GLOW (Season 3) (2019)

The third season of Netflix’s truly original comedy-drama manages to further its primary strength, which is its well-developed characters, even as the plot seems to have stagnated. With the GLOW show having moved from television to Las Vegas, the show is transplanted from Los Angeles to the Nevada desert, and while the change of setting is welcome, it has a tendency to warp the pacing somewhat. There are a number of episodes (especially near the beginning) that seem to wander aimlessly along with the characters, and while it makes sense that the characters would feel a little lost, it still doesn’t make for great television. Overall however, the show still has a knack for structure and editing, and each episode has some standout moments that make the journey worthwhile, and it’s one of those shows that’s easily bingeable thanks to its likable cast, whose warm, lived-in chemistry manages to keep the viewer engaged. Geena Davis has a memorable supporting role as a casino rep, and every one of her appearances makes you wish she had more screen time.

Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)

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