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Review of "GLOW" 7/7/17 by
Airs now on Netflix
I watched the first episode of the show. I think it's
supposed to be a comedy, but it's not very funny (like way
too many of Netflix shows). It does have a lot of
absurdity in it, though. Alison Brie (Trudy on "Mad Men")
plays Ruth, a young actress in the 1980's desperate for a
job. The audition she gets turns out to be for a new female
wrestling league for TV (based on the real life show).
Marc Meron plays the director, Sam, who's kind of a jerk.
The audition parts remind me a little bit of "A Chorus
Line," and he reminds me of the Michael Douglas character.
Anyway, Ruth loses the audition, but then she goes home
and watches lots of wrestling and trains to act like a
blustering wrestler. She goes back and struts her stuff to
Sam. He seems a bit impressed, but what really gets him
wowed is when her girlfriend Debbie (Betty Gilpin) shows up,
blaming her for sleeping with her husband, Mark (Rich
Sommer, another "Mad Men" alumni - he played Harry).
Debbie fights Ruth, and suddenly Sam sees that they will
make a great act. There are many other colorful
characters in the show as well. If you like offbeat, quirky
comedies, or you enjoy shows about the 1980's, you might
like this one. I wish it were funnier and a little less
absurd. Then I would definitely watch the whole series.
In 1980s LA, a crew
of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of
Wrestling. A comedy by the team behind "Orange Is the New
Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
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