Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling, or GLOW for Short.

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    GLOW (2017) (TV Series)

    GLOW (TV series).



    It's a "real" thing from the 80s that I never heard of before.



    Alison Bree and Mark Maron, nuff said.

    Seriously Alison and Mark are my favourites, I'd watch them in almost anything. :)

    Cough.

    Kate Nash.

    (Never mind)

    10 episodes, all on Netflix, I have finished the pilot, and it's okay, I suppose, but I had no idea what I was expecting when I walked into this. Comedy drama set in the mid 1980s about female semiprofessional wrestlers and their lives behind the camera.

    Anyone else watching?
     
  2. psCargile

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    I like Maron, so I probably will.
     
  3. The Matt

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    I'll probably give it a go
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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    I just want to see Awesome Kong act
     
  5. tenmei

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    It was pretty good - the pilot is a bit of a slow-burn until you hit the 'dream sequence' at the end which made the show for me and I burned through the first eight episodes on Friday after work and the last two yesterday to sandwich Doctor Who. Never a fan of wrestling but this was really addictive.
     
  6. Guy Gardener

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    Zoya is funny.

    Finished it an hour ago.

    Really Good.
     
  7. Tosk

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    Good show. Would watch again.
     
  8. tenmei

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    One of the good things about it is that it plays like an actual eighties/early nineties movie - I would have totally bought Sigourney Weaver and Goldie Hawn as Zoya and Liberty Belle.

    And Joan Cusack as Sheila!
     
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  9. publiusr

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    I liked the "Russian" girl in the original myself
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    They have the complete original pilot from the 80s on Youtube. Popped up in my recommended list the other day (what that says about me I don't know) and it's a fun throwback. I was the right age when this came out to have been uh, fascinated enough to watch it.



    Haven't checked out the Netflix show yet.
     
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  11. Starbreaker

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    I've seen the first seven episodes now and I love it so far. I've never been a fan of wrestling and I had no interest in watching this until the massive ad campaign convinced me to. Episode 6 was so incredibly cringy in a good way that I almost had to cover my face.
     
  12. Gaith

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    Great show, awesome cast, and I have approximately zero interest in "actual" TV wrestling. Looking forward to S3 sometime later this year. Is Bash doomed? Will Sam ever find an appropriate love interest, either in or outside the GLOW sorority? Will Ruth really hate Vegas? (Well, duh.) :p
     
  13. STEPhon IT

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    When did the series change to the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling"?
     
  14. plynch

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    In my senior year of college we watched the original, the same year TNG came on. On a weekend night at 11 or 12. IIRC it had a lot of ads for certain phone numbers one could call for a friend to talk to.
     
  15. Admiral2

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    It started Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I don't know where anybody's getting Glamorous from...
     
  16. Cutie McWhiskers

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    On the plus side, that's no less staged than any other wrestling show.

    On the minus side, it looks no less staged.

    At least now I know what "Married With Children" referred to when lampooning it.
     
  17. Dick Whitman

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    I had vague awareness of this show but did not have Netflix until a free trial about month ago. Not the first thing I was thinking of watching at all. But once I did I was hooked right away!

    Wrestling never meant much to me. I vaguely remember the original show. I am 40, so I was very young. Just saw it flipping channels. My main memory is my parents were big church goers at the time. They talked about an older man in their Bible Study group who was a huge fan of GLOW. Because it was so opposite of what people expected of his personality. His wife liked to tease him about it.

    I am in love Alison Brie. She was the original reason I started watching Mad Men. I was just channel surfing and came upon a scene of her and got hooked.

    She is fanstatic in this. The whole cast is. This is probably me favorite 80s period, homage tv show or movie that has been done in recent years. It best captures style, music and over the top personalities of that era.
     
  18. Starkers

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    Binge watched the first two seasons late last year and LOVE this show! Can't wait for Season 3
     
  19. Jayson1

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    I liked the show quite a great deal even though I didn't know about the original source material and not sure why because I was around back then as a kid in the 80's. Both seasons are great but I do kind of worry about the move to Vegas. I kind of liked the idea of it being this kind of low brow wrestling show were it's basically being filmed in a old gym and it broadcast on some nowhere tv channel. I am worry it will be to glitzy in Vegas.

    Jason