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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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Amazinglee. Excitinglee. Surprisinglee. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The character of Kurt was written for Chris Colfer after he originally auditioned for the role of Artie. The writers told him that he looked like one of the Von Trapp kids, and Chris told them he actually just starred in The Sound of Music, playing Kurt Von Trapp. This obviously stuck in the writers' mind, as they called his character Kurt Hummel (the surname after the cherubic figurines). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sue Sylvester: Hey buddy.
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Connections

Referenced in Community: Modern Warfare (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fail Me
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Performed by Calvin Goldspink
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Just What the Doctor Ordered!

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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