GLOW

glow-pilot

Well, that was… underwhelming. There’s a moment about 30-minutes into the first episode of GLOW where it almost sells me on its premise, but that’s quite a long wait for an episode that’s only 37-minutes long (counting opening and closing credits). Based loosely off the 1980s syndicated women’s wrestling league of the same name, GLOW introduces us to bad actor Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) struggling to find work of any kind in Los Angeles. After accosting a talent promoter in a woman’s restroom, Ruth is given the opportunity to try out for a new concept put together by Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) who hopes to take a group of semi-athletic women, untalented actors, and those apparently with nothing better to do, and turn them into a brand.

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