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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 23, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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85

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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

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  • Summary: The ladies of GLOW welcomes Yolanda aka Yo-Yo (Shakira Barrera) while Sam's teenage daughter comes to live with him.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Jun 29, 2018
    100
    It’s the rare series that tries to have it all and succeeds. It’s topical and fun; it’s exciting and poignant; it’s got long episodes and a short episode total; it’s got a standalone episode told from one viewer’s perspective and fully drawn supporting arcs; it’s inclusive from every angle, addresses issues of inclusivity, but doesn’t define its minority characters by those issues.
  2. Reviewed by: Charlie Mason
    Jun 15, 2018
    100
    Showrunners Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive again manage to zigzag between the lowbrow silliness of the show-within-the-show and the higher-brow hijinks behind the scenes without giving the impression that the series has a split personality. ... Perhaps best of all, since Season 2 is so emotionally brutal, when we get a break that’s not of the heart variety, it doesn’t feel like a present, it feels earned.
  3. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Jun 28, 2018
    90
    The female wrestlers are a splendid ensemble, both in their silly show, and in GLOW. But they’re always individuals. ... The 10 episodes in GLOW Season 2 go by so fast, they’ll leave you wanting more.
  4. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 27, 2018
    80
    It unpacks the tropes and cultural markers of the era and fondly repackages nostalgia by celebrating the enchantment of performance and the giddy adventure of amateurism.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 29, 2018
    80
    As a bonus, the finale closes this latest run in a manner that nicely sets the stage for season three. For a show that occasionally felt as if it was precariously perched on the top rope in its first season -- leaving doubt as to how long "GLOW's" light could stay flickering -- this second match pretty impressively outshines its debut.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 29, 2018
    80
    It’s a show that works on a few different levels, but it’s never better than when it goes to giddy workout montages and thrilling ringside action.
  7. Reviewed by: Julia Selinger
    Jun 18, 2018
    75
    Season two mostly focuses on Ruth, Sam, and Debbie. In doing so, GLOW avoids the bloat of other ensemble shows--including that of producer Jenji Kohan’s other Netflix dramedy, Orange Is the New Black. The storylines involving the secondary characters never feel out of place and are typically played for laughs. ... At the same time, you may wish that some of these subplots were less hastily assembled. ... Luckily, we’re also afforded a few richly intimate close-ups with some of GLOW's side players.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jul 1, 2018
    10
    This is a great TV show. I’m not into wrestling, but those two first seasons just got me hooked. Brillant cast, fast pace, endearingThis is a great TV show. I’m not into wrestling, but those two first seasons just got me hooked. Brillant cast, fast pace, endearing characters, good musical score. And after all, it’s not about wrestling as much as it is about the (life) combat of those women and men’s in the ‘80s. Brilliant ! Can’t wait for the next season ! Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2018
    10
    Great continuation of the quality from S1. Feels like the screenplay evolved naturally telling each characters story. Again Glow does a greatGreat continuation of the quality from S1. Feels like the screenplay evolved naturally telling each characters story. Again Glow does a great job in not wasting your time with filler episodes. One particularly fantastic episode was dedicated to a full meta 'GLOW episode'! Genius stuff. I have fallen in love with the characters and setting, after such a great run with S1&S2 I sincerely hope this show keeps the same staff and maintains this exceptional quality. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2018
    9
    I liked the first season of Glow a lot. I though the first half wasn't as good as it could be but the second half was pretty good. When it gotI liked the first season of Glow a lot. I though the first half wasn't as good as it could be but the second half was pretty good. When it got renewed, I at first had mixed feelings. I later on lost interest in the show. However, I didn't have anything to do so I thought I'd give the second season a try and I am so glad I did.
    First of all, this show's visuals are amazing. Incredibly directed and the 80s vibes feels very real and is so amazing. The show now focused on more side characters; sexual assault in Hollywood, 3 LGBTQ+ characters and an illegal immigrant (a white girl, finally a show showing it's not only POC who go to the US illegally). I love how the cast isn't just perfect models and are realistic and different girls who take pride in their passion.
    The storyline develops very smoothly and doesn't feel milked or boring after a while unlike shows like '13 Reasons Why'. The script is also very well written. It feels natural and real and the one liners are some of the best ones I've heard, especially those delivered by Debbie/Liberty Belle.
    I was hooked from the beginning of the season until the very end and I'm still sad it's over, really hope it gets renewed. This is a massive improvement from the first season which I also liked, just felt like it could've been better and now they've proven that they can do better.
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  4. Jul 31, 2018
    8
    I'm so happy to say that this season improved on everything established in the first. Great character development and acting, betterI'm so happy to say that this season improved on everything established in the first. Great character development and acting, better choreography, more authentic drama and depth without sacrificing the bubblegum spirit of the whole show. Props to everyone involved with the series! GLOW has become utterly delightful. Expand
  5. Jul 6, 2018
    8
    A great continuation of the first season, it was bigger and better. Season 2 gives the characters much more depth, I loved it.
  6. Aug 18, 2018
    8
    Every bit as entertaining and funny as season one GLOW continues to mix outlandish humour with drama concerning very real issues and largelyEvery bit as entertaining and funny as season one GLOW continues to mix outlandish humour with drama concerning very real issues and largely gets the balance spot on. Expand
  7. Jul 5, 2018
    1
    Hate to say it but this is one of the most overrated TV series of all time. I watched all of season 1 and now season 2 and am bored to tears.Hate to say it but this is one of the most overrated TV series of all time. I watched all of season 1 and now season 2 and am bored to tears. None of the characters are at all enjoyable and the story is almost non existent. It's pretty obvious why it's being reviewed so highly but if I type it out I'll be labeled a sexist. Don't waste your time with this. Expand

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