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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 10 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The girls are back in town. (Season 2)

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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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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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

During an interview on a wrestling podcast, Alison Brie joked that GLOW's female nudity may have been included to gain male viewership for the female-driven series. "Betty Gilpin has sort of talked about that, the nudity, and our bodies, that exploitation has been like the trojan horse of the show where we're smuggling in real, intimate stories of these women's lives under the guise of, like, tits and ass and women wrestling!" Brie admitted that she thought the show's nudity was done well because it was realistic. "I will say I like how they used nudity on this show and on Orange Is The New Black. It's women again taking ownership of that nudity and not doing it in a way? You sort of catch people in nude moments or changing their clothes or whatever and it's not super, 'I look sexual and perfect in this moment of being naked!' It's more sort of, realistic nudity, which I like. A person's changing a shirt and you see her tits." See more »

Goofs

There are many moments throughout the show where the wrestlers break kayfabe (the traditional practice of continually maintaining the illusion that professional wrestling is a real competition) during matches. While kayfabe is only loosely followed by most modern wrestlers, it was still taken very seriously in the 1980s. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofed in BLOW: A DP XXX Parody (2018) See more »

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So good I've watched both seasons twice... In a week!!!!!
9 July 2018 | by beau-67970See all my reviews

After watching mediocre series, GLOW was a breath of fresh air. Every single character had texture and were so compelling to watch. I found myself invested in every one of them. I felt I was watching real people, as opposed to actors acting like real people and what made this possible was the writing AND the talent.

What really sold this series to me was the true depiction of the 1980s; the cinematography, the soundtrack, the casting (this is how people looked in the 80s) and the grit. Such an awesome production. Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron and Chris Lowell really stood out for me but the whole cast were amazing. Kia Stevens is also a talent to look out for. Her voice alone stood out for me; it was soothing yet powerful. I digress...

The writing was so brilliantly done that I felt every nuance was necessary and added to the overall story. Whether it was a pause, an unspoken word, a sigh, every bit of it was crucial and made the script meaty and real. I can't stand a script that sounds pedestrian and forced, like it has been overly rehearsed. The GLOW writers have the conversational flow of script writing down pat. They deserve awards!!!

Another element that makes this series what it is, is the chemistry between cast members. I believe them; Ruth and Debbie's tension but care for one another, Sam and Bash's good cop, bad cop routine and the ladies ensemble as a whole. There's drama, suspense, COMEDY and great music! A winning combination.

It's so good I've watched both seasons twice. Bring on season 3!


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