Netflix, 10 episodes
Set in 1985 Los Angeles, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) ends up on a women wrestling TV show in this comedy created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch that was inspired by the 1980s professional wrestling league.
What The Critics Say (Metascore 81)
- [GLOW] takes everything over-the-top about professional wrestling, pushes it to higher levels of absurdity and melodrama, and finds something deeply personal, explicitly political, and wonderfully brute-force awesome. — Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly
- GLOW takes its time teaching its characters, and its audience, the tricks of the wrestling trade. … But that’s okay, because it gets the far more entertaining part of the field–the soap opera, and the over-the-top commitment everyone makes to it–right. It’s an absolute pleasure. — Alan Sepinwall, UPROXX
- It’s smartly plotted, with characters that deepen in the course of the show. But, refreshingly, in our era of homework TV, it’s also a joyride, all roller skates and mousse-claw bangs, synthesizer jams and leopard-print leotards, home pregnancy tests and cocaine-serving robots. By the final episodes, I was whooping at my computer screen, fists in the air, like a superfan. — Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker