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Glee: Season 1 (2009-2010)




Critic Consensus: Entertaining, snarky, and full of heart, Glee is an addictive, toe-tapping musical dramedy that hits all the right notes.


Air date: May 19, 2009
Air date: Sep 9, 2009
Air date: Sep 16, 2009
Air date: Sep 23, 2009
Air date: Sep 30, 2009
Air date: Oct 7, 2009
Air date: Oct 14, 2009
Air date: Oct 21, 2009
Air date: Nov 11, 2009
Air date: Nov 18, 2009
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A musical comedy-drama about the social outcasts who make up the glee club at McKinley High School. In the first season, Spanish teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) starts the club and protects it from the malevolent schemes of diabolical cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), all the while dealing with a troubled marriage and a mutual attraction to McKinley's quirky guidance counsellor (Jayma Mays). The club's original core members are made up of pop-superstar wannabe Rachel Berry … More


Matthew J. Morrison
as Will Schuester
Josh Groban
as Himself
Matthew Morrison
as Will Schuester
Gregg Henry
as Quinn's Dad
as Grace Hitchens
Charlotte Ross
as Quinn's Mom
Jayma Mays
as Emma Pillsbury
Amber Riley
as Mercedes
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch
as Sue Sylvester
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Sandy Ryerson
Naya Rivera
as Santana Lopez
Jonathan Groff
as Jesse St. James
Victor Garber
as Will's Father
Kent Avenido
as Howard Bamboo
Idina Menzel
as Shelby Corcoran
Molly Shannon
as Brenda Castle
Iqbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Ken Choi
as Doctor
Sarah Drew
as Suzy Pepper
Anna Camp
as Candace Dykstra
Amy Hill
as Dr. Chin
Telisha Shaw
as Arcadia
Chuck Spitler
as Randy Cusperberg
Bill A. James
as Rod Remington
J.R. Nutt
as Edgar Newdle
Bill A. Jones
as Rob Remington
Patricia Forte
as Donna Landries
Mary Jo Catlett
as Mrs. Carlisle
Earlene Davis
as Andre Carmichael
Jeff Lewis
as Manager
Max Adler
as Dave Karofsky
Dijon Talton
as Matt Rutherford
Ashley Fink
as Lauren Zizes
Aidan Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Gina Hecht
as Puck's Mom
Harry Shum Jr.
as Mike Chang
Ben Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Rizwan Manji
as Dr.Gidwani
Ethan Friedman
as Giardi Triplet
Thomasina Gross
as Perfect Engleberger
Josh Sussman
as Jacob Ben Israel
Darren Criss
as Blaine Anderson
Dean Geyer
as Brody Weston
Alex Newell
as Wade "Unique" Adams
Laura Dreyfuss
as Madison McCarthy
Billy Lewis Jr.
as Mason McCarthy
Noah Guthrie
as Roderick
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It's a quirky, sweet, humorous, nonpartisan funfest.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's not perfect, but in a sea of procedural conformity, Glee is its own weird, often enchanting little island escape.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
USA Today
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I like "Glee." It's a great cast.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
Top Critic

"Glee" could have a hard time sustaining what it has set up. But the opening number gives us a rousing good show.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's one of the best shows of the fall season.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Cynical, sweet and inestimably funny, Glee is by far the best show of the fall TV season.

Full Review… | May 19, 2009
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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