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Glee: Season 2 (2010-2011)




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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.


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
James Earl
as Azimio
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
Patti LuPone
as Herself
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
Katie Couric
as Herself
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 (10) | Top Critics (7)

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

September 21, 2010 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

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

So apart from the sex - sorry, the songs - what is Glee for? It feels like a safe suburban sitcom of the Fifties with 21st-century issues.

July 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The script, and the acting, make it work, brilliantly so: writers and cast have soared high on a very fine cusp and never quite slipped to banal or mawkish.

June 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Last night was another one of those episodes of "Glee" that makes it difficult to continue watching. In the beginning, it felt like the show was very playful about stereotypes. Now, it feels like it's essentiating them.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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