96% critics love the show!
Critics Consensus: With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.
Set in Los Angeles during the 1980s, an unemployed actress hopes to find stardom by portraying a female wrestler.
Premiere Date: Jun 23, 2017
Netflix’s wrestling drama GLOW is funny, poignant, and wonderfully acted, but what makes it really interesting is how aware it is of its own contradictions.
Glow is smartly written and the kind of character-driven TV that not only reflects our own messy lives but also those of the people we know, even if we’re not bouncing around a ring.
To call it a feel-good hit would be a bit reductive and presumptive, but “GLOW” deserves all the love and respect thrust upon it. Sit back, turn it up, and enjoy.
This new interpretation of GLOW… is packed with an excellent ensemble cast… sharp commentary on gender and racial stereotypes, and an awesomely ’80s soundtrack. It’s also just plain fun.
One of the best things about GLOW is the sheer Eighties-ness of it all — it’s a sensory explosion of synth-heavy tunes, neon lights, high-cut leotards, hairspray… and even a robot which dispenses cocaine.
GLOW fully owns its campiness and its showy aesthetics, but it’s smart and subversive underneath the glitter.