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: 103


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User Ratings: 1385
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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 (103) | Top Critics (35)

[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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Glow never lets itself become too serious: any incipient earnestness is swiftly undercut by a well-timed gag or quip.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for GLOW: Season 1

  • 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!
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Alison Brie is great Marc Maron steals the show everytime he is on screen and the rest of the cast is good too , would absolutely recommend.
  • Aug 09, 2019
    What a show! Very positively impressed by this one! ALISON BRIE IS FUCKING AWESOME!
  • Jul 15, 2019
    Absolute must see for creative minds.
  • May 23, 2019
    Unique premise, lots of interesting characters. I am a sucker for mid-late 20th century period pieces and this did not disappoint. I also like that you get to know more about each character throughout both seasons and even the most unlikable characters have layers to them. Definitely worth checking out.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    GLOW is feminism by force and cringe, and I love it. What really drives the show home for me, though, is the complexity of the characters and the cutthroat means by which they have to accomplish what they can with what they have.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    Utterly Brilliant, Interesting dynamics between characters and engaging from beginning to end.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Love wrestling, and love this show! So retro!

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