GLOW: Season 1 Reviews

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June 22, 2017
GLOW is often very funny, but it also plays (and works) as drama, a balance that would more often be found in an hourlong show. The half-hour format, though, is just right, leaving a viewer eager to bounce and roll through the 10-episode first season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 22, 2017
I's a totally winning, totally unique series, a battle royale of styles and tones that deliveries victories to characters who can really use them.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 22, 2017
GLOW is a hulking creature sewn together from pop-cultural scraps, but when it steps into the ring, it reveals itself as a true original.
June 22, 2017
Much like actual pro wrestling, GLOW is crafted to entertain. In the crowded arena of original online content, it deserves to be a champion.
June 22, 2017
The cast is loaded with personality, and that's not only what it takes to make a wrestling show work, but it's a good thing for a Netflix comedy too.
June 21, 2017
GLOW takes clear joy in regurgitating dated cultural kitsch, and that's exactly as it should be.
June 21, 2017
An attitude of respect characterizes the entire series; you may finish the series with a better opinion of professional wrestling than when you went in.
June 20, 2017
The performances are superb, especially those of Maron, Young, Brie and Gilpin, all of whom do justice to mostly exceptional scripts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2017
What makes GLOW enjoyable (if sometimes imprecise and irksome) is its willingness to mine the same bad and/or stereotypical situations that it's critiquing for belly laughs.
June 19, 2017
The show quickly develops into a rich period-piece, using actual wrestling history and culture as the staging ground for stories about ladies of varying shapes, sizes, colors, and social backgrounds.
June 15, 2017
GLOW succeeds almost entirely because of the affinity the writers clearly have for wrestling as a form of entertainment.
June 15, 2017
Though its characters are tasked with pleasing a male-driven marketplace, GLOW seems content to revel mostly in the physical accomplishment. It's also a kind of birthing story.
June 15, 2017
GLOW is feminine, but not precious; period, but not nostalgic. It's an honest show that is satisfyingly, surprisingly intimate.
June 13, 2017
GLOW is sometimes funny, sometimes emotional and anchored by a strong, ego-free performance by Alison Brie, improving across the full 10-episode first season.
June 12, 2017
Netflix's GLOW is unlike any show I've ever seen. I love it so much; it made me laugh, cry, think, and pump my fists in the air screaming, "YESYESYES!"
Full Review | Original Score: A
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