Netflix embraces eccentric ’80s wrestling with ‘GLOW’


In an era of prestige television, it’s rare that a show gets to be as guiltlessly entertaining as Netflix’s GLOW.

Set in the psychedelic 1980s, GLOW follows a group of “unconventional” women (not thin, white, or even blonde) in the process of filming a wrestling movie, a first for all of them and a seemingly impossible ask.

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GLOW starts slowly with Ruth (Alison Brie), a down-on-her-luck actress who keeps getting the same bit parts and yearns to be taken seriously. The La La Land similarities end there, as Ruth gets sent by her agent to a casting call for “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” Read more…

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