GLOW - Netflix Series (6/23/2017)

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  1. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    New series on netflix... fictional story based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion of the late 80s.
    All the reviews have been better than positive... plan on binging it this weekend.

    Alison Brie
    Pro Wrestling
    Women's Wrestling
    Marc Maron
    1980s...

    oh ffs... they had me at Alison Brie

    Anyone else watching?
     
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  2. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

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    GLOW was a joke. A sketch comedy show with some powderpuff "matches". It was never to be taken seriously. Only one woman went on to be a real worker, Tina Ferrari(Lisa Moretti) ended up in the WWF as Ivory. That is not to say there still wasn't an interesting story there with the show itself, and the women who were in the cast. Mountain Fiji 's story is actually heartbreaking.
    I DO recommend the GLOW documentary.
     
  3. CirculationUnderflow

    CirculationUnderflow Well-Known Member

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    TODAY BABY Im marathoning this all day
     
  4. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    Watched the first two episodes before I left for work this morning. Loving what I've seen so far. Although it's a pretty big stretch to believe that Alison Brie (even with a bad perm) is ever going to be too unattractive (too "real"?) to be castable (is that a word? it feels like it should be.).
     
  5. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Wasn't going to watch until I learned that Alison Brie was in it (and that it got some favorable reviews), so it's in the queue...
     
  6. Thwacko

    Thwacko Forum Resident

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    Actually looking forward to this, and I so rarely care about new shows. Wife is interested too!
     
  7. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    Just finished the pilot. I wasn't interested in this at all until I heard Jenji Kohan was involved and Allison Brie was the star. She is great. I didn't know Marc Maron was in it. He's funny as can be. Really liked it and it may end up being a binge this weekend.
     
  8. GeoffC

    GeoffC I'm listening

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    I too have caught the first couple of episodes of this, Alison Brie being an attraction for me after her performances in Community and Mad Men. I found it entertaining, though I was really unhappy how they played the scene with the 'ketchup' - though I understood the implication to other characters.
     
  9. CirculationUnderflow

    CirculationUnderflow Well-Known Member

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    was excited to see this but its not very good

    I guess the problem is I wanted to see GLOWs beginnings as see how it built up. This entire show leads up to the first show. If they would of stuck to the story it would of been much better but they decided to go down roads they shouldnt of

    AS A GUY I cant handle girl lockerroom talk.
     
  10. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

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    Alison Brie...nudity! Did not expect that. And am not complaining for once.

    Other than that I wish it was a little funnier. Watched two episodes so far and I agree the ketchup bit was over long.
     
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  11. daca

    daca Forum Resident

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    Two words: Alison Brie

    Two Thumbs way up. I don't care how terrible the writing, acting, plot, etc. is/was/will become, I will "watch" this until Netflix stops producing episodes.

    And if Netflix stops, Amazon or Hulu, you need to pick up the series.
     
  12. jmobrien68

    jmobrien68 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Episode 7 has a scene that is so inappropriate and so funny based on the characters reactions... I haven't laughed that hard at a TV show in a really long time.
     
  13. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

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    Didn't at least one of them, Tiffany something, go on to do porn?
     
  14. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

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    Tiffany Million. Did over a hundred adult films between 92 and 98. She is now a bounty hunter(she was featured on WE TV)
     
  15. GeoffC

    GeoffC I'm listening

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    For me, it wasn't the fact it was long, but I found it very distasteful given the reason the ketchup was used.
     
  16. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident

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    Well yeah that was what I was getting at. Wasn't funny.
     
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  17. inaptitude

    inaptitude Forum Resident

    I watched the first two episodes and... meh. Not sure if I'll stick with it. I find it seems to be trying a bit too hard and most of the humour falls a bit flat for me.
     
  18. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Seriously? I thought it was terrific. I mean, I don't know anything about the 'real' GLOW, but this was a terrific character piece with lots of heart and Alison Brie. But Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin were also very good. I really enjoyed the season.

    I veel fill your pool with Borscht!
     
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  19. CirculationUnderflow

    CirculationUnderflow Well-Known Member

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    GLOW IS THE NEW ORANGE
     
  20. Pete Sorbi

    Pete Sorbi Well-Known Member

    I rented out vintage props (mostly food/household packaging) to this show....now Ill have to watch to see them - heh
     
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  21. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep®

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    Interested until I heard Marc Maron was in it. Now? Not so much.
     
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  22. He's really good in this. Perfect for the role.
     
  23. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    I second that. He plays a character that might be equated to the old cliché of a 'hooker with a heart of gold" - he's gruff, cynical, jaded, etc, but he does have a (pulpy) artistic vision nevertheless and he does want his production to succeed. It's really a great performance.
     
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  24. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Marc Maron is very good in this, but the show itself is a little uneven. Good music choices, tho. And Alison Brie.
     
  25. aceman400

    aceman400 Black Triangle Fan

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    Finished episode 10 last night. I didn't love or hate it but probably wouldn't watch another 10.
     

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