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The Best Seasons of 'Glee' 

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Updated May 15, 2020 4.7k votes 1.6k voters 30.2k views 6 items

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The musical comedy-drama Glee aired six seasons from 2009 to 2015, totalling 121 episodes and over 729 music performances. Big fans of the series often argue over what the greatest season of Glee is, which is exactly why this ranked list of all Glee seasons was created. This list of the best Glee seasons has been voted on by Glee fans from around the world, so the order of the seasons isn't just one person's opinion.

Each season of Glee has at least one memorable episode, so it isn't necessarily easy to figure out what the top season is. Is your favorite season of Glee not as high as it should be? Be sure to vote it up so it rises to the top. If you want to answer the questions, "What is the best season of Glee?" and "Which season of Glee is the best?" then this list will have you covered. If you find yourself missing the series, make sure to check out other shows like Glee.

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Glee - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Glee'
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Glee - Season 3

The third season of Glee premiered on September 20, 2011 and contains 22 episodes. This season finds several members of the glee club preparing for graduation.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The First Time," "Yes/No," and "Goodbye."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Santana comes out as a lesbian.
  • Brittany runs for class president.
  • Blaine and Kurt have sex for the first time.
  • Finn joins the military.
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Glee - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Glee'
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The second season of Glee premiered on September 21, 2010 and contains 22 episodes. This season follows the New Directions glee club as they experience several victories on their way to nationals.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Rocky Horror Glee Show," "A Very Glee Christmas," and "The Sue Sylvester Shuffle."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Gwyneth Paltrow performs "Forget You".
  • Kurt becomes Prom Queen.
  • The New Directions compete at nationals.
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Glee - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Glee'
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Glee - Season 1

The first season of Glee premiered on May 19, 2009 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to the teachers and students of William McKinley High School.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "The Power of Madonna," and "Journey to Regionals."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Kurt comes out to his father.
  • Quinn gets pregnant by Puck.
  • Finn tells Rachel how he feels.
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Glee - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Glee'
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Glee - Season 4

The fourth season of Glee premiered on September 13, 2012 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces several new characters into the plot, as eight of the main characters graduated from high school last season.

This season features such unforgettable episodes including: "The New Rachel," "Swan Song," and "Guilty Pleasures."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Rachel and Kurt reunite in New York City.
  • Santana and Quinn sleep together.
  • There is a school shooting at William McKinley High School.  
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