GLOW: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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With spot-on 1980s period detail, knockout writing, and a killer cast, GLOW shines brightly.



Critic Ratings: 104


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User Ratings: 1442

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Air date: Jun 23, 2017
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Tv Season Info

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 Black."


Alison Brie
as Ruth Wilder
Marc Maron
as Sam Sylvia
Betty Gilpin
as Debbie Eagan
Sunita Mani
as Arthie Premkumar

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Critic Reviews for GLOW Season 1

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (37)

[A]charming, low-key series.

Dec 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's magic in taking something ludicrous and finding the humanity in it, and GLOW knows that trick well

Jun 12, 2017 | Full Review…

GLOW is terrific, but how could it be otherwise? The source material alone makes this an instant winner.

Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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In the same way the wrestling league surprised viewers 30 years ago, viewers may be surprised to find Netflix's GLOW is one of the best new shows they'll see this summer.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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All of this is bundled into an entertaining, amusing and at times poignant first season that also has some wretched excesses and predictable turns.

Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Before the 10 episodes are over, you'll be taking the characters and their relationships and problems very seriously.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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We don't doubt there is plenty more to come from these Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling and we'll want to be ringside every step of the way.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The show has some moments that could definitely have been left on the cutting room floor but is overall a very watchable and funny look at the 1980s, the entertainment industry and the world of pro wrestling.

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

GLOW is merely a cheeky commentary on sexism using high-leg-cut costumes. The dichotomy comes off as bizarre.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

GLOW is as sensational as the ladies' wrestling league it's based on.

Mar 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for GLOW: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    The costuming mixed with fantastic characters makes GLOW a must see!
  • May 02, 2020
    Fun, destruction and excitement will bring this season of Glow, which will impact from start to finish, which captures the essence of wrestling in the 80s, and the remarkable performances of Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin will not be lacking to give more fluidity to the story.
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Season 1 has a different vibe than 2 and 3. It's a bit awkward but it has its enjoyment.
  • Apr 10, 2020
    So entertaining. I wish I had written this. Yes, it's one of those T.V. shows where you think, this idea was only a couple of thoughts away in my brain. I mean, it probably wasn't, but indulge me. The characters are great, the setting is great, the premise is unique. These are actresses that find a strange, but oddly entertaining way to continue to chase their dreams. Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin are unstoppable in this, can't take your eyes off of a single scene they are in. And the cast, the secondary characters, are well used and become well developed.
  • Mar 10, 2020
    This is an awesome show, underated. Alison brie is fantastic as are the rest of the cast.
  • Jan 17, 2020
    A very raw, good time. Highly recommended.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    I was afraid this would be a cringeworthy, ham fisted, forced, politically correct, boring overly feminist drag.. and although there are a couple of scenes which are almost like that. That's not what I got overall when I saw GLOW. And I'm glad. I hope it doesn't become that. There are some genuinely interesting characters which are varied and the relationships between them are good. I do wish all the Male characters weren't so shitty. That was abit of a disappointment. But overall I'm interested in watching the next season. I like wrestling and that includes women's wrestling. I like the aesthetic of the show. It has potential. I hope it steps up in season 2.
  • Oct 25, 2019
    I personally really liked the series, some episodes are more interesting than others but all in all it fits my humor. The characters are well cast.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    This is one of the best tv shows I have ever watched, and I watch a lot of tv. The first few episodes start off a little slow but what the show lacks in hook greatly makes up for in content. The writers were absolutely genius and the actors really bring the script to life. GLOW has hit the perfect ratio of comedy and tragedy which is something I think most modern TV and movies miss by a long shot. I never felt that the comedy overshadowed or drew me out of the show, but it also wasn't too sad or depressing to watch. They have captured some of the most beautiful moments that leave you with chills. They have truly captured the the beauty and torture of self image, addiction, tortured love, depression, and fleeting happiness in a way that forces you to feel the characters emotions rather than just watching them from the sidelines.
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Unique refreshing ideas, with great costumes, stunts, and strong cast of diverse fun to watch strong women. Season 1 of GLOW was fun to (binge) watch!

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