Today, I only want to talk about one TV show, because it’s the summer and you should be out drinking rosé and reading books on the beach and not stuck at home with your computer on your lap. BUT, if you want to watch one thing, please watch Glow.
It’s on Netflix and I really loved it. I’m going to explain to you why, but first a little pitch. Glow means Glorious Ladies Of Wrestling, and it’s the story of how a desperate bunch gets to work to put together a TV show about women wrestling.
Ok, so, I couldn’t care less about wrestling. I don’t like people fighting, even for fun. When we go to the movies, action scenes with people fighting? That’s when I kiss Chris. Bored. Terribly bored. But you will have guessed it : the show is not about that.
The show is about women’s conditions in the 80s, about how union makes force, and about finding your power in unexpected places as a woman. And that’s great. But personally, to me, the show is not about that either.
Ok so what is the show about, G?
Well, what I love about the show is the main character, Ruth Wilder, the struggling, mildly talented actress played by Alison Brie. It’s her earnestness. Ah! Does that word even exist? I haven’t found that quality in a lot of movie or TV characters lately. That non-affected nerdiness, that sincerity, that willingness to be part of something. It sort of fascinated me.
I wish these character traits would be celebrated more often.
Apart from that, the show is funny, easy to watch, and full of hope. Perfect for summer! And in this season of Game of Thrones drama, I’m telling you, every body needs a bit of Glow!
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