June 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm #1202568446
Reviews are coming in. I am surprised that “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.” (Slant Magazine)June 18, 2018 at 11:42 pm #1202568521
It’s supposed to be a huge step up from season one, which I thought was superb anyways. Reviews also cited better storylines for Gilpin, which excites me greatly to see more of her, and Maron, who last season already had the best arc on the show so that excites me even more. Hopefully the success of season 2 can be reflected in Emmy voting this year and Maron can get a well deserved nom and win.
Bob Odenkirk for the win!June 19, 2018 at 12:50 am #1202568552
I watched the first 9 episodes of Season 1 and had to go to bed so I would watch the 10th on a later date. Yet… I just never felt motivated at all to finish the season, even the last episode is just a half hour long, due to my total apathy towards pretty much every character. I forgot most of them and wasn’t invested in the leads. I cannot understand how this show will be a Comedy Series nominee at the Emmys this year. I just watched all of The End of The F**king World and if GLOW tragically gets nominated over that darkly comical brilliance I’m gonna be pissed.June 19, 2018 at 7:33 am #1202568666
That Slant review was excellent, but be warned: it gives a great deal of the season’s content away. Having binged the first season very recently without reading any reviews (just watching for the Emmys, basically), I found the series’s premise intriguing enough, an engaging ensemble (fully earned their SAG Ensemble nomination from earlier this year), and high production values/Netflix $$$ (paraphrasing Dolly Parton here: “It takes a whole lotta money to look this cheap!”). But content wise, it was second-tier level in comparison with some other comedies going right now, which is fine if that’s the show’s aims. But saying it’s the best of the is another proposition entirely. I was genuinely surprised in season one where it took an unexpectedly darker turn late through with Ruth’s abortion storyline. It looks like this season will tackle some equally weighty topics like Reaganomics, the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and trendy #MeToo realness. Also reading that the season focuses on Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and MVP Marc Maron (#SorryNotSorry that in a show about female 80s TV wrestlers, the best element of it is the male director. He’s just that fucking great in this.), which I’m wholeheartedly for. Hoping for the best in season 2! Will binge fairly quickly upon release, I imagine.June 29, 2018 at 8:55 am #1202576374
Has anyone started watching? The first episode was great and Maron, Brie, and Gilpin are already kicking ass.
Bob Odenkirk for the win!June 29, 2018 at 9:05 am #1202576390
I should be supervising all that wedding stuff but what wedding planners are for? I am sitting at home and watching all of those shows. I have stopped binging Dear White People to check out GLOW and already watched four episodes. I really like it. Not sure yet if it’s better than first season but it’s good.June 29, 2018 at 11:44 am #1202576588
Jesus, I love Betty Gilpin. She’s outstanding, particularly in ep 4.June 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm #1202576716
I’ve watched the first two episodes. Is Sydelle Noelle guest eligible? She seems like a possible guest nominee if she warrants it. Has anyone seen her yet? In addition to Maron, Brie, and Gilpin, I’m also really enjoying Kia Stevens so far.June 29, 2018 at 2:47 pm #1202576731
Betty Gilpin was borderline last season (leaning towards leading more than supporting) but this season she’s a co-lead. No doubt about that. If she goes supporting again it’s gonna be huge category fraud.June 29, 2018 at 3:35 pm #1202576748
WHEW. Just finished episode 7. Brie and Gilpin are on fire in that hospital scene. And yes, Gilpin is definitely co-lead this season without a doubt. It was such a long time ago when I bingewatched the first season that I totally forgot how much I enjoyed it the first time around and I am, so far, loving this season even more. The whole cast is phenomenal with obvious standouts Brie, Gilpin, and Maron.June 30, 2018 at 12:13 am #1202576937
Sam is such a douche.June 30, 2018 at 4:13 am #1202577025
Finished it. Loved it. Imo it was better season. Much more entertaining. I don’t care it was less feminist than first one. Fuck those faux-feminists that don’t like men. It was helluva enjoyable. And that’s what I care for when it comes to comedy shows.June 30, 2018 at 7:13 am #1202577069
4 episodes done. Stunning work by Gilpin and Kia Stevens!June 30, 2018 at 7:26 am #1202577080
Brie, Gilpin and Maron are unquestionable leads and should be campaigned as such. Stevens was indeed outstanding in her episode. I cannot believe she is only 40 years old! I thought she was in her mid fifties. The whole cast deserves SAG ensemble nomination. My god I’m gonna repeat myself but it was such a good season!
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