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A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alison Brie ...  Ruth Wilder 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Betty Gilpin ...  Debbie Eagan 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Britt Baron ...  Justine Biagi 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Sydelle Noel ...  Cherry Bang 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kate Nash ...  Rhonda Richardson 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Britney Young ...  Carmen Wade 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Gayle Rankin ...  Sheila the She-Wolf 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Marc Maron ...  Sam Sylvia 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kia Stevens ...  Tammé Dawson 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Jackie Tohn ...  Melanie Rosen 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kimmy Gatewood ...  Stacey Beswick 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Sunita Mani ...  Arthie Premkumar 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Rebekka Johnson ...  Dawn Rivecca 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Ellen Wong ...  Jenny Chey 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Chris Lowell ...  Bash Howard 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Marianna Palka ...  Reggie Walsh 23 episodes, 2017-2019
Shakira Barrera ...  Yolanda Rivas 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Bashir Salahuddin ...  Keith Bang 17 episodes, 2017-2019
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A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

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The girls are back in town. (Season 2)

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Short | Comedy | Drama | Sport

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glow See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The series was shot on several locations in Los Angeles; mainly in the San Fernando Valley. Chavo's Boxing Gym, which is GLOW's training grounds, was a combination of two locations: the interior was a studio set while the exterior was the rear of the San Fernando Masonic Lodge. The Pink Motel in Sun Valley was used as a stand-in for The Dusty Spur Motel, GLOW's sleeping quarters. Other notable locations include the Mayan Theater and the Hollywood Palladium. See more »

Goofs

There have been many moments during shows and matches in the series where kayfabe (or the protection of the wrestling business) was broken. While it exists in-name-only nowadays, back in the 1980s, it was still taken very seriously. See more »

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The first episode of each season is the only one to show the opening credits at the beginning of the show, plus it plays Scandal's "The Warrior". Every other episode in a season is a cold opening with the opening credits at the end. See more »

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GLOW Season 1 Review
29 June 2017 | by j_forbesySee all my reviews

Wrestling is a 'sport' I don't know too much about. All I know is that it is scripted TV that plays out in front of live crowds. And they 'fight'. After GLOW, my thoughts on wrestling haven't change much, but I can appreciate the behind the scenes a lot more.

GLOW is one of Netflix's newest additions to their ever so growing library. It follows a group of ladies as they take up a wresting job purely for the money. Set in the 80s where many females struggle to get big time work, the show explores the behind the scenes of wrestling while looking into the life of an actress in the 80s.

There is so much to talk about for this show that it is going to be hard to touch on all the bases. Firstly, this is a show about wrestling but it is a story about the characters. That is my biggest take away from this show. Considering that they only had 10 30 minute episodes, they managed to make you care about all these characters and give each an arc that some shows manage to do across several season. 

I have to give a lot of credit to the writing, because without this show being written the way it was, there is no way it turns out as good as it does. Whether it is comedy or emotional dialog, every moment of this show is well crafted and not one line of dialog or one action from a character seems out of place. 

An equal amount of credit has to go to the cast. While Allison Brie was the only name I knew entering the show, I exited the show with many stand outs. While Brie was one of them, I thought Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin and Britney Young stood up as the other standouts. That however takes nothing away from the rest of the cast. Each one of them nailed their performance and I couldn't name one member that stood out for the wrong reasons.

I thought the whole show was shot wonderfully. They really captured that 80s LA that I am use to seeing in movies, and if it wasn't for the camera and audio quality, I would have believed that this show was shot in the 80s. Much of that also came from the music choices. Similarly to Stranger Things, the music gave the show so much authenticity when it came to portraying a time period.

Overall, I was really surprised with this show. Firstly it was one of the easiest binge watches I have ever had. I watched the whole show in an afternoon because it was only 5 hours long rather than 10+. I'm not sure if this show will be getting a season 2 but I am all on board with it. I think this is one of the most well made shows around at the moment and it deserves all the credit it can get.

9/10


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