otis Ropert .... additional camera operator (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jennifer Clasen .... still photographer (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charles Simons .... dolly grip: c camera / dolly grip: "a" camera, second unit (13 episodes, 2011-2014)
Bob Bradshaw .... grip (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Raul Riveros .... digital imaging technician (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dale Vance Jr. .... additional camera operator (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Todd Csernecky .... best boy electric (12 episodes, 2009)
Dylan Pomerleau .... rigging electrician (12 episodes, 2009)
Ken Glassing .... director of photography: second unit / additional photography (12 episodes, 2012-2014)
Henry Flores .... technocrane technician (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Penny Sprague .... key first assistant camera / first assistant camera: "b" camera (11 episodes, 2009)
Mitch Byerly .... rigging gaffer / best boy rigging electric (10 episodes, 2009)
Dan Hofstad .... lighting technician (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Christopher LaVasseur .... additional photography (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
Marque DeWinter .... camera utility / assistant camera (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Carlos M. Torres .... rigging gang boss (8 episodes, 2010)
Carlos González .... cinematographer: additional scenes (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Levie Isaacks .... additional photography (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Rob Exner .... grip (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
David Gasperik .... camera operator / film loader (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Philip W. Hallford .... crane technician: Technocrane (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Thomas Enright .... set lighting technician (5 episodes, 2011)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2009)
Christopher Yoon .... second assistant camera / libra technician (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
David Chameides .... camera operator / additional camera operator (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Richard Stevens .... daily camera operator (3 episodes, 2011)
Steve Kagan .... lighting technician (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Christopher Baffa .... additional cinematography / camera operator (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Corey Checketts .... crane technician: Technocrane / technocrane operator (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Norbert F. Quiban .... rigging electrician (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Travis Panarisi .... rigging foreman (2 episodes, 2009)
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Lorna Leslie .... b camera second assistant: second unit / c cam second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2010)
Brian Rosso .... grip (2 episodes, 2010)
Spencer Hutchins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera / second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Michael Goi .... cinematographer: additional scenes (2 episodes, 2011)
James M. Sterba .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)

J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Alex Newman .... casting associate (99 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jim Carnahan .... original casting: New York / casting: New York / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Guy Yosub .... extras casting assistant (78 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mike Passine .... extras casting (64 episodes, 2010-2014)
Alana Balden .... casting assistant (48 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ethan Golub .... extras casting (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Meredith Jacobson .... local extras casting (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marisa Aboitiz .... costume supervisor (91 episodes, 2009-2014)
Andrea Medina .... costume intern / costume assistant / ... (88 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jill Korengold .... costume shopper / costumer (38 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sahar Halabi .... additional set costumer / costumer (36 episodes, 2011-2014)
Zandra Harding .... cutter/fitter (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Katie Leech .... costumer (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Nikki Fallenstein .... costumer (31 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jennifer Eve .... co-costume designer / assistant costume designer (28 episodes, 2009-2012)
Elizabeth Martucci .... assistant costume designer / co-costume designer (28 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tess Inman .... costumer (21 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jill Lucas .... costumer (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jimmy Jay .... set costumer (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Antoinette Scherer .... key costumer: New York / key costumer: new york / ... (19 episodes, 2012-2014)
Michelle Liu .... set costumer (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
Hana Rausalova .... set costumer (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rebecca Raleigh .... costume assistant (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jessica Albertson .... set costumer (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jennifer Iizuka .... set costumer (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brigitta Romanov .... assistant costume designer (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Crow .... key costumer (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jordana Leeds .... set costumer (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Zelda Lambrecht .... key costumer (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Raquel L. Jaffe .... set costumer (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tiana Aiello .... costumer (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rani Cunningham .... set costumer (8 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Ruttinger .... costume assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Anna Wintour .... wardrobe: Sarah Jessica Parker (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Brooke C. Thatawat .... assistant costume designer (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Alan Villanueva .... costume illustrator (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jessica Pazdernik .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2009)
Brad Holtzman .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2010)
Nancy Malone .... additional costumer (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
Persephone Lauer .... costumer (5 episodes, 2014)
Ryan Lennon .... set costumer (2 episodes, 2009)
Allison Leach .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2011)

Nickolaus Brown .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Dean .... assistant editor (41 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ishai Setton .... assistant editor (24 episodes, 2012-2014)
Christian Heron-Bastidas .... post-production assistant (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Adam Grabel .... post-production assistant (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
John Roberts .... assistant editor (17 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael L. Holland .... post-production coordinator (17 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Ruttinger .... post-production assistant (16 episodes, 2009-2011)
Fabienne Bouville .... assistant editor (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
Brett Snyder .... promo editor (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
Lindsey Cohen .... post-production assistant (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adam Neely .... post-production assistant (11 episodes, 2012)
Brian Cunningham .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Doc Crotzer .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2009)
Chris Keighley .... colorist: new york dailies (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ken Van Deest .... final colorist (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matthew Smith .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2014)
 
Series Music Department
Blaine Cline .... music production supervisor / production music coordinator (100 episodes, 2010-2015)
Adam Anders .... producer: featured songs / executive music producer / ... (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Peer Astrom .... producer: featured songs / co-producer: featured songs (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
David Klotz .... music editor / supervising music editor (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ryan Murphy .... executive music producer / producer: featured songs / ... (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Heather Guibert .... music coordinator (85 episodes, 2009-2014)
James S. Levine .... producer: musical score / producer: additional songs / ... (84 episodes, 2009-2014)
Tim Davis .... vocal contractor / vocal contractor/arranger (77 episodes, 2009-2014)
Brad Ellis .... musician: piano accompanist / piano accompanist / ... (75 episodes, 2009-2014)
Kamari Copeland .... additional vocals (51 episodes, 2009-2011)
Elin Carlson .... a capella singer (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
Anthony Falcon .... music assistant (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano (21 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kristopher Pooley .... music producer / producer: "(You Drive Me / ... (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Greg Louis .... production music coordinator (12 episodes, 2009)
Benjamin West .... producer:  / music assistant / ... (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
Alex Anders .... recording engineer / vocal producer (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tommy Faragher .... arranger: Somewhere Only We Know / producer: Animal / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jon Robert Hall .... additional vocals / singers: additional background singers / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ed Boyer .... arranger: Animal / arranger: Bills, Bills, Bills / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sara Niemietz .... musician (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jonathan Coulton .... composer: additional music (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brett Padelford .... musicians coordinator: marching band (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Udi Harpaz .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Transportation Department
Thomas A. Gordon .... transportation coordinator (79 episodes, 2009-2014)
Josh Staheli .... transportation co-captain (34 episodes, 2010-2012)
Brenda Ryan .... driver (12 episodes, 2009)
George Soto-Enriquez .... transportation (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hal Lary .... transportation coordinator (8 episodes, 2009)
Garner Humphrey .... driver (5 episodes, 2009-2012)
Richard C. Ryan .... driver (5 episodes, 2010-2011)

Robert Garcia Jr. .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Kaminsky .... driver (unknown episodes)
Tim Whisenant .... transportation co-captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Sands .... location manager (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
George Halstead .... production accountant (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Brooke Lipton .... assistant choreographer / associate choreographer (88 episodes, 2009-2014)
Zachary Woodlee .... choreographer (87 episodes, 2009-2014)
Andrew McCulloch .... assistant production coordinator (85 episodes, 2010-2014)
Joyce Lasley .... stand-in (79 episodes, 2010-2014)
Sara Stelwagen .... assistant to executive producers / set production assistant / ... (76 episodes, 2010-2014)
Lawrence Gaba .... first assistant accountant (67 episodes, 2009-2014)
Matthew Hodgson .... script coordinator / story editor / ... (66 episodes, 2009-2014)
Will Pellegrini .... media/marketing (56 episodes, 2011-2014)
Troy Terry .... assistant to executive producers / office production assistant / ... (56 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ryan Cochran .... production secretary / assistant to executive producer / ... (54 episodes, 2009-2012)
Barbara Brown .... script supervisor (51 episodes, 2009-2014)
Jessica Meyer .... assistant to executive producers / assistant to Brad Falchuk / ... (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Lynnet Price .... production coordinator (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Stacy Solomon .... production coordinator / assistant production coordinator (43 episodes, 2009-2011)
Bill Beck .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
Derek Alvarez .... production secretary / office production assistant (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
Desmond Smith .... craft service first assistant / craft service assistant (40 episodes, 2012-2015)
Paul Scalisi .... craft service (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Carol Banker .... script supervisor (35 episodes, 2009-2011)
Megan Doyle .... production assistant / assistant to executive producers (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
Chris Ruscillo .... writers production assistant / office production assistant (34 episodes, 2011-2012)
Garrett Greer .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (33 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex P. Creasia .... assistant to executive producers / assistant to executive producer (32 episodes, 2011-2012)
Matt Solik .... assistant (31 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steven Causey .... extras coordinator / production assistant (29 episodes, 2011-2014)
Joshua Green .... writer production assistant (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
Aristotle Kousakis .... script coordinator (25 episodes, 2012-2014)
Phil Scalisi .... craft service (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kevin Ronan .... key set production assistant (23 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mary Robinson .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jaclyn Hollendeck .... office production assistant (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Cristina Lageman .... production secretary (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
Peter Lichtor .... office production assistant (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ross Maxwell .... story editor (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Hannah McLoughlin .... assistant: Kenneth Silverstein & Karen Romero (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lili Romero .... office production assistant (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Liliana Romero .... office production assistant (22 episodes, 2012-2014)
Dante Russo .... production assistant (22 episodes, 2013-2014)
Steven S. Lee .... location scout (21 episodes, 2009-2010)
A. Espinoza .... office production assistant (21 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adam Haracz .... production assistant (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Megan Galiber .... assistant production accountant (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Devon Jacobs-Quinn .... assistant to executive producers (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
Matthew Peacock .... dance assistant (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jared Scott Mercier .... additional set production assistant / set production assistant (19 episodes, 2011-2013)
Paul Hargrave .... location manager (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kevin Collins .... production assistant (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nathan Gendzier .... location manager: New York / location manager: new york / ... (17 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kyle Sucher .... key assistant location manager (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nicole Crespo .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2010-2014)
Claudio Jacobellis .... production staff / production staff: New York (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Stephanie St. Hilaire .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Robert Teten .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
Josh Miyaji .... main title design / title designer (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jason McCandless .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Loriel Samaras .... set production assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Heather Wagner-Wang .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Chan .... production secretary: New York (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Stephanie Pon .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Orlando M. Vazquez .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2012-2014)
Sussan Cordero .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sydney Babbitt .... payroll accountant (12 episodes, 2009)
Woody Kane .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2009)
Stephane Nicoli .... miscellaneous crew (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sabrina Wilson .... set production assistant (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Karen Romero .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2009)
Mark Bailey .... office production assistant (11 episodes, 2011)
Mandy Grant-Grierson .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Melissa Martinez-Areffi .... Key Assistant Location Manager / location manager (11 episodes, 2014)
Robin E. Michels .... medic (10 episodes, 2009)
Elliot Gannon .... set production assistant (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sean Buck .... computer/video playback operator (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mark Hochman .... computer/video playback operator / computer graphics/playback (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Brandon Galvan .... set production assistant (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sherin Shetty .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andrew R. Smith .... assistant production coordinator / production assistant (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kate Hennessy .... set production assistant (9 episodes, 2014)
Nick Clark .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Ruttinger .... post production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Tiffany Carr .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Frederick Ashton .... choreographer: "Sylvia" (7 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steve Troop .... puppet maker (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Nicholas Pelecanos .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2014)
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... key production assistant: NY Unit / key production assistant: NY unit (7 episodes, 2014)
Brigette Pope .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2009)
Melissa Krystofiak .... set dressing coordinator/estimator (6 episodes, 2010)
Briana Price .... dancer (6 episodes, 2012-2014)
Steve Martin .... location medic (5 episodes, 2009)
Brian Kamei .... set production assistant / production assistant (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Chris Whitaker .... additional medic (5 episodes, 2010)
Crystal Liu .... script coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)
Oren Tuvia .... additional set production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor: dayplayer (5 episodes, 2014)
Dave Landaker .... video and computer playback operator (4 episodes, 2009)
Heather Haase .... assistant locations (4 episodes, 2010-2011)
Erik J. Carpenter .... set production assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Amanda Luce .... set production assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Keegan Zall .... crafts services: process unit (4 episodes, 2010)
Tess Malone .... additional script supervisor (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Alexis Dvorak .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Isabella Laforet .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2014)
Luis Bonachea .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Steven W. Blumenfeld .... computer/video playback engineer (3 episodes, 2010)
Angela Gunn .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2014)
Kim McCall .... video projectionist / video/computer playback (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jeff 'Doc' Porter .... production medic (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Shari Tiandra Tinker .... dancer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Manrico Erasmi .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Laura Forst .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Steven Oliveri .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Shane Haden .... location manager (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Livia Milano .... stand-in: Lea Michele / stand-in: Naya Rivera (2 episodes, 2011)
Jono Matt .... assistant: P. Barclay (2 episodes, 2012)
Hannah Grombol .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Craig Henningsen .... contributing choreographer (2 episodes, 2014)

Lance Mancuso .... key medic (unknown episodes)
Joshua Smith .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Emma Arroyo .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Grayson Arroyo-Smiley .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Isaiah Coronado .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Aisha Iyengar .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Kyle Kan .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Jazmin Madrigal .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Kyleigh McIntyre .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Daniel Millan .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Amir Mitchell-Townes .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Regan Owens .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Jordan Vincent .... special thanks (1 episode, 2011)
Whitney Houston .... in memory of (1 episode, 2012)
Cory Monteith .... in memory of (1 episode, 2013)
 

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Also Known As:
"Glee: Road to Sectionals" - USA (DVD box title)
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USA:44 min
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Australia:PG | Brazil:14 (few episodes) | Brazil:16 (one episode) | Brazil:Livre (some episodes) | Brazil:10 (some episodes) | Brazil:12 (some episodes) | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) | Singapore:NC-16 (season 1 volume 1) (some episodes) | Singapore:M18 (season 1 volume 2) (some episodes) (season 2) (season 3) (season 4) | South Korea:15 | UK:12 (DVD rating)

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Trivia:
Lea Michele (b. 1986) is 8 years older than her character, Rachel Berry (b. 1994).See more »
Quotes:
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Sue Sylvester:Hey buddy.
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Referenced in God Bless America (2011)See more »
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37 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining feel-good dramedy; wild, like a small-town cousin of "The O.C." -- with singing!, 31 October 2009
Author: Jimmy L. from Upstate New York

"Glee" is a high school comedy (dramedy?) filled with music and choreography. It follows the students and faculty surrounding a high school glee club. The show exploits high school stereotypes (the popular jocks and cheerleaders, the "losers" interested in music clubs, the dumb athlete, the flamboyant homosexual, etc.), while preaching a "be yourself" and "follow your dreams" message. There are some emotions, but much of the show is light-hearted fun.

I was reluctant to watch "Glee" because I'm not particularly into musical theater. I finally checked it out and it's become something of a guilty pleasure. It's a good show, well-made and entertaining. I can see how the program is popular. I imagine it would be a hit with younger demographics (mostly female?). Audiences can relate to the high school experience (fitting in, stress, dating and relationships, the usual). Younger viewers might find the show inspirational at times. "Glee" showcases a less glamorous crowd than shows like "Gossip Girl" or "The O.C." before it, and the crazy story lines are less heavy on drama. Overall, the show is pretty family-friendly, although there are sexual references.

Another attraction of the show is its music. Each episode is peppered with musical numbers performed by the cast. Singing, dancing, the works. They cover pop hits of yesterday and today. The writers sneak these numbers into the script in two ways: when the glee club is rehearsing or performing a routine and when a character is singing out his or her emotions. In the case of the latter, the singing does not "occur" within the reality of the show; it's used to emphasize the feelings inside the character. The show attempts to avoid the old method of spontaneously breaking out in song.

The cast members are all talented singers (to varying degrees) and many are accomplished musical theater performers. The performances are all great, with the singers belting it out and rocking the house. I can see fans of "American Idol" liking "Glee". TV viewers are really into vocalization nowadays. Personally I could do without some of the singing. I know that's the gimmick of the show, but I think it slows down the plot and I tend to be more interested in the story. But I can't deny that the performances are impressive.

The show is not "realistic", but I don't think it strives to be. It's silly sugar-coated escapism. In the "Glee" universe, endings tend to be happy and people learn valuable lessons. There's angst and tension, but no real heavy tragedy or anything. It's a more light-hearted show. And the show is pretty silly. Not to be mistaken for realism. (Teachers forming a boy band? Football players dancing on the field to Beyoncé?) Any character in the show can prove to be a singing and dancing dynamo. Each passing episode seems to expose another student or faculty member as a musical talent.

And all of the characters are given interesting quirks and background stories, just for fun. There's Rachel, the aspiring star, busy showcasing her vocal talent on MySpace, raised by a gay couple and ridiculed by the pom-pom crowd. There's the guidance counselor with her extreme germaphobia and OCD-like obsession with cleaning things. The crazy wife, desperate to get pregnant and always thinking of her own interests. The cheerleading coach (played superbly by Jane Lynch), who constantly exercises and claims, among other things, to have been in the special forces. One student runs a pool-cleaning business so he can seduce mothers.

The premise of "Glee" is this: A Spanish teacher takes over the high school glee club and wants to return it to its past prestige. He assembles a small but talented group of social outcasts. Then there's the football star who harbors a secret passion for singing. When he joins the club, he has his feet in opposite ends of the high school caste system: the jocks and the geeks. (Breaking down barriers...) Lynch plays the villain, the cheerleading coach unwilling to share the spotlight (or school funding) with an upstart music club. Meanwhile, there's romantic tension between faculty members (one a married man!) and between the football player (dating a cheerleader) and one of the glee "losers".

The show is not really my style and some of the jokes are only so-so, but "Glee" is entertaining nonetheless. Jane Lynch's sly wit is easily the funniest part, but there's also the show-stopping musical numbers and all that feel-good stuff about teenagers overcoming adolescent pressures. The show also keeps you interested in the subplots (love triangles, romances, scandals, etc.) and makes you pull for the good guys and root against the bad guys. It's wild, like a small-town cousin of "The O.C.", with singing. Sure, it paints a sunnier (and crazier, and more theatrical) portrait of modern teenage life and the world outside, but it's good clean fun and it makes you feel good inside. It's not very deep, but it targets the sentimentality in its viewers. I'm surprised how much I've warmed up to the show.

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