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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alison Brie ...  Ruth Wilder 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Betty Gilpin ...  Debbie Eagan 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Sydelle Noel ...  Cherry Bang 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Britt Baron ...  Justine Biagi 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Britney Young ...  Carmen Wade 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Kate Nash ...  Rhonda Richardson 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Marc Maron ...  Sam Sylvia 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Gayle Rankin ...  Sheila the She-Wolf 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Kia Stevens ...  Tammé Dawson 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Jackie Tohn ...  Melanie Rosen 20 episodes, 2017-2018
Kimmy Gatewood ...  Stacey Beswick 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Rebekka Johnson ...  Dawn Rivecca 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Sunita Mani ...  Arthie Premkumar 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Ellen Wong ...  Jenny Chey 19 episodes, 2017-2018
Chris Lowell ...  Bash Howard 16 episodes, 2017-2018
Marianna Palka ...  Reggie Walsh 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Bashir Salahuddin ...  Keith Bang 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Rich Sommer ...  Mark Eagan / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2018
Shakira Barrera ...  Yolanda Rivas 9 episodes, 2018
Victor Quinaz ...  Russell Barroso 9 episodes, 2018
Andrew Friedman ...  Glen Klitnick 9 episodes, 2017-2018
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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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The girls are back in town. (Season 2)

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glow See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Netflix See more »
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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The series revolves around a fictionalization of the characters and gimmicks of the 1980s syndicated women's professional wrestling circuit, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (or GLOW) founded by David McLane. See more »

Goofs

There have been many moments during shows and matches in the series where kayfabe (or the protection of the wrestling business) was broken. While it exists in-name-only nowadays, back in the 1980s, it was still taken very seriously. See more »

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Referenced in Thatcher Joe: Childbirth Simulator ft Oli White (2018) See more »

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GLOW Season 1 Review
29 June 2017 | by j_forbesySee all my reviews

Wrestling is a 'sport' I don't know too much about. All I know is that it is scripted TV that plays out in front of live crowds. And they 'fight'. After GLOW, my thoughts on wrestling haven't change much, but I can appreciate the behind the scenes a lot more.

GLOW is one of Netflix's newest additions to their ever so growing library. It follows a group of ladies as they take up a wresting job purely for the money. Set in the 80s where many females struggle to get big time work, the show explores the behind the scenes of wrestling while looking into the life of an actress in the 80s.

There is so much to talk about for this show that it is going to be hard to touch on all the bases. Firstly, this is a show about wrestling but it is a story about the characters. That is my biggest take away from this show. Considering that they only had 10 30 minute episodes, they managed to make you care about all these characters and give each an arc that some shows manage to do across several season. 

I have to give a lot of credit to the writing, because without this show being written the way it was, there is no way it turns out as good as it does. Whether it is comedy or emotional dialog, every moment of this show is well crafted and not one line of dialog or one action from a character seems out of place. 

An equal amount of credit has to go to the cast. While Allison Brie was the only name I knew entering the show, I exited the show with many stand outs. While Brie was one of them, I thought Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin and Britney Young stood up as the other standouts. That however takes nothing away from the rest of the cast. Each one of them nailed their performance and I couldn't name one member that stood out for the wrong reasons.

I thought the whole show was shot wonderfully. They really captured that 80s LA that I am use to seeing in movies, and if it wasn't for the camera and audio quality, I would have believed that this show was shot in the 80s. Much of that also came from the music choices. Similarly to Stranger Things, the music gave the show so much authenticity when it came to portraying a time period.

Overall, I was really surprised with this show. Firstly it was one of the easiest binge watches I have ever had. I watched the whole show in an afternoon because it was only 5 hours long rather than 10+. I'm not sure if this show will be getting a season 2 but I am all on board with it. I think this is one of the most well made shows around at the moment and it deserves all the credit it can get.

9/10


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