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  • Series Premiere Date: May 19, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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76

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 228 Ratings

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  • Summary: The new school year finds the glee club with new members (Charice and Chord Overstreet), new romances, new rivals, and a guest appearance by Britney Spears.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Arts, Music
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 21, 2010
    100
    Three weeks, three styles, three fine, fun hours.
  2. 88
    Ah, the joy of Glee. I thought the show had lost its way last season, trying to jam songs into theme episodes ("Hello"). But tonight's season opener proves that "Glee" is back in its groundbreaking groove, bringing music to the masses and making fun of itself in the process.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 21, 2010
    88
    In its second season, the high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails...But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy, where mundane details like homework never matter. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
  4. So far--although Glee may be creeping closer to the edge--it remains nearly as delightful as it was when everything about the show seemed shiny and new.
  5. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    Second-season expectations for Glee are almost too high. Potential reality series, movies, spinoffs, tours, record contracts...the surround sound that's jacked up around this hit is now officially deafening. Unrelenting distractions can push series off their game, and there's evidence tonight Glee is off its game.
  6. This is a packed episode that sets up the dynamic for a season long rivalry that New Directions will be hard-pressed to overcome.
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Oct 26, 2010
    40
    It has become a powerful, promotional machine, long on hype and short on the human feeling--the glee--that once made it so addictive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 11 out of 43
  1. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    Well Glee Season 2 is much more superior to season 1 because of the songs and guest stars. I'm a Filipino and I'm proud that Charice is there.Well Glee Season 2 is much more superior to season 1 because of the songs and guest stars. I'm a Filipino and I'm proud that Charice is there. I even love Gwyneth Paltrow. There were even original songs like the very best " Loser Like Me". There were problems with plot and story and I found that some were unnecessary. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2010
    10
    Any show so campy and over the top that it can consistently bring two grown men to tears is an automatic 10. While the themed episodes areAny show so campy and over the top that it can consistently bring two grown men to tears is an automatic 10. While the themed episodes are getting a bit tired, the changing-up of the musical arrangements can make Britney Spears actually worth hearing. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2010
    10
    This show has lady gaga syndrome. The creators think they have a coat of pop sugary candy that they sneakily injected with dark undertones andThis show has lady gaga syndrome. The creators think they have a coat of pop sugary candy that they sneakily injected with dark undertones and social commentary. But ratings and dollars speak so what they end up with is sugary pop candy that just thinks it has dark undertones cuz at the end of the day the important thing is to be yourself and never stop believing...yippie! Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2011
    8
    Season 2: Though I as upset at the beginning of the season because of it's reason to change the characters from seniors to sophomores. HoweverSeason 2: Though I as upset at the beginning of the season because of it's reason to change the characters from seniors to sophomores. However the great comedy and drama mixed with song is something rarely seen and even rarer that it works well. They pull it all off though!!! Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2010
    7
    So far, not as good as the first season. The episode focusing on Spears was terrible, but the rest was pretty good. The acting is stillSo far, not as good as the first season. The episode focusing on Spears was terrible, but the rest was pretty good. The acting is still great and the writing is funny, but it needs a little push. Expand
  6. BKM
    Oct 26, 2010
    4
    I still haven't figured out the appeal of this show. To me it is painfully superficial and quite frequently mean-spirited in its humor (whichI still haven't figured out the appeal of this show. To me it is painfully superficial and quite frequently mean-spirited in its humor (which does not automatically make it sarcastic or witty) and each hour feels interminable. The show also seems to be straining to show everyone how cool it is. As for the music, it is generally good, but the song selections never wander very far from the mainstream. It ultimately feels like the worst aspects of high school rehashed for a weekly tv series. Nothing less, nothing more. Expand
  7. Jul 15, 2011
    0
    I am absolutely fine with homosexuality, but this show tries too hard to change people and the way that they think. Fox should cancel thisI am absolutely fine with homosexuality, but this show tries too hard to change people and the way that they think. Fox should cancel this while they still have the chance. Expand

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