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Netflix’s GLOW Ate My Weekend — Papa’s Basement 534

Netflix’s GLOW Ate My Weekend — Papa’s Basement 534

I am one of the few people that actually remembers the original "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (or GLOW) from their brief, late-80s cable tv reign. You see, I wanted to watch the WWF. My dad, a Greek immigrant who thought watching men in tights grope each other was "gay" (prove him wrong, science!), would have none of that. And one of the few perks of this country over his sunny homeland was that he could see women semi-dressed on a hundred cable channels. Unwilling to surrender that nicety, the two of us compromised and became a GLOW-viewing household.

And it worked: I got to see wrestling, Dad got to see bony 80s asses, I turned out straight (it was the 80s - you could still root for your kid to do that) and there was even a Married...with Children crossover episode that incorporated my favorite comedy of the era.

Now, don't get me wrong: I'm addicted to streaming television and I would have watched Netflix's GLOW if it were an adaption of a Swedish silent film originally viewed b