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GLOW 

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A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Alison Brie ...  Ruth Wilder 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Betty Gilpin ...  Debbie Eagan 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Britt Baron ...  Justine Biagi 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Sydelle Noel ...  Cherry Bang 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kate Nash ...  Rhonda Richardson 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Britney Young ...  Carmen Wade 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Gayle Rankin ...  Sheila the She-Wolf 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Marc Maron ...  Sam Sylvia 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kia Stevens ...  Tammé Dawson 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Jackie Tohn ...  Melanie Rosen 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kimmy Gatewood ...  Stacey Beswick 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Sunita Mani ...  Arthie Premkumar 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Rebekka Johnson ...  Dawn Rivecca 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Ellen Wong ...  Jenny Chey 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Lowell ...  Bash Howard 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Marianna Palka ...  Reggie Walsh 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Shakira Barrera ...  Yolanda Rivas 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Bashir Salahuddin ...  Keith Bang 17 episodes, 2017-2019
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In Los Angeles in 1985, Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress, auditions along with many other women in a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). Traditionally minded in her approach to acting and highly idealistic, she clashes with GLOW's director Sam Sylvia due to his cynical demeanor and often unconventional work style. She discovers early on that he has employed her former best friend, retired soap opera actress Debbie Eagan to star in the show. Ruth and Debbie had fallen out with one another after Ruth had an affair with her husband, Mark, who she then divorced. The tension between the two women promises either to make or break the developing show. Written by Wiki

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The girls are back in town. (Season 2)

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rhonda's in-ring persona 'Britannica' is loosely based on original GLOW wrestlers Zelda the Brain and Godiva. See more »

Crazy Credits

Every first season episode shows the foreign language overdub credits for each character. See more »

Connections

Remake of GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (1986) See more »

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A GLOW-rious beginning
28 June 2017 | by jackthehackSee all my reviews

GLOW is loosely based on the actual GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) TV show which was a cheesy but charming women's wrestling show which ran for four seasons in the late 80s.

This is a really funny, heartwarming and sometimes exciting show. It is a very good combination of characters and wrestling. As a lifelong pro wrestling fan, the show successfully shows wrestling for being fun without making fun of it. I could have appreciated more insight into how hard it is to be a wrestler especially taking bumps which take a toll on the body. That being said, it does a very good job showing the people and getting us behind them. They are flawed people but likable and ultimately, you root for their success.

The performances are uniformly excellent. Alison Brie is a capable lead who keeps the movie centered. Marc Maron, as the frustrated but deep down decent cokehead director does a fabulous job. Betty Gilpin as the slightly arrogant former soap opera star is brilliant especially since she has a lot of emotional scenes. I loved the wrestler cameos which I will keep a secret.

To conclude, the show is a wonderful love letter to wrestling fans. It would have been convenient to mock wrestling as stupid and dumb but the show avoids that pitfall. For new fans, it would serve as a good conduit into the crazy world of wrestling and for wrestling fans, it shows a simpler era where we were not smarks who picked apart every booking decision. Highly recommended!


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Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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