Glow (The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) is the new Netflix series that I shamelessly binged over the past week. Based on the original TV series of the 1980s, Glow follows a struggling actress, Ruth Wilder, and a dozen other women who audition for a part in a new, all female wrestling show. The girls not only have to go from complete beginners to professional wrestlers, they also have to create and take on ridiculous, and at times cringe worthy, personas. And it’s funny, really funny. In a very un-PC, head in hands kind of way.
Okay so before I start my review on the latest installment of the Despicable Me franchise, I just need to warn you that I am most absolutely biased and take no responsibility if you go to see this movie as a result of my review and it turns out to be a big pile of Minion sh*t. The reason for my bias is in fact due to the amazing location in which I watched this movie.
“Jack listen to me, do you remember how Alice wasn’t always in wonderland, well, I wasn’t always in room”. Adapted from the critically acclaimed book of the same title, written by Emma Donoghue, Room is a roller coaster of emotions.
Not only does she paint the hilarious and well loved ‘dogs of Instagram’, she also creates heart melting portraits of dogs that need a loving home at the Merseyside Dog’s Home. What a good egg she is. However, if dogs aren’t your thing (you need professional help) she’s got enchanting pictures of plants too. So much green. Take a look.
Evie hangs on every word Suzanne says and fully immerses herself into the bizarre and frankly disturbing rituals Russel engages the girls in. Ultimately brainwashing them to commit a brutal and shocking crime. Should the girls be held accountable for what they did? Is Russel fully to blame? They all could have left the ranch at any time but chose to stay.
Rachel Weisz was simple encapsulating, embodying everything you’d want a 19th century villain to be. Seductive, intelligent, beautiful and sickly sweet; her big, green eyes exude evil.
Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is a six part BBC television series following a young, slightly crude but utterly hilarious women trying to navigate life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.