Lion of the Blogosphere

The real GLOW

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The original pilot from 1985. (I do not really recommend watching the entire thing.)

What the Netflix series got right: The original GLOW was just as awful and low-rent as what was presented on the Netflix series. Hard to believe, but true.

What the Netflix series got wrong: 80s hair.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. I used to watch it on Sunday afternoon, it was fun.

    thrasymachus33308

    August 5, 2017 at 9:41 pm

  2. Did you see this, lion?

    Magnavox

    August 6, 2017 at 1:21 am

    • I did but I forgot to blog about it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 6, 2017 at 10:11 am

      • With 21st century prole drifting and NAM uplifting in America, Fussell’s book is outdated (and the NYT also agrees that Fussy’s class system is outdated) — it should be redefine as the elite class vs everybody else.

        In a post scarcity world, where the ghetto underclass has access to the same amenities also afforded to the rich, the elites need and want to redefine their status markers.

        JS

        August 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      • “and the NYT also agrees that Fussy’s class system is outdated”

        And of course we always agree with the New York Times.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        August 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      • It seems like the NYT has failed to dissect the several kinds of elites who each have a different set of ethos — money grubbing elites like Trump are prole, when you compare them to the college professors who are not as wealthy.

        JS

        August 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm

  3. Here’s a ‘shoot’* interview with Lisa Moretti (Tina Ferrari in GLOW) who went on to a successful mainstream wrestling career. She’s unsually articulate for a professional wrestler.

    *in pro-wrestling ‘to shoot’ means ‘fight for real’ and a ‘shoot interview’ is one where the wrestler is open about the scripted nature of matches and talks about behind the scenes stuff.

    cliff arroyo

    August 6, 2017 at 10:51 am

  4. LOL. “Jailbait”

    Stealth

    August 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

  5. This woman resembles “Mama June”, the mother of that reality TV show child star Honey Boo-Boo.

    maryk

    August 6, 2017 at 5:46 pm

  6. We used to watch it every Sunday night in college. Good show.

    trey

    August 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

  7. When I think of 70s-80s TV awfulness I think of Dance Fever.

    Curle

    August 6, 2017 at 11:42 pm


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