Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 10
What it’s about:
Glow is a look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organisation in Los Angeles.
What we thought:
It would seem like Netflix strikes gold whenever it digs into the 80s. Stranger Things, the thrilling original drama that had everyone talking, played off in 1983 and now the streaming-giant scored once again with a new show set in 1985.
Glow, short for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, is based on a real women's professional wrestling promotion with the same name and is brought to your screens by the talented team behind Orange is the New Black.
The topic of women wrestling is enough to pique anyone’s interest but this comedy really goes far beyond just that.
With a powerful female cast and top-notch producers Glow takes on prominent social issues with force - without even once making the viewer feel like their being pinned down and preached to.
Topics like infidelity, abortion, feminism, racism, stereotypes, body confidence and sex are intertwined with smart dialogue and brilliant acting.
Alison Brie as Ruth is a wonderfully exciting character that in her own marvelous way successfully steers this Netflix original from its quirky first episode to its victorious finale.
Fresh, funny and short but not too sweet – Glow is worth your time and undoubtedly a binge-watch you’ll thoroughly enjoy!
Watch the trailer here: