GLOW, very simply put, is about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A group of women as vulnerable as they are fierce. This Netflix show has been captivating audiences worldwide when it first premiered and has developed a devout fan following since. Some shows are one season wonders and taper further and further with each season, but we are glad to say that GLOW is definitely not one of those shows.
For Season 3, the setting is none other than the sin city itself, Las Vegas. The girls have brought their show to Vegas and you almost expect the show to take a super-glamourous, luxurious turn, but in return, Glow slaps us with the most nuanced, human season yet. Sure, this show is about wrestling, but it is so much more about the women who are doing the wrestling, the issues that plague them and also about the issues that plague our times. For a show set in the 80s, Glow is as relevant as ever.
This season also sees every woman in the group getting a story arc. The writers surprise us by doing this with utmost ease. We see Debbie struggling with work-life balance as she has to be away from her son who is growing up. Ruth and Sam are dealing with the sparks flying between them. Cherry, on the other hand, is just about to start a family with her husband. The message is clear and simple: for working women, it seems like a compromise always has to be made.
Glow is about these women but it also is a glaring take on sexism in sport, gender roles in relationships, racism, motherhood and so much more. The beauty lies in the fact that it lends these commentaries without ever trying too hard. Glow also magically shifts drama from tragedy to comedy to drama – it makes you feel. A lot of things. All at once. There could have been many things that could have gone wrong for the show, but Glow doesn’t just retain its magic, it elevates it.
Our verdict: Binge-worthy
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