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Glee season 2 is musical comedy-drama television series which features the New Directions glee club at the fictional William McKinley High School in the town of Lima, Ohio. Glee season 2 dvd follows the club through local and regional show choir competitions to the national competition in New York City, while its members deal with relationship, sexuality and social issues.
The central characters are glee club director Will Schuester, cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, and glee club members Artie Abrams, Brittany Pierce, Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel, Mercedes Jones, Noah "Puck" Puckerman, Quinn Fabray, Rachel Berry, Santana Lopez and Tina Cohen-Chang. Will's ex-wife Terri and Kurt's father Burt round out the list of main characters.
During season two, New Directions is joined by transfer student and athlete Sam Evans, and McKinley High foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon tries out for New Directions, but although she is accepted, transfers instead to Carmel High and joins its glee club, Vocal Adrenaline. Jayma Mays performs as school guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury, and guest stars John Stamos, Dot-Marie Jones and Kristin Chenoweth perform as dentist Carl Howell, football coach Shannon Beiste and April Rhodes, respectively.
Darren Criss appears as Blaine Anderson, lead singer of rival glee club the Dalton Academy Warblers, and Gwyneth Paltrow guest-stars and performs as Holly Holliday, a substitute teacher. Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester performs with her mother Doris and once with New Directions. As in the first season, Lynch and Mays are credits with vocals on some soundtrack albums despite not being featured on screen for any of the songs.
During the second season, Rob Sheffield for Rolling Stone noted the Britney Spears and Rocky Horror tribute episodes as examples when he lauded Glee and its choice of music. He praised Murphy for his selection and resurrection of "forgotten" pop songs and compared the show's uniqueness to "MTV in its prime" as the embodiment of popular culture.