IMDb rating: 93%
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 8.1/10
Chances are, when you watched the first season of this hilarious comedy, you might not have known the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling were a real thing in the 80s. You can learn more by watching their true and touching relatively short-lived story in a documentary also on Netflix.
GLOW, the comedy series, revolves around fictionalised characters based on the syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit of the time, with the antics, gimmicks and costumes in the ring well-padded with human interest and emotion.
Season 3 lands on Netflix on August 9 and The Hollywood Reporter calls it the best so far. If the trailer is anything to go by, it looks like we’re going to see a whole lot more personal story arcs as the gorgeous ladies set up shop in Las Vegas.
GLOW shows us what goes on behind the scenes of creating this particular form of entertainment; as much as it is rehearsed and choreographed, it’s also physically challenging.
The ensemble cast is led by Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, who opened the series as a struggling actress auditioning for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). After some false starts, she found her perfect role as “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder, the villain to Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan’s all-American heroine (Betty Gilpin).
The comedy is fast and smart, and these women, with all their hopes and dreams and insecurities, will find their way into the warm place in your heart. Available from 9 August 2019.