Moving back and forth from the not-too-distant future and flashbacks to a chaotic, toxic and barren Boston of the fictional present, THT unveils a dystopian society that descends like a black hood for the newly created totalitarian and misogynistic theocracy of the Republic of Gilead to place women in sexual and cultural slavery.
The series directed by David Slade, Floria Sigismondi and Craig Zobel is a genre-busting and glorious buddy road show with McShane’s Mr. Wednesday and Whittle’s just-out-of-prison Shadow Moon heading down the interstate of the impossible and hidden.
It is a mind-bending, creepily paranoia-inducing and sometimes Clockwork Orange homage with a killer soundtrack that challenges not just the superhero genre but also the format of TV and reality itself.
Set in 1985 and the spandex-covered world of female wrestling and partially based on the nutty four-season series of the same name, GLOW is a ton of big hair, synth soundtrack, neon, killer kitsch and in-the-ring fun. But with all its moves, tumbles and dilemma, the dramedy created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch also pulls you into its low-budget cable-show-within-a-show universe.
This show will challenge you, maybe shock you, inform you, and certainly throw into question what a TV show is with a plethora of perspectives rarely seen on the small screen.