glow review

GLOW became a Netflix sensation last summer as both fans of the ‘80s era women’s wrestling league and fans of Netflix drama converged on the show. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for a second season, continuing the fictionalized account of the league with Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron and all the series regulars returning.

In season two, Ruth (Brie) and Debbie (Gilpin) still have not reconciled, but have to work together to make G.L.O.W. a success. Ruth continues helping Sam (Maron) with business ideas, including shooting opening titles. All the wrestlers have to come up with new ways to stand out in the ring and on camera, and for Ruth, that includes breakdancing. We also get to spend more time with some of the other wrestlers like Tamme (Kia Stevens).

GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch spoke with /Film by phone before the premiere of season 2 on Netflix. They also contributed to the screenplay for Captain Marvel. GLOW season 2 is streaming now.

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Jurassic Park Video Game Demo

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, an independent video game company has created a mini game where you try to survive the tyrannosaurus rex breakout from Jurassic Park. Plus, get a recap of the first season of GLOW before the second season hits Netflix, and take a look back at the 20-year old end of the world blockbuster Armageddon. Read More »

GLOW season 2 review

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for an all-new ’80s-themed season of GLOW, and what a wonderful season it is. In fact, with the combination of seasons 1 and 2, it’s safe to say, without any trace of hyperbole, that GLOW is one of the best shows Netflix has to offer. It’s paced perfectly, it never overstays its welcome, and best of all, it has so much heart that at times it’s almost overwhelming. Almost no other show on the streaming service is as warm as this; as emotionally vibrant as this. Best of all – GLOW balances its sweetness with a darkly dramatic center. It’s light and dark all at once, and the results are worth celebrating.

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glow season 2 featurette

The gorgeous ladies of GLOW have got their glitter and their leotards in place — now it’s time to learn a few new wrestling tricks. The latest GLOW season 2 featurette goes behind the scenes of the hit Netflix dramedy series and shows how the fabulous cast learned to hold their own in the ring this time around. Yes, they strike just as many poses as ever, but expect a few more body slams in this second season.

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glow season 2 trailer

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back in the GLOW season 2 trailer. Netflix’s comedy series set in the world of 1980s women’s wrestling returns later this month, with a whole new season full of body slams and emotional stakes. Watch the high-energy trailer below.

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Gallery 1988 Cuyler Smith Trading Cards 3

Gallery 1988 is back with another outstanding art show, and this one continues a splendid collection of trading cards featuring the outstanding illustrations of artist Cuyler Smith.

Trading Cards 3 features a whole new batch of original trading cards taking characters from various sports movies and TV shows. Modeled after real vintage trading cards from decades past, these are meticulously detailed pieces that you can throw in a plastic sleeve like all your other trading cards. Or you can frame them on your wall where they deserve to be displayed proudly. Read More »

glow season 2 teaser

GLOW is coming back, so you better get ready to dance like a maniac. The uber-popular Netflix wrestling comedy has announced its sophomore season premiere date in a glamorous and glitzy GLOW season 2 teaser.

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stranger things

There’s roughly a week until Halloween and many people – myself included –  still haven’t gotten their costume situation in check. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic characters from 2017’s pop culture offerings who make for relative cheap and easy costumes.

If you’re anything like me, the notion of stitching together a terrifying outfit from scratch can be a bit daunting. But, with a little chutzpah, and a whole bunch of inspiration taken from some of the best TV shows and movies released over the past year, I feel that we can all make this happen.

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glow season 2

By the time 2017 is over, close to 500 scripted television shows will be out there for the masses to consume. So it’s not too surprising that Netflix – a company which, early in its experimentation with original programming, often renewed its shows for multiple seasons – is starting to outwardly feel the strain of Peak TV.

Their latest casualty? The Naomi Watts series Gypsy, which has officially been canceled. But while Watts’ intimate therapist isn’t coming back to the streaming service after only one season, the gorgeous ladies of wrestling will be stepping back in the ring after their triumphant debut: Netflix has given the go-ahead for GLOW season 2. Read More »

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glow

I’m not what you would call a fan of wrestling. The idea of people so obviously pretend-fighting in a ring in such dramatic fashion just seems so very silly. And bro-y. Not even Mickey Rourke’s dramatic comeback in The Wrestler, which illuminated the heart and camaraderie of the sport, made me change my mind about it. So when the buzz started rolling in about Glow, the new Netflix series highlighting a makeshift all-women wrestling crew, my eyes instantly rolled to the back of my head.

I had just assumed that this newest iteration of a wrestling narrative would surely feature women in skimpy duds, flashing score cards for the “real” wrestlers, the men, in the ring. But no, Glow is actually legit. It centers women and gives them agency where you least expect it. In fact, the men are actually the supporting players in this story.

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