Netflix’s GLOW is so much more than just a fictional exploration of the lives of America’s very real Eighties sensation, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch -- both of whom have worked on other strong female-character driven projects like Nurse Jackie, Homeland and Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel -- and produced by a very accomplished (and almost all-female) group of people that includes Jenji Kohan (Weeds)-- this dramedy is the perfect balance of gut-busting humor and the gut-wrenching realities of life. Based on the 1986 show of the same name, GLOW follows the lives of an eclectic group of female professionals (actresses, stuntwomen, dancers and models) who simultaneously became both professional wrestlers and the cast of a unique wrestling/variety show, all in an attempt to get Hollywood to give them a fair shake. Now, after two full seasons of emotionally intelligent writing, carefully crafted characters, expertly executed stunts and multiple award nominations, GLOW has been given something even more valuable than a championship belt: a third season. Let’s talk about why.
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