Deep summer brings memories of deliciously wasted time: game shows, reruns of I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched, the 4 o’clock movie that my mom watched while ironing, and, most delectable of all, Dark Shadows at the neighbor’s house (because Mom had something against us watching an occult-themed soap opera). I remember it all as deeply relaxing, a holiday from the day-to-day of September to June. Bomb pops may have been involved.
It is in that spirit–pure summer entertainment, no judgment, no New Yorker looking over our shoulder—that I recommend GLOW, a 10-episode series on Netflix.
GLOW stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. It’s a comedy/drama set in 1980s Los Angeles, based on a true story.
One episode in, I can say that it won’t break your brain. Or mess up your knitting. Pure summer entertainment and great 80s nostalgia, very well done.
Break for a bomb pop.
P.S. Guess what? The New Yorker likes it.