Golden ‘GLOW’s

(Above: Alison Brie gets pinned in ‘GLOW”)

A GLOW glossary:

  • GLOW, a Netflix comedy premiering Friday from Orange is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan, stars Alison Brie (Community’s Annie, Mad Men’s Trudy) as one of the female wrestlers in a 1980s’ TV series
  • GLOW is also the name of the 1980s’ TV series inside the new Netflix series
  • GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a real 1980s TV series, syndicated from 1986-1989
  • GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a 2012 documentary about the original series.

You can’t binge the new GLOW’s 10 episodes until Friday, but you can immerse yourself in the earlier GLOWs right now!

Here are the first 15 minutes of the original series from 1986:

You can stream the rest of episode one and lots more of the ‘80s show on YouTube.

The documentary is available on NetFlix. Here’s a trailer:

And here’s the trailer for the new series:

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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