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Glee 

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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.
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Series cast summary:
Chris Colfer ...  Kurt Hummel / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Jane Lynch ...  Sue Sylvester / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Lea Michele ...  Rachel Berry / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Matthew Morrison ...  Will Schuester / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Kevin McHale ...  Artie Abrams / ... 121 episodes, 2009-2015
Naya Rivera ...  Santana Lopez / ... 116 episodes, 2009-2015
Jenna Ushkowitz ...  Tina Cohen-Chang / ... 115 episodes, 2009-2015
Amber Riley ...  Mercedes Jones / ... 113 episodes, 2009-2015
Mark Salling ...  Noah 'Puck' Puckerman / ... 99 episodes, 2009-2015
Heather Morris ...  Brittany S. Pierce / ... 98 episodes, 2009-2015
Chord Overstreet ...  Sam Evans / ... 91 episodes, 2010-2015
Darren Criss ...  Blaine Anderson / ... 90 episodes, 2010-2015
Harry Shum Jr. ...  Mike Chang / ... 93 episodes, 2009-2015
Cory Monteith ...  Finn Hudson / ... 94 episodes, 2009-2015
Jayma Mays ...  Emma Pillsbury / ... 83 episodes, 2009-2015
Dianna Agron ...  Quinn Fabray / ... 79 episodes, 2009-2015
Ian Brennan ...  Narrator / ... 64 episodes, 2009-2015
Iqbal Theba ...  Principal Figgins / ... 58 episodes, 2009-2015
Lauren Potter ...  Becky Jackson 56 episodes, 2009-2015
Becca Tobin ...  Kitty Wilde 50 episodes, 2012-2015
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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

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Taglines:

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

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glee: Road to Sectionals See more »

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Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Original audition songs: Matthew Morrison sang and played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the ukulele. Lea Michele sang "On My Own" from "Les Miserables". Chris Colfer sang "Mr. Cellophane" from "Chicago". Jenna Ushkowitz sang "Waiting for Life to Begin" from "Once on this Island". Kevin McHale sang The Beatles. Amber Riley originally sang a pop song for her audition, but the producers asked her to sing "And I Am Telling You" from "Dreamgirls". Jayma Mays sang "Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Although many people believe Cory Monteith sang "Can't Fight This Feeling" for his audition, but he really sang "Honesty" by Billy Joel, which he revealed on the Canadian radio show Q. By the end of the first season, Morrison, Michele, Colfer, and Riley had performed their songs on the show. Mays sang hers in the second season. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fail Me
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Performed by Calvin Goldspink
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Infectious
19 July 2009 | by BasiliskStSee all my reviews

Glee presents a nascent high school glee club ready to blossom with the right talent and encouragement.

The lead characters from the adviser to the historically unpopular glee club members are genuinely engaging and attractive, albeit even as occasional subjects of hyperbole.

Our family found it hard to resist the show's charm. From teenagers to parents we were hooked and are anxious for more.

It will be challenging to keep up the level of production demonstrated in the pilot episode, but if Glee manages, Fox will have a truly great hit on its hands.

Lea Michele deserves special mention for her clear, powerful voice and high energy whether moving or standing still. As a sophomore desperate for fame she's credible and her dream doesn't seem impossible when you hear her sing.


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