Monday, June 26, 2017

Thoughts After Watching GLOW

If you were here on Friday, I finished the post planning to embark on a GLOW marathon after I had signed up for a Netflix account.

Well.. I did it.

I watched the first five episodes of the series on Friday then finished off the other half on Saturday.

It. Was. Great.

For those of you unaware, GLOW is a programme set in the 1980s and focuses on a group of aspiring actresses who sign up to become professional wrestlers in an upstart wrestling company named , GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).

The ten episodes covers their relationships both in and out of the ring right up to the debut event that takes place in episode ten.

There were a few real wrestlers used as extras or recurring characters. One pro wrestler - Kia Stevens (AKA Awesome Kong in TNA and Kharma in WWE) is one of the main characters in the show and she surprised me because she is great.

Alison Brie, who starred in one of my favourite comedy shows - Community - played the main character and she was perfect.

GLOW is very loosely based on a real-life female professional wrestling company from the 1980s.

I recommend watching it. You don't have to be a pro wrestling fan to enjoy it. I am sure of it.

My fingers are crossed for a season two.

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