GLOW: An 80’s Spin on the Present-Day Woman’s Struggles

GLOW has just graced us with the trailer for season 2, which will be available on June 29 on Netflix. With the upcoming season almost here, and with a peek into what topics GLOW will be covering in season two, I want to talk about all that is gorgeous of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’s first season.

On the surface, GLOW can come off as just another show trying to overwhelm the audience with curse words, cocaine-filled mustaches, and ill-natured bosses. Because the show takes place in the 80’s, viewers are also subjected to big hair, spandex, and more neon than the eyes can endure. When viewers actually break down the show to the brilliantly-casted characters and look at the real issues being presented on our television screens, it’s impressive what GLOW has tackled in ten episodes. Most importantly, it’s that a show that takes place in the 80’s focuses on topics that are very real and very relevant to our world today.

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The 100: 5×07 “Acceptable Losses” Review

Well, that was a tense as hell hour. This show is finding new ways to define compelling, and drawn-in storytelling with every episode this season, and I’ll be honest, it’s f*cking thrilling. It felt truly like the stage has been set, the match is lit for a lot of craziness to come, which says a lot, given everything that’s ALREADY happened.

We focused on the crew in Polis and those in Eden, which brought to light a lot of character growth, moments and — more than anything — drama. My favorite kind in a television show! It’s honestly impressive how The 100 has honed in so tight on letting the characters, and their relationships, interactions, and clashes drive the story. I say that with the full knowledge and sadness that it’s getting harder and harder to find television shows that do that.

That being said, let’s dive into it, shall we?

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The 100 5×06 Review: “Exit Wounds”

The 100 threw out all the expectations tonight with “Exit Wounds,” delivering an episode complete with twists only this series’ writers are brave enough to take. Full disclosure: I really liked this episode, and I say that as a Bellarke shipper. My faith in this ‘ship has not diminished in the slightest, though; so, before I dive, in I’m making that clear.

The action in “Exit Wounds” was mainly situated on the struggles in Wonkru, with a little sprinkling of Eligius. As the differences of the last six years came into greater focus, the story showed that as much as people missed each other, that doesn’t erase how much has changed.

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Timeless: Lucy Preston and a Lesson in Resilience

I know, Clockblockers. The wait is nearly unbearable now. Even though we still don’t know if Timeless will be renewed for a season 3 (we really think it will because what else can they do at this point, right?), we have nothing but time on our hands to analyze and talk about everything that happened in season 2.

We have already gotten our writers to talk about season 2 as a whole, but from now on, we’re going to break this up by characters and moments. First up, we have our girl Lucy Preston — our very favorite historianand boy, do we have a lot to talk about.

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Alisha Boe & Joseph C. Philips in 13 Reasons Why season 2 Photo: David Moir/Netflix

13 Reasons Why: Final Review

As someone who used to work in public safety, I found it incredibly difficult to sit and watch 13 Reasons Why without being left frustrated with how irresponsible a television show could be with real-life difficult topics. This isn’t just a show that is attempting to tackle taboo subjects like death or divorce — no, this is a show that has taken on the task of attempting to start conversations about opioid addiction, suicide, self-mutilation, mental health disorders, and school shootings. In today’s climate of violence and mental health awareness, I always can applaud the people who put entertainment that attempts to shed light on matters that people will not openly discuss, but how far does entertainment go that crosses a line? When does shedding light on stigma-involved topics turn into an exploitation of difficult subject matter for the purpose of shocking the viewer? On 13 Reasons Why, the shock factor is an incredibly inappropriate device, especially when used with the content displayed in the second half of the second season.

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TAKE TWO – “Episode 101” – ABC’s “Take Two,” the network’s newest procedural crime series starring Rachel Bilson (“Hart of Dixie,” “Nashville”) and Eddie Cibrian (“CSI: Miami,” “Rosewood”), is set to premiere THURSDAY, JUNE 21, at 10 p.m. EDT, on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/David Bukach) RACHEL BILSON, EDDIE CIBRIAN

Take Two: 5 Reasons We’re Already Hooked (And Hope You Will Be, Too)

One of our writers mentioned Take Two in our summer tv roundtable; but at the time, we didn’t have much to go by other than “created by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew” Marlowe — affectionately called “MilMar” by fans of their previous series, Castle. Now that ABC has released screeners of the first two episodes, we have a little bit more to go by than, “well, MilMar did it, so obviously.” Without giving too much away — we want you to watch and enjoy for yourselves, after all — we present to you the reasons why Take Two is definitely going to be a must-watch series on our summer schedules.

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The 100: 5×05 “Shifting Sands” Review

The 100 never fails to have aptly named episodes, and “Shifting Sands” certainly did not disappoint in showcasing how quickly things can change on the ground, now that everyone is walking above ground and free.

Seriously, this hour was packed. It was part horror-inducing action thriller, part character-rich, and seamlessly flowed into one hell of an “edge of your seat” time. I’ve watched this show since the middle of the first season, and while I am new to reviewing it, I flat out admit it’s one of the few shows I’ve seen in a long time that improves season after season.

Let’s dive into it then, shall we?

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