GLOW: Season 1 Reviews

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August 5, 2019
GLOW tries to be too clever, commenting on stereotypes by employing them satirically yet never quite putting their money where their mouth is-by actually developing their characters of color.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 30, 2019
With Madonna-meets-Xanadu art direction, Glow creates a vivid world of high-cut leotards and failed ambition.
November 16, 2018
For a show that's based on wrestling, the main heft of what's so enjoyable isn't about the sport at all, but the circumstances of these women.
November 16, 2018
GLOW is merely a cheeky commentary on sexism using high-leg-cut costumes. The dichotomy comes off as bizarre.
October 10, 2018
GLOW is perfectly placed in the summer as a feelgood comedy. It is full of very funny humor and strong performances, that will have you on the mat laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 28, 2018
GLOW is also generous with granting the other female wrestlers adequate screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 9, 2018
GLOW achieves what it wants: for you to reach the end and feel the painful sensation of emptiness because you wish to see more of this ensemble. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 19, 2018
There's more to GLOW... than you might expect.
June 14, 2018
So we're not pleasantly surprised by how entertaining it turned out to be. We're pleasantly surprised by how ... well, pleasant it is.
May 16, 2018
Each of the 30-minute episodes had me gripped like a Hulk Hogan hold (or courtroom appearance).
March 7, 2018
GLOW is as sensational as the ladies' wrestling league it's based on.
December 29, 2017
You'll find you've watched almost the whole series in a single sitting, and it's 1am, and you're still not sure if it's any good. Which probably, I think, means it is.
December 28, 2017
While [Allison] Brie has played likable, smarter-than-they-first-seem characters on "Community" and "Mad Men," she's a revelation here as the prickly, needy Ruth.
December 19, 2017
GLOW shows us that many of our contemporary struggles have been "contemporary" for the last 30 plus years.
December 18, 2017
With an fantastic cast of diverse women, snappy dialogue, and important things to say, Netflix's Glow proves that hilarious comedy can make a serious statement.
December 14, 2017
[A]charming, low-key series.
December 12, 2017
Brie and her collaborators -- co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch; co-star Betty Gilpin -- managed to make the campy spectacle of TV's Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling the site of a complex sisterhood.
November 21, 2017
With an on-point soundtrack, high production values, fun costuming and great characters, GLOW is worth a binge-watch (or several).
October 27, 2017
Stick with it beyond the first few episodes and watch the show strengthen and improve just like the women working tirelessly within it. The moves get slicker, the characters become clearer and it becomes a better show - in and out of the ring.
October 26, 2017
Thankfully, the season doesn't culminate with the Ruth and Debbie Show; instead, it focuses on the GLOW team, as it should.
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