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Netflix’s GLOW Is Less About Professional Wrestling and More About Women Taking Control

There are two things that Netflix’s GLOW does that is crucial for all TV shows that are available all at once to be binged: it makes you care about all of the characters almost immediately and it’s only about 5 hours long which is ideal for a lazy weekend afternoon.

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling don’t necessarily have much desire to wrestle. In fact almost every single woman has their own reason for being there outside of Carmen who is legacy and grew up surrounded by a family of professional wrestlers.

Alison Brie’s character, Ruth, is a struggling actress on her last legs and as a struggling writer who is one overdraft fee away from changing his identity, I can relate. In a show that I thought would be about women wanting to be wrestlers, it turns out to be a show where women want to be accepted.

I saw Wonder Woman once so I won’t pretend like that suddenly makes me qualified to talk about all things feminism, Instead I’ll say that Marc Maron absolutely steals this show and provides some much needed humor in a show that pretty much revolves around a lame love triangle.

GLOW is funny and awkward and sweet and I’m totally hyped that Welfare Queen walked away with the belt.

 

Quick hits:

  • I’ve always listened to Kate Nash but I had no idea she was hot. Might have to give Made of Bricks another spin.
  • Trudy Campbell and Harry Crane getting it on let’s gooo.
  • She Wolf was kind of an asshole, right?
  • I’m not sure if I actually liked this show or if I just enjoy colorful 80’s things and sounds.

 

 

 

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