LB: If This Series Doesn’t Become a Hit I’ll – erm – um – uh-oh…

by Larry Brody

All I’ve written is part of the headline and I’ve already buried myself? If that isn’t the definition of real trouble for a writer, what is?

Well, I wrote myself into this mess, so let me try and write myself out of it.

What I’m trying to say is that considering the subject matter and the presentation in this trailer, I’ll be very, very surprised if Glow, featuring the writing and producing talents of Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Jenfi Johan, and Tara Herrman, who have brought us some little entertainments likeHomeland, Nurse Jackie, Orange is the New Black, and Weeds doesn’t become one of Netflix’s biggest successes.

Will it kick the butt of all of Netflix’s Marvel projects? I of course can’t be sure, but just between us, I think it should. Because the most fascinating thing about the following trailer is how shockingly tasteful, perceptive, and genuinely dramatic it is.

Especially considering the subject which shall go unnamed here, but you’ll catch on fast once you click below:

Bottom line: Glow is trash. But it’s trash written by real writers – good writers – and it’s so far above audience expectations I can’t really predict if it will be the biggest trash success ever, or a total fail.

Or which of those two results I think would be the right one.

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.