GLOW (2017– )
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Pilot 

Desperate to jump-start her career, struggling actress Ruth Wilder heads to a casting call at an LA gym -- and quickly realizes it's not a typical audition.

Director:

Jesse Peretz

Writers:

Liz Flahive (created by), Carly Mensch (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Brie ... Ruth Wilder
Betty Gilpin ... Debbie Eagan
Sydelle Noel ... Cherry Bang
Britney Young ... Carmen Wade
Marc Maron ... Sam Sylvia
Britt Baron ... Justine Biagi
Kimmy Gatewood ... Stacey Beswick
Rebekka Johnson ... Dawn Rivecca
Sunita Mani ... Arthie Premkumar
Kate Nash ... Rhonda Richardson
Marianna Palka ... Reggie Walsh
Gayle Rankin ... Sheila the She-Wolf
Kia Stevens ... Tammé Dawson
Jackie Tohn ... Melanie Rosen
Ellen Wong ... Jenny Chey
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Storyline

Desperate to jump-start her career, struggling actress Ruth Wilder heads to a casting call at an LA gym -- and quickly realizes it's not a typical audition.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The backstory 'Ruth' (Alison Brie) and 'Carmen' use during their in-ring tryout involving 'Ruth' stealing a loaf of bread and 'Carmen' pursuing her for the theft is taken directly from the plot of the Victor Hugo novel (and subsequent musical) "Les Miserables." See more »

Quotes

[Debbie slaps Ruth, to the shock of the other ladies]
Debbie: I don't know... I don't know what I'm supposed to do.
Ruth: It just happened.
Debbie: Haven't you learned anything from that sad fucking scene study class? Things don't just happen. People make choices. They want things, and then they go for them.
Ruth: Can we go somewhere and talk about this?
Debbie: I don't wanna fucking talk to you. I wanna... I wanna kick you ass. And then I never want to see you again.
[Debbie chases after Ruth]
Ruth: No!
Debbie: Come on!
Ruth: I'm not gonna fight you!
[...]
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Connections

References Witness (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Stir It Up
Written by Danny Sembello (as Dan Sembello) and Allee Willis
Performed by Patti LaBelle
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User Reviews

 
Great 80s Wrestling Fun
30 June 2017 | by mercklenSee all my reviews

This is an excellent pilot and a very fun, well made show. The review calling it "Misogynist Trash" is completely irrational and nowhere close to accurate. This show is anything but misogynistic-the overwhelmingly female cast is diverse, intelligent, well defined, and wonderfully cast. It was written, produced and developed by intelligent female creators including Jenji Kohan of 'Weeds' and 'Orange Is The New Black' fame. Every one of the fantastic cast of female characters is empowered and emboldened by her foray into the strange carny world of professional wrestling. The show has a lot of fun Easter eggs and inside jokes for pro wrestling fans, but is just as enjoyable for viewers with no familiarity with the world of "wrasslin". GLOW is a dramedy set in the 1980s, and the period specific music, set design, and costumes are a real treat. This show is simply a joy on every level and manages to subvert and redefine some worn out tropes over the course of the season If you like fun shows about misunderstood outcasts coming together to achieve something bigger than themselves while becoming a ragtag family this is a must watch (the excellent music choices and era-specific 80s touches don't hurt either). It's very easy to fall for this show, and very difficult not to watch all 10 episodes in one or two sittings. Ignore the negative (and completely off-base) reviews and give GLOW a try- you won't be sorry.


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