‘Glow’ Conquers Peak TV Overcrowding By Breaking the Mold Every Season

When it comes to closing out a season, the makers of Netflix’s hit series “Glow” love nothing more than a game-changing cliffhanger. Co-creators and showrunners Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive ended their first season with some major questions about the show-within-a-show’s televised future, while the second season laid out a plan in which the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling would take their gig all the way to Las Vegas.

More remarkable than those season-ending twists: “Glow” makes good on them, even when such bold changes could prove daunting to retaining an audience in an increasingly crowded television landscape. And nowhere is more crowded than Netflix, which currently produces hundreds of its own original series. So what makes an ’80s-set series about both the weirdness of the feminine experience and the joys of pile-driving someone into a makeshift ring such a persistent hit?

“I think it’s one of those impossible questions,
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