Fight and flight: how Glow continues to show women at their best and worst

In the third season of Netflixs consistently entertaining comedy series about female wrestlers, characters are allowed to be messy in and out of the ring In the opening scene of season three of Glow, the Netflix comedy about a group of misfit actors who end up becoming female wrestlers, an interviewer speaks with the co-leads Debbie and Ruth about their shows exciting move to Las Vegas. Both women are dressed as their respective wrestling personas, Liberty Bell, the beautiful all-American girl defending the USA and Zoya the Destroyer, her slinky nemesis from Soviet Russia. True to their parts, Liberty Bell delightedly extols the wonders of Vegas while Zoya complains that the glitzy town is a revolting display of capitalism. Then, …

Make SNL Great Again and Get Rid of Alec Baldwins Trump

Last Saturday night, a comedy cabal assembled in NBCs Studio 8H for Alec Baldwin, all violent spasms) crowed with self-satisfied delight, for he was on cruise control to a 2020 win and theres nothing the Democrats in Congress can do about it. With that, Trump and his loyal confederates broke into this side of Bohemian Rhapsody, and a prime example of the shows biggest failing its past two seasons. To wit, if Saturday Night Live wants to be great again it has to start ignoring Trumpand they can begin with kicking Baldwins uninspired impression to the curb. In his dozens of appearances on SNL, Baldwins Trump send-up has really only been effective once: creeping up on McKinnons Hillary during a …