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GLOW - Season 1 on Netflix starring Allison Brie

post #1 of 112
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So, I will admit that I have been television crushing hard on Brie since Community and Mad Men. I loved watching the wrassling with my grandfather in the 80s and early 90s. So when the trailer for the show looked good, I got super excited.

 

 

The show went live today and I watched the 37 min pilot over my lunch today. I really enjoyed it. A couple of Mad Men alumni show up, and Marc Maron is really good in a Maron kind of role. I am looking forward to watching the rest this weekend. 

 

Also, for those thinking of watching at work, the show is rated MA. I expected adult language and situations, but Brie goes nude a couple times in the first 20 minutes, so ... I wouldn't watch at work. 

post #2 of 112
I have an appointment this afternoon, so I don't want to interrupt the kind of marathon binge that I get into when I'm watching a series on Netflix, but I'll look forward to catching this over the weekend. I remember the real show's cheesy characters fondly, and was looking forward to this since it was announced. The trailer sells a smart, insightful, funny show.

I read an interview of Alison Brie earlier this morning, where she recalls going back and getting caught up on episodes of the original show for research so that her stage character's foreign accent would be authentically shitty. This should be great.
post #3 of 112
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Originally Posted by MrTyres View Post

 

Also, for those thinking of watching at work, the show is rated MA. I expected adult language and situations, but Brie goes nude a couple times in the first 20 minutes, so ... I wouldn't watch at work. 

I share your affection for Brie.

 

Looks like I'm going to have to watch this.

post #4 of 112
Don't watch Netflix at work? Shenanigans!
post #5 of 112
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Brie goes nude a couple times in the first 20 minutes

Well there goes my night.
post #6 of 112
oh nice, this is live now?
post #7 of 112
Yeah, the show arrived on Netflix today.
post #8 of 112
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 but Brie goes nude a couple times in the first 20 minutes, so ... I wouldn't watch at work. 

 

I honestly have no idea if this is real or whether you work for the people who made this and know how that series of words together will result in instant downloads.

post #9 of 112

Even without Brie Naturale, I was honestly more excited for this show than I was for the new season of Orange is the New Black (which I haven't even touched yet).

post #10 of 112
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I honestly have no idea if this is real or whether you work for the people who made this and know how that series of words together will result in instant downloads.

 

Seriously.  I was at work watching, but thankfully alone and didn't have to explain myself.

post #11 of 112
I still haven't finished the new season of House of Cards. Definitely time to start watching a new show!
post #12 of 112

7 episodes in and it's really fucking good.

post #13 of 112

The moment when Debbie "gets it" is pretty wonderful.

post #14 of 112

Also...

 

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I'm fairly sure this is the first show to feature a regular otherkin character that isn't played for laughs.
post #15 of 112
I just watched the pilot. It's fun. Marc Maron's obviously having a good time.
post #16 of 112

Just finished it.  I'd almost be okay with this being a one and done, because it ends on such a high.  And like Maron says near the end, "The money's in the chase."  We've watched them chase.  So I wonder how much more story there is to this.  But everything about this was so winning, I'll gladly watch a second season to find out.

post #17 of 112

Three episodes in and it's pretty fun. Always happy to see Chris Lowell and Ellen Wong pop up.

post #18 of 112

Loving this.  Brie and Maron both seem perfectly cast, and the 80's-ness is fairly restrained.  

post #19 of 112
Brie is still gorgeous even when she's uncomfortably emaciated. James Franco's annoying little brother can go to hell.

But yeah, this show is fun, and everyone looks like they're having a blast doing it. And Knives Chau!
post #20 of 112
It's subtle, but I had no idea Alison Brie was this good. I've spent many of these episodes trying to place Mothers & Lovers, certain I'd heard of it . . . not to mention that whole thing ending on a weirdly appropriate note.
post #21 of 112

4 episodes in and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. 

 

Surprisingly sweet show. Found the confession scene with Sheila the She-Wolf very moving. The characters are really well written. And Sam feels like an avatar of CHUD, I fucking love that guy. I want his post-apocalyptic show! I AM KUNTAR!

 

Great stuff and really fucking funny. Wasn't expecting it at all but I'm glad to be watching. 

 

 

 

 

...And I got to see Allison Brie's tits, so that's pretty sweet. 

post #22 of 112
Brie and Maron are so good here but Betty Gilpin ran away with it, IMO.
post #23 of 112

Finished binging the first season. Really fun. Brie, Gilpin, and Maron are fantastic, but it's too bad a lot of the supporting characters are underdeveloped. And the subplot of Brie having slept with Gilpin's husband felt underdeveloped because the guy was such a shmuck (which, if you cast Harry Crane, that's what you get, I guess). Still, a pretty strong first season.

post #24 of 112
Gilpin is great, but distracting. She looks to me like the female Benderdick Bumbersnatch.
post #25 of 112

The show made use of Stan Bush's 'Dare'.

 

Best of the year in a show of great television. 

post #26 of 112
WHAAAAAAT???

you spoiled that surprise for meeeee!!!
post #27 of 112

I'm sorry. 

 

:( 

post #28 of 112
you can make it up to me by...

RENOUNCING YOUR LOYALTY TO DULLZILLA

wait, unless I'm mixing you up with Chaz!!!
post #29 of 112

You are! Cause I've been on the Dullzilla boring train since I saw it! 

post #30 of 112
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you can make it up to me by...

RENOUNCING YOUR LOYALTY TO DULLZILLA

wait, unless I'm mixing you up with Chaz!!!


How dare you confuse me with somebody else. I say good day sir

 

I said good day!

PS I will never renounce Godzilla because its that fucking awesome!

post #31 of 112

And then they one up Dare and use my favourite Pat Benatar song for the finale. 

 

The show's use of music has been pretty damn stellar. Really hope we get a season 2 cause I haven't been this pleasantly surprised by a show in ages. Those 10 hours flew by. 

 

And may I just say...

 

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Goddamn I shed a tear when Carmen's dad showed up and started chanting and she kicked all kinds of ass. I'm such a sucker for those kinds of moments and that was played perfectly. 

Edited by Codename - 6/24/17 at 4:59pm
post #32 of 112
So would it be fair to say this is worth watching even if you never saw the original show and couldn't give a shit about wrestling?
post #33 of 112

Just started the pilot.

 

 

"You read the man's part on purpose."

 

"It's the better part."

 

"Of course it is. That's why we gave it to Steve Guttenberg."

 

 

I'm in for the season now.

post #34 of 112
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So would it be fair to say this is worth watching even if you never saw the original show and couldn't give a shit about wrestling?

 

As someone who's never even heard of GLOW before this show and couldn't give less than a shit about wrestling...abso-fucking-lutely. 

 

It's a great cast of characters that are well played and who you can't help but end up rooting for. I like that in a pretty big group of 14 ladies they all ended up getting a chance to shine. It's a tough balancing act to pull off and I thought this show did it incredibly well. 

post #35 of 112

Also noticed most of the episodes were directed by women which is pretty damn neato. 

post #36 of 112

 As a fan of Brie and the 80s in general, I'll have to watch this sooner or later.

post #37 of 112
I'm enjoying this a bunch!

Maron looks like Hank Azaria
post #38 of 112

And it's five hours, not ten, since they're roughly 30-minute episodes.  Perfect for binge watching.

post #39 of 112
Womb goof. Biggest laugh out of me all year.
post #40 of 112
Yeah that got me.
post #41 of 112
I got to DARE!

FEELS SO GOOD
post #42 of 112

Well that was an absolute delight.  Perfect length with practically no fat whatsoever.  A great bunch of characters (and the underwritten ones worked well with what they had), a bunch of captivating performances (damn, Amazing Kong can really act - who knew?!), some fun cameos and a string of really well played moments that didn't feel cliche but worked perfectly when you're talking about the work that is pro wrestling.  The bit

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in the finale with Carmen's dad cheering her on worked on both the "disapproving parent finally comes around" trope front as well as fitting perfectly in the moment in that he's a wrestler - he knows how to work the crowd and get the show where it needs to be

 

As mentioned earlier, Betty's "getting it" moment is beautiful, as is Sheila's birthday party and Ellen Wong being told her job is already done.  There's just so, so many great litlle moments that I both want a second season and also don't.

post #43 of 112
that was so fun!

BROADCAST NEWS!
post #44 of 112

Really loved Carmen's brothers in this. Who I guess were actual wrestler cameos.

 

"Did you direct Star Wars?"

 

"...No."

 

"LOVE Star Wars!" 

post #45 of 112
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Really loved Carmen's brothers in this. Who I guess were actual wrestler cameos.

Yep. Mohawk bro was formerly Brodus Clay (used to be Snoop Dogg's bodyguard, from memory) and Afro Bro is Carlito Colon (who actually does come from a wredtling dynasty family). Carlito is one of those instances where you don't realise how big wrestlers are until you put them next to regular people because he is a small guy by WWE standards.

Wish Salty The Sack stuck around longer. Johnny Mundo is an incredible talent and a half-decent actor.
post #46 of 112
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BROADCAST NEWS!

 

That was a great coda.

 

This came out of nowhere (for me, at least), and I loved every minute of it.

post #47 of 112
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Yep. Mohawk bro was formerly Brodus Clay (used to be Snoop Dogg's bodyguard, from memory) and Afro Bro is Carlito Colon (who actually does come from a wredtling dynasty family). Carlito is one of those instances where you don't realise how big wrestlers are until you put them next to regular people because he is a small guy by WWE standards.

Wish Salty The Sack stuck around longer. Johnny Mundo is an incredible talent and a half-decent actor.

I just listened to Betty Gilpin and Brie's interview with Maron on WTF. They hinted that the shoot with the two wrestlers was very uncomfortable, in a sexual way.
post #48 of 112

Wrestling's pretty intimate, there's gonna be some groping. Let's hope it wasn't on purpose.

post #49 of 112

Okay, I'm dense:  what was the Broadcast News reference?

post #50 of 112
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Bash running with the tape during the last episode's credits.
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