GLOW is a story of feminine coming-of-age full of comedy and 80s nostalgia.
There has been a lot of great tv shows on Netflix lately and we are loving it. The only problem is that most of these are intense dramas with storylines that have us stressed out … 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things or Black Mirror to name a few. Every time we tell ourselves we’ll watch something a it lighter next time. That’s where GLOW comes in.
Sometimes with tv comedies they can be something we resort to when we want something light to watch but a lot of the time you don’t need to follow it completely. It’s more a joke every 8 seconds kind of thing but when we want to invest in a show we’ll end up with another intense drama. Well GLOW has both. The hilarious comedic cast AND the brilliant storyline.
This 1980’s comedy comes from the makers of Orange Is The New Black and we are expecting big things.
Here is how Netflix describe the show:
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.
GLOW is executive produced by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).
You don’t have to wait long either. GLOW is out this Friday 23 June.
“GLOW takes this arena of artifice and turns it into a story of feminine coming-of-age with a bright, engaging energy that balances tones with masterful skill.” – Variety
“GLOW is sometimes funny, sometimes emotional and anchored by a strong, ego-free performance by Alison Brie, improving across the full 10-episode first season sent to critics.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“GLOW pulses with all sorts of potential talking points about gender, friendships between women and public perception of stereotypes, but rather than bogging itself down in prolonged messaging, it is consistently committed to a brisk pace and a lightness that reflects its subject matter.” – Washington Post
“GLOW succeeds almost entirely because of the affinity the writers clearly have for wrestling as a form of entertainment. The show revels in every move, every over-the-top costume, every fake shriek of pain.” – USA Today