So, I am convinced that some of the best programming available on TV these days is original content by Prime and Netflix.

In this case it’s the series GLOW on Netflix.

It’s the apparently true story of something that happened back in the 80’s. Women’s wrestling.

No, not in mud, you filthy bastard.

In the ring. The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Now, there are a lot more boobs than I was expecting, but it does take place in the 80’s so, boobs are to be expected, I suppose.

You filthy bastard.

Now, I am more than half way through and the women have yet to actually wrestle in the ring. Mostly we are following them through selection and training.

You might think that makes the story slow, plodding, even boring, but you’d be wrong. The characters are nicely developed, and I don’t mean the boobs, you filthy–

Their individual backstories And situations are thoughtful and compelling. The story and characters keep me focused and watching, the wrestling element almost takes a back seat to the story.

And that’s really what keeps me binging, GLOW is a great story. You should check it out.

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Philip A. McClimon is an author who likes to write about the end of the world (post apocalyptic, Sci/Fi), mostly because he thinks the shopping would be awesome (No crowds, everything free). He likes heroes that are the strong, silent type and not necessarily male. By silent he means up until the time there is something snarky to say, usually before, during, and after doing something cool. He writes Urban Fantasy under the name Billy Baltimore for no other reason than that he likes the name. Many of the same rules for his other stories apply to Billy’s, strong silent types, smart mouth, does cool stuff, but these stories take place in a made up town called Hemisphere and involve stuff you only ever hear about on late night conspiracy talk show podcasts, which are, if you think about it, pretty awesome too. So, that’s Phil. He’s not strong, rarely silent, and isn’t known for doing a lot of cool things. But his characters are.