GLOW was one of the biggest - and best - surprises on TV last year.
The Netflix series, based on the real-life wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which started in Las Vegas during the mid-1980s, saw a number of wannabe actors, dancers, and other performers coming together to make a wrestling show, with results both hilarious and heart-wrenching.
Led by the always great Alison Brie alongside Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin, the show owed as much to fellow Netflix Original Orange is the New Black as it did the wrestling world (it helps they share the same creative team), blending comedy and drama to delightful effect, both in and out of the ring.
The first season was largely concerned with establishing the promotion and the weird and wonderful characters who star on it. With that setup done, there's room for some real progression, and now it's time for the ladies to get back inside the squared circle, with Season 2 hitting Netflix tomorrow.
While second seasons can often be tricky to get right, the streaming service's wrestling series only glows brighter in its sophomore year.
(This is a spoiler-free review based on all 10 episodes of Season 2.)
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.