GLOW, a tv show review

A tv show review by: Lee Sonogan

(2017) 1H/Comedy, Drama, Sport (Season 1)


An overall description of the show is a look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles. All the actresses were trained to wrestle by Chavo Guerrero, Jr. This is the second Netflix Original Series from Jenji Kohan. You will feel and see the 80’s feel watching this show. It’s weird/dark and is mostly funny.

Before being cast as Carmen Wade on GLOW, Britney Young was the personal assistant to Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh-McKenna on the CW series Crazy-Ex Girlfriend on which she also guest-starred. Each of the other actresses has starred in well-known movies you may have heard of. Indy wrestlers from America make interesting cameos in the show.

This show makes professional wrestling more relevant, I like that. Deep at the core of the show, it’s all wrestling terms and slang done in an impressive way. GLOW was praised by critics upon its release; receiving a 96% approval rating from review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, the site’s consensus being “With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly,”. The ending is the last fight on their second show and it is certainly something. I recommend this to any wrestling fan and people who like the eighties feel.

PS – I am actually interested where they go with it if it has a second season in the future. Plus do not be sceptical about this show. It has interests for a lot of people.


Every episode is written beautifully. The show-runners have captured my heart and I love each character dearly. I always love shows that deal with female friendships. At first, I was reminded of Orange Is the New Black, but this one is far better. All the women in this series have been empowering to each other, helping one another along their own unique life paths outside of work. The story arc is perfect and flows great from season to season. Usually shows tend to get less exciting season by season. I’m so impressed and was enthralled every moment. Every conversation is so believable. I love Debbie Egan- a true icon. The love these women have for each other is so heart-warming. I sat on the couch in silence for a good 5 minutes. I appreciate the raw sexuality and racial identity themes explored. 10/10 – Ellie Schultz (Google Review)

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