Have You Seen GLOW Yet?
15 Dec 2021
Looking for an awesome Netflix show to cosy up to this winter? Look no further than GLOW. Three glorious seasons of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling await you, and you won’t be disappointed. Launched in 2017, this uniquely wild TV series took us back to the glory days of the 80s, with neon leotards, massive hair, an unbeatable soundtrack, and incredible (often hilarious) wrestling. Sadly, the show was ended after only three seasons due to the outbreak of COVID in 2020. But don’t let that stop you from relishing every weird and wonderful moment of GLOW that’s in the can.
GLOW is set in L.A in 1985. The show opens with a down and out Ruth Wilder, played by the phenomenon that is Alison Brie, auditioning for yet another role as ‘cute secretary’. Desperate for substance, Ruth attends an audition for a fledgling wrestling company. The company is helmed by producer Bash Howard (Chris Lowell), a naïve rich kid with big dreams, and director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a cynical horror movie maker with unconventional style. Ruth and 13 other women are chosen to join the company, and this compelling group of misfits become the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
What the show does incredibly well is to combine beautifully written drama with perfectly timed comedy. Every single character on the show is a fully-fledged human – warts and all. The show pokes fun at 80s style, but lovingly. It’s a show for feminists to get behind, but it’s not about hating on men. It’s a show that celebrates women in all their dazzling incarnations, and honours female friendships, but it’s not sickly-sweet chic-flick nonsense. Guys, you will love this show, too.
But best of all? Best of all is the wrestling. The wrestling looks awesome. The characters go all in, the moves are high drama, the storylines are fantastical, and the costumes are bizarre. If you’re a long-time fan of both men’s and women’s wrestling, you’re going to see perfectly executed moves that you recognize. Through the lens of the wrestling ring, the show brings up topical subjects, such as identity, gender bias, female stereotypes, and offensive cliches. But it does it without bashing you over the head. GLOW is funny first, and preachy never.
Not only will this show get you feeling all nostalgic for the 80s, but it will also tempt you to make your way over to whatever channel is showing WWE. You’ll watch professional wrestling with a newfound respect, and you won’t mind so much that the whole thing is staged. You might even want to place a bet or two at one of Canada’s Interac casinos – you can find more casino bonuses here to get you going. Yes, that’s right, you can place bets on the outcome of a WWE match. The outcome may be known by the contestants, but you’ll be in the dark. Keep in mind, we’re talking small bets and small wins, there’s no great jackpot to be won with WWE betting.
Once you’ve stepped into the world of GLOW, you’ll want to stay in its kooky little bubble all evening. It’ll make you feel warm and fuzzy – perfect for a cold winter’s Netflix and chill. We were super sad to bid adieu to Zoya the Destroya, Liberty Belle, Black Magic, The She Wolf, Welfare Queen, and all the other gorgeous ladies. But we have heard whispers that in lieu of season four we might get a GLOW movie. It’s just whispers, but we’re ready for it.
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