If you didn't watch the entirety of new Netflix series GLOW over the weekend, chances are you were simply too busy doing a plethora of amazing Pride-related stuff. That's okay. You can casually start watching this show about women's wrestling next weekend, only to find that you can't step away from your TV. Truly, this is the most insanely addictive show to hit screens since Stranger Things (the '80s -- and Netflix -- is clearly having a moment right now).
Amidst all of the leotards, compelling drama, and genuinely heart-felt humor, it took me a couple of episodes to really notice Rhonda Richardson, a.k.a. Britannica (the smartest of all of the wrestling personas in the show, she clobbers her opponents with a text book).
Rhonda's character has so far been noticed online for her resemblance to Robyn Lively in 1989's Teen Witch, and not much else. This is a reflection of how many amazing characters there are in this thing, rather than an indictment of her character. Rhonda is a beautiful and outspoken live wire with a sweet nature and unfiltered sexuality.
It was in GLOW's third episode (the hilariously titled "Wrath of Kuntar") that it clicked.
"Hang on, that's Kate Nash!" I said.
"Who the hell is Kate Nash?" my perplexed binge-watching companion asked.