Glee

Follow
FOX (ended 2015)

USER EDITOR

AJMeredith

User Score: 649

8.2
out of 10
User Rating
6,441 votes
241

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Show Summary

Glee is a musical comedy that depicts Will Schuester's (Matthew Morrison) efforts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). Glee's musical numbers, underdog characters, and rousing soundtracks have all helped make Glee a runaway pop-culture hit. It is created by Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) and is a Golden Globe-winning Fox musical comedy. The series won 6 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) - The Power of Madonna, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Neil Patrick HarrisDream On, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Jane Lynch, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Pilot - Director's Cut, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Gwyneth Paltrow.

Video

Your Autoplay Preference: On | Off

  • R.I.P.

    Oscar Winner Patty Duke Dies at 69

    The star of The Patty Duke Show was also a president of the Screen Actors Guild.

  • 2010 – 2015

    TV.com's Top 30 Shows of the Past Five Years: The Runners-Up and Our Individual Staff Picks

    To cap off the festivities, we're back to present what many of you have been asking for: the individual Top 20 lists that we used to tabulate our collective Top 30.

  • Trending Community Posts

    Thursday
    No results found.
    Friday
    No results found.
    Saturday
    No results found.

    Fan Reviews (241)

    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • A show about dealing with the troubles of life, overcoming difficulties and persuing your dreams, no matter who you are.

      8.5
      Glee begins with Will Scheuster, a teacher at his old high school, decides to take over for the struggling glee club. When he was a member, they were National champions and the coolest kids on campus. Now, they are a joke with members not only mocked but hit with daily slushies to the face. Will can only get wannabe divas Rachel and Mercedes, wheelchair bound Artie, gay-but-not-out Kurt, and stuttering goth Tina to join. Only after Will blackmails football captain Finn into joining does the group begin start coming together. Now called the New Direction, they are rounded out with three cheerleaders (Quinn, Santana and Britney) and three football players (bad boy Puck and dancers Mike and Matt). Despite disapproval from Will's unstable wife Terri and the constant manipulations of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, the glee club continue to persevere with the leadership of Will, OCD guidance counselor Emma and (joining in season 2) Coach Shannon Beiste. Starting in season 2 the roster of ND constantly fluctuated for transfer students, replacements and graduates, but the camaraderie of being there for each other no matter what continued with Sam, Lauren, Blaine, Rory, Sugar, Joe, Kitty, Unique, Marley, Jake, Ryder, Roderick, Jane, Mason, Madison, Spencer, Alistair and Myron.



      Through the show they explored numerous plots and stories that affect lives today: including teen pregnancy, sexual explorations and orientations, bullying, death, abuse and poverty just to name a few. While the stories of the show tended to be either overly dramatic and drawn out or not fully explored, the musical performances always propel things forward. Exploring a large category of musical genres, it was a fun way to learn new songs under normal circumstances the audience might not have ever heard before.



      At the end of season 3 the show ran into a dilemma. Continue to follow Will, the glee club and new students in an ongoing conflict with Sue, or follow the graduates in their new endeavors in college and careers. Season 4 became a slightly convoluted mess as the show tried to do both. And due to the unfortunate passing of a cast member, season 5 had to be rewritten. Season 6 got the show back on track but due to an episode shortage, a new batch of students were once again underdeveloped.



      Fun and entertaining as the show is it is not perfect. The later seasons tended to focus less on a range of music and more on whatever was in the top 40. Will's teaching manner was often all over the place . criticizing the students for being too provocative in Season 1, but in Season 4 kicks out a girl for not being sexy enough). The character of Rachel (played by show creator Ryan Murphy's friend and real life diva Lea Michele) was always somewhat insufferable, but she continued to get worse the more success her character achieved. Santana was originally supposed to be a minor character, but she quickly became so popular that she not only supplanted Quinn as bitchy cheerleader but they kept forcing her back into the show even when it made no sense. After season 1, the writers struggled to keep Quinn and (especially) Tina relevant to where they both became gimmicky and occasionally ridiculous. The new kids of season 4 were just retread of the graduates (Rachel - diva attitude - money = Marley, Finn + rhythm = Ryder, Puck + Mike = Jake, Quinn + Santana = Kitty, Kurt + Mercedes = Unique) so similar stories could be told. And Sue Sylvester, already ridiculous to an extreme, acted in a manner (while often humorous) was mean spirited, cruel and even down right criminal on occasion.



      Lillian Adler (Will's high school glee director) is remembered with a plaque stating "By its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy". This show succeeded in bringing joy, tears, laughter and sorrow. While certain topics, scenarios and character could be over the top the show never stopped trying to encourage the joy of music and entertainment.



      moreless
    • Glee tears tears

      10
      I love Glee. I love the show because it reintroduces songs of different genres to a different generation. I loved season 4 episode I Do. I really loved the duet of lea Michele and RIP Cory. I really loved the show because it really got to the issues of what teenagers go through school. I really like the tribute they did to Cory on the episode The Quarterback.
    • Glee Coming To A Close

      10
      Im so sad Glee has come to a close, it was a great show, and even though its all about singing. I think that was my least favorite part tho. But its very small cause I loved the show so much!!!
    • the best!

      10
      i love Glee! I dance with their music! if you want to dance too! demp3
    • Terrible and Overrated

      3.0
      I don't get the love of this show. It's not a good show. It seems quite lame. A musical show shouldn't be about random songs that don't fit that normally have to do with sex. There's such terrible morals on the show that it's surprising that they addressed serious issues on the show. They mostly got muddled with the songs that didn't work. While things I don't like, whether they be shows or movies, win awards at some point, I especially hate that the show was nominated in the wrong category. It is totally a drama. How is it a comedy? If it were at least funny in some way, then that would make sense. I'm glad that this show tried to do something right even if I didn't like it. But it just didn't work in the end.moreless
    More
    Less

    More Info About This Show

    Categories

    Comedy, Drama, Music

    Themes

    teen pregnancy, unlikely friendships, ensemble cast, music and dancing, pressures of high school