‘GLOW’ is a one-two punch of comedy, drama

By: 
FINES MASSEY ◆ FMASSEY@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

“Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” or “GLOW” is full of neon 80s and fun nostalgia, but it’s nowhere near as ridiculous as its name would suggest. In fact, the show uses its over-the-top wrestling backdrop to explore a plethora of social issues from class to sex all the while making you laugh and sometimes cry.

Written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and backed by “Orange is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan, “GLOW” is sure to get plenty of comparison to Kohan’s Netflix hit, and deservedly so, but “GLOW” definitely sets itself apart and often feels fresher than its spiritual predecessor.

“GLOW,” which is loosely based on a real 80s TV show but with new fictional characters, is an ensemble piece that focuses on a group of struggling actresses that sign on for an all-women pro-wrestling show. While the show does a good job of building character through side stories, the viewer can’t help but focus on the show’s two love-to-hate-them show stealers.

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