30 June 2018 | spatulachic
Watched the real thing and this is just as fascinating and fun
I was about 10 or 11 when the original GLOW was on and I loved it. It was an hour of irreverent and terrible comedy surrounded by women doing something I'd only seen men do - wrestle. Even with the terrible acting and costumes and the dash of racism, i felt empowered.
This series had me hooked from the beginning. As much as I worried about Alison Brie being miscast, she proved from the start that she was born for this show. Every actress and character brings something to the table, although with only 8 episodes each season, we won't get as much character development as we should with the minor characters. Marc Maron brings a brilliance i never knew he was capable of bringing (I say this as a fan of his.). Once you see these characters in action, you root for them. They're the underdogs of their own story and they're fabulous.
Part of my love for this show is the nostalgia but most of it stems for being a well-written, well-acted, engrossing show. This is one of Netflix's underrated gems.