Fellow white people, we really need to talk about One Day at a Time. Honestly, we need to talk about a lot of things; but I think I’m going to start here because Netflix just fucked up. Big time. And, given what I know about some of our/y’all’s viewing habits with other great television series that weren’t about or “for” us — wtfever that even means — so did we.
ODAAT fans, it’s been just under two weeks since season three dropped, and we all binged it so fast we lost sleep for it. Okay, that might have been just me, as I was watching on an airplane ride, but it was totally worth it. Season three brought our favorite gang back, and introduced some new characters that intertwined with our faves stories, reminding everyone how damned wonderful this show is.
The third season of Netflix’s Spanish hit Cable Girls started with a bang. Drama, fire, mysterious deaths and a baby kidnapping all within the first episode was almost too much for my poor heart to handle. While I thought season 2 had been a little on the slow side, season 3 went from zero to sixty in record time and maintained the adrenaline throughout its 8-episode run.
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.
Just like when our teachers used to make us write about our summer vacations for the first day of school, we’re ready to fill our readers in on what we binge watched on our summer hiatus.
Once upon a time, summer hiatus was a death sentence. There was basically nothing on television, so the best you could hope for was a rewatch of your favorite show — in totally out-of-sequence reruns — or a chance to dig through the available rentals at Blockbuster. These days, we have Netflix and Hulu, dvr and full seasons of our favorite series to keep us company. And that’s between all mid-season and summer series that keep summer hiatus from really being a hiatus at all.
Summer hiatus is definitely the best time to binge watch a new series or relive our favorite moments from an old one, though, so read on to see some of our top picks.