Stars: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron
Produced by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, GLOW follows struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) as she joins the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (the titular GLOW), a syndicated all-women professional wrestling show run by a cantankerous director (Marc Maron) in 1985 Los Angeles. The show not only explores Ruth’s life, but the lives of the entire cast, charting how a group of diverse women navigate their professional and personal lives in the ‘80s in both dramatic and comedic ways. The show boasts an ensemble cast of talented actresses; in addition to Alison Brie, who’s never been better, Betty Gilpin gives an impressive performance as Ruth’s best friend and similarly struggling soap opera actress Debbie, and Sydelle Noel is fantastic as a world-weary stunt actor. GLOW boasts irreverent comedy thanks to its wrestling shenanigans, but also does impressive character work; it just may have the best written women on television.