Yes, after an all-nighter binge-watching Glow until 3AM, I can highly recommend it! You’ve probably heard about it here on The Wow Report and elsewhere. This new Netflix series from Orange is the New Black producer Jenji Kohan and company is set in the mid-80s. It’s Tootsie meets La La Land with a side of OITNB –sort of. It stars Community & Madmen‘s Alison Brie, as struggling actress, Ruth Wilder, who stumbles onto and into a syndicated wrestling show, G.L.O.W. Gorgeous. Ladies. Of. Wrestling. She’s more or less run out of options and has just ruled out porn as one.
Presiding over the motley crew of misfit he’s assembled, is cranky director played brilliantly by Marc Maron (Emmy time!) who makes no secret that he thinks he’s slumming. We’ve seen the seamy side of showbiz before, but this writing is really good and like with most good stories, it’s really not about wrestling in the end, but the struggle with who we are and what we are willing to do to “make it”.
Netflix as usual, made the entire 10-episode run available, and the season ends with enough storylines that it’s a done deal there will be season two. And as with any good binge, I didn’t have the will to NOT see what the next episode would bring when it counted down to 3,2,1… it’s that pint of Hagen Daz Frozen yogurt, that’s not THAT bad for you and you carefully spoon it because you think you are going to eat just one third… OK, no one half and then I’ll stop, no three quarters… FUCK IT, it’s gone. Like the ice cream, the biggest regret is that there’s none left for tonight.
Here’s the preview… it gives away some of the surprise of not knowing, so if you want to trust me and be in the dark, don’t watch. Otherwise,