Glee: Season 2 (2010 - 2011)

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Critic Consensus: Glee loses some of its spark in this reprise, but the series still delights with its frothy musical numbers and sensitive engagement with pressing social issues.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 21, 2010
2
Air date: Sep 28, 2010
3
Air date: Oct 5, 2010
4
Air date: Oct 12, 2010
5
Air date: Oct 26, 2010
6
Air date: Nov 9, 2010
7
Air date: Nov 16, 2010
8
Air date: Nov 23, 2010
9
Air date: Nov 30, 2010
10
Air date: Dec 7, 2010
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The second season of the musical comedy-drama about the socially outcast members of a high-school glee club opens with the students moving on after their loss at Regionals. An uneasy alliance forms between Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) when school budget cuts threaten the existence of both the glee club and the cheerleading squad, while Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn (Cory Monteith) try to bump up the club's numbers with some new recruits. Meanwhile, Kurt (Chris Colfer) begins embracing his sexual identity when he meets Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss), a member of rival a capella group the Warblers. Standout themed episodes include "Britney/Brittany" (an episode featuring music by Britney Spears), "The Rocky Horror Glee Show" and "A Very Glee Christmas." New cast members include Chord Overstreet as new glee-club member Sam Evans and Dot-Marie Jones as football coach Shannon Beiste. Memorable guest stars this season include John Stamos, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carol Burnett and Justin Bieber.

Cast

Matthew Morrison
as Will Schuester
Matthew J. Morrison
as Will Schuester
Jayma Mays
as Emma Pillsbury
Amber Riley
as Mercedes
Jessalyn Gilsig
as Terri Schuester
Jane Lynch
as Sue Sylvester
Naya Rivera
as Santana Lopez
Mike O'Malley
as Burt Hummel
Harry Shum Jr.
as Mike Chang
Iqbal Theba
as Principal Figgins
Dot-Marie Jones
as Shannon Beiste
Max Adler
as Karofsky
Ashley Fink
as Lauren Zizes
Lauren Potter
as Becky Johnson
Josh Sussman
as Jacob Ben Israel
John Stamos
as Dr. Carl Howell
Bill A. Jones
as Rod Remington
Charice Pempengco
as Sunshine Corazon
Jonathan Groff
as Jesse St. James
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Holly Holliday
Earlene Davis
as Andrew Carmichael
Romy Rosemont
as Carole Hudson
Cheyenne Jackson
as Dustin Goolsby
Barry Bostwick
as Tim Stanwick
Charlotte Ross
as Mrs. Fabray
Michael Hyatt
as Joan Martin
Kathy Griffin
as Tammy Jean Albertson
Meat Loaf
as Barry Jeffries
Kristin Chenoweth
as April Rhodes
Carol Burnett
as Doris Sylvester
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Sandy Ryerson
Josh Brodis
as Student
Kari Coleman
as Donna Jackson
Chris Delfosse
as Tattoo Artist
Tonya Kay
as Cheerios Dancer
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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Critic Reviews for Glee Season 2

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

The significant problems that made themselves aware in Glee's first season really flourished in the second. Inconsistencies in character, ill-advised theme episodes, a Super Bowl episode that was shockingly forgettable.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
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Glee has been undeniably frustrating in season two, but whether it's Mercedes torching an Otis Redding song or Blaine and Kurt's adorable romance, there was still ample reason to tune in and enjoy.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

It has become a powerful, promotional machine, long on hype and short on the human feeling - the glee - that once made it so addictive.

Sep 21, 2010 | Full Review…

When Sunshine covers Beyonce's "Listen" from "Dreamgirls," you instantly realize what made "Glee" so magical in the first place.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

On the positive side, it's all done with standard "Glee" fun, the tongue never far from the cheek, and it's punctuated with upbeat musical numbers.

Sep 21, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Glee is a still a cute show, but even in its early second season, the storytelling through song has been lost, and the tunes have become nothing more than an excuse to sell iTunes downloads.

Feb 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Has less catty drama, more hilarity (Heather Morris' flaky cheerleader Brittany has become one of my favorite parts of the entire series) and (no pun intended) new directions for all of our characters.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The show hinges on Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester. Sue might be one of the funniest characters on TV right now

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

A wonderful, tacky slice of camp Americana at its best - yes there may be some more complex subject matter now, but the experience is always crowned with a big, glamorous musical number...

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

There's barely room for the buoyancy that infused Glee last season... As long as pain doesn't eclipse the show's charm, viewers will still have something to sing about as the season unfolds.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

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